Why property investors need an assistant (and how to hire one)

Property investing is a business just like any other, so why shouldn’t you build a team instead of trying to do it all yourself?

Whether you’ve got a big portfolio to manage, or you’re struggling to get started because you’re trying to balance the property search alongside your job and family, an assistant can free up a load of your time and allow you to focus on what you’re best at. So in this episode, we talk about:

  • Why you need an assistant
  • What types of tasks an assistant can do for you
  • How to find someone
  • Traits to look for when hiring
  • How to make the relationship work

Along the way we talk about a whole lot of tools and resources, including:

For hiring:
– Upwork
– Working Mums
– Streetlife.com
– Fancy Hands

Tools for collaboration:
– Trello
– Asana
– Process Street
– Sweet Process

Listen to the episode for all the details!

Thank you to Andrew Garnett for pointing us towards OneNote. It’s similar to Evernote, in that it’s a note-taking app that works across all devices, and you can use it to collate emails, web snippets, to-do lists, photos, text notes…just about everything.

It’s totally free, so if you’re not using something similar to keep you organised already, it’s well worth checking out.

On October 1st, a whole new bunch of regulations are coming in which affect regaining possession of a tenancy – read about them on the Nearly Legal housing law blog.

In short, if you don’t follow the new procedures, you won’t be able to serve a valid Section 21 notice and get tenants removed. Did you know these changes were coming? Most landlords didn’t, which just shows the importance of keeping yourself educated or using a good letting agent.

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