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Silvio Orlando

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    HMOs / multilets / JVs / flips
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    To manage a small portfolio.

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  1. Could sound messy. How old is the building and how much have you spent so far in this deal?
  2. What are the yields like compared to both city areas you've researched?
  3. I was going to write exactly what Derek wrote! There are certain pockets of Liverpool where your budget will comfortable get you a terraced house with similar odds of getting the capital growth you'd hope for.
  4. I think you're giving one person's opinion to much weight. Bootle does have some nice pockets, whether the tenants are housing benefit or not. What do the local agents say, what are the rents in your street like - that's what matters!
  5. Hi Jai, I live, work and invest in Liverpool. Welcome to your journey! I guess as a starting point, why don't you post a link to one of the properties that you're viewing. Tell me a quick reason why this house stood out for you, and I'll reply with my humble opinion.
  6. Hi again Phill, Just to help you focus. There are a TON of investors out there, there is a short supply of good deals. So I'm advising you to ignore whether there are investors out there, and try and find a deal. If you find one, I'm happy to be contacted and I can tell you whether my investors would like it or not. So get off the forums, and go book several viewings for this weekend! PS I don't know your age or career, but if you're able to, get a job at an agency. Working in the industry will accelerate your learning.
  7. As it goes, my broker last week was telling me he's seeing 3-month come in. He might have just been saying that to get me to pay for the coffee though! But I like to believe him, will explore.
  8. The problem with 'would I live there' is that you'll be cutting out (random number) 70% of potential stock you could sell to investors. Most investors don't care if they could live at this house, they just care whether the numbers stack up and whether the investment is solid and won't cause headaches. I can't comment on Samuel Leeds courses. From what I've seen on Youtube, these courses are very good at firing people up and making you feel motivated... but then that motivation still needs to be there months later when you've visited your 20th property with none of your offers having be
  9. Hi Phill, I'm based in Liverpool. In terms of finding investors, I'll tell you from experience that investors aren't a problem. They are everywhere! It's the stock, the property deals, that are in short supply. Do you know what constitutes a good deal? Are you able to visit a property, work out how much its defects would cost to fix, and at the end of that does it represent good value compared to the neighbours. That's the skill you need to learn, which can only be done really by doing as many viewings as you can!
  10. So what do you mean about wanting to help out?
  11. Just seen this spreadsheet David, very clear and useful - I'll be using it thanks!
  12. Hi Martin, How would you like to help out? As you're based in Berlin I imagine you just want to use the project as a way of learning about refurbishments?
  13. Yep! It's a two-way street, yes the wrong agent will get dollar symbols in their eyes once they see your account, and yes the wrong alleged investor will waste a good agent's time. Just a question of marrying up the good guys with each other!
  14. Not necessarily. It's very easy to weed out the nationals. Allagents publish a 'league table' for the local area, so you can quickly see from the the top 5 names which are local / national. Sidenote, PB's account got suspended from Allagents last month. PB's lawyers forced Allagents to remove all their one-star reviews, so Allagents have started a crowdfund to take them to court!
  15. Two ways. One, go on a website like Allagents rather than Trustpilot. Hate Trustpilot, some of the 5 star reviews are terrible. "Great viewing thanks! Regards, Barry" (submitted by reviewer Steve. Shocking! Secondly, when you look at the Sold section of Rightmove. Look at the same houses on the same street that have sold in the past 12-18 months. See how similar the houses are in terms of size and condition, and compare the prices. Does one agent deal in volume but get lower prices? Avoid them, they're interested in sales targets, not getting the vendor the best price!
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