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Stay current, relevant, and up-to-date in the world of property investment. Weekly property news and interviews with the UK's leading property professionals and entrepreneurs. Grow your property business, with Richard Swan and guests.

    Joe Warren: The Right Investments in the Right Areas

    Joe Warren: The Right Investments in the Right Areas

    "Horses for courses," is an idiom that nicely describes how specific elements are best suited for specific situations or locations.  

    When it comes to property investing there are certain locations that will suit specific strategies and tactics.

    In today's show, we hear from a successful business owner and property investor who knows all about those choices, which is why he deliberately chooses a certain area to capture strong cashflow yields for his BTL portfolio building and another area entirely for a focus on capital appreciation.

    And not only does he use that awareness and those skills to succeed in business, to generate profits, and to build wealth.  But his upbringing and his character ensure he operates with very strong principles in mind.  

    That gentleman is Joe Warren...

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    > Joe shares his journey of acquiring 16 buy-to-let purchases inside an 18-month period of business...

    > Hear Joe's simple but profound turnaround with the overused "Work Life Balance" paradigm...

    > Listen to Joe's upbringing in a single mother family that defined his character and belief system for life and work...

    > Listen to how the 7-year-old ice cream entrepreneur evolved into the successful property investor of today...

    > Hear Joe's takes on character, integrity, honesty, and just treating people right...

    > Find out what was in the wooden box from his 5-year wedding anniversary gift that speaks of the man and husband that Joe is...

    > Hear Joe's perspectives on "letting buildings breathe," and "giving people what they need to live," that ensure money and profit become nice by-products rather than the desperate obsessions to chase...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Van Sturgeon: The Secrets to Running Successful Refurbs

    Van Sturgeon: The Secrets to Running Successful Refurbs

    30+ highly successful years in property, a portfolio of over 1,000 properties, and several successful businesses that have helped him become semi-retired.  
    Investments, profit, and money.
    And yet, the first set of many golden nuggets shared by Van Sturgeon in today's show are the same key principles that other successful guests on This Week In Property routinely share with us: having the right mindset, networking, and seeking to help others...
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    In an enviable position of being semi-retired, Van Sturgeon continues to invest and develop, but also spends a lot of his time training and mentoring other property investors to succeed.
    A vast experience in residential flips, commercial renovations, and land and new build development, there's not much this man hasn't seen.
    > Van shares his key points on keeping complex projects and investments simple...
    > His principles for assessing and evaluating opportunities quickly before you lose them...
    > The challenges that face every property investor...
    > Choosing to focus on cashflow or capital appreciation...
    > And the key item used in massive value commercial developments that Van believes should be used to ensure success in every much simpler residential refurb...

    • 45 min
    Eimear Gourley - Is N.I. The Best-Kept Secret In UK Property Investing?

    Eimear Gourley - Is N.I. The Best-Kept Secret In UK Property Investing?

    "Yes, Northern Ireland is still part of the UK," and "No, 'The Troubles' are not something that's still going on here," are some of the answers to exasperating questions that today's guest sometimes has to dish out to, thankfully only a few, of the less well-informed of UK property investors that reach out to her.
    When she then goes on to explain just how good the market in Northern Ireland can be, how impressive the yields can be, and the range of services that her company can provide to savvy hands-off investors, it's a whole new appreciation that these investors have with today's guest, Eimear Gourley...

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    The conversation shows the abundant knowledge and expertise that Eimear has in the world of property, and her specialism in Northern Ireland in particular.
    Eimear covers the vast majority of identical processes of investing in UK property when it comes to this particular area.  
    She then also goes on to cover some of the few subtle differences, such as the different selling portals and lack of sold-price data, that make having a hand-holding expert like Eimear a godsend.
    > Juggling the launch and growth of a business around a hectic home life of pregnancies and growing children...
    > Racking up a string of successful projects both for herself and for other investors...
    > Being an expert sourcer in her own area, enabling her to find the very best of deals...
    > And her unique blend of project management skills and engineering knowledge that combine with her ability to translate any complex process or issue into the most understandable language for her team and her investors to feel completely comfortable with...

    • 1 hr
    Rochelle Gilburn: Whatever Life & Business Throws At You...

    Rochelle Gilburn: Whatever Life & Business Throws At You...

    "It's nice to see a young woman doing well in property," is one of the simpler but one of the many compliments that today's guest has received during her time in business.  
    That guest is Yorkshire lass, Rochelle Gilburn, and she knows more than most that whatever life throws at you, it's how you respond that will determine your success...
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    As a young mother, life certainly threw a spanner in the works of the plan she had for her young family.  
    However, with a strong mindset, Rochelle refused to give up and has pushed on in an incredible and admirable fashion.
    Pushing on through every potential obstacle and limitation, Rochelle has built for herself a successful property business specialising in the Yorkshire area that not only brings impressive returns and yields for her investors, but has also seen her become a well known and trusted source for house sellers across the region.
    > Rochelle tells us about the 2nd 'curve ball' that life then threw at her right at the start of her property venture...
    > Rochelle also shares some of the impressive details and numbers involved with some of the projects she's managing for her own company and for investors...
    > Listen to Rochelle speak about some of the interesting condition of properties she comes across, and also the special connections that she forms with people she works with...
    > Single unit refurbs, flips and portfolios, and conversions to high-end apartments, there's a lot of the property world that busy Rochelle is involved in...

    • 48 min
    Jaclyn Robinson: From Property Novice To Multi-Million-Pound Developments

    Jaclyn Robinson: From Property Novice To Multi-Million-Pound Developments

    When building our own business, creating our own life, and deciding our own success, we have to be careful not to fall into The Comparison Trap.
    We shouldn't try to exactly copy someone else's path in life.  We shouldn't compare our areas of health, wealth, and happiness with others.  As Mark Twain once said: "Comparison is the death of joy."
    However, we can certainly take inspiration and encouragement from others who are doing well in life.
    And if we're looking to be inspired about what kind of things are possible, encouraged about just how fast business and success can be built, motivated by what results can come from hard work, then you'll be hard pushed to find many better examples in the property world than Jaclyn Robinson...
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    > Hear Jaclyn reflect on her blistering start in the property world...

    > Jaclyn reveals her code for how to do things 'fast' and how to do things 'big'...

    > Listen to the mistakes made, the lessons learned, and how Jaclyn's mindset has been the key through them all...

    > Be amazed at the size and scope of some of the huge development deals that her team and she are managing...

    > Hear Jaclyn speak about how crucial home life has been for business life to succeed, and how her kids have been immersed into the positive environment around them...

    • 57 min
    DCW Insights: The New Platform Transforming the World of Land Development

    DCW Insights: The New Platform Transforming the World of Land Development

    For anyone involved in the complex world of Land Development or New Build Development, today's show is an absolute must-watch!
    Whether you're a developer, an architect, an engineer, a builder, a planner, an investor, or a mixture of all the above, you're in for a treat with today's guest, Dean Ward from the DCW Group.
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    From a wide-ranging and experience-packed career in the world of property that has seen him work for and with some of the biggest names in UK property, Dean knows only too well the challenges and obstacles faced in the minefield of Land Development.
    Finding and gathering information, assessing the many complex due diligence factors, collating different sources of data required for the acquisition, build, and sales stages, and being able to report and communicate that with all stakeholders.  
    It's a minefield known only too well to people involved in this very lucrative but highly complex area of the property world.
    And "scratching his own itch" to solve his company's own challenges in these areas, by developing an in-house system, is what then led to the incredible platform "DCW Insights" that they have now brought to market for other companies to benefit from.
    And you can now watch that new platform being ably demonstrated by Dean in today's show.

    > Listen to Dean's own fascinating career twists and turns that have armed him with the experience and knowledge that he possesses today...

    > Hear how Dean's curiosity in what other 'gaps' in the market were being experienced by other developers, led to his company's platform becoming even better than originally planned...

    > Watch the live demo that Dean runs through, showcasing some of the incredible efficiency savings, speed of deal assessment, amazing data imports, and the many bells and whistles that DCW Insights offers...

    > From ongoing project cost control, monitoring and final value calculator, to land purchase tracking and preliminary build costs as a percentage or per unit...

    > From extensive and detailed access to UK EPC data, sourcing building type comparable, rental info, to details on the nearest infrastructure...

    > And with highly impressive, instantaneous access to relevant Land Registry comparables, Ofsted ratings, Flood Risk identification, Council Tax bands, and much more...> The platform is an impressive sight to behold.  And the features aren't just about impressive tech; it's all about saving vast amounts of time and money bringing about the most crucial requirements for assessing and managing projects...
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    > code: #DCWLAUNCH21

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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95 Ratings

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Great interview with Burbeck really enjoyed it

Good varied content

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Great content!

Although I only found this a month ago Ive already done the first year of podcasts, starting from the early days an working to the newer episodes. High quality and informative content with an fun and attention retaining delivery. Ive already implemented many tips into my daily life and I already feel much more focused.

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