Hi all, hope everyone is well? This is a bit of a random one, but hopefully it will start a bit of a debate as I'm keen to hear other peoples views and thoughts. Two questions really... I've been exploring the Property Hub sourcing service for my first BTL in the North West. I currently live in London and run my own business full time so am a little more limited on time, aside from this even though I have been researching and reading lots of books to up-skill myself - I have the typical paralysis and just can't seem to find the right property, in the right location for the right price myself. Which I'm sure a few people struggle with! So I thought perhaps this was a good place to start for my first property in my portfolio, as I know PH have openly stated on their site that they aim to get between 10-12% discount on new build properties, which automatically covers their £4,995 fee. In brief my strategy is to begin building a property portfolio and within the next 10 years have 20+ properties in there within this time-frame, strategy wise I like the thought of having a mixed approach which would be having some BTL's, then looking at maybe one or two HMO's (once I have more time), then finally looking at some BTS/flipping (when I am in a position to have a more relaxed approach with my current business) - would also be great to hear if anyone has adapted the same or similar approach? I do notice in all of my reading and research it seems people tend to adapt one strategy (either ROI or Capital Growth) and stick to it but in order to reach my financial goals, which I won't go into on here I feel like a mixture of all approaches and strategies is necessary for me to achieve them.
I just wondered if anyone on here had any experience with property sourcers, whether it's worth the fee or whether I'm simply better holding out and trying to find it myself. Would be great to see what people think!