The Progressive Property Podcast

The Progressive Property Podcast

By Kevin McDonnell

The Progressive Property Podcast helps you make smarter property & real estate investments, for leveraged property success & financial freedom, even with little or no money down. Whether you're a buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, multi-letter, want to get started, scale up, systemise or create multiple streams of property income, the Progressive Property Podcast will save you time & mistakes & help grow your knowledge, skills, & confidence. No fluff or filler, no ads and deep-dive real life information from real-deal investors who have some of the UKs largest portfolios. Interviews with millionaires, billionaires & successful real life Progressive Property community members will help you build your income generating portfolio in less time. Invest for freedom, choice & profit.

Episodes

Tennant Vs Landord - A Podcast Showdown

Kevin engages in a thought-provoking debate with tenant Alana Jackson James. They explore the complex relationship between landlords and tenants, discussing rent increases, costs, and the challenges both parties face. Kevin also shares invaluable insights into the property market, government policies, and the importance of financial education. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Landlords are not simply raising rents to increase profits; they are facing significantly higher costs due to interest rate hikes and maintenance expenses, often only passing a small percentage of these increases onto tenants. The government benefits from higher property prices through increased taxes, such as inheritance tax, capital gains tax, and stamp duty, while landlords and tenants struggle with affordability. Landlords play a crucial role in providing housing for those who cannot or do not want to buy, and removing them from the market would lead to a severe shortage of available homes. The government and media often use the landlord-tenant debate as a vote-winning strategy, distracting from the real issues and lack of effective solutions to the housing crisis. Financial education is essential for both tenants and aspiring property owners to make informed decisions and create a stable future, as the school system fails to provide this crucial knowledge. Empty homes owned by councils could be a key solution to the housing shortage, but there seems to be a lack of political will to address this issue effectively. BEST MOMENTS   "Higher rents does not make me more money as a landlord. Very simple thing. Higher rents are because of higher costs." "The system does not teach us financial education in school. And they don't teach us financial education in school because they don't want you financially educated." "Attack the easy person to hit. It's like the bully in the playground, go for the little guy. So let's attack the little guy." "Too many people are too book-smart and not street-smart. And what that means is they get stuck in a job exactly in the system the government want you in. Yeah, giving you enough every month to survive but not enough to thrive." "Cheaper prices, cheaper rents. Cheaper interest rates, same profit margin, solved the problem. But who actually needs higher prices? The government. The government need higher prices. Why? Because they get a tax for higher stamp, higher price, more stamp duty. Higher price, more capital gains tax. Higher price, more inheritance tax." "Sometimes you have to do what you don't want to do so you can do what you want to do.I worked really hard doing what most people won't so that I can spend the rest of my life living how most people can't." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
14/05/2444m 0s

Cash in a Property Crash - Why is NOW the right time to get into Property

Kevin is interviewed about his new book, "Cash in a Property Crash". Kevin shares critical insights on the current state of the UK property market, predicting a significant crash following the election. He reveals strategies for investors to not only survive but thrive during this downturn, and talks about the importance of education and creative thinking in property investing. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The UK is in a property market correction and heading towards a crash, with many people struggling to afford their mortgages due to rising interest rates. Financing property deals is more about mindset than actual money; the wealthy control debt and leverage other people's money and properties. Property investing should be treated as a business, focusing on building a portfolio during a crash rather than saving for a single property. The system is designed to keep people in the middle class, paying taxes, and unaware of financial strategies used by the wealthy. Creative property investing techniques, such as lease options and vendor financing, can help investors acquire properties with little to no money down. Self-education is crucial for building wealth, as formal education primarily prepares people for jobs and paying taxes. BEST MOMENTS   The great thing about property is anybody can do it. The jobs you do today are probably a lot more difficult than property." "The system doesn't survive without the middle class. And the system doesn't want people to be financially savvy, because if they're financially savvy, then they'll stop paying the taxes "I didn't put any money into my office deal, but on my home, I didn't just do my home with no money. My home, I was paid to purchase it." "Self-education makes you a fortune. Formal education makes you a living." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/05/2426m 51s

From People Management to Property Management: Do Tenants Behave Better Than Colleagues?

In this episode, Jackie Gammage joins Kev to share her knowledge and insight into property management. Jackie talks about her journey into property including the mistakes she has made. She also offers invaluable advice on mindset and skillset and talks about why everyone can benefit from the value of their own transferable skills. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Jackie found it difficult to get started in property. She now recognises this was because of her own mindset. She was risk-averse and fuelled with fear which prevented her from taking action. It’s easy to get stuck in life, to stay comfortable. But not taking action prevents us from moving forward and achieving what we want. You will already have some of the skills needed to become a property investor, you just need to work out what they are and then build upon the areas where you need to learn. To achieve what you want you need to focus on it daily, create the steps and plan needed to make it happen. Surround yourself with people who have similar aspirations. Read and learn as much as possible to improve your mindset and self-awareness. BEST MOMENTS   "I found that the more senior I got the less fulfilled I was becoming” “The fear of going into something new stopped me from taking action” “We’ve all got transferable skills and we don’t realise it” “Who is the person I have to become to get what I want?” “You become your environment” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.facebook.com/jackie.gammage.9 MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
30/04/2419m 28s

Property Mechanic's Education Drive: Never Give Up! A Conversation with Mark Akerman

Mark is a property investor based in Plymouth. He joins the show to talk to Kevin about his property journey, including what he was doing previously and his current projects. Mark’s investment journey hasn’t been linear, and he shares with Kev the lessons he learnt and how Progressive Property training has aided him in transforming his portfolio. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Mark first started investing in property 20 years ago, but his progress hasn’t been straightforward, one of his first properties remained in negative equity for years after purchase. Mark wasn’t educated about adding value or how to be an effective property investor and landlord. This education has transformed the way he approaches his property business and investments. Adding value was one of the first and most important lesson Mark learnt from Progressive. It’s about recycling your money and being able to build growth. When buying off-plan, you will always overpay. No money down and HMOs resonated with Mark so these are the strategies he began to invest in. In 26 months, Mark has done 9 deals, which is more than one deal every 12 weeks! One of Mark’s proven strategies is sending out letters to potential landlords and investors. BEST MOMENTS   "I’ve always had a passion for property” “If you want to be a property investor you should be adding value, recycling your money” “It wasn’t that property was bad it was just I was bad at it” “As entrepreneurs, we will never be happy with what we’ve got” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
23/04/2421m 55s

Perseverance and Necessity Kick Started my Property Journey - A Conversation with Emerald Fisk

Join the conversation with Emerald Fisk, a former personal trainer turned successful property investor who shares her inspiring journey in this episode. Discover how Emerald went from having no money and support to building a thriving property portfolio through networking, education, and the right mindset. Learn about the challenges she faced, the opportunities she found, and the lessons she learned along the way. Emerald also shares valuable insights on the current property market, creative financing strategies, and the importance of investing in your local area. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Networking, education, and the right mindset are crucial for success in property investing, even with no prior experience or funds. Joint venture partnerships can be a powerful way to leverage other people's resources and expertise to get started in property. Embracing challenges, stepping out of your comfort zone, and believing in yourself are key to overcoming obstacles and achieving your goals. The current property market presents massive opportunities for educated investors, while tired and uneducated landlords are selling up. Investing in your local area can be more advantageous than chasing cheap deals in unfamiliar locations. Creative financing strategies, such as no money down investing, can help you build a portfolio without using your own funds. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people and learning from their experiences can help you develop a more open and growth-oriented mindset. BEST MOMENTS   "If I can do it, anybody can do it. You always need the right network around you, the right mindset and the right education. That's the three things that you need." "It's very hard to network when you don't have a conversation." "I see the educated people taking advantage of everything that's going on at the moment, and I see the uneducated people wanting to leave the property market." "If you're in the more expensive areas, that's great. Find people that want to work with you in those areas." "If you've got a closed mindset, the only way you can change that is go and spend time with other people with a more open mindset." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
16/04/2419m 57s

Turning Properties into Profits: A Conversation with Wendy Brumwell, Commercial Conversion Entrepreneur

Wendy Brumwell, a successful commercial conversion property investor joins Kev in this episode. Wendy talks about the strategies she has used in the past 11 years of her property investing journey and shares the lessons she has learnt along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS  For ten years Wendy knew what she wanted to do in property but she thought she had to have the cash to do it. She immediately realised this wasn’t the case when she attended her first property investing course. Permitted development ‘PD’ is planning that is already set at a government level. This means as long as you meet all of the criteria outlined then you already have agreed planning permission. Wendy takes time every morning to do something for her whether such as reading or exercise. She does this to set up her day. Wendy learnt so many lessons from her self-build project that she now wants to do it all over again! Anybody can do property, including commercial conversions. They just need the right education.  BEST MOMENTS   "You spent ten years saving it all up, I spent ten years messing it all up” “Sometimes being an entrepreneur, if you enjoy what you do it doesn’t feel like work” “I learnt so much from it that I would do it again and do all those things differently” "You can start with smaller projects and work your way up" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
09/04/2423m 20s

Why Hosting a PPN Event Can Grow Your Property Business

Kev is joined by Justine in this episode. Justine shares why she chose to start running progressive property networking events and all about her property investing journey. Justine also talks about why mindset is paramount in building your own property business.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Justine has over 30 years of experience in property investing. She stresses the importance of diversifying and being adaptable to remain agile and profitable in the property space. Mistakes were part of Justine’s early journey, she recognises that these could have been avoided if she had focused on property education before getting started. Learning in person and from others has a far higher implementation and success rate than simple reading books. You have to have a forever-pupil mindset in property investing and all business ventures, there is always something you can learn. Justine’s strategy is focused on building her lifestyle, so HMOs for example wouldn’t be a workable strategy for her. Hosting a PPN event helps Justine remain accountable Anyone can build a property business, they just need the right mindset and the dedication to learn.  BEST MOMENTS   "Good luck to you if you want to do it on your own but you’re only going to get so far” “Everybody has their own strategy that works for them, mine is about lifestyle” “It feels more like a community” "It's about having the right mindset, anybody can do it you just have to have the belief" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
02/04/2423m 37s

How to Turn Your Property Side Hustle into a Stable Income: Heidi Mobbs

Join Kev as he speaks to property investor and progressive property network host Heidi Mobbs. Heidi reveals the strategies she used to replace her income completely with property investing. Kev and Heidi talk about the benefits of Progressive networking events and Progressive Property courses and Heidi stresses why it’s essential to have goals and a purpose to push you through the challenges of starting your own property business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Heidi needed to be confident she was successful enough in property investing before she left her established role in social housing. She had a lot to lose. Networking and negotiating with investors to give her opportunities is how she first started to build her portfolio. Heidi scaled very quickly, she didn’t leave her job until she had all systems in place including employees and CRM systems. The hardest part of her journey was managing this whilst working full-time. Progressive networking events provide support and opportunities for property investors. Heidi wanted to utilise this and host a networking event rather than doing something independent. Hosting PPN events gave Heidi instant credibility as a property investor. Not all projects go to plan, Heidi has had to give properties back that she has been unable to manage and has lost money too. You will never find great property deals without making some mistakes along the way. BEST MOMENTS   "Just give us a go, I’ll prove a point and I’ll turn that property around” “You’ve got to have a big enough why to quit your job and that keeps you going through the bad days” “PP and Progressive are like a family” “The networking boosted my credibility straight away” “I’ve done loads of deals where they kind of didn’t work out the way I hoped them to, but I wouldn’t have got the good ones if I didn’t go through the bad ones” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
26/03/2425m 13s

Anyone Can be a Progressive Property Network Host with Mike Chadwick

Kev is joined by Mike Chadwick in this episode who has been part of the progressive property network for 10 years! Mike talks to Kev about what his journey has looked like and what he has planned for the future. He also talks about why he became a PPN host and why anyone can do it! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Hosting network events gives accountability, you have to show up every month. One he learnt about multiple income streams, Mike couldn’t forget about it and it’s why he always has to do more in his career and life than one job. Mike has started exploring new property strategies in the past couple of years including HMOs and serviced accommodation. Being a host of PPN events gives you exposure to other property investors and can present unique opportunities. Make sure people you are hosting know what you are doing in property, nurture those relationships. BEST MOMENTS   "To me it’s not work, I love hosting the event, to me it’s like meeting your friends every month” “Some people can use it as a way to make progress in property” “Because I did training with Progressive, I understood the ins and outs of it” “Make sure you’re telling people what you’re doing” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
19/03/2416m 18s

The Budget: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly for Property Investors with Richard Stone

Join Kevin as he speaks to property expert Richard Stone about Jeremy Hunt's latest budget. They discuss how this may impact property investors, including VAT, capital gains tax and changes around national insurance for the self-employed. VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
12/03/2417m 42s

How to Avoid Nightmare Tenants

Kevin and his team share the various tenant issues they have had over the years. They talk about how to defend yourself against bad tenants including why referencing isn’t always enough and reveal the worst tenants they have ever had to deal with. However, let this prepare you, not put you off property as Kevin and his team mostly deal with perfect tenants! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Nightmare tenants usually have a honeymoon period before showing their ‘true colours’ Alcohol, drugs and visitors are often the start of many issues. Referencing is key as a first defence against nightmare tenants. Landlords may not always be completely honest about current tenants as they want them to move. If you can find potential tenants on social media that can give you more information to decide on whether to rent to them. Dealing with aggressive tenants is one of the biggest challenges, especially in a HMO situation. You have to deal with bad tenants swiftly or you risk losing the good tenants. Don’t give bad tenants an inch or they will take a mile. You need to be fair but firm. Regular inspections can help you combat issues early. BEST MOMENTS   "Most tenants are great but there is always that nightmare tenant that appears every so often” “We use a referencing company, but you will always find a landlord reference doesn’t always reflect the truth” “We have over 300 tenancies and very rarely do we have a bad one” “That’s not really a bad tenant, that’s a tenant with a problem and we as landlords aren’t social workers” “If you don’t deal with the bad tenant quickly the good ones will leave” "Cat fleas are worse than cats" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/03/2427m 33s

Why the UK Recession is Good News for Property Investors

The UK is officially in a recession. In this episode, Kev talks about the news and how it may impact you as a property investor. He discusses what might happen with interest rates, the opportunities and creative techniques available to property investors and why this is the perfect time for you to scale your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  There are different challenges now to 2008, particularly around inflation. The Bank of England will be feeling pressure to reduce interest rates. A recession can be an opportunity for property investors, there will be a lot of deals out there. There are two types of sellers in a recession, those that want to sell and those that have to. The main form of control you have as an investor is the money you put in today, the rental income you make and how you scale your business. Recessions are great periods to scale your business. Don’t confuse good debt with bad debt. Good debt is serviced by someone else that creates profit for you. There is a looming house price drop but in the long term, the prices will always increase. Property investing is about the longer-term trends. BEST MOMENTS   "This is the longest recession ‘not a recession’ I’ve lived through” “People are poorer” “That creates a lot of opportunities for creative property investing” “The techniques you can use in a recession can allow you to scale massively” “There are loads of £1 deals out there!” “We are going to see a house price drop” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/02/2413m 7s

Title Splitting Masterclass with Rachel Knight

Join Kev as he talks to title-splitting expert Rachel Knight. Rachel talks through the implications of the recent announcements by the government that will release positive opportunities for property investors. She also reveals her unique strategy for getting high value from her properties with less work than you may think! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Title splitting is the creation of leasehold from freehold. The government are looking at changing the current system of leasehold/freehold to common value. This means the value will be in the lease, no longer the freehold. Think outside of the box, Rachel reconfigured two flats she owned together to make 3 luxury 2-bed apartments. The number 1 advantage to title splitting is you get the capital growth from day 1. This title-splitting strategy can work in any area. You need the right people to understand this title-splitting method, not every solicitor will know how to achieve it and neither will all banks. You can title split at any point, not just when you are buying or selling. If you split before you may want to sell, it means you can sell flats individually to retail buyers, not just to another investor as a ‘job lot’ of flats as many people do. Title splitting is a good way to diversify your portfolio. For example, switching your SA to single let or vice versa. BEST MOMENTS   "Title splitting is something that has been around for centuries” “I got a massive value uplift in doing that” “This is out of the box to legally get round things you might consider a blocker to your business” “You want things that are easier to manage as you get older” “You need a solicitor who knows what they’re doing” “Title splitting is a good way of diversifying” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/02/2434m 10s

How to Flip a House: A Beginners Guide with Scott Wroe

Kev is joined by social media expert and property investor Scott Wroe in this episode. They talk about strategies anyone can follow to flip houses as well as the unique ways you can leverage social media in your property investing business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Scott’s parents were flipping houses throughout his childhood. He is only 27 but has lived in 30 houses! Scott focuses on the cheapest house on an average street. If you are starting out, don’t buy houses that need any major work, instead focus on things that need updating cosmetically. Look for a mentor to guide you and prevent you from making expensive mistakes. After just two deals, Scott made a 70k profit. As Scott grew, he started using contractors and even established deals with kitchen suppliers via social media. You would be surprised how easily brands want to gift items and products to 'house' accounts, you only need a 30k following to get noticed. BEST MOMENTS   "It’s knowing the difference between expensive things and things that are going to cheap [to rectify]” “I think they could be much more successful by attending one of your courses” “I made 40k on the first one, I was 20” “It was so much easier having other people doing the work because then I could be doing other things” “People will literally gift you anything” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
13/02/2425m 11s

EVICT EVERYONE! The Newest Government SOLUTION to the Housing Crisis

Kevin discusses the newest government idea to solve the housing crisis – to evict everyone! Kevin talks about latest government press release around social housing and gives his educated opinions and thoughts on the policies. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Those who display antisocial behaviour can face a ban on living in social housing accommodation for 5 years.  The government is seeking views from the general public on this proposal. Kev agrees, people shouldn’t be given a social housing home if they are abusive or a criminal. However, he doesn’t think all of the implications have been considered for this policy to work. This kind of policy is to reduce pressure on the waiting lists. What will happen to those who are banned from social housing? The policy also states having to prove connections to the UK and local area. Could this be a discriminatory policy? Those with mental health issues will suffer from this policy. BEST MOMENTS   "You won’t be able to get social housing for 5 years” “Play by the rules, pay in and we will support you. If you choose not to this country is no longer going to be a soft touch” “The government knows it doesn’t have enough houses for everybody” “Is this just about stopping illegal immigrants from getting social housing” “Where do they go? Where are you putting them all?” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
06/02/2415m 31s

How to Create Wealth Through Property

Kevin joins Jessen James on the Mind Over Money podcast to talk about the power of property investing itself, as well as his own personal journey in business, and the part that mind-set has played in his incredible rise to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Inspiration can take many forms, but nothing stirs us or empowers us more than seeing others who have succeeded, and hearing the stories of how they did so. When our backs are against the wall, we usually discover how strong and resourceful we can be. Never be afraid of pressure, because it can serve to highlight our strengths. Often, we tell ourselves that success is elusive. We are afraid to take the risks for fear that they won't work out. Taking that first step towards action is crucial. Accountability is important when it comes to our business journey. We must take responsibility for the choices we make, even if they are wrong ones. BEST MOMENTS 'Within 12 months I'd replaced my income' 'I had no choice but to think creatively' 'It's not difficult to raise money. It's difficult to try' 'Stop looking back and look forward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Mind Over Money Podcast - https://omny.fm/shows/mind-over-money ABOUT THE GUEST Jessen James Jessen has spoken to and trained thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world, and has featured on Channel 5's Rich House Poor House. Having built, bought and sold multiple businesses himself, Jessen has had some amazing wins and some rather spectacular fails too! He now dedicates his time to serving others to better their lives and businesses by sharing his learnings. Get in touch today. ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
30/01/2450m 24s

The Problem with Bridging Loans with Toni Gargan and Gary Das

Gary Das joins Toni in this episode for a quick but valuable discussion on bridging loans. They discuss what they are, where they might be useful but also reveal the three main reasons you may not want to use them. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Traditionally you would get a mortgage for a property but if you are buying from auction or similar you may need a bridging loan before you can get a mortgage. This is a short-term loan. To be accepted for a bridging loan generally, you will be borrowing against assets, but this doesn’t have to be another property or even the property you are using the bridging loan for. One of the advantages of bridging is the option to either pay an upfront fee or a certain timescale where you don’t have to pay anything yet. There are horror stories surrounding bridging loans, usually when a term has been breached and good advice wasn’t sought out. BEST MOMENTS   "The key thing with a bridge is how does the bank get the money back in the not-so-distant future?” “There are certain instances where you’ll use bridging instead of a mortgage” “The more you know about the properties and the finance side the easier it is to walk in with confidence and do the deals” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
23/01/2411m 57s

The Big Property Investing Question Quantity or Quality ?

Join Kev as he explores the question of quantity -vs- quality in property investing. He talks about the quality of house, tenants, refurbs and and reveals the most important things you need to weigh up when purchasing property. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You have to think about mortgage -vs- cashflow but also growth. You can get good tenants in all income brackets in all areas of society, just because someone has money and can pay more, it doesn’t mean they will be a higher quality tenant. Knowing your area is essential to finding quality tenants. They will be ‘areas within areas’ and one street can make all the difference. The monthly rental profit isn’t the only number to focus on, you also should look at the capital growth opportunities. A lower quality area means less capital growth but you probably will have a higher cash flow as your initial outlay is less. Whether you focus on quantity or quality, the most important thing is that you just get started and don't procrastinate! BEST MOMENTS   "Are you sacrificing quality for quantity?” “You need to know your area” “Your return in the North looks better in the South” “What I am always focused on is cashflow, cus cashflow is the oxygen for the business” "It doesn't matter if you go for the quality or the quantity, what matters if you go for something" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
16/01/2415m 10s

Dan Eaton | How to Get Started in Commercial Conversions

Dan Eaton hosts the podcast in this short episode where he talks about how you can get started in commercial conversions this year. If you have wanted to get into property development, particularly around converting unused and unwanted buildings then this is for you. KEY TAKEAWAYS  From old banks to closed-down offices, there is a huge opportunity to convert into much needed residential accommodation. There is a whole host of building types that have permitted development rights and these are what you want to focus on. Permitted development is easy, it’s as simple as putting in the application form and waiting for the council to accept. Leveraging the expertise of others is essential in the strategy including builders and investors. Conversions may not cost as much as you expect. Commercial conversions rely on finance and investors you cannot save your way to pay for a conversion. BEST MOMENTS   "What type of buildings do we need to convert?” “We can take those buildings and convert them into residential use without the need for planning permission” “I don’t know how to build things but I do know how to ask people who do” “We use other peoples money to do these types of conversions” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE GUEST Want to Connect with Carole? This is how: Website: https://www.clearwaterpropertypartners.com Email: carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com  If you would like to help support Judy and Abigail with finding their forever home or future Christmas Venue, please reach out to Carole using her contact details above.  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
09/01/248m 10s

NMD Techniques | Get started in Property Investment this year!

What is the best property investment strategy this year? Join Kevin in the first episode of 2024 of the Progressive Property Podcast and learn all about no-money-down (NMD) techniques and why they could work for you in your property investing journey! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Strategies vary in their success depending on the area but all strategies work all the time. Historically buy to let, commercial conversions, HMOs and serviced accommodation have always worked and always will. Before you think about which investment strategy to use you need to first get the ‘house’ or property. This is where no money-down techniques come in. No money-down property investment techniques allow you to scale. Don’t confuse property investing with property owning. Most investors own a job but don’t always have lots of properties in their ownership at one time. Cash and a mortgage aren’t the only ways to get into property investing. Time and debt are valuable resources, using no money down techniques you focus on buying these rather than focusing on the physical asset Those with a poor mindset follow the system of getting into debt at a young age and out of debt for retirement. BEST MOMENTS   “You can’t do property with your money down” “Most property investors, they own a job” “No money down investment techniques allow you more ideas than traditional thinking” “The richest people on this planet have the most good debt” “If you retire with no debt you’ll likely retire without significant wealth” “There’s a big difference between good debt and bad debt” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE GUEST Want to Connect with Carole? This is how: Website: https://www.clearwaterpropertypartners.com Email: carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com  If you would like to help support Judy and Abigail with finding their forever home or future Christmas Venue, please reach out to Carole using her contact details above.  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
02/01/2423m 19s

Collaboration Over Crisis: Solutions to Homelessness | Carole Neales speaks to Judith Vickers and Abigail Noonan of Lifeshare

Looking for a boost in knowledge? Download Kevin McDonnell’s FREE NO-MONEY-DOWN GUIDE → https://bit.ly/nmdreport-yt Want to see the Lifeshare Interview and any extra information?  You can watch the video on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g  Maybe you’re keen to meet the progressive Trainers in Person? Come to our FREE, 3-day event here:  https://bit.ly/msopi23 Show your support towards Lifeshare - DONATE HERE: https://www.lifeshare.org.uk/donate/  In this festive episode, property investor Carole Neales interviews Judith Vickers and Abigail Noonan from Lifeshare, Manchester's oldest homeless charity. Hear the inspiring story of how Lifeshare has adapted over 40 years to meet the evolving needs of the homeless community. Learn clever CSR tactics that support charities and benefit businesses too. Gain insight into the property investor mindset shift towards social impact investing and how you can get involved, even with limited funds and help work towards a collaborative solution for the UK’s housing crisis. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Lifeshare started in 1984 with a soup van and pioneered many 'firsts' in homeless support services in Manchester Data poverty is a key issue preventing access to housing, jobs, and services Construction companies can provide vacant sites over holidays for shelter and food service Donating used tech helps people access support services and develop digital skills Partnering with charities boosts planning applications and contractor scores Training programs for construction jobs transform lives from homelessness to employment Central 'one stop shop' buildings allow charities to share resources and build community Government incentives and policy changes could better enable charity and business collaborations BEST MOMENTS   "Everybody's two check paychecks away from being homeless." "If you get a new phone, and your old phone is still workable, you could donate that to us." "Having everyone on site get along and be excited to be there every morning, it's not gonna hurt." "No one person, no one charity can solve this problem." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE GUEST Want to Connect with Carole? This is how: Website: https://www.clearwaterpropertypartners.com Email: carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com  If you would like to help support Judith and Abigail with finding their forever home or future Christmas Venue, please reach out to Carole using her contact details above.  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progperty progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
26/12/2344m 45s

Mindset Shift: Profiting While Making Real Change with Carole Neales and Andrew Powell

Looking for a boost in knowledge? Download Kevin McDonnell’s FREE NO-MONEY-DOWN GUIDE → https://bit.ly/nmdreport-yt Want to see a tour of Bancroft house or the Interview itself? You can watch it all in our recent YouTube video : https://youtu.be/rC-jkwCzVXw  Maybe you’re keen to meet the progressive Trainers in Person? Come to our FREE, 3-day event here:  https://bit.ly/msopi23 Show your support towards the Healthier Hero’s Campaign - DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-picos-de-europa-veterans-expeditions-2024 In this special episode, property investing expert Carole Neales takes over the Progressive Property podcast to interview Andrew Powell, Director of the veterans’ charity Healthier Heroes. Hear the moving story of Andrew's difficult childhood, military career, and mental health struggles that led him to create safe housing for vulnerable veterans. They talk about the shocking realities of social housing shortages and homelessness amongst veterans and other groups. Carole and Andrew also reveal the ways property investors can make money while making a massive difference through social impact investing. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Childhood adversity led Andrew to join the military, which he loved, but he still struggled mentally After Afghanistan, marital and family breakdowns caused a crisis for Andrew including alcohol, drugs, crime and then suicide attempts Andrew’s first call for help was rejected, showing Andrew that only he could save himself He created education projects and armed forces housing services to help people from similar backgrounds Andrew’s mission was to provide 24/7 supported housing for vulnerable veterans and it led to him creating Bancroft House Funding repairs and staff is one of the biggest barriers, heating alone costs £40k annually The move-on process to independent living for many is hindered by a lack of available housing stock Investors can fund buildings and houses, they can make donations that make a massive social impact and business sense too BEST MOMENTS   "I was homeless at the age of 14, never finished school. So the only thing for me to do to, to escape and try and find a real family unit and connection was to join the military." "When I picked that phone up and spoke to somebody, I was actually told that was too complex for the service. And to take myself to A&E. And I was wished all the best, and the phone was put down on me." "If they were willing to buy the property, do it up, and then wait for their return on investment, so then becomes a longer game, that would work." "Because it's not just veterans who are struggling. Homelessness, it's vast." "If we can make it work on that rate...then we're fine." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE GUEST Want to Connect with Carole? This is how:   Website: https://www.clearwaterpropertypartners.com Email: carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com    If you would like to help support Andrew Powell with his properties, please reach out to Carole using her contact details above. ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progperty    progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
19/12/2330m 47s

Breaking Down Social Housing for the Growing Property Investor with Carole Neales

Would you be interested in a boost in knowledge? Download our Free Buy To Let guide - https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD or Download our No Money Down FREE GUIDE → https://bit.ly/nmdreport-yt (either or on these ones) and  Want to meet Kevin in person? Come to our FREE, 3-day MSOPI event here:  https://bit.ly/msopi23 Kevin welcomes social housing expert Carole Neales to discuss the intricacies of investing in properties that provide affordable housing. They explore the different types of social housing, typical property formats, support provided to tenants, benefits for investors, challenges to be aware of, and how to ethically enter this impactful sector. Carole stresses the critical need across the UK and shares uplifting stories of the immense good this model offers communities when done properly. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Social housing involves partnering with councils, charities and associations to supply accommodation and support programs helping disadvantaged groups transition positively. Investors buy and lease properties to providers, earning higher rents without voids or maintenance costs, and supporting social improvement. Typical formats are shared houses, HMOs, converted buildings, but ideal options are end terraces or detached to limit neighbor disruption. Strict due diligence is essential to avoid unscrupulous providers overpromising unsustainable returns that inevitably collapse. Ethical best practices include ensuring full safety compliance regardless of legal minimums, with regular inspections. While more complicated to enter, you can get fulfilment from improving many lives and strengthening communities. Giving generously comes full circle, opening unexpected doors and attracting conscious investors. BEST MOMENTS   "If more investors were involved in this as an ethical way of making money, then we would be using less and less temporary accommodation." "I make sure that all the properties have an HMO license and are fully compliant...to future-proof the fact that I take on a property now." "By investing in this strategy you will do so much good in the community. You will create such an amazing sense of well-being that you will open doors that you never thought were there." "Give to receive. Totally. And you're doing so much good for the local community that you're helping the local residents, you're helping the taxpayer." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
12/12/2342m 23s

How to Deal Package from Zero: Katy W interviews Abby Pendlehurst

Katy interviews deal packager Abby on this episode. They discuss Abby’s journey to property investing and her latest deals. Abby and Katy also talk about the mindset and behaviours needed to succeed in property including being consistent and building relationships. To listen to Abby’s previous episode, head here: https://omny.fm/shows/progressive-property-podcast/from-property-to-merchandising-back KEY TAKEAWAYS  Abby was working as a merchandiser and had a very busy schedule but wasn’t earning what she wanted, she knew something needed to change and attended the Progressive Property Deal Packaging course. Abby is an advocate of direct mail, she has had consistently strong leads from it. A deal Abby is recently working on is a conversion into holiday lets. It will be a lot of work but for a brilliant end result! Abby has also recently completed an assisted sale deal, which she got via a direct mail lead. Probably Abby’s most impressive deal to date is on her own £1million dream home! Part of this success was due to relationships she had previously built. BEST MOMENTS   "You can’t have a week off from it you’ve got to keep at it, consistent action” “I’ve done a deal whilst in the room” “It was a complete fluke how we did it” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/12/2313m 52s

How to Get Propertyand Deals Anywhere! with Sophia Botchway

Kevin is joined by property investor and previous guest Sophia Botchway. Sophia gives an overview of her property investing journey, what she has been up to since her last episode with Kevin and shares why she is on the episode solo this time! She also shares tips for getting investors’ money to help you build your property portfolio and how to manage your time to create the lifestyle you want. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Sophia’s portfolio has more than doubled in the past 9 months. The team mostly focus on single lets by investing and refinancing using investors' money. Sophia and her daughter learnt to invest in their local area. They live in an expensive area but always find ways to add value. Networking is essential to find investors willing to give cash. They have the money but not the time and want to get better returns on their money. Your attitude and passion are two of the biggest things to help you to get investment, followed by knowledge. Sophia has set up a networking event in her local area as well as an estate agency! There is no such thing as not enough time, it’s all about priorities. You can make time if you want to. Sophia’s biggest difficulty is that there are more deals than she can handle so anyone who says they can’t find any deals aren’t looking hard enough. BEST MOMENTS   "We’re investing in Oxfordshire, so right on our doorstep” “The money is sitting there and they want to get a better return on their money” “Just let people know how passionate you are about what you’re doing and that makes a big difference” “If you want to change your life, you can’t say you haven’t got time” “People are not looking for the deals, there are so many deals out there” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
28/11/2323m 16s

Part 3 - Doing Property Differently with Property Developer Jerome Roith

The third and final instalment of Kev’s conversation with Property Developer Jerome Roith where we learn how Jerome finances projects, raises private finance, and navigates government obstacles. He shares why direct vendor deals yield the highest ROI and how to turn "sealed" bids to your advantage. Jerome busts myths around market timing, explains why persistence trumps perfection, and gives insight into leveraging agents to your benefit. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Property investing requires financial creativity, such as seller financing or joint ventures, not just capital. Approach deals asking "How can I make this work?" rather than "Can I afford this?". Surround yourself with positive, ambitious people; "If you stay close to the fire, stuff will happen." Detach from naysayers sticking to conventional, low-yield paths. Governments often make decisions to get re-elected, not to help citizens. Since you can't fix the system, learn to profit from it. Agents often lack investing experience, so don't let them dictate what constitutes a good rental or deal. Go direct to motivated sellers whenever possible. Timing the "perfect" property deal is futile. Executing dozens of good enough deals leads to portfolio growth and mastery. Sealed bids reward preferred bidders. Leverage relationships with agents to access insider information on competing offers. Minor social media critiques are irrelevant. Focus your attention on high-reward activities like financial modelling rather than perfect spelling. BEST MOMENTS   "I thought everybody was broke...there's more money on the planet today than there's ever been." "If I hired a Lamborghini with some attractive females around the post, it would blow up. If it's you and me talking about deal strategies, they don't want to know." "Anyone has the ability to be anything that they want to be. It's being that best version of yourself." "My attention to detail has to be on the contracts... The social media stuff, you've kind of now opened that up." "Only do a sealed bid or preferred bid scenario if you've got the agent in your pocket." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progperty    progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
21/11/2337m 41s

Part 2 - Doing Property Differently with Property Developer Jerome Roith

This is the second instalment of Kevin’s discussion with property developer educator Jerome Roith. They continue to talk about their property strategies, focusing on how they finance their projects and developments, highlighting the key differences and similarities between property investing and property developing. KEY TAKEAWAYS  There are two core mechanisms when offering to an investor in property development. Either give them equity in the deal or a fixed rate of return. It’s important to remember that the risk is often much higher for an investor for a property development project than investing in an existing house, If you can have investors take a share in a project/company it means you can continue to have them invest. It can be a problem borrowing from smaller investors or those you know as they can’t afford to ‘lose’ the money, meaning they will be higher maintenance to deal with. Inflation rates mean that more people want to invest their cash rather than leave it sitting in the bank. BEST MOMENTS   "I’m not a huge believer in borrowing expensive money especially when you don’t know when you’re going to be able to pay it back” “It’s cheaper for them than traditional lettings” “One of the issues with running a company today is the level of administration you have to adhere to” “It’s become easier to raise money because of inflation” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
14/11/2316m 25s

Part 1 - Doing Property Differently with Property Developer Jerome Roith

Join Kevin for the first instalment of a discussion with property developer educator Jerome Roith. Jerome works very differently from Kevin but has had a lot of success which is why Kevin wanted to get him on the show, to share his knowledge and different perspective on property. Jerome shares his personal journey into property development and Jerome and Kevin share the similarities and differences in their property approaches.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  After Kev had investments go under in the 2007 crash he had to get creative with making property deals, this is when he started doing rent-to-rent and lease options. Jerome sells to developers, which carries a different level of risk but gives him better margins. Time is valuable and the more experience you have the more valuable your time is to others. Kevin is always looking for new creative ways to invest in property, such as converting student accommodation into serviced accommodation or HMOs for professionals. Being an expert in your local area can help you source the best deals especially if joint venturing. Joint venturing is also something that can be useful in Jerome’s world of property development, particularly around enabling scale. BEST MOMENTS   "You do a lot of land and not the house itself” “I had the realisation that if I don’t do something I’ll be paying this off for the rest of my life” “The thing that put me in debt was property but the quickest thing to get my out of debt was…property” “There’s too many people running around not making enough of a margin and taking all the risk” “When I move into other things that’s when I make mistakes” “If you’re not making money when you sleep you’ll work til you die” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/11/2325m 18s

Property Horror Stories with Kevin McDonnell, Katie Wilson, Dan Eton, Toni Gargan and Kevin Poneskis

Join Kevin McDonnell, Katie Wilson, Dan Eton, Toni Gargan and Kevin Poneskis for their biggest property-investing horror stories in this Halloween special! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Whilst viewing a house she wanted to offer on, Katie discovered drugs that had been left there by the evicted tenant! Toni bought a portfolio during covid which meant some properties she was unable to view. Once able to view one property in particular, the damp in the bathroom was so bad that the walls were crumbling and the radiator was copper and black! It was in an old doctor’s surgery basement that Dan discovered a Roman urn! Many people felt a presence in this basement too. A haunted house in a not nice part of town that is also very ugly, makes just as much money as Kevin’s other serviced accommodation properties! BEST MOMENTS   "I did get chased down the road by a cage-fighting drug dealer when deal packaging once” “Nightmare into a ker-ching moment” “This is not a kids story” “Every time I see a for sale sign up I wonder maybe there was something contained in that urn” “They’d go to bed at night time and they would hear things moving and they’d wake up in the morning and the blinds had been moved or something had been moved in the house somewhere” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
31/10/2317m 58s

Serviced Accommodation: A Better Way to Make Cash in Property with Beth

Kevin Poneskis hosts this episode where he interviews Beth Cardy who has a portfolio in serviced accommodation. Beth talks about her current properties, why she started working with progressive property and how they helped accelerate her property investing journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS  After being a landlord for a decade Beth found things weren’t working as well as she expected. She knew there had to be another way and after attending Progressive Properties Multiple Streams of Income event she discovered serviced accommodation. Mentoring, systems and support are three things that Beth was missing in her previous entrepreneurial journey. These three things she received from the progressive community and she attributes them to her success. Beth’s mindset has been transformed since deciding to make the change and move forward when her initial investment plan wasn’t working. Beth sourced her great cleaning and maintenance team from Facebook, based on recommendations and feedback. Having a high-quality reliable team helps her keep up standards with her properties. Having the progressive network and community is invaluable for any kind of support or help you need. BEST MOMENTS   "It wasn’t going well and I felt there had to be a better way” “It’s crazy that my income is 100% of what it was because I wasn’t making any money” “When you’re stuck you can’t always see where you are or what you’re going through” “The progressive groups [Facebook] I use quite a lot for recommendations” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
24/10/2313m 56s

From Broke Student to £4.8 Million Portfolio with Ahmed Khan

Kevin interviews Ahmed Khan, a property investor who started his journey while still in university. Ahmed shares how he got into property by attending Kevin's MSOPI event, and then working for free to gain experience and credibility. Ahmed explains his stepping stone approach, starting small and working up to bigger projects while building confidence and talks about why anyone can get started in property right now. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Ahmed attended a property event while at university, realising he could invest without large deposits by using other people's money. He worked for free on commission to gain experience and credibility, allowing him to raise his own money later. Started with low-cost strategies like rent-to-rent, making cash flow to save up for deposits. Ahmed transitioned from rent-to-rent to buying properties, converting them (e.g. 1 bed to 2 bed) and refinancing to get his capital back. He then took a stepping stone approach, starting small and then progressively doing bigger projects as his confidence grew. Be pessimistic about your limitations rather than overly optimistic, so you don't set unrealistic expectations. Take small actions aligned with your experience level to get started, knowing it will lead to bigger things later. Have a long-term plan (5-10 years) rather than expecting success immediately, reducing pressure. BEST MOMENTS   "I'll work for you, not for free, but for commission, right? I’ll help you raise money and those sort of bits and I'll, I'll take a part of the deal." "When I make a video where I've just done a house into five flats. People assume I've just started and I've jumped straight into this, but they've missed the bits where I was raising 2000 pounds for a small rental, rental." "I think anyone can't do a house into multiple flats, but they can do a one bed into a two bed. But what happens is the second you do that, that unlocks the experience and the confidence to do the next the house into two and you know Then the house into four then the house into five." "Rather than being optimistic, you have to be pessimistic, and be like, you know what, I actually, I'm not that good, I don't have that much confidence, I don't have experience, I'm just gonna find the smallest, shittiest thing I can find, and I'll just do that because I I can't do anything else." "Just go into it knowing just knowing that you suck right and then if you go into it with that intention You don't do the big stuff like yeah, yeah, I can't do what Kevin's doing I can't do what this person's doing because I'm not that person." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
17/10/2345m 53s

From Co-Op Manager to Property Millionaire: Surviving 16% Interest Rates to Build a Portfolio

Toni Gargan takes over the Progressive Property Podcast and interviews good friend Halstead Otley, a long-time property investor and host of the Ipswich PPN. They discuss Halstead's journey from working in retail to building a substantial property portfolio, including the challenges he faced with high-interest rates in the 1990s. Halstead shares insights on different strategies like buy-to-let, HMOs, and commercial, emphasising the importance of education and taking action.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Halstead was inspired to start investing after seeing his parents' house value grow from £1200 to £25k in just 16 years. He saved deposits by working extra jobs and bought properties secretly as his friends weren't interested. Having unofficial mentors helped guide him. When interest rates rose to 16% in 1992, Halstead nearly lost his portfolio but worked with a mortgage broker to find solutions. He focused on different strategies at different times - buy-to-let, HMOs, serviced apartments, commercial. Education plus taking action has helped him stay ahead of the game. Halstead hosts the Ipswich PPN to help build an ethical property community and link new investors to trusted suppliers. Despite challenges, he's stayed motivated by wanting financial freedom and helping others achieve the same. Halstead still sees buy-to-let as the best long-term cashflow strategy. Tenants often add value themselves over decades. BEST MOMENTS   "I didn't come from money. And I want to show other people and help other people who haven't got money that that shouldn't be why you don't do it."  "Because property has allowed me the freedom that I've got, you know, the financial freedom that I've got, that I can do what I want, when I want, with whom I want." "I think that buy to lets, over time, will be the best cash flow and asset you can have." "Once the commercial buildings get built and we're doing the storage containers, once they're up and running, I think I'd like to do more of that."  "I stayed at home, and I just got a sheet of paper, and I just brainstormed." VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
10/10/2329m 57s

How to Make 9K a Month with SA Delegate Darren O'Reilly

Listen in to this episode to hear from, Darren O'Reilly, a SA Delegate who thought he could do it alone but then realised and recognised the many benefits of the network and support from Progressive. Learn why he chose rent to rent for his core strategy, how he is making 9k cash flow a month and the lessons he has learnt along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Darren learnt his initial knowledge around property from his parents, who believed in never selling anything you owned and saving. After attending a SA course, Darren almost signed up but was put off by a nervous person on the course talking negatively. Darren later realised how much money there could be made and how investing in the right ways could and would accelerate this and went back to be coached by Progressive. Ongoing support and mentoring can make a big difference when implementing a new property strategy, it provides tailored and 121 support that a course cannot do. SA is a hospitality business as well as a property strategy, it comes with its own unique set of problems and challenges. If you are willing to work hard, there is significant money to be made in SA, it's a formula that works. BEST MOMENTS   “They told me not to sell anything I bought” “I look back now and wish I’d ventured” “Let’s focus on why [SA] it’s worth it” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
03/10/2318m 37s

HOUSE CRASH IS HERE! The average house price drops £5000!

According to Forbes, house prices have declined at the fastest rate since 2009! In this episode, Toni looks through the housing price index (HPI) and identifies ways this may impact a property investor including the threats it poses as well as the many opportunities to be found. KEY TAKEAWAYS  What will be a struggle and threat to some property investors or homeowners could present an opportunity for the right property investment strategy. Sometimes it can be better to pay a slightly higher interest rate rather than fixed rates as the stress test is lower. Lenders still need people to borrow money, you will see this demonstrated in different deals. We are at the end of a cycle and moving into another, this is the perfect time to buy. Prices are dropping now but prices will start to increase. When you put the right tenants in your properties and have done the right affordability calculations and stress tests, you will always be in a good position as a landlord. BEST MOMENTS   “This is all indicating that there are opportunities” “There is a clear north-south divide in prices” “The stress tests were actually below the mortgage rate” “While rents are increasing you’re going to get a fabulous cash flow” VALUABLE RESOURCES Looking for more? Download Mark Homer’s FREE 42 Tips Guide → https://bit.ly/mhreport-yt https://youtu.be/JDh3EQSgscQ MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
26/09/2321m 5s

Renters Reform Coalition Blames Landlords For Generation Rent

Kev gives his thoughts on the current report put out by the Renters Reform Coalition. He discusses their claims that landlords are responsible for the shortage of housing and talks about how the government could actually help solve the housing crisis instead. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Many landlords wouldn’t have benefitted from the rises between the 1990s and now. You can’t compare the value of a house in the 90s to now, it’s not comparable. The government are responsible for building council homes, not landlords. Help to buy isn’t a good solution for the housing crisis, it benefits developers and helps them sell whilst putting buyers in more debt. Landlords have no choice but to put the rents up, this is an economic issue caused by the government, it’s inflation. There are many properties out there that could be put back into use, providing new homes for people but also jobs as they are refurbished. BEST MOMENTS   “All homeowners have had their values go up too, it’s a bit one-sided” “Are landlords responsible for the housing crisis?” “Help to buy is not the answer” “If that property value goes up, they hit you going out the door with your inheritance tax, the death tax” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
18/09/2320m 56s

Real estate, AI and how it affects the Property Investor

Kev is interviewed by MJ, who is doing a dissertation around AI and wants to quiz Kev on what he thinks the impact will be on the property world. They talk about the real-life implications and applications of AI and VR including relationships with clients, costs and convenience. KEY TAKEAWAYS  VR and AI present a unique opportunity to build better relationships. There will be huge time savings to be had once AI has been established within a workflow. Virtual reality means that staff and people other than the landlords can review accommodation, sending the recording to the landlord to review at their convenience. Communication is essential if AI and VR are to work in any industry, individuals and companies need to be educated with realistic expectations. MJ believes that real estate agents haven’t been told or educated about why and how AI and VR could work for them. You don’t have a business unless you have happy customers, if you can make your customers happier then you can generate more income, Kev would want AI or VR to aid in this. BEST MOMENTS   “I’m really excited about this and also really scared” “Relationship building is important between a real estate agent and a customer” “Any relationship starts with trust in the first place” “Would you buy a house on the back of a virtual reality tour?” “You know way more about the technology than the actual client that would be using it” “If you want to sell me on virtual reality you need to sell me the benefits not ask me why I would use it” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/09/2341m 23s

Toni End AUG news - House Prices Fall , Auction Rates Rise, Student Lets Are Demanding And Could Your Tenant be You Ticket to an EPC Solution?

Toni talks about what is happening in the property market right now including housing prices becoming more affordable, the student market as well as an update on EPCs and why knowing what is happening in your community is essential.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  What has happened in the past year has skewed the property market, things may seem more affordable now but only because they have been so inflated. A drop in the housing stock in the market doesn’t mean there won’t be property available for you to take on, many landlords are exiting properties for a variety of reasons, and there are many opportunities to be taken. The average salary of 33k in the UK means single people are being priced out of buying a house, which presents opportunities for the rental market. Student lets is a part of the property sector that is growing dramatically and it isn’t too late to get started, it’s projected to keep growing at a high rate. You need to get your communities on side as a property developer, this will only help you with the planning stages. BEST MOMENTS   “This is a huge opportunity for you to be doing some more direct-to-vendor marketing, identifying the potential challenges and highlight the win-win situations” “If properties are more affordable than they were a year ago the educated people are the ones winning in this instance” “Student lets, definitely something to keep your eye on” “It’s really important that you know what’s happening in your communities” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/09/2329m 40s

Toni & Nick Thorpe Give the Low Down on Student Lets

Nick Thorpe has been a mentor with the Progressive Academy for 8 years, having sourced over 450 properties of his own and building and exiting multiple businesses. Nick joins Toni to talk about the multiple property strategies he has used over the years, his biggest challenges and why he settled into the sector of student accommodation. KEY TAKEAWAYS  One of Nick’s most challenging projects was his first development, converting properties in Brighton into HMO. He was living in Leeds at the time so it was difficult to project manage from a distance, especially with some of the difficulties he faced and he only broke even. Nick has also partnered with the wrong people previously which has caused him to lose money. Nick noticed that there were many student landlords in his area that had been doing the same thing year in and year out so he decided to disrupt the space, bringing in more aesthetically pleasing options in great locations. Bringing people in-house to help with his projects is something Nick has replicated across all his property investments. Having the right location is essential for student lets. You need to understand what’s important to students specifically, such as good wifi and local amenities. BEST MOMENTS   “You had an intention and you built a business around it” “It really worked that was the niche, I could make it look very good and at a decent cost” “That’s the standard now, but it wasn’t then” “There are accommodation shortages according to UCAS” “Literally find out what people want and give it to them” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
29/08/2323m 49s

Carole Neales Social Housing Specialist With a Portfolio of Over 240 Units

Kevin is joined by Carole Neales in this episode to talk about the 240 units she has built in just 6 years. Carole came to Progressive in 2015 and started her journey properly in 2017 and talks to Kev about how Progressive helped her and what she has learnt since attending Progressive Property courses. Carole also talks in-depth about her unique property portfolio in social housing. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Carole works with charities and supports many people through her property portfolio as the units she manages are social housing. Working in the hotel business as well as events means that Carole had always worked in customer-facing roles, she likes people and her favourite thing is talking! After seeing vulnerable children and having empathy for those struggling financially, Carole wanted to do something she could help society whilst also making good investments. Most landlords aren’t bad people, they want to help people. Bad tenants come from all walks of life. Carole doesn’t believe she has had any more issues with damage and rent arrears with her social tenants than private landlords would get. BEST MOMENTS   ‘Everything we do whether it’s needed or not we make sure is HMO compliant as there’s always going to be more than 2 people in the property’ ‘Some of us are quick to judge people that have fallen on hard time’ ‘Landlords are really great’ ‘Because I work with them so closely, I get preferential rate’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE GUEST Carole Neales Director Clearwater Property Partners carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
21/08/2318m 22s

Repossessions, Permitted Development & Digitalisation: UK Property Update with Mark Homer

Mark Homer talk about what’s happening in the news right now in regards to residential property investment and gives an update on what we are seeing in the marketplace too. KEY TAKEAWAYS  House prices have dropped 3-4% across the country. We aren’t seeing a big increase in repossessions as some might have expected. There are 110k people coming off fixed-rate mortgages a month right now Lenders have had pressure put on them by the government to switch people to interest-only mortgages to help with affordability. There are a lot of new permitted development rights going through consultation right now which could be transformative for anyone looking to convert buildings into residential use. Betting offices, and payday loans will be within the permitted benefit scheme under new changes for redevelopment. There is a collaboration between the government and a property steering committee to get property digitalised, creating less friction, speed and transforming the industry. BEST MOMENTS   “You can imagine these interest rate rises are going to bite and decrease their spending elsewhere” “This is quite different to what we saw in the late 80s and because of that repossessions are still very, very low” “House prices have probably dropped 10-15% in many areas” “ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
15/08/2318m 35s

Freehold VS Leasehold | What is The Difference And Which Should You Buy?

Kevin shares some of his YouTube content in this episode, to help you in your property journey and save you from making mistakes. Kevin explores the topic of freehold -vs- leasehold properties, whether you should invest in either or both and outlines the key differences you need to be aware of as a property investor. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When you buy a freehold it means you are buying the property and the land it is on. With a leasehold, you lease the land. This means as well as a mortgage to pay you also have service charges. With leasehold, you may be expected to pay for things that are external as well as internal, anything external is a joint responsibility between you and the leaseholder. Short leases, under 75 years, are hard to mortgage and start to devalue. You can get creative with leasehold properties and make money in ways you can’t do with freehold. You need to be the expert and work out your profit yourself, make sure you always include additional fees, estate agents might not include these. BEST MOMENTS   “As long as that mortgage is paid, that freehold property is yours” “Leasehold properties are typically, blocks of flats” “When you buy a leasehold property make sure you know what you’re buying” “The benefits far outweigh owning freehold property because it is always yours” “Be very careful of leasehold property, where you do your numbers wrong!” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/08/2316m 13s

Toni and Emerald - JULY NEWS - Michael Gove's Housing Crisis Speech And More

Toni and Emerald join the podcast to talk about Michael Goves’s housing crisis speech, the pressure on housing prices in the South of England and whether buy to let is now dead. KEY TAKEAWAYS  House prices dropping can present some unique opportunities for investors so don't be frightened by headlines. Average house prices are now falling on a yearly basis in most places in the UK -vs- the last two or three years. However in Yorkshire, Midlands and Northern Ireland they have actually increased. Sales are half of what they were this time last year but last year we were still in a bubble, Toni believes the market is simply correcting itself. The government needs to support landlords, they play a critical role in plugging the housing shortage gap but instead, they keep bringing in more regs and rules to punish them. The government need to take some ownership of the current situation. BEST MOMENTS   “It’s the largest year-on-year decrease since 2011” “We like that Forbes tells you one thing on one page and something totally different on the next” “What goes up must come down” “The asking price is irrelevant as it’s usually been created by over-enthusiastic estate agents” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
31/07/2322m 51s

Everyones Talking About Inflation! Property Investors What Does it Mean to You?

What exactly is inflation and why is it important to us as the general public but also as property investors? Kev explores these questions and gives straight forward, unbiased, and honest answers and talks about the real reasons why more billionaires are created in a crash than at any other time. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The measuring of inflation isn’t always that accurate. It’s not just about the goods you buy in a supermarket but everything in the economy that requires currency to exchange hands. In the past couple of years wages are simply not high enough to keep up with inflation, even the government is looking at increasing public sector wages by 6%, which is still way below the rate of inflation. Right now you can enter the property market for less, there are unique opportunities out there for investors. Buy to let investors have always had to buy with a higher deposit, if you have the cash you can invest as long as you stress test yourself. Property prices are going to come down, there will be many repossessions including rental properties. The amateur investors who overleveraged and did not plan will be the ones who suffer. It’s the ones that need to sell and that you can help where you will make money. BEST MOMENTS   “Inflation is simply the buying power of money” “Does increasing interest rates help solve the inflation problem? Yes to a point but not like it used to” “Will every landlord have future proffed their portfolio like I did? Absolutely not” “More billionaires are created in a crash than any other time” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
24/07/2322m 50s

From Property To Merchandising & Back

Abby Pendlebury joins Kev in this episode. Abby is only 4 months into her property journey but gives inspiration for what you can do in a short amount of time as well as what you can focus on for the future of your property journey as she shares her current plans and those for the next few years. https://www.linkedin.com/in/abby-pendlebury-57078b266/?originalSubdomain=uk KEY TAKEAWAYS  Previously a merchandiser, Abby’s father has always been in property as well as other family members so it’s always been something she has thought about. Abby attended the progressive deal packaging course and as soon as she completed it she decided to quit her job and start on property full time The packaging Abby offers is to order, they will source for their clients and deliver exactly what it is they want and need. You have to take time to build relationships with investors, they need to trust you to work with you. Start small and build upon your network in order to grow and scale. BEST MOMENTS   “Things are always changing, you need that education, learn from people who have done it” “You and the buyer make more money and the loser is the government and banks” “We will literally do what it is you want us to do” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
17/07/2320m 45s

UK Leading Creative Property Solicitor Tells All

Shimon Rudich of MS Law joins Kev to talk about creative property investing including the many options out there and the most effective ways of utilising them to grow your property investing business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You have to be willing to think outside of the box and out of your comfort zone in order to use creative property investing techniques. If you want to scale quickly and make money faster then creative property techniques are the way forward for you. There are many similarities between what is happening now and 2008, if the housing market crashes there will be many opportunities for experienced property investors. If the market crashes, as a property investor you pay less but you can still charge the same rent. It also ‘culls’ a lot of investors that aren’t serious so can be a positive thing for you as an investor.  There isn’t one single strategy that works for everyone or even every situation. You must tailor your strategy to your unique circumstances. BEST MOMENTS   “Different people have different mentalities” “If you only do things in one way you limit the opportunities” “We buy properties to make money and instead of buying in the usual way we can buy to make more money, why say no” “They deserve to be out of the game” “Less competition, pay less, what’s bad about a market crash now?” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/07/2331m 16s

Toni and Emerald Podcast Hijack - June Headlines Broken down

It’s a take-over this week as Toni and Emerald give their opinions on the past month's property headlines including whether now is the right time to invest. They also give tips and solutions to some of the difficulties property investors may be facing right now. KEY TAKEAWAYS  House prices are falling, but only by small amounts in most places. Many property headlines are currently sensationalising to the max! A lot of them can be mostly ignored. For every downside, there is an upside. Now could be a good time to buy for many people including first-time buyers. Ensure that the information that you are engaging with is from people who know what they talk about, people and experts with experience and knowledge in property investing. There are key differences between landlords and property investors. If you’re buying long term, it’s unlikely you will regret what you pay for a house. Property investing is for the long game. A joint venture is one way to decrease your own personal risk in the current market. Toni and Emerald would recommend downloading Mark Homer’s e-book, 42 tips. The price an estate agent gives is not a sold price, always bear this in mind when looking at the changes in prices. The news is never where you should base your decisions on, the information they give is to sell news not to help you in business. BEST MOMENTS   “House prices are now falling” “Get an education from people who know what they are doing” “Look at creative solutions which you will know if you surround yourself with the right people” “Part of being an investor is understanding the market, doing your own research so you know what’s going on” “How is anybody supposed to decipher this, day to day everything is changing” “Perspective is absolutely key” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
04/07/2340m 24s

Money, Property, Energy & AI | Kevin Answers Our Delegates Questions

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more Kevin gives his honest thoughts and advice in response to some of the most popular questions from his students and masterminds surrounding property investing including how to use debt to generate money, whether rent2rent is a legitimate business and even how Kevin keeps up his motivation and energy! KEY TAKEAWAYS  You can create money through using assets, such as property. You can move from earning money to creating money by taking on ‘good debt’. Kev used to get up tired and go to bed tired in his corporate job, property investing is living his dream and spending each day creating and building something for himself. This is where he finds his energy! Property investing is one of the few things that allows average people to build a legacy. Think of all the opportunities each day presents to you. The problem with the world today is we aren’t building resilience into our children yet the world is a very difficult place to live. Property investing isn’t about competing with one another like in the corporate world, it’s all about collaboration. Your success comes with other people, not at their expense. AI will change the world and to succeed we need to embrace it and see it as an opportunity. BEST MOMENTS   “Only the government can make money, they print it” “A property business pays you today, a property investment doesn’t necessarily pay you today” “I’m building something I’m passionate about” “Property investing allows you to build your own dream, your own legacy” “Everything happens for a reason, there is no such thing as good luck or bad luck just balance” “You can’t think an impossible thought, anything is possible” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
26/06/2322m 11s

ESCAPING the estate agencies COLLAPSE | From 0 to 22 Properties in just 3 years!

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Vito is a former estate agent who has his own property portfolio. He talks to Kev about the differences between agents and investors, his own journey as well as KEY TAKEAWAYS  After feeling disengaged from being an estate agent, Vito came to Progressive Property in 2020 to learn about property investing at the MSOPI event. He discovered there was another way to work with property and his investing journey began. Vito has mastered the no-money-down strategy and attributes his first deal to learning from and working with progressive property. Working alone and not collaborating is a mistake. If you utilise others’ knowledge, experience, network and even their money you will build your portfolio faster! BEST MOMENTS   “I was learning about the strategies and it opened up my mind” “Being an estate agent, your mind is closed” “If it wasn’t for progressive, I wouldn’t have that no money down deal” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/06/2321m 37s

Renters Reform Bill | Debunking Myths, Assessing Impacts, and Landlord Concerns

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more   FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD The renters' reform bill was entered into parliament in May 2023, in this episode Kev, Mark and Kieran discuss their thoughts, including the upsides and downsides as well as how landlords and developers can make it work for them. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The new bill will get rid of section 21, which is a 2-month eviction notice that can be served without grounds. The announcement of this bill is accelerating the mass exodus of landlords. It’s important to read into the bill yourself and not just look at headlines and rumours. There will always be tenants and therefore opportunities for landlords to make money but it might mean an increase in rent for many. Whilst changes by government are often called reforms, Kieran believes there are a whole host of things in the past that have made things worse for both tenants and landlords including epc criteria and the inability to offset interest. If legitimate landlords are having to charge more because of new legislation then those who can’t afford rent will instead look to rogue landlords. The bill talks about changes to allowing pets but it actually may put landlords in a better position as it states that insurance by the tenant will need to be bought to cover damage. It’s not just landlords that ask tenants to leave, tenants often want to leave after shorts amount of time too. Ultimately cost will be going up for both landlords and tenants as a result of this bill. BEST MOMENTS   “None of this is set in stone there are potentially things that could be changed” “There are laws in this country that protect tenants” “Landlords will just have to get better at using the section 8” “A buy to let landlord will only be there if they can make money” “All of this stuff can be used as an opportunity” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
12/06/2335m 32s

Mopping Up The Riches: How One Leaflet Inspired A Business Empire

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Rachel is a property investor in Peterborough, the same location as Progressive Property founders Rob and Mark. In this episode, she proves that there are still great deals to be found and money to be made in locations that have large investors in the area. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Previously a management consultant who moved into commercial cleaning once she had a family. Rachel was inspired by Rob Moore’s book, Multiple Streams of Property Income to attend the MSOPI event and create her own property portfolio. Being someone who finds an opportunity in a problem is the reason Rachel was able to pivot during the pandemic. Don’t decide on one strategy to use instead look for properties and then adapt and use the strategy that suits that particular property. A lot of the best deals can take time and patience. Rachel frequently works with investors that don’t have the time to find deals or put the work in required for big returns and so she does this for them with their money. BEST MOMENTS   “There’s enough for everybody” “The properties ran themselves” “Find properties and then decide which strategy suits the property” “They’ve got to trust you and want to work with you and understand your ethics” “I work with investors who don’t have time” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/06/2329m 16s

How I Secured Two Deals In My First Weeks Investing In Property with Jennifer Robert

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Jennifer Roberts is a property investor specialising in deal packaging. She joins Kev in this episode to talk about how she managed to secure two deals in just two weeks of starting her journey and what she has learnt since then to help grow and build her property business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The 70, 20 and 10 rule helps you diversify your business strategies without putting the wrong attention on the least important things. You spend 70% of your time on your main strategy, 20% on your second and then 10% on your third. Jennifer started day trading at just the age of 13, this was her main business strategy until starting in property. Deal packaging is what Jennifer has been drawn to, she likes being out chasing and creating deals. Jennifer’s mum was a customer of Progressive Properties training courses and recommended them to Jennifer which is how she got started. Being young and lacking experience were Jennifer’s main barriers to securing deals but she says that having self-confidence and people skills are what helped her present herself and sell herself well. Reward comes with risk, it’s about managing and controlling that risk. BEST MOMENTS   “I started trading at 13” “The deal packaging is a similar feeling to stocks” “Confidence is key and talking to people, people skills” “I like high risk” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
30/05/2320m 18s

Securing Your Property: Navigating Loans and Borrowings Safely with Mark Homer

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more   FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode, Mark explains how to protect yourself and the importance of due diligence when engaging in joint venturing, borrowing, and lending money. Mark talks about the checks you can do to ensure you don’t make any mistakes when choosing someone to work with as well as red flags to look out for and how to identify them. He also talks about how to check for credibility in people, businesses and investments and other ways you can invest money in a careful and considered way. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You need to know someone for at least 6 months before choosing to invest with them. Ask for someone's credit file to get a good picture of whether what they are saying is true. Ask specific questions about their current investments and their portfolio. You can ask an individual to apply for basic disclosure to show any unspent convictions however this won’t show you many things that are historical. Ask for past people they have done deals with, you can cross-reference these with the land registry to ensure they are legitimate. A good brand and social media profile isn’t a good enough reason to trust someone. You must do legitimate checks on anyone you work with. It’s essential you find a solicitor that is your own and they check any agreements instructed by you before signing any deals. You should carry out the same due diligence on anybody, no matter who they are and what appearance they give out.  BEST MOMENTS   ‘"I call them toilet paper in a way because I've got a personal guarantee only." “Try and work out if they are the sort of person you can trust, telling the truth and whether you like them” “I would only lend on a first charge basis and I’d only lend on a 70% loan to value” “Just because someone looks like they’re doing something, doesn't mean you should be doing any less due diligence” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
22/05/2331m 18s

How I Built My Property Portfolio From ZERO to Over 246 Units with Carole Neales

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Carole Neales joins Kev in this episode to talk about the 57 projects she has completed, which has resulted in over 246 units and all in just 6 years! Carole attended progressive property events in 2015 and shares how this helped her build her knowledge and talks in depth about her unique property portfolio in social housing. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Carole works with charities and supports many people through her property portfolio as the units she manages are social housing. Working in the hotel business as well as events means that Carole had always worked in customer-facing roles, she likes people and her favourite thing is talking! After seeing vulnerable children and having empathy for those struggling financially, Carole wanted to do something she could help society whilst also making good investments. Most landlords aren’t bad people, they want to help people. Bad tenants come from all walks of life. Carole doesn’t believe she has had any more issues with damage and rent arrears with her social tenants than private landlords would get. BEST MOMENTS   ‘Everything we do whether it’s needed or not we make sure is HMO compliant as there’s always going to be more than 2 people in the property’ ‘Some of us are quick to judge people that have fallen on hard time’ ‘Landlords are really great’ ‘Because I work with them so closely, I get preferential rate’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE GUEST Carole Neales Director Clearwater Property Partners carole@clearwaterpropertypartners.com ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
15/05/2318m 44s

7 Tips on How to Flip Properties For Profit

How can you flip properties easily and successfully? Listen in to this episode to hear Kevin’s 7 tips of flipping properties for profit. If you are new to this area or have only done one or two property deals this is the perfect episode for you. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS Just get started – stop procrastinating! You will make mistakes, be aware of this and own it. Reduce the risk by educating yourself. Know your numbers. Start with the end in mind. There are plenty of houses to flip, don't be folder by hearsay. You can flip houses with none of your own money. You need to build a power team, to build success you need people around to help and support you, tap into others knowledge and expertise. Speed – You have to move quickly with house flipping. Don’t do the work yourself – Get the right professionals in to do the work, don’t be pennywise and pound foolish! BEST MOMENTS “The best time to start is right now” “Maybe you need to be around the right kind of people…money is everywhere you just need to get out and find it” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
08/05/2322m 4s

How to Tell if a Property Will Be a Good Investment

Are you scared of making a mistake? Are you fearful of making a bad investment? In today’s episode of the Progressive Property Podcast, Kevin shares with new investors a 7-stage step-by-step guide on purchasing property and how to know if it’s a good investment. Discover how to spot a strong rental demand, where you can add value and what investments are best for instant cashflow. Join the Progressive Property Community KEY TAKEAWAYS Strong rental demand. You should not invest unless you’re sure that you can tenant that property. Research the demographic, demand, value and type of property that rents well in your chosen investment area online and in-person and even survey potential tenants and competition to discover your ideal investment. Cashflow. You need to invest in property that pays a positive cashflow today. Calculate your rental income (turnover) minus your expenses = profit/cashflow. Cashflow will also help to protect you from a recession negatively affecting house prices. Can you add value? Making money is about adding value to a property. Don’t gamble with a property that cannot be improved. Always research the footprint of the property for opportunities to add value. Capital growth potential vs stable property prices. When prices are stable and growth is miserable you will more accurately be able to predict future capital growth potential for that property on that street. Local Economy. Monitor the local economy and understand weather companies will be investing in the area and creating jobs and wealth which will lead to increased rental demand and capital gains. Make your money when you buy. Purchase at the right price, add value and bank future profits. Property Management. Always purchase in an area with good management companies and never manage your investments yourself so that you can focus on finding more deals to increase your wealth BEST MOMENTS“View other properties to get a good idea of what rental properties should look like”“Property is a business that needs to create you an income today”“If you build up cashflow generating assets, you can replace your income and cover your cost of living”“Equity is vanity, cashflow is sanity”“You cannot add value to new build properties”“Force the value of your property to increase wealth”“Add value and recycle your investment back out by leveraging the banks money” VALUABLE RESOURCES Rob Moore - MONEY ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
01/05/2325m 1s

Cheap vs Expensive: Should You Buy a Cheap or Expensive House As an Investment?

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Which is the better investment, a cheap house or one that’s of higher value? Kev answers this question as well as talks through his most recent refurbishment and gives tips for anyone looking to do the same. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Kitchens and bathrooms are where you make value. You don’t have to spend a fortune to add value. Don’t change a boiler just because it’s old as long as it’s safe and it works you can just keep it. Finish the cupboards in the same way as everywhere else, it makes a big difference to tenants, at little cost to you. If you look at areas on a scale of 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, Kev advises looking at areas 2, 3 and 4 to get the highest return on a long-term rental. Cheaper areas will you give you more income month to month but you will get more capital long-term from a property in a more expensive area. BEST MOMENTS   ‘The kitchens and bathrooms are where you need to spend a bit extra’ ‘What this country needs is more good landlords providing quality accommodation for people’ ‘The upside of a cheaper area is you’ll make more monthly money, the downside is you don’t get as much capital growth’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
25/04/2325m 21s

Is The UK Property Market About to Crash?

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Is a property market crash imminent? Kev explores this question and reveals everything you need to know about the market right now! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Kev has both breadth and depth of knowledge in property, he has invested in everything from buy to lets to commercial conversions. This is why he is best placed to answer questions around the imminent ‘crash’. High-interest rates aren’t all bad news, they effectively stress test all of your investments, meaning you’ll never risk buying something you later can’t afford. Property investing is about the long term, that’s why you don’t need to worry about high inflation right now. There are big deals and opportunities out there to make money in property and anyone could find and take these but people don’t think creatively. If you are looking to move up the ladder and get a ‘dream home’ for a good price, now is the perfect time. The only route out of a recession is to stimulate the economy, to create growth and to do this a key way is to make lending cheaper which means interest rates will need to drop. BEST MOMENTS   ‘I know the property market inside out’ ‘High interest rates actually protect you’ ‘You do not need to be a professional property investor to find these deals’ ‘It doesn’t matter how high the Bank of England push up interest rates, I’m not convinced it will control inflation’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
17/04/2323m 13s

The 5 Tips to Know Before Starting Investing in Property

Welcome to a very special episode of the Progressive Property Podcast as Kevin covers the five key things to know before you get started in property. Discover why you don’t need your own money to start investing, why it’s important to surround yourself with a network of like-minded people and why cheap doesn’t mean cheap! If you’re starting out in property, this episode is for you. KEY TAKEAWAYS You don’t need your own money to start. With low-interest rates, there are billions of people looking for safe investments in the property market and you can help them by finding and sourcing deals and purchasing property with none of your own money. Surround yourself with likeminded people. Your network is your network, the right network of people will help to advise you to build assets, invest your wealth back into yourself and help to grow you and your legacy over time. Invest locally. You know your local area better than anyone else. Investing locally means you can move quickly, negotiate better deals, build and expand on your local network and invest in the right areas because you know your local streets. Find a mentor that challenges you to think bigger. Everyone has a mentor in their life but are they protecting you and holding you back? Join the Progressive community and find a property mentor that is an expert in property and that can help to propel you and your property portfolio forward. Cheap doesn’t mean valuable. The R.E.A.S.O.N model helps you identify what not to buy. Rundown, Expensive, Abroad, Scattergun, Off-plan, New-build. BEST MOMENTS “There’s nothing safer than property investment” “When you invest locally, you know the property market”  “Investing with your own money is the thing that holds most of us back in building a property portfolio.” VALUABLE RESOURCES No Money Down Challenge - YouTubehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767 ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/ progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
10/04/2314m 19s

5 Ways How to Add Value to a Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD One of Kevin’s most asked questions is how to add value to a rental property, in this episode he explores various ways you can do this including 5 fundamentals you need to focus on. ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let http://bit.ly/BTLReport-YT KEY TAKEAWAYS Buy something where you know you can add value, where there is space for improvements, particularly focusing on the kitchen and bathroom. Probably one of the most effective ways to add value is to think about the internal layout of the property and how you can make this work better and more valuable. E.g turning a 2 bed into a 3 bed house; this can add up to 25% of the equity. Carpets and decoration are the final two touches for every room in the property that adds value. Loft conversions and basement conversions can add significant value to a property, especially in cities.  BEST MOMENTS “nice bathrooms, nice kitchens, they’re going to give you highest impact on value and highest impact on rental income” “You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let http://bit.ly/BTLReport-YT ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
03/04/2314m 8s

Mark Homer Talks Investing and How to Avoid the BIGGEST Financial Mistakes

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Go To moorevleeds.com to find out more FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kev is joined by “The brains behind Progressive Property” Mark Homer for a second time to talk about how to build and manage a property business including your accounts and finances as well as investing. Mark and Kev also discuss investing abroad, the best way to do crypto and the biggest financial mistakes they see people making again and again. KEY TAKEAWAYS  One day Mark envisions moving abroad, his plan would be to come back to the UK once a month for 3-4 days for tax rules and use that time to manage his team on the ground in the UK Mark recommends using a simple spreadsheet to manage your costs, finances etc when first starting out, it’s simple, it works and is usually free! The impact of late payments (excluding mortgages) on a company credit file is less than on a personal file, another one of the benefits of setting yourself up as a limited company as soon as you can. Bitcoin is probably the most stable coin from an investment perspective, anything else is a real gamble. Mark would still recommend you don’t put any more than 5% into Bitcoin as it’s still very high risk. Most of those in cryptocurrency are then converting it into something ‘real’ such as fiat currency. Now is the time to buy property, prices are falling and will continue to fall and then increase again. Mark only buys properties with a 10-year view, he doesn’t flip properties. He also focuses on unloved properties as this is where he can add the most value. BEST MOMENTS   ‘Leverage is often not paying a bill, because the bill is wrong’ ‘The underlying technology behind crypto, the ledger system, is revolutionary’ ‘You can use property [investing] as the vehicle to earn money and put that into crypto…it’s a no-money-down crypto’ ‘I’ve never made more money, investing wise, out of anything other than property’ ‘As interest rates have gone up, it’s pushed property prices down’ ‘I love the stuff that’s unloved because that’s where you add value’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/03/231h 18m

How Mark Homer Built a £Multi-Million Property Portfolio From Zero

Kev is joined by “The brains behind Progressive Property” Mark Homer to talk about how he built his multi-million property empire, his thoughts on the property market right now, as well as how to find investors and venture partners. He also delves deep into the importance of risk in business and how you can manage it. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The biggest risk mark has had to contend with is his most recent property development when lockdown hit right in the middle of the project and he was paying 60k a month in interest. But the risks taken have paid off. Lots of people use the asking price as a guide price in property, but it can be irrelevant in the grand scheme, a property will sell for what someone is willing to pay for it. There’s still leverage to be had in single-let properties, you just need to focus closely now more than ever, on the yield. Direct to the vendor can be a great way to get a discount on your purchase price but working with agents and fostering those relationships can help you get more and bigger deals too. You have to educate yourself so that you know how to recognise a good property deal anywhere, regardless of whether that is from an agent, direct or even at auction. Build credibility for yourself and show the value you can bring to a deal, creating your own track record, this will make you appealing to investors. Debt can be powerful. It’s important to not over leverage but you can actually make more money from inflation by reducing the value of the mortgage than actual growth in real terms. A good accountant can add a lot of value, you don’t know what you don’t know and they can reduce your tax bills significantly. BEST MOMENTS   ‘If I’ve got a property question, if I’ve got a business question, Mark Homer is the person I’m going to go to” “You always want to add value, it’s so important” “The best deals we have ever done have been direct vendor” “We all start the same way” “You can make more money out of inflation, reducing the value of the mortgage than you can growth in real terms” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
21/03/231h 1m

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Raising Interest Rates

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kev answers your questions again on another Q&A episode of The Progressive Property Podcast. Kev focuses on the state of the market, the fundamentals of property investing and why there is still plenty of money and deals out there to be had. KEY TAKEAWAYS  A lender will lend as long as the rental income is 130% more than the mortgage payment, as a minimum. This is the lender stress test. Although the market is difficult at the moment, there are more motivated sellers in the property market right now allowing you to use creative investment techniques. Using your own money isn’t the way to build your property portfolio, there are multiple ways to borrow and use other people’s money. Landlords are leaving property, but mostly due to retirement, nothing to do with the market. Don’t confuse below market value with below asking price. You can create value in a variety of ways, particularly if you are willing to do the work. BEST MOMENTS   ‘You need to add value and force the value up’ ‘You can buy property cheaper than you could 3 years ago’ ‘The banks are not at risk today, the banks have plenty of money’ ‘You aren’t buying a house for today, you’re buying a house for life’ ‘Please don’t confuse below market value with below asking price’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
14/03/2331m 47s

NOW Is The Perfect Time For Buy-To-Let

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let  https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin answers your burning questions from a professional’s point of view – everything from why now is the perfect time to engage with the buy-to-let strategy, to the most effective way to make sure you damp-proof your house and achieve better energy efficiency. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Buy-to-let is to buy a property and let it out to a tenant. BRRR is to buy a property, refurbish it, and rent it out to a tenant. You make money not from rental income only – you buy value from the beginning. When you’re damp-proofing a house, you only need to go about 1.5 metres up a wall. Don’t confuse damp-proofing with energy efficiency. The mainstream media are convinced that buy-to-let is dead as a strategy, but those who actually operate in the sector know very different. Buy to let is very much alive and kicking. Cheap doesn’t always mean valuable. Cheap generally means cheap. Don’t invest elsewhere in an unknown place just because it’s cheaper. Invest in the places you know, even if it costs you a little bit more. BEST MOMENTS   ‘No property investor should be buying a perfect house and renting it out to a tenant!’ ‘Insulate your ceilings to keep the heat in!’ ‘It has never been easier to do buy to let!’ ‘There are way more opportunities for investors like me and you’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/03/2339m 5s

STOP Paying Too Much Tax In Your Property Business!

In this episode of the Progressive Property Podcast, Kevin discusses everyone’s most hated topic, Tax! There are new tax changes incoming, and here is what you need to know. Do not fear, there have always been tax changes and people have ALWAYS made money, the key is to roll with the punches and listen to Kevin’s top tips so that you can make the most of your money! Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS  Run your investment property as serviced accommodation to avoid paying tax on your interest only mortgage! Turn your properties into a limited company to get access to incorporation relief. (You will still have to pay stamp duty) STOP PAYING TOO MUCH TAX by getting a tax advisor instead of an accountant. If you run a business (and property is a business) make sure you claim for all of your deductible expenses before tax! If you’re investing in a property to rent, look for properties with happy, paying tenants already in it. That way, you don’t have to risk finding potentially rubbish tenants yourself! BEST MOMENTS  “There have always been tax changes from the government, and people have ALWAYS made and lost money, the key is to roll with the punches” “Accountants are tax collectors for the government, get a Tax Advisor instead!” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
28/02/2323m 21s

7 Tips on How to Flip Properties For Profit

How can you flip properties easily and successfully? Listen in to this episode to hear Kevin’s 7 tips of flipping properties for profit. If you are new to this area or have only done one or two property deals this is the perfect episode for you. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS Just get started – stop procrastinating! You will make mistakes, be aware of this and own it. Reduce the risk by educating yourself. Know your numbers. Start with the end in mind. There are plenty of houses to flip, don't be folder by hearsay. You can flip houses with none of your own money. You need to build a power team, to build success you need people around to help and support you, tap into others knowledge and expertise. Speed – You have to move quickly with house flipping. Don’t do the work yourself – Get the right professionals in to do the work, don’t be pennywise and pound foolish! BEST MOMENTS “The best time to start is right now” “Maybe you need to be around the right kind of people…money is everywhere you just need to get out and find it” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
21/02/2322m 4s

SELL or BUY? The Truth About Raising Interest Rates

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin talks openly and factually about whether you should be selling or buying in the wake of the further BOE interest rate rise! KEY TAKEAWAYS  The BOE has increased increase rates again, the base rate is now 4%. The majority of people who decide on rises are in agreement that this is close to the highest they should go. The 2007 crash was for completely different reasons to the struggles we are seeing now. As fewer people are buying, particularly amateur investors, that presents opportunities for experienced investors. Property investing should be about the long term, house prices will always increase in the long run. You can easily waste time waiting for the ‘right’ or ‘best’ property, meaning you’ll miss out on a lot of great investing opportunities. Everybody needs to use creative techniques and other people’s money to build a property portfolio. BEST MOMENTS   ‘They are talking about it being pretty close to the top of the interest rate rises’ ‘If it stops people spending money it also stops people buying property’ ‘Less buyers, prices start to go down’ ‘We know fundamentally that property prices in 2024, 2025, will be significantly higher than they are today’ ‘Whilst many people are waiting for the best property, they miss just doing deals that work’ VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
14/02/2322m 32s

How High Will Property Rent Prices Get?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Rental income is increasing at a staggering rate and there are no signs of it stopping. Listen in to this episode with Kevin to find out what he thinks the future holds for rental prices and what you should be doing right now if you’re a landlord. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The cost of living impacts everything, rents have to increase if interest rates are going up and the cost of maintaining a property is increasing too. Rent controls don’t solve anything, landlords just hike up the rent prices upfront before putting tenants in. If you get rid of landlords, who will provide the homes? Kevin can only see rents increasing more in the future, mostly due to supply and demand issues. Landlords are doing their best to help their tenants by making their rents as affordable as possible, in most cases, they aren’t passing all their increases in costs on to the tenant. Now is still a good time to be a landlord, you just need to find the right deals. BEST MOMENTS   “The cost-of-living crisis affects everybody” “Rent freezes are a bad idea as it forces those that are looking for homes to have to pay more” “You should not be hoping and wishing to get rid of landlords you should be pushing for more investment because that will mean more stock availability and lower rents” “Many landlord's mortgage repayments have increased by 100%” “The very answer is to provide more accommodation to bring the price down, it’s very simple” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/02/2320m 13s

Is Buy-To-Let DEAD?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin keeps being asked the same question, is buy-to-let dead? He answers this question and gives his thoughts on the current market for landlords in this quick and straight to the point episode. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You always have to balance the cost of work to added value, sometimes things you think might add value won’t be enough to offset the cost. Buy-to-let is not dead, there are people watching this video that will become millionaires in property. You can become wealthy in property investing at any age in any year with the right strategy. The press loves to talk about problems and curate fear which is why they are creating headlines saying property investing, particularly buy-to-let is dead. BEST MOMENTS   “Buy-to-let will never die!” “Sometimes what looks like a good financial idea, is not a good idea” “It’s easier to make excuses than to take action” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
31/01/2313m 11s

Will The Housing Market Crash in 2023?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode, Kevin wants to share his thoughts on the looming housing crash of 2023 and how you can either take advantage of it or avoid it! KEY TAKEAWAYS  House prices have increased hugely in the past 2.5 years. Now they are correcting themselves. In the next few months, Kevin believes the number of first-time buyers will reduce because they follow the media. The amateur investors, those that think you need to time the market will also stop buying but this opens up opportunities for those who are experienced. There is an opportunity right now in the next 12-18 months to pick up properties at significantly lower prices. Saving money right now is a terrible idea, your cash is losing value. The bottom of the market, will drop but not as much as the top of the market. 5-10% -vs- 20-25%. Adding value is the way forward to existing property purchases. Simple economics is that house prices will continue to go up over time, if you are doing long-term investment, property is still a good decision. BEST MOMENTS   “There will be more and more stock coming available but less buyers” “People are still going to want to sell, people are going to need to sell” “The top of the market, the most expensive properties are going to drop massively, maybe 20-25%” “In 2025, house prices will be higher than in 2022” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
24/01/2315m 0s

Should You Buy a Property in 2023?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Should You Buy a Property in 2023? The short answer is yes, but it’s essential that you have the right tools and education to make good decisions on what to and what not to buy. Listen in to Kevin’s top tips for buying property in 2023 and how you can turn this turbulent time into an opportunity. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Don’t wait and save, you’ll lose value on your cash. The market is so quiet right now, nobody is buying right now which means opportunities for investors. Your buy price is less in 2023 than it was in 2022 and long term, house prices will recover and increase again. Whilst everyone else is panicking about the market, those who think and act simply, will win. BEST MOMENTS   “Now is the worst time ever to be saving” “In 2023 there is tumbleweed on estate agents row” “Biggest crash in 2008…prices are higher now than they were then” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
17/01/2313m 59s

Mark Homer: 2023 Property Predications

Join Mark in this episode where he unveils his personal predictions for the property market in 2023 including why property prices are set to drop 30-40%! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Inflation is now 10% and mortgage rates have gone up considerably resulting in property prices dropping around 10-15% already. The reverse is happening in the rental market as fewer people are buying and supply is too low. Mark doesn’t believe the bank of England will go to 5% inflation however, we won’t be seeing the historically low rates we have had over the past decade. Wages are now starting to increase in line with inflation. Properties will continue to fall in 2023, potentially in real terms a 40% drop in house prices. The big national builders are already building less. There will be fewer houses built in 2023. BEST MOMENTS   “Clearly it’s not been an easy ride for lots of businesses” “We’re on course for a 30-40% drop in real house prices” “They printed too much money” “The national house builders are cutting back” VALUABLE RESOURCES  https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHOD Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressive  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
10/01/2314m 0s

5 Tips to Succeed in Property in 2023

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Professional property investors do deals no matter the market conditions. Listen in to this episode where Kev gives you the information you need to succeed in property in 2023. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Focus on adding value Focus on cash flow; equity is vanity. Raise capital and find deals; it doesn’t have to be your money Use creative investment techniques Change your mindset and surround yourself with the right people   BEST MOMENTS   “You make your money when you buy” “The amateur is waiting for the right time and they never get started…you can never time the market” “You cannot spend equity” “The skillset without the mindset will leave you upset” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
03/01/2316m 37s

Tenants Problems & Rising Rents | Property Investing Q&A

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD This is a Q&A episode from Kev, giving the best answers to his most common questions and queries over the past few weeks, including about rising rents, issues with tenants as well as the importance of landlords for housing the population. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Every deal or purchase Kev and his team are making they are carefully taking into account EPC ratings, to future-proof their investments. You will save money, get a better mortgage and also receive higher rent. Only around 1% of tenants become an issue. It’s important to keep issues in proportion and context when they arise. It’s not landlords that are forcing up rents, it’s government laws and regulations. There’s not enough property stock, the country is building enough or renovating enough. Reducing landlords actually increases housing problems, it would mean even less supply of homes. BEST MOMENTS   “Do the work to get it up to a C-rating EPC now, it will save you money in the long term and give you the best mortgage deals” “Know the outcomes before you do the deal” “The government are forcing up rents, not landlords” “If there’s more stock available, house prices will come down and rents will come down” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/12/2234m 10s

My Open & Honest Breakdown of My Hardest Year in Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD After arguably the most turbulent and difficult times in the property market, Kev wants to share his challenges, his wins, and reflect on the past year and offer tips on what you can do in the coming months too. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Kev has done more deals in the past 12 months than any other year! Take some time over Christmas and plan your thoughts and business model for the next year. Think about what methods and funds you will need to use and set your goals. Thorough research is as important as ever, do viewings and ask all the questions. Something that didn’t look as good a deal on paper might surprise you. You will waste time, but if you don’t put in time when things don’t work out, you won’t get as many wins for the times when things do. Hire people who are already in jobs. The best people in the business will always already have employment. There are many schemes across the country to improve D/E rated EPC properties. Look in your local area as it may make help you with existing tenanted properties. Look at future planning in your areas, if you buy in places in line of regeneration/--- then you could get great deals in those areas now before they are improved. Mortgage rates are significantly higher than they were a few months ago but really this is the market correcting itself, 3% isn’t historically that high. This could present some opportunities for people who can’t afford the higher rates. Your tenants are your customers. They allow you to run your business and pay you and your staff wages. 98% of tenants are great. Budget for everything and then if you have bad tenants that don’t pay on time or damage your property then you can afford to cover it. Plan for rent arrears with rent guarantee insurance. BEST MOMENTS   “As I’ve learnt a lot in the last few months and managed to come through to the other side with a lot more resilience” “Pretty much 97% of our cash is back out of the deals and available to do more deals next year” “Be resilient, be ready and go for everything you absolutely can” “The whole country is panicking about interest rates right now” “I don’t see them as my tenants I see them as my customers” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/12/2243m 35s

How to Create Wealth Through Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin joins Jessen James on the Mind Over Money podcast to talk about the power of property investing itself, as well as his own personal journey in business, and the part that mind-set has played in his incredible rise to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Inspiration can take many forms, but nothing stirs us or empowers us more than seeing others who have succeeded, and hearing the stories of how they did so. When our backs are against the wall, we usually discover how strong and resourceful we can be. Never be afraid of pressure, because it can serve to highlight our strengths. Often, we tell ourselves that success is elusive. We are afraid to take the risks for fear that they won't work out. Taking that first step towards action is crucial. Accountability is important when it comes to our business journey. We must take responsibility for the choices we make, even if they are wrong ones. BEST MOMENTS 'Within 12 months I'd replaced my income' 'I had no choice but to think creatively' 'It's not difficult to raise money. It's difficult to try' 'Stop looking back and look forward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Mind Over Money Podcast - https://omny.fm/shows/mind-over-money ABOUT THE GUEST Jessen James Jessen has spoken to and trained thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world, and has featured on Channel 5's Rich House Poor House. Having built, bought and sold multiple businesses himself, Jessen has had some amazing wins and some rather spectacular fails too! He now dedicates his time to serving others to better their lives and businesses by sharing his learnings. Get in touch today. ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
13/12/2250m 24s

How to Start Investing in Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Lisa O’Reilly, previously a chartered accountant, joins Kev in this episode to talk about her journey into property investing, particularly in the Irish market. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Lisa followed her sister’s footsteps into the world of accountancy but the opportunity came to purchase an investment property and after a stressful time at work, she decided she wanted to live a different life and go into property investing full-time. It doesn’t matter what job you are in or what background you have, anyone can become a property investor. Previously Lisa thought that you needed to follow a set path to become successful in life but this has been debunked by meeting and seeing the success people have in property investing. Lisa found Progressive after doing some online training with Simon Zutshi (Property Magic Podcast) realising she needed Kev’s expertise to build on her existing knowledge. She attended MSOPI and began using creative property techniques to build her Irish property portfolio, including lease options and raising investor finance. There is good debt and bad debt, using debt to acquire an asset that will continually generate income for you, such as property, is good debt. Do your homework, numbers do not lie. Lisa believes this is the first rule of property investing. BEST MOMENTS   “I’m an accountant I should know this stuff, yet I was about to sell the only asset I had” “The biggest thing, is you have to take action” “You’re providing a solution that can beat inflation” "Good debt is the debt you use to acquire an asset that will continually generate income" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
06/12/2227m 30s

How a Mother & Daughter Started a Property Business Together From ZERO

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kev is joined by mother and daughter team Sophia and Danica to talk all about their journey into property including how much invaluable knowledge they learnt from Kevin’s No Money Down Course and Mastermind. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Sophia built her initial property portfolio by sourcing properties on behalf of her previous accountancy clients as investors. She would then charge them a sourcing fee and then a management fee. After 6 years, Sophia was finding the business growth difficult to manage, so she recruited her daughter Danica. They found progressive in 2020 and bought Kevin’s online No Money Down course. This led to them joining Kevin’s Mastermind and they haven’t looked back since. Since doing the course, Sophia and Danica have started to use other people's money to buy their own properties as well as doing some rent2rent deals and serviced accommodation, expanding on what they were previously doing. There are a lot of opportunities in the market right now. There’s not a lack of money like many believe. Buying at the lower end of the market isn’t the only way to make money. If you buy in more expensive areas, there are a lot of opportunities to add high value. BEST MOMENTS   “Something just said to me, go for it” “The right time was yesterday, now is a great time to get into property, there is so much coming onto the market” “Expensive areas are where you can actually make a lot more money because you can add a lot more value” "There's a benefit to the tenant and the landlord" VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
29/11/2222m 41s

The 10 Worst Tenants I've Ever Had

In today's episode Kevin discusses why not to listen to those advising to steer clear of London investments, why the ‘tenant buyer’ strategy is the most hands free of them all and how to sort the good builders from the bad.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Over the last few months, people have started the question if it is wise to invest in London, given the way of the world. That is because the masses are questioning London. Observe the masses, and do the opposite. Interest rates are going to drop to negative, so there has probably never been a better time in history to raise money to help invest in properties.  Many people would consider single lets the most ‘hands free’ strategy. However with single lets you often have the management, the maintenance, the voids and the inspections. With a tenant buyer, it is completely hands free strategy. You don’t need a letting agent or a maintenance team and you can do it remotely as it is completely outsourced to the tenant buyer.  If you're setting up a limited company, you should be putting  a personal loan into that company. When running a limited company you need to ensure you get a property tax accountant . Everything from mobile phones to office supplies can be put through the company as company property rather than putting it through your own name.  If you ring a builder up and he says he can come tomorrow, they’re likely a bad builder. The good builders are always busy. The moment you get a property agreed, you need to find a builder. You will get the keys anywhere between 4-8 weeks after the agreement, leaving it until then to find a good builder will cost you.  You need two years of company accounts in order to qualify for mortgages in your company name. You can start by doing rent to rent and lease options in order to build up your accounts.  Many people want to quit their jobs to become property investors. The reality is, you do not need to quit your job.Managing your time is a better step than quitting your job. You have got plenty  of time to do property in your spare time, if you are smarter with your free time.  Aim to quit your job later but first you should build up cash flow and passive income.  If you are just starting out and do not have the funds or knowledge to invest in property yet, it is a good idea to go and work for an investor and offer to work for free. Find the big player in your area and ask how you can help them. They will give you some work to do and you will learn from their expertise.  BEST MOMENTS “Raising money has never been easier” “You don’t find it difficult to raise money, you find it difficult to try, you find it difficult to ask.” “Quitting your job is not the route to success.” “If you give, you will receive.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk  https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
22/11/2215m 31s

My Journey to Becoming a Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Selena Davy joins Kevin in this episode. Selena talks about her property investment journey, to potentially inspire you to either get started yourself or remotivate you to keep going. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Previous to property investing Selena was working in the NHS for 22 years. After being very ill and spending 6 months in the hospital, Selena knew that she needed to make some changes in her life. Selena started to attend courses including Progressive Property Multiple Streams of Income and No Money Down and discovered that property was to be her next passion. Most of Selena’s experience has been good but she has had some difficulties, including builders stealing money. It's important to recognise that property investing isn't ever straightforward or easy. There are of course bad landlords, but Selena doesn’t believe they are the majority, most landlords want to help people. If you’re winning to learn, especially from other people, Selena believes anyone can be successful in property. BEST MOMENTS   “It’s been quite a few twists and turns” “You get your refurb money back from the rent in a few months” “I don’t think I could stop even if I had enough money, I love it [property] now” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
15/11/2230m 3s

How I Went From The Royal Navy to Becoming a Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Lucy Ingram joins Kevin in this episode to talk about the interesting and innovative things she is doing with her property partner Steph. They discuss how their property journey started, what is has evolved into now and what they have learnt along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Lucy and Steph were both serving in the military when three years ago they decided to go into a property business together. They started to learn as much as they could about property, starting with free courses and books including Property Investing Secrets by Progressive founders Rob and Mark. They then started doing paid education, which is when they attended Progressive’s Multiple Streams of Income Course and it led to them buying their first buy-to-let properties, serviced accommodation and rent-to-rent properties. Lucy and Steph scaled very quickly, potentially too fast as it meant they didn’t reflect on some of their mistakes quickly enough. Lucy has been able to leave the military and focus on property full time, the long-term plan will also be Steph to leave too. As a landlord, rent to rent has a few significant benefits, for Lucy it was getting a good price whilst having her properties looked after in a hands-off way. BEST MOMENTS   “We were spending way too much time working and not enough time together” “We built my parachute, we got ready for me to leave” “You’re always making mistakes and that’s where you grow” “Property is a people business” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
08/11/2223m 6s

The Truth About Scaling Your Property Business

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin has over 20 years of experience in property investing and his portfolio is now worth in excess of £10million. But it wasn’t always this way, the first 10 years of Kevin’s property journey wasn’t easy, and he ended up in a significant amount of debt. But he then found Progressive Property training and invested in his education, turning his business around. Listen in to this episode to learn about the truth in building a large property portfolio, learning from both the mistakes of Kevin’s past and the wins he has found in the last decade, particularly around staff. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You can’t build a large portfolio all on your own. You need to work with a team. Once Kevin managed to get himself out of debt he then focused on building his portfolio enough for it to be his full-time venture. Staff produce a variety of challenges and this only grows the more you scale. Ensure you pay your staff what they are worth, this works both ways, ensure you don’t overpay as this can become difficult to control. At the beginning of your journey look at remote staff to hire, such as virtual assistants, to help you scale before committing too much to in-house staff. Experienced people who don’t need full-time hours but can be flexible can be great staff to hire before starting with full-time staff. BEST MOMENTS   “All I wanted to do was get out of debt” “Everybody has their uncomfort zone” “Hire fast and fire slow” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
01/11/2223m 42s

Should You Buy or Rent a House if When The Property Market Crashes?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin wants to talk about what is happening in the property market right now and use his decades of experience in creative property techniques to answer the question that keeps being asked, should you rent or buy? KEY TAKEAWAYS  Property values have risen well above the cost of affordability for many. Interest rates are going to have to push prices down now, people can’t afford to pay the mortgage rates that will be available. 05’06’07 was very similar to the past three years, it was a boom followed by a drop, this is what Kev thinks will happen next. You can still buy, but you won’t be able to time the market this is for amateurs. Property investing is a long game, if you can afford to buy now then you should. If people can’t afford to own property at today’s rates, then they don’t have a robust business. More millionaires are made when the property market goes down, there are opportunities to be had everywhere. The banks are confident that the rates will be coming down again or they wouldn’t be offering low rates on fixed mortgages. BEST MOMENTS   “There’s a lot of people scared out there, a lot of people that don’t know what they should do” “There will be mass repossession, this is my prediction” “The amateur is trying to time the market” “You can make money when the markets going up, you can make money when the markets going down” “If you’re one of my tenants, you should be buying!” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
25/10/2214m 14s

Laura Hamilton: A Place in The Sun Presenter & Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Laura Hamilton is best known for being the host of a place in the sun as well as appearing on the likes of dancing on ice and cowboy builders! She joins Kevin to talk about her property investing journey, from her very first buy-to-let at just age 19 to the development she is on now as well as how she got into television. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Based on her own experience, Laure believes the property market is going to level out over the next coming months, down to interest rates but also due to the cycle that property goes in. It’s a seller’s market abroad at all levels. If you find a good solicitor, you can purchase properties in Spain and other places in Sterling, this can be a way to negotiate a property's price with your seller. Great time management and knowing how to prioritise is how Laura keeps her busy schedule and life organised. She also couldn’t live without her phone, it’s how she keeps on top of everything including to-do lists via her notes app. The school system doesn’t teach enough about financial education. Laura has got her children their own ‘spending cards’ and is always making them aware of the cost of things. The speed of the buying process abroad, such as Spain is a lot quicker than in the UK. It frequently takes less than a month. Spain has a deposit system in property buying, that shows both the buyer and vendor that they are serious about buying. It deters any ‘gazumping’. Laura is always very hands-on in her projects, she isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty and enjoys being part of the process. BEST MOMENTS   “It had to level out, it is levelling out now, it might well take a slight dip” “Since the pandemic and Brexit the buying rate [abroad] has increased” “It’s a skill to be able to multitask and it’s something I am able to do, my brain is frantic and a lot of entrepreneurs would say they don’t switch off easily” “We all need to be mindful of how much things are costing” “I’m trying to make my house as sustainable as possible” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@progressiveproperty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g1KuusONVStjY_XjdXy6g Twitter: https://twitter.com/progperty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/progressiveproperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressiveproperty/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Progpertyprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
18/10/2239m 54s

I Accidentally Built a Property Portfolio From Zero

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Chris Irving has been investing in property for a couple of years and has grown his portfolio using a variety of techniques, which he shares in this episode with Kevin. He also talks about the positive impact the Progressive property courses and community has had on his investment journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Chris started by doing a couple of ‘flips’ without realising at the time they were flips. His first was his grandparents house where he lived in the property whilst renovating before selling. After the breakdown of his marriage, Chris put property on the back burner but he still had tough decisions to be made, resultin gin him choosing to sell his family home and keep his property portfolio. He then signed up for progressive’s MSOPI and by the end of the event he had signed up for two additional courses. Networking with other investors and people in the Progressive Property community has been invaluable to Chris. If you’re looking for a strategy, tenant-buyer is a good choice. This is an option Chris used when he wanted to help someone out but when he also had a cashflow problem. If you are struggling in your property journey then Chris says to simple ask those around you and consider all your options carefully. There is usually a solution to your problem. BEST MOMENTS   “One of the things that keeps coming back to us, is the people you meet” “What I take away the most from it [The Progressive Community] is the inspiration you get” “Seek advice from people around you” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/10/2235m 7s

How I Went From a Barber To Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin is joined by Stephen Kempt, who has spent the past 3 ½ years building up a property portfolio in single lets, buy-to-lets and HMOs. Listen in to hear how you can build a property portfolio from scratch in the current climate. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Pre-property Stephen says he was just like any ‘normal’ person. Generally thinking about pensions but having two holidays a year and living with his partner working full time. Stephen and his partner bought their first buy to let for pension purposes but they soon discovered that this wouldn’t be enough financially. The first step to building their portfolio was to gain property education. The key to Stephen scaling so quickly was by finding outside investment. It would have taken them much longer to build their portfolio relying on just their income. Stephen admits property investing is hard but it’s about choosing your hard. Either work full time until your late 60s or work hard now so you can have an easier life in years to come. Property isn’t a get-rich scheme but you will make wealth, it just takes time. BEST MOMENTS   “We believe education and mindset are the foundation for everything” “Start small, start grassroots, it starts at home but certainly ripples outwards from there” “Be consistent, show up and be authentic” “You’ve got to work hard in order to not work hard” “You need to find that thing that stops you quitting” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
04/10/2233m 21s

How I Built a Serviced Accommodation Portfolio From Scratch

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Richard Stone has spent most of his life in construction but in the last few years, he decided to start to build his property portfolio. He joins Kevin to talk about his property journey and what he has learnt along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS  It was after beginning his property journey that Richard realised he needed training and education in Property. This is when he started attending Progressive Property courses, including Progressive's flagship even MSOPI, to learn how he could best utilise his knowledge and skillset. It all starts with the client and although Richard has tons of hands-on construction experience, he didn’t know how to find and retain clients and raise money. This is what he learnt with Progressive. You don’t need your own money to get started on serviced accommodation, you just need to learn how to raise capital. Focus on the feedback you get in the right places, not all advice is good advice. Your clients will tell you if you are doing the right things. There are endless opportunities in the world if you have the right mindset. Now is always the right time to buy property. Being around the right people on your property investing journey is essential. To help guide you but also to support you. BEST MOMENTS   “ A lot of it isn’t skillset, it’s mindset” “There’s a difference between what you think is right and what’s actually right” “I reignited my passion for education” “Your own money actually holds you back” “Poor people get their advice from family, friends and neighbours, wealthy people get it from people who have done it before them” “You don’t know what you don’t know” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/09/2233m 21s

The Energy Price Crisis Will Change Investing Forever

The energy price crisis is going to change the world of investing forever. Listen in to this episode with Kevin as he explores why this is but also why there is likely to be more opportunities than ever. Kevin also talks about his recent issues with mould, what corrections and changes are likely coming in the property market, what he believes Liz Truss’ policies will be in the coming months and more in an Ask Me Anything. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The billions printed in the pandemic are why we are in the situation we are now. The money Liz Truss is printing now will have minimal impact, both negative and positive. Interest rates are rising but they are still historically low. The cost of money is only relevant is you are paying more than you are making. If your property is already making a profit, don’t worry about if the government brings in rent freezes particularly if you are on a fixed rate mortgage. The coming years are going to create the most wealth-generating opportunities seen in years. You need to focus on growth and investing in your mindset and knowledge. You could start off in property and go straight into serviced accommodation but it’s worth remembering this isn’t helping solve any housing issues the country is currently facing. Time, knowledge and money are what you need for buy to let, however you don’t need all three to get started. There are lots of creative ways you can raise finance if you have time and knowledge for example. When there is a monetary crisis people obviously look to save money, This is why you typically start to see the lower end of the market rise in demand. Always be open-minded to opportunities and deals in property. BEST MOMENTS   “ 180 billion will do nothing to fix this country” “Interest rates now are now high” “The government does not have enough housing stock” “Money is not necessarily the issue for most people, people will still want to buy those properties but will there be a correction in the market?” “There’s a lot of hatred out there for landlords” “The most important part of the transaction is the person selling the house” “When you go out there looking for deals, suddenly you realise they are everywhere” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/09/2239m 47s

9 Things I've Learnt in 9 Years as a Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin shares 9 top tips he has learnt in the past 9 years as a Property Investor. Kevin has been in the property game for over 20 years, but it was only when he came to Progressive Property 9 years ago that he really learnt how to become a professional property investor. KEY TAKEAWAYS  I am not a landlord; I am a property investor. Raising finance is one of the most important aspects of property investing Property is a people business The right house will always find the right tenants You can’t plan your week in detail Become knowledgeable about your local council and regs Long-term thinking is what you need in this business Your network, it’s not just what you know it’s whom you know Boring is best! BEST MOMENTS   “There’s a very big difference between a landlord and a property investor, a landlord owns a job while a property investor runs a business” “The quicker you can become the investor the quicker you will scale your business” “Do not pedestalise the money, the most important thing is your knowledge, your action, your time” “Property is about collaboration; property is about your network” “The long-term takes care of itself” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
13/09/2233m 12s

How to Fix The Housing Crisis

Kevin has been investing in property for 18 years, has built up a multi-million pound business and uses creative property investment strategies. In this episode, Kevin reacts to a  recording of Judge Rinder on Good Morning Britain about landlords. Kevin gives his take and insight on this video and gives his thoughts on how we can actually tackle the Housing Crisis in the UK. KEY TAKEAWAYS Yes, there are rogue landlords out there. But Kevin, his team and the landlords Progressive Property train are not part of them. In fact, they invest in run-down, sub-standard properties and make them better for future tenants of theirs as well as bringing properties back into use. Section 21 can get abused by some landlords. But Kevin has never done this, he wants his tenants to treat the property as their home. We have to think about the other side, section 21 is there for bad tenants, for the ones who don’t look after the property, who don’t pay on time. There are also many landlords out there who aren’t investors, that just have one property-when that tenant doesn’t pay or creates expensive repairs it can leave them in financial ruin. There is a lot of unnecessary red tape and it actually becomes an obstacle for tenants and landlords when there are issues to be solved. Unfortunately there are many tenants that don’t look after a rental property in the same way they would if they owned it. This is especially demonstrated when it comes to preventing damp. Not opening windows, not wiping down the shower and drying clothes incorrectly can cause damp issues, simple things that could be avoided. The types of property Kevin buys/invests in aren’t properties that would appeal to first time buyers. He isn’t creating competition for them as they wouldn’t purchase what he does, without landlords like him they simply wouldn’t be bought. Everything has to be in balance. There needs to be robust legislation that supports both landlords and tenants. To solve the housing crisis the country needs to become creative with solutions, the government, councils and landlords need to work together:-We need better accommodation to solve the housing crisis. There are plenty of buildings out there, it’s about bringing them back into use and to a good enough standard. The council could work with landlords to bring these back into use.-We need a more streamlined way of the government/councils paying landlords when tenants cannot. Universal credit has made this much harder. Capping rents would only harm tenants in the long run. Proper landlords reinvest their money back into the property creating a higher standard of living accommodation. BEST MOMENTS “Don’t tar every landlord with the same brush, don’t make every landlord a rogue landlord, because not every landlord is” “Maybe he’s got a hidden agenda” “They create damp in the properties” “Everything has got to have balance” “The private investors are the ones that can solve this problem” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/09/2230m 16s

How I Buy Property Via Auctions

In this week’s episode, Kevin talks about all things auctions. Listen to Kevin talk about how you can still make money with auctions, what to look out for and how you can avid expensive mistakes. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS Making good money on auctions is all about knowledge and education. You need to have a good overall understanding of property investing and be educated around what to look for. Relationships are important to make deals with estate agents. With auctions, there’s no relationship needed, in this sense it’s easier and requires less work. With auctions, you know what other people were willing to pay. As long as you are educated it’s then easy to see if you have offered the right price or not. There’s 200+ auction houses around the country, just because someone has been to one and it wasn’t good or was expensive that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had in other places. Keep things financial, don’t let emotions have an influence over your price and use your knowledge to get great deals. Kevin never makes early bids. He waits until people stop bidding as much and then offers. Sometimes he even offers post-auction if there have been no bids. If you can read the room properly then you can offer directly with the owner and use it not selling at auction as leverage.  BEST MOMENTS “Auctions are phenomenal now” “With right move it’s already too late” “If you bid too early you’re adding fuel to the fire' VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.ukhttps://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
29/08/2218m 37s

How To Network Like A Pro

Kevin McDonnell talks us through the Dos and Don’ts of successful networking. Networking events can be daunting and can be unsuccessful and time-consuming if you don’t make that unforgettable first impression! Tune in today to find out how you can grow your network, make a lasting impression, attract JV partners and property investors and ensure that every networking event is a success!   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Where Can You Network?  There are many places you can go to network. Progressive property run about 40 property networking events all over the country, meaning it is likely there will be a PPN event near you. However, it is not only about networking events, but it is also a great idea to attend business networking events both locally and in different parts of the country. Have in your networking plan, to attend other types of events as well as events in other locations around the UK and the rest of the world that can help build your power team.   What To Do At Networking Events?   Have a clear plan before you attend, don’t just attend a networking event to listen to guest speakers. You should be bringing business cards to the events, you need to have a way that you can capture people's attention. As well as handing out your business cards, make sure you collect other people's contact details.   You want to be listening to others, more than you are speaking about yourself. Learn a little bit about people, keeping your eyes and ears open to find the person who is looking to invest.   If you do get the chance to tell people a little bit about yourself, keep it to a minimum and have what's called an ‘Elevator Pitch’, practice this at home before you attend. Focus your pitch on the features and benefits of working with you.   Make a list of people you need to help fulfill your power team, and go to the networking events to specifically source these people.   -A key part of attending networking events is the number of people you speak to. You don’t need to spend the entire event talking to just one or two people, you will be missing out on speaking to the majority of people at the event. The main goal of each networking event you attend should be to collect as many people’s contact details as possible.   Dress well when you attend a networking event. Don’t give people the opportunity to have a negative impression of you based on the way that you present yourself.   Give people the opportunity to talk about themselves, only speak about yourself if you’re asked. Ask them, how you can help them and what they’re looking for that can be mutually beneficial. Do not try to sell them things within the first few moments of meeting them.   BEST MOMENTS  “If you really want to scale your networking business, if you want to do a lot of property deals, then you’re going to need the help of other people”  “A wise person once said, ‘you’ve got two ears and one mouth, you should move them in the proportion”   “People want to work with people that they know, like and trust”  VALUABLE RESOURCES   https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TZdualhcw   https://robmoore.com/   ABOUT THE HOST  Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD  https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/  https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/  http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
22/08/2219m 57s

How to Make 200+ Property Deals in 3 Years!

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Paul and Ben are a deal-packaging property duo who decided to joint venture together after re-meeting in the Progressive Property network. They join Kevin in this episode to talk about the 200+ property deals they have achieved over the past 3 years. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Paul and Ben had virtually no experience in property, before attending courses with Progressive Property and gaining an incredible network. Liverpool and Manchester is where Paul and Ben’s property portfolio is based. The duos experience in business meant they looked at the deal packaging process as a ‘conveyor belt’ so they had services to offer each step of the way, from start to finish. Systems are a worthy investment; it allows your property business to scale quicker. You can’t do 96 deals a year on just pen and paper. The education and support network Paul and Ben have gained from Progressive Property has had an immeasurable positive impact on their property journey. Businesses are evolving all the time, once you solve one problem you will find another one. But if you build a good support network around you and embrace the challenge you will thrive. BEST MOMENTS   “223 deals in 3 years!” “You can do property investing no matter how long you have been doing another career, no matter where your starting point is you can get started and begin a property business” “It all came down to systems and people” “Time is the most important element, and you can’t replace that” “Build your parachute before you jump out of the plane” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
16/08/2235m 57s

How to Build 700k Equity through HMOs in 9 Months!

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Samuel Chick joins Kevin for a second time in this episode to give an update on what he has achieved in the past 12 months. Last time he was on the podcast he was still working full time and it was mid-pandemic. Listen in to hear what Samuel has been up to the past 12 months and what he has managed to achieve. KEY TAKEAWAYS  In just 9 months, Samuel and his wife have managed to build 700k in equity in their property investments. Samuel’s strategy is to buy ex local authority properties and then push up the value by renovating them, extending them and turning them into HMO’s. Students are Samuel’s main market, he finds his properties are really popular because of the finish he puts on them and the great branding he has created. The benefits of the student market is the cashflow. Students move in at the same time each year and look for rooms for the following year at the same time too. So for 21 months of the year, you know where you are with your rooms. There are some small disadvantages to students, because they are usually young, they may call more often because they don’t know how to change a lightbulb and similar small maintenance issues. Samuel is able to rent his houses out for the entire year because they are in such high demand. He is proud of the high standard he offers and would happily live in them himself! You pay zero council tax on a student property and the student pay ‘uni homes’ for all their bills. All Samuel has to collect is his rent. The art of systemisation has helped Samuel with his HMO portfolio. He has built robust systems to ensure he is up to date with all regulations and maintenance. BEST MOMENTS   “The brand is really important” “All our houses are immaculate, I’d live in them, I feel proud” “If you do a good product, people will pay for it” “It’s as close to the single-let and forget but with higher cash flow” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
09/08/2228m 55s

It's Never too Late to Start Property Investing!

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin is joined by Malcolm Ridley in this episode to talk all about his property investment journey. Malcolm didn't start his property journey until later in life but argues, and proves, that it's all about mindset, age truly is just a number. Listen in now to be inspired to start or scale your property investment strategy! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Malcolm was working for network rail as a commercial manager. It involved 60 hour+ working weeks and was what he describes as a ‘grey existence’. Becoming an accidental landlord is how Malcolm started his property journey. Shortly after this he also bought a property for his daughter to live in after realising how much she would be paying in rent in Leeds. Several years later, after his son had also lived in the house he bought in Leeds, Malcolm and his son bought a house at auction and his property investing started to expand. Malcolm learnt a few lessons from this auction property, including to not try and do all the work on a house yourself and why buying the worst house on a good street is a good strategy. After the auction property, Malcolm realised luck had been on his side as he learnt a few things that could have spelled disaster for him and his son. This is when he decided property education was something he needed to invest in next. Having a mentor helped Malcolm build his confidence in property and business as well as taught him how to overcome many barriers. Building relationships and rapport with agents has been part of Malcolm’s property strategy and helped him with his acquisitions. If your aim is to make capital, Malcolm believes there is money to be made in ‘flips’ in London. If it is cashflow you are after, then your best bet is probably to invest in the north of England. Property works in all locations; you might just not be applying the right strategy or technique. Joint venturing is a great way to start your property investing journey. You can rely on their expertise and time whilst still maintaining your job. Property is a people business. Malcolm found that by being fair with his pricing he got offered more properties further down the line. He played the long game by considering the true value of the property and not ‘squeezing’ the vendor at each deal. Malcolm didn’t start properly property investing until he was 61, he says all you need is the right mindset, age doesn’t matter.   BEST MOMENTS   “Don’t do all the work yourself” “I realised that what we needed was education, so I decided to invest in education” “Once you’ve bought one and they [estate agents] know you’re serious they are interested in presenting more opportunities to you” “In London you can probably make money on flips, but you have to buy carefully” “That’s one of the great things about property, collaboration” “It’s never ever too late to invest in property”   VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
02/08/2232m 1s

A Day in The Life of a Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin is out on the road, viewing his properties so wanted to do a ‘day in the life of’ whilst answering your questions! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Being in your 50’s is definitely not too late to get into property investing. It takes less time than you think to make just one deal, just start now. Don’t take a bridging loan on a property if you don’t have an exit strategy. You have to start with the end in mind. Joint venture with someone to build up credit. Use your time to benefit them but utilise their credit. How can you find your first investment property? Go direct to vendor, tell everyone you know that you are looking to get into property and market yourself. Trying to find good people in this recruitment climate is difficult at the moment so try and put this first and as a priority when you are scaling. When you buy a property, you should be adding value and creatively making deals. This protects you against the market. There’s no failproof way to know if your client is good or bad, you can do all the checks but this still doesn’t completely protect you. Your plan for property business should be how to create money from the houses you buy and to hold them long term.   BEST MOMENTS   “You can replace your income in 6-12 months”           “Don’t be emotional, take a financial decision” “Educate yourself on how to find these deals” “It’s not that you can’t find the deal, it’s just that you don’t know what you’re looking for”   VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
26/07/2229m 22s

How We Became Property Investors

Jason and Blondine join Kevin today to talk all about their own journey into London Property. They discuss what drove them to starting their property journey, why working together as a team has been important and how attending various Progressive Property courses has helped them find success. FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD KEY TAKEAWAYS    Individually Jason and Blondine started in property separately. But 18 months ago they met at a Progressive Property event and led to them making their first deal together. Working together has helped Jason and Blondine because they have different skillsets, they play to one another’s strengths. Rent2Rent has been important to Jason and Blondine’s growth because there is less risk involved. It’s a strategy that if you get the right balance and demand you can grow quickly and effectively. It’s important to follow the process in property, don’t sit back or give up if you don’t find instant success. It takes time, effort and practice. Jason and Blondine attribute their success to the knowledge, support and the community that have found with Progressive Property. Training, support and confidence is the key to finding success in property. Training and courses are invaluable, you learn from others mistakes as well as become inspired.   BEST MOMENTS   “[Progressive] completely changed my outlook on property with creative ways of dealing with properties, completely changing my mindset” “The key is not to find someone just like you…find someone who brings a skillset you don’t necessarily have” “We all have the same passion, the same drive” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
19/07/2233m 33s

Do NOT Rent Your Own Home (Here's Why) | Rob Moore

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD A special episode by co-founder of Progressive Property Rob Moore. Rob talks all about whether it is right to rent your own property or buy your own home. He also warns against the advice of so-called American gurus and discusses the pros and cons to owning your own home.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  It’s important to do your own due diligence in your country and market. In the UK buying your own home is almost always the best option. If you are in the position to buy your own home then you should do it! There’s much more stability in owning your own home. Owning your own home means you are earning money whilst you simply live in your house. One of the few things that is inflation-proof right now is housing, inflation pays your mortgage whilst the value of cash depletes. When you rent, the landlord gets all the benefits, not you.   BEST MOMENTS   “This is a topic that gets a lot of heated debate across the internet” “If you buy your own home you have security” “Safety nets can be really bad for your hustle, for your desire and ability to go out there and make things happen” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
12/07/2212m 37s

Nurse to Property Investor | How I Got Started From Zero

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode, Kevin speaks with ex-nurse Chloe Tyrell who has a portfolio of single let and HMO properties with her partner. After learning more with Progressive they are now entering the commercial conversions market too. Listen in to hear all about Chloe’s journey to becoming a property investor full time and learn some great tips and ideas for how you can start your property journey with Progressive too! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Chloe was in her early 20s when she decided to invest in a buy to let, there was no strategy this was just something to help her when she retired one day. It was 2019 when Chloe and her partner had some changes in their lives. It led them to look at property and this is how they found Progressive Property and worked to getting into property as a full time venture. Chloe has attended many Progressive Property courses to build her property portfoli including MSOPI, No Money Down and Commercial Conversions. The education has definitely fast-tracked her on her property journey and helped her avoid some costly mistakes. Making relationships and perseverance are two of the biggest skills Chloe has had to master to progress and sustain her property career. Having a peer group and a mentor is reassuring and supportive, it has helped Chloe achieve her goals. Communication is the most important thing in any partnership. Being in business with each other as well as a romantic relationship, clear communication is integral as well as splitting responsibilities.   BEST MOMENTS   “That four-day course pretty much summarised everything we had done in an 18-month period” “It would have sped the process up and it would have saved on any costly mistakes” “Have a bit on introspection and know a bit about yourself and what you really want and what is holding you back too”   VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
05/07/2226m 5s

How I Did 32 Property Deals in 2 Years!

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin is joined by Muzzy, a property dealer based in Nuneaton. He talks to Kevin about his own personal property journey and how Progressive Property helped him with his fast route to success in property Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Muzzy got into property almost by accident. He saw an opportunity to join a property course for free to learn about investing and this is what got him interested. It was June 2019 when Muzzy found Progressive. He did the MSOPI course first which led to him completing the Rent2Rent course and mastermind. It’s essential to have a cashflow strategy when getting into property investing. It’s important to gain and understanding of why you want to get into property and what it is you want to achieve. No money down felt impossible to Muzzy before he learnt about how to make it happen, now it feels so simple. Until Muzzy undertook Progressive training, he thought there was only one way to own property. The courses opened his eyes and inspired him to build his own property empire. Life has changed considerably for Muzzy and his family. It has allowed not only him to follow his passion but his wife too. The knowledge Muzzy learnt from Progressive was essential. Even now he recognises that he wouldn’t have been able to have the success he has had by going it alone.     BEST MOMENTS   “I was still slightly sceptic until I bought my own property with none of my own money” “You can take that problem away, generate cash for yourself and help someone else [too]” “I didn’t think it would happen this quickly” “I don’t need to know everything I just need to know the people that know” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk     ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
28/06/2228m 17s

How I Got My First 2 Investment Properties

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Nick based in Southampton joins Kevin in this episode. Nick started in property 4 years ago, where he struggled at first but in the past 12 months he has managed to really accelerate his property journey. Listen in to hear be inspired by what he did to turn things around and learn what you can do to step-up your property journey too! Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS Nick was working a job in manufacturing when he read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, this was the catalyst that made him decide he needed to earn more money and led him to starting his property journey.   He began looking at free property content in places like YouTube and attending free events in London. This is how he decided that the UK property market was for him.   Nick didn’t have cash for a deposit so after more research started looking at rent2rent strategies. He started off with Serviced Accommodation but then moved into HMO’s after attending the Progressive Rent2Rent online course.   Once live events started up again, Nick travelled down to Peterborough to attend the Progressive No Money Down Event. He got so much value from this course that he then signed up to the mastermind and it has helped him accelerate his property journey.   When using the rent to rent strategy, it’s a myth that you need lots of landlords and agents. Often you just need one and they will feed you the best deals.   Nick never realised how important networking was until he found Progressive. He has found the progressive community incredibly valuable and it has helped him so much along the way including securing many of his deals. BEST MOMENTS   “I went to no money down and got lots of value” “ I have the worst boss possible and it’s myself, I work full time in property” “You don’t need lots of landlords, sometimes you just need one”   VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/06/2224m 8s

How I Buy Houses for Free! Property Investing Q&A

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin has over 19 years’ experience in property, using creative property techniques to build his multi-million property portfolio. Join him in this Q&A where he answers many property questions frankly and informatively. Topics discussed include the role of landlords in the property market in 2022, what type of mortgage you should be getting and why your property knowledge is so much more important than what you have in the bank. Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<  KEY TAKEAWAYS You don’t always need to have a 25 year repayment mortgage. With investment properties you can simply have interest only mortgages. This keeps the mortgage payment lower. It’s worth spending a bit more on the finish of a refurb in order to charge higher rent. You can also join LNPG to get great savings on your refurbishment costs. Simply investing all your life savings into a property isn’t a property strategy. Building a portfolio is all about your plan. You don’t even need your own cash to start in the property game, it’s about having the right knowledge to get you started. Buy to let landlords are not stopping other people buying homes and they have not caused inflation. No matter what, you need to be doing the fundamentals of buy to let: buy, refurbish, let, refinance. BEST MOMENTS “Repayment mortgages for your home, but buy to let homes: interest only mortgages!” “There will always be something stopping you getting ready…it’s about taking action, to take the steps” “Our job as property investors is to always focus on the opportunities that come out of other people’s problems” “Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant there’s people with integrity and there’s people without integrity” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
13/06/2223m 35s

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Property Business

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Welcome to a very special episode of the Progressive Property Podcast as Kevin covers the five key things to know before you get started in property. Discover why you don’t need your own money to start investing, why it’s important to surround yourself with a network of like-minded people and why cheap doesn’t mean cheap! If you’re starting out in property, this episode is for you. Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS You don’t need your own money to start. With low-interest rates, there are billions of people looking for safe investments in the property market and you can help them by finding and sourcing deals and purchasing property with none of your own money. Surround yourself with likeminded people. Your network is your network, the right network of people will help to advise you to build assets, invest your wealth back into yourself and help to grow you and your legacy over time. Invest locally. You know your local area better than anyone else. Investing locally means you can move quickly, negotiate better deals, build and expand on your local network and invest in the right areas because you know your local streets. Find a mentor that challenges you to think bigger. Everyone has a mentor in their life but are they protecting you and holding you back? Join the Progressive community and find a property mentor that is an expert in property and that can help to propel you and your property portfolio forward. Cheap doesn’t mean valuable. The R.E.A.S.O.N model helps you identify what not to buy. Rundown, Expensive, Abroad, Scattergun, Off-plan, New-build. BEST MOMENTS “There’s nothing safer than property investment” “When you invest locally, you know the property market”  “Investing with your own money is the thing that holds most of us back in building a property portfolio.” VALUABLE RESOURCES No Money Down Challenge - YouTubehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767 ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/ progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
06/06/2214m 19s

My 6 Biggest Property Failures (REWIND)

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In today’s episode, property expert Kevin McDonnell takes us on a trip down memory lane as he looks back on some of his biggest failures in the property industry and gives us his expert advice on how you can avoid making these mistakes yourself! Don’t miss Kevins expert advice on how you can become a success in property! Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS 6 Biggest Property Failures- Investing Abroad- Don’t buy off-plan property. You are buying something that might go up, or down in value. You’re also purchasing something that might not even get built, there is no real guarantee, and whilst you are waiting for the build to be complete you are not making any money from the property. Purchase property in an area you are familiar with that can make you money instantly and whereby you are familiar with the tax and property laws.   Doing All Your Own Refurbs- This takes up far too much time which can stop you from looking for more property investment deals. The standard of work was also not up to the standards of professional tradesmen, meaning a few years later the poor workmanship will have to be redone. Tying to do those refurbs yourself, will cost you more time and more money.   Waiting Too Long Before Quitting Your Job- Just commit and get out, because quitting your job will allow you to focus more on property and your results will have scaled massively once leaving your job, allowing the freedom and mind space to really focus on scaling your property business.   Waiting Too Long To Hire Staff- Where in your business can you add income? Where can you put money into your business? Things such as speaking to joint venture partners, people who want to invest money into your business, negotiating property purchases or contracts on rent to rents with homeowners, that is where your focus should be. Outsource all the other tasks to staff such as property management, speaking to the tenant, maintenance inspections, all of the tasks that are time-consuming but don’t generate income but rather take money from the business.   Not Having A Clear System To Check Staff’s Work- Hiring any staff comes with an element of trust, and sometimes in fast-growing businesses you can end up leaving staff to get on with their job whilst your focus is on other things. This could potentially result in foul play from your staff as they feel like they are able to get away with things easier as they are not being monitored. Create a system whereby this is not possible. Check your properties out, check your own staff out and make sure that what’s being said is the reality.   Not Hiring A Project Manager- A project manager will hire the entire refurb team to avoid any miscommunications between different tradespeople. If possible, make somebody you know or are familiar with and that you trust your project manager who can get the job delivered on time. Them being responsible for the project means that there's no way there can be any excuses or tension between the rest of the team.         BEST MOMENTS “Mistakes are a part of life”   “You only have to be right 51% of the time”   “The richest people on this planet have made many mistakes”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TZdualhcw https://robmoore.com/ ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/ progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
30/05/2219m 21s

What Makes a Good Investment Property (REWIND)

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Are you scared of making a mistake? Are you fearful of making a bad investment? In today’s episode of the Progressive Property Podcast, Kevin shares with new investors a 7-stage step-by-step guide on purchasing property and how to know if it’s a good investment. Discover how to spot a strong rental demand, where you can add value and what investments are best for instant cashflow. Join the Progressive Property Community Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS Strong rental demand. You should not invest unless you’re sure that you can tenant that property. Research the demographic, demand, value and type of property that rents well in your chosen investment area online and in-person and even survey potential tenants and competition to discover your ideal investment. Cashflow. You need to invest in property that pays a positive cashflow today. Calculate your rental income (turnover) minus your expenses = profit/cashflow. Cashflow will also help to protect you from a recession negatively affecting house prices. Can you add value? Making money is about adding value to a property. Don’t gamble with a property that cannot be improved. Always research the footprint of the property for opportunities to add value. Capital growth potential vs stable property prices. When prices are stable and growth is miserable you will more accurately be able to predict future capital growth potential for that property on that street. Local Economy. Monitor the local economy and understand weather companies will be investing in the area and creating jobs and wealth which will lead to increased rental demand and capital gains. Make your money when you buy. Purchase at the right price, add value and bank future profits. Property Management. Always purchase in an area with good management companies and never manage your investments yourself so that you can focus on finding more deals to increase your wealth. BEST MOMENTS“View other properties to get a good idea of what rental properties should look like”“Property is a business that needs to create you an income today”“If you build up cashflow generating assets, you can replace your income and cover your cost of living”“Equity is vanity, cashflow is sanity”“You cannot add value to new build properties”“Force the value of your property to increase wealth”“Add value and recycle your investment back out by leveraging the banks money” VALUABLE RESOURCES Rob Moore - MONEY ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
23/05/2225m 1s

How to Invest £10,000 In Property & Other Assets (REWIND)

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Progressive Property Co-founders Rob Moore and Mark Homer join the show to share with you the best active and passive investment strategies for high returns and regular income when investing £10,000.  Discover how to get the quickest returns on your investment for short, medium and long-term capital growth from investing in everything from property, stocks and businesses to assets such as cars, watches and commodities. Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS The quickest returns on an active £10,000 property investment will be when you combine your capital with effort and hard work and create a business. eCommerce is a great opportunity for investment, it’s a growing market with huge potential for scale. Platforms such as Shopify and Amazon can help you reach huge audiences quickly. If you’re passively investing £10,000 the safest options are most ISA’s or a portfolio of tracker funds that invest in the FTSE or American spread. Platforms such as Vanguard and Hargreaves Landsdown are recommended to use. The best property businesses to start for returns are Rent2Rent, Serviced Accommodation or Deal Packaging, these property strategies will give you a fast cashflow each month and ability to get a return on your investment so that you can scale your empire. However, a joint-venture with other investors is also a great way of pooling your capital together for larger projects with bigger returns. One of the better longer-term passive investments to make is in classic cars and watches. If you do your due-diligence using sites such as Glenmarch you can track the price of classic cars and their average price sold. With the right research on the right premium brands, these investments will increase in value year on year and you will see a positive return. BEST MOMENTS “By starting a business and by working hard you will see a better return than any other investment strategy” “We started our training business with £300 each” “Put your £10,000 into a business that you’re passionate about so that you’re motivated to grow” “Purchased non-depresiative items” “Do your own diligence on all your investments” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/ https://www.glenmarch.com/https://www.hagerty.co.uk/valuation/tool/https://www.vanguardinvestor.co.uk/https://www.hl.co.uk/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE A NEW INVESTMENT SERIES Episode One: How to Perfectly Invest £10,000 | The Best Stocks | Property | Gold & Classic CarsWatch Live On The Progressive Property YouTube Channel Every Monday At7PM Tiny.cc/PPTVListen To Audio Recordings On The Money Podcast bit.ly/moneypodcastitunes ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. ABOUT THE GUEST Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor, and property educator. Author of the global bestseller "Life Leverage" Host of UK's No.1 business podcast "The Disruptive Entrepreneur." "If you don't risk anything, you risk everything." CONTACT METHOD Rob’s official website: https://robmoore.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rsLinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
16/05/2245m 50s

My Journey as a Brand New Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin wants to introduce you to Greg Ball, a kitchen-fitter and business owner who has just started their journey into property investing. This is a unique episode that explores those first few steps when first getting into property from someone who is in those stages right now. Greg also talks about how unique Progressive are in the industry, they don’t just teach knowledge they teach you how to change and alter your mindset to achieve success. Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<  KEY TAKEAWAYS   18 months ago Greg had a kitchen business. Covid meant they had to reinvent themselves, they started again and were doing ok but it was a wake-up call that he needed alternative means of creating income. Greg had always wanted to be in property investing and the difficulties throughout the pandemic combined with an inspiring rent-to-rent strategy YouTube Video were the catalysts to get him started. Greg’s wife bought him a ticket to a property show in London and it was here that he headed to The Progressive Property stand and was inspired. Greg then went on to attend the MSOPI event and what he learnt was life changing, he knew he needed to take action, get started in the property game and change his and his families future. Through his kitchen business, Greg had built up quite a data base of potential investors. The first two people he approached said yes. Greg feels lucky but Kevin disagrees, he says he has done the work to build these relationships and then taken action to make use of what he has built. BEST MOMENTS “Property is going to make the life we want for ourselves” “You can’t look back but you can look forward and create a new future” “There’s no such thing as luck” "At the end of the day, it's a people business"   VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/offers/msopi-property-investing-event-tc-ggl/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjc2QBhDgARIsAMc3SqR7wMwLKFciEZbG8Jn8hUh2CDX2xN7HrF-DQJohHHG6d7DTUEnSaVYaAnatEALw_wcB https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
09/05/2230m 26s

How Progressive Property Helped Build My Success - with Sam Waterson

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Sam Waterson is a property deal packager based in Leeds. In this episode he talks with Kevin about what he does in his business, how you can get into deal packaging too, as well as how Progressive helped him nurture and grow his success. Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<<   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Sam has always worked in sales. Being an experienced and passionate salesman whilst having a desire to be an entrepreneur, is what led him to deal-packaging. After using a lettings agency himself whilst being across the other side of the world. Sam realised he had all the knowledge, skills and expertise to run this kind of business himself and so that’s what he did! This was his first effort at running a business. Unfortunately this business did go into liquidation but Sam realised he had learnt a lot of skills and that if he applied these in the right way to the right business he could find success. The Progressive community has helped guide Sam in his property journey, particularly through the power of networking and after attending three deal-souring courses. BEST MOMENTS “I saw it more of a landlords service business” “I realised I had generated a lot of skills that I hadn’t been applied properly” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/offers/msopi-property-investing-event-tc-ggl/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjc2QBhDgARIsAMc3SqR7wMwLKFciEZbG8Jn8hUh2CDX2xN7HrF-DQJohHHG6d7DTUEnSaVYaAnatEALw_wcB https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
02/05/2222m 49s

How to Stop Damp Destroying Your Property - with Damp Sam

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode Kevin speaks with Simon Cooper AKA ‘Damp Sam’, host of The Damp Show Podcast. Simon has a wealth of experience with Damp and the destruction it can create in properties. His knowledge is gained from nearly 30 years in the building business, including as a plasterer, gaining a HNC in building management and as a property investor. Simon and Kevin talk all things damp, Simon also tells you what you can do to reduce the risks of damp, what different types of damp there are, debunks damp myths and gives some great tips for anyone who owns property! Progressive Property’s Co-Founder, Rob Moore, has teamed up with our lead trainer, Kevin McDonnell to bring you the 2022 edition of our bestselling book, Multiple Streams of Property Income.GET YOUR UPDATED VERSION HERE >>> msopi.live/book <<< KEY TAKEAWAYS   Simon attended the MSOPI course at progressive and this was when his brand ‘Damp Sam’ was born. He then began doing YouTube videos and now racks over 500 videos, including some joint venture videos with Progressive Media. Good damp proofers aren’t easy to find and when you do find one, you usually just take their word for what needs doing. Damp Sam opens up the world of Damp proofing and educates people, arming them with the knowledge to understand what is actually happening beneath the damp they come across. Simon learnt an incredible amount from his first two house renovations. Including the support out there for renovations, asset protection, planning laws and even land registry guidelines. Don’t ever try and do damp proofing yourself, it’s a specialist area and you could create more difficult, and more expensive, problems. As a general rule, properties pre 1919 didn’t have damp courses put in. Post 1919 most properties would have put them in. But it’s important to remember that there are different types of damp courses and not one fix works for all. There are multiple types of damp and it’s essential that they are all diagnosed individually. Most of us have heard of rising damp and this is something that is frequently misdiagnosed, Sam frequently sees on surveys that a whole house is suffering from rising damp but this isn’t usually the case, it’s usually from multiple sources and has differing causes. Houses with differing ground levels within a property, for example if you have to make a step up to the kitchen, can suffer from lateral damp. It’s important these areas have waterproof systems installed to prevent damp. Ventilation is essential to stopping and preventing damp. All properties should have a fan in the kitchen and a fan in the bathroom, to draw moisture out of these rooms that produce a lot of differing heat levels and A great way to test if your internal fans are performing, is to do Sam’s £10 test. You hold a £10 note to the vent/fan and if it sucks it on then you know it’s ventilating enough. In some locations, such as London and Manchester, basement conversions can add a large amount of value. It’s important to weigh this up, as the cost of doing a conversion to a good standard, that won’t be prone to damp, is very expensive. Don’t treat mould with anything with sodium in it. This can create a bigger problem. Simon advises to always look for a mould remover that has benzalkonium in it. If you have a trade or are looking for a career change in the building industry, damp proofing could be you. You just need to learn it, become a specialist and you can make good money in a career that always has work. Get in touch with Simon, PCA and invest in yourself. BEST MOMENTS “There’s a lot of opportunity in the digital world” “There’s already somebody going to do it cheaper” “All these doors were shutting, I was just going to have to be the best at what I do” “Learn how to do this system and invest in yourself” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/offers/msopi-property-investing-event-tc-ggl/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjc2QBhDgARIsAMc3SqR7wMwLKFciEZbG8Jn8hUh2CDX2xN7HrF-DQJohHHG6d7DTUEnSaVYaAnatEALw_wcB https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE GUEST Simon Cooper AKA Damp Sam is a time served plasterer since 1983 and has a HNC in building management. He is the director of 3 Ltd companies and a PCA qualified Damp and structural waterproofing surveyor. He also owns a portfolio of properties that he renovated over the years.  Check out Simon’s Youtube Channel where you can find hundreds of videos all about Damp! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDh4nXWTEAPxsG5JIX3VdIg https://www.instagram.com/all_dry_damp/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-cooper-csrt-cssw-hncdampsam-45528649/ https://www.tiktok.com/@damp_sam?lang=en   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
25/04/221h 7m

REWIND: Hedge the Recession & Leverage it! Feat. Rob Moore

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD The Realities of Recession  Rob has hijacked this episode to explain the realities of recession and the steps you can take to be prepared and thrive during a period of recession.  It is usually 15 years for a recession cycle and the trigger is always different, but you can take proactive steps; building networks and relationships now in preparation, listen in to hear about the realities and how you can plan to not only survive but thrive.    KEY TAKEAWAYS  A recession can result in fear and this can make it more challenging to understand the realities.  These are the realities;  Many great businesses are built on a recession because the playing field is levelled this includes large and significant businesses such as Microsoft and Lego.  Many business models thrive in a recession e.g. tax accountants and confectionary manufacturers. Progressive thrived because people were looking for something different and positive they could do as a result our training took off.  Your competitors are likely to stop spending money on marketing because they view it as a variable cost. This should be the last thing that should be reduced as it removes your pipeline for new business.  When there is a recession you need to learn how to manage your cash and finances better. If you learn to manage cash flow well now you will be even better in a recession.  Staff costs are likely to reduce in a recession and it is often possible to employ very talented and skilled individuals at lower salaries.  You can buy businesses cheaply and grow through acquisition during a recession.  People will have fear and they will need guidance. They will need leaders and that can be you if you manage your emotions well.  People think that money disappears in a recession, it doesn’t it just moves, from traditional businesses to lean businesses from old businesses to new businesses.    BEST MOMENTS  ‘When we saw the last recession, we had fears and concerns, but it ended up being good for our business’  ‘I learned a lot vicariously from other property companies during the last recession’  ‘If your competitors are spending less on marketing you have less competition for leads’  ‘If you learn to manage cash flow well now you will be even better in a recession’     VALUABLE RESOURCES   No Money Down: Property Investing book by Kevin McDonnell   https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity/    ABOUT THE GUEST Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor and property educator. Author of global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur”  “If you don't risk anything, you risk everything”    CONTACT METHOD  Rob’s official website: https://robmoore.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs  LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979  ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   Kevin McDonnell Facebook   Kevin McDonnell website  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
18/04/2220m 13s

REWIND: How to Master Negotiation & Sales With Simon Hazeldine

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Do you want to become a master negotiator? Do you want to secure property deals and grow your business? If the answer is yes, this episode is for you. Your host, Kevin McDonnell interviews world renowned negotiation expert and best-selling author of bare-knuckle negotiation, Simon Hazeldine. Kevin and Simon discuss the key skills you need to have to become a master negotiator, mistakes to avoid and techniques to follow to ensure you end up with the deal you deserve. ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD KEY TAKEAWAYS What do you see as the key skills of a master negotiator? Being a good negotiator is a critical part of your skill set, have a successful property portfolio, property investment, investment business. What makes what makes a really good negotiator is research shows, for example, a good negotiators gather twice as much information as they give, they focus a lot of time, a lot of efforts, a lot of energy in doing what I call getting inside the other person's head and understanding things from their point of view. Good negotiators are also very well planned and prepared. Make sure that people are thoroughly planned and prepared, that they follow a planning process that increases your confidence that helps you consider options before they come up. A good negotiator doesn't do every deal and a good negotiator does every deal that makes good commercial sense. Knowing when to walk is another important thing for people. Patience is also a good thing to be acting unhurriedly even if you are in a hurry, remaining as calm and objective as you possibly can because emotions can obviously flare, human beings are very emotional creatures. Be very polite and respectful is also a good thing. A good negotiator does less what is called irritating behaviours, finger pointing, aggression, sarcasm and insults. Keeping it professional is an important thing to do, particularly if you want to be doing repeat business with that individual or that organization. Good negotiators have the ability to step into their shoes of a seller and see it from the seller's point of view. Price is a factor in any negotiation. Usually, it is very rarely if ever, the only factor and if it's just got narrowed down to price, you might be missing other opportunities to add value to the deal for the other parts. It is always about the people, the people who own that property that you want to buy must be willing to also sell it to you or want to do a joint venture with you. If you find out what's most important to people and then you show them how you can help them get what's most important to them, that's selling a negotiation in a nutshell. Solve their problem instead of trying to buy their house. What are the biggest mistakes people make in negotiating? Moving too quickly to sort of doing the bargaining, how much are we going to pay and then that they don't spend enough time planning and preparing. They don't spend enough time understanding the perspective of the other person. New property investors, property developers are sometimes very anxious to get some notches, some numbers and get some deals done and sometimes pursue a deal far too long when they should walk away because they feel nothing's happening and it's not working. If your first five deals that you sign up roll pretty badly, you're going to have those bad boys in your portfolio for a while. Definitely move fast but move faster when the deal is right. Tips for getting better results in a negotiation. Do your homework and do your research. Knowledge is power, walk the streets, have a look, get to know the areas, monitor things, watch what's happening. Ask more questions, do less talking and more listening. Find out if you can construct something that is going to meet what that person needs, solve their problems and take away their pain. BEST MOMENTS “People think that negotiation is the sexy exciting cut and thrust, but that's only going to be sexy and exciting if you've done your homework in advance.” “The more time you invest in the deal, the harder psychologically it is to get out it.” “Neuroscience research shows that 95% of the influence on our decisions is from more emotional primitive regions of the brain.” “Average man or woman in the street thinks negotiation is open high, drop down, meet me halfway and back and forth but it’s much more than that.” “Empathy is different to sympathy, empathy just means I get how you're feeling, I understand how you’re feeling, I understand why this is important to you.” “Word of mouth is very powerful and also a very bad form of marketing, depending on what's being said about you.” “Understand that if you feel a bit uncomfortable, that's called being human and that's really normal and that's not a bad thing.” “The more you learn, the more you earn.” “The more desperate you are, the worst deal you will do.” “If you don't ask, you have rejected yourself.” “You make your own luck through the work and the effort and the focus that you put in.” VALUABLE RESOURCES simonhazeldine.com https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  CONTACT METHOD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ Official website: https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1553015287&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AKevin+McDonnell ABOUT THE GUEST Simon Hazeldine is a world renowned negotiation expert and best-selling author. Simon is an international speaker and has worked as an expert consultant in the area of sales, negotiation, business performance and applied neuroscience with Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. CONTACT METHOD Website: simonhazeldine.com Twitter: @simonhazeldine Email address: simon@simonhazeldine.com progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/04/2250m 14s

What The Spring Budget Means For Property Investors

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD A short but informative episode where Mark discusses the current economic news including the changes in the new budget and what he thinks will happen next. ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let https://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD KEY TAKEAWAYS We’re coming to a period where living standards are going to reduce in ways not seen since the 1950s. The rise in inflation and employment issues are all adding up to a historical economic time; and we are living in it. There has been a £2300 increase on the income tax threshold and a 1% reduction on the basic rate income tax will have most significant effect on most people in the new budget. BEST MOMENTS “I suspect it’s more of a gesture rather than something concrete that will make a difference” “Rishi is certainly very good at telling people her cares, but looking at these numbers you start to see he only cares a little bit” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/   ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHOD   Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressiveprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
04/04/226m 6s

5 Ways How to Add Value to a Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD One of Kevin’s most asked questions is how to add value to a rental property, in this episode he explores various ways you can do this including 5 fundamentals you need to focus on. ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let http://bit.ly/BTLReport-YT KEY TAKEAWAYS Buy something where you know you can add value, where there is space for improvements, particularly focusing on the kitchen and bathroom. Probably one of the most effective ways to add value is to think about the internal layout of the property and how you can make this work better and more valuable. E.g turning a 2 bed into a 3 bed house; this can add up to 25% of the equity. Carpets and decoration are the final two touches for every room in the property that adds value. Loft conversions and basement conversions can add significant value to a property, especially in cities.  BEST MOMENTS “nice bathrooms, nice kitchens, they’re going to give you highest impact on value and highest impact on rental income” “You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ***FREE DOWNLOAD*** How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Let http://bit.ly/BTLReport-YT ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
28/03/2214m 8s

How The Energy Crisis is Effecting The Property Market

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD How has the conflict in Ukraine affected the UK property market? Listen into this Q&A session with Kevin to find out the answer to this question, the impact of the energy crisis, his thoughts on Grant Cardone’s ‘Cash is trash’ statement and more. KEY TAKEAWAYS   The rising increase in utilities will affect anyone who owns HMO properties. However they may also see more demand for properties which could solve this issue. 99% of the population will be impacted by the rise in inflation as the main things they spend money on such as food, fuel etc has all increased dramatically. However, there is an upside for property investors as average property prices have also increased. Cash is built to move. There’s no point having cash just sat in your account and not working for you. All that will happen is inflation will erode it’s worth. BEST MOMENTS “Will the war itself cause a crash to the property market? I don’t believe so” “Cash is built to move” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
22/03/2219m 19s

Nigel Farage & Mark Homer: Debate on Property Market, Stock Market Crash & Truth About Brexit

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD This is an extra special podcast episode with none other than Nigel Farage! Mark feels really akin with Nigel’s politics and watches GB news every evening so was very excited to record this episode for you all. Nigel and Mark talk about the start-up and progress of GB news, Covid-19, business and all things politics including his opinion on PM Boris Johnson and why Nigel believes we need a Brexit 2.0! They also discuss Nigel’s incredible knack for predicting what is going to happen next in the political landscape and what the public opinion will overwhelmingly be!   To hear more from Nigel & Mark head to Rob.team   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Since GB news was launched, Nigel has already seen the changes it has brought to the broadcasting landscape. Many channels and programming is duplicating the GB formats and introducing more talk shows and opinion pieces. Broadcasters have a big responsibility and if they get things right then they can create enormous ripples that change what happens in our country and in the world. Nigel has been a sensible environmentalist all his life. He doesn’t understand what the goal of net-zero emissions is when all we are doing in the UK as a country is exporting our emissions and actually creating more pollution. It creates a whole host of other problems and isn’t actually any better for the planet. We have the resources to be self-sufficient for energy but we aren’t, he asks why? The ramifications of Covid on society is hard to measure but we also can’t ignore the huge impact Covid restrictions have had on the countries mental health, education and children’s development. Nigel believes when we look back on this we will see that lockdowns and restrictions actually did more harm than good. Nigel’s treatment by other MEPs and in Brussels was very negative. After his 2016 speech it became even worse and he even got refused service in restaurant and cafes. It isn’t easy to ignore criticism and not care about everyone’s opinion but Nigel got to a point in 2014 where this is what he had to learn to do. Now he doesn’t even take an interest in others opinions about him, they are just that, their opinions and not his. Nigel believes there needs to be a Brexit 2.0. he thinks we need to leave the European Call to Human Rights to help with the large scale immigration still happening. The power and control big media and tech companies have now frightens Nigel. He is worried about the cancel culture we are seeing and the restriction on free speech. He can only hope that some of the challengers coming out will help disrupt these industries and allow everyone to have free will and communication, on all topics. The answer to labour and skill shortages isn’t immigration. Nigel states that opening the dialogue with young people and a reorientation towards them acquiring skills and trades rather than degrees could be the solution. It’s incredibly difficult to run something like an engineering company right now just on English skill sets. BEST MOMENTS “I think for once the free press and our parliamentary systems has worked” “I have been a sensible environmentalist all my life” “The impact on our way of life has not been positive” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/   ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHOD   Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressiveprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
15/03/221h 18m

Mark Homer: How the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Will Affect The Property Market

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this special episode of the Progressive Property Podcast, Mark breaks down the impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on the UK markets, inflation and house prices. THE HEADLINES INTEREST RATES: Interest rates aren't going to move that much. Away from their current expected path. The market thinks that a UK based rate goes to about one and a half percent terminal rate of about one and a half, 2% over the next two to three years. LONDON HOUSE PRICES: There is an estimated 1100 Russian owned properties in London, even if all were seized this would not likely have an impact on the overall market. It potentially may in west London where the majority are owned. REGIONAL HOUSE PRICES: Is it going to affect house prices regionally in the provinces, across the rest of the country?  I don't think this is going to have a major effect on UK house prices. STOCKS: Lots of stocks have been hit really hard, particularly brands that export to Russia either goods or services. Overall markets will continue to dip based on the uncertainty of the global situation. More money will go into bonds. FUEL AND ENERGY: Some economists saying fuel could hit £2 per litre, as supplies from Russia are cut off in the immediate future there will continue to be increasing energy and fuel prices, compounded by supply chain issues of the last 2 years.  VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/ ABOUT THE HOSTMark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHODEmail: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.ukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
08/03/2214m 41s

Throwback: The 10 Worst Tenants I've Ever Had

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In today's throwback episode, Kevin discusses why not to listen to those advising to steer clear of London investments, why the ‘tenant buyer’ strategy is the most hands free of them all and how to sort the good builders from the bad.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Over the last few months, people have started the question if it is wise to invest in London, given the way of the world. That is because the masses are questioning London. Observe the masses, and do the opposite. Interest rates are going to drop to negative, so there has probably never been a better time in history to raise money to help invest in properties.  Many people would consider single lets the most ‘hands free’ strategy. However with single lets you often have the management, the maintenance, the voids and the inspections. With a tenant buyer, it is completely hands free strategy. You don’t need a letting agent or a maintenance team and you can do it remotely as it is completely outsourced to the tenant buyer.  If you're setting up a limited company, you should be putting  a personal loan into that company. When running a limited company you need to ensure you get a property tax accountant . Everything from mobile phones to office supplies can be put through the company as company property rather than putting it through your own name.  If you ring a builder up and he says he can come tomorrow, they’re likely a bad builder. The good builders are always busy. The moment you get a property agreed, you need to find a builder. You will get the keys anywhere between 4-8 weeks after the agreement, leaving it until then to find a good builder will cost you.  You need two years of company accounts in order to qualify for mortgages in your company name. You can start by doing rent to rent and lease options in order to build up your accounts.  Many people want to quit their jobs to become property investors. The reality is, you do not need to quit your job.Managing your time is a better step than quitting your job. You have got plenty  of time to do property in your spare time, if you are smarter with your free time.  Aim to quit your job later but first you should build up cash flow and passive income.  If you are just starting out and do not have the funds or knowledge to invest in property yet, it is a good idea to go and work for an investor and offer to work for free. Find the big player in your area and ask how you can help them. They will give you some work to do and you will learn from their expertise.  BEST MOMENTS “Raising money has never been easier” “You don’t find it difficult to raise money, you find it difficult to try, you find it difficult to ask.” “Quitting your job is not the route to success.” “If you give, you will receive.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk  https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
01/03/2215m 31s

How I Went From The Red Arrows to Property Investor

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode Kevin speaks with Gary Ware from the brighter skies podcast. Gary started in property in 2016 flipping properties; his goal was to make enough money in property to become mortgage free. He educated himself well, including various Progressive programmes such as Multiple Streams of income which he now attributes a lot of his success to. As well as Gary’s own journey, they talk about the importance of resourcefulness, mental health and of course, property. Join them to hear an open and compelling conversation about what it’s really like to change your life with property. KEY TAKEAWAYS   Gary struggled with school and ended up leaving with just two GCSEs. However, he knew that he had two dreams, either to be an entrepreneur or to go into the Red Arrows. Under his Dads’ guidance he joined The Royal Airforce. After working his way up he realised he had reached his peak and still wanted to become an entrepreneur, so that’s what he did. When Kevin started in property he thought he didn’t need a wealth of knowledge, this lead to him making a very big investment mistake abroad. He lost a lot of money, his advice to anyone wanting to get into property is to get educated first. Being in the Red Arrows at a managerial level taught Gary how to manage people, put processes in place and project managing. All invaluable transferable skills for his property journey. Gary’s biggest obstacle in his property journey has been imposter syndrome. Kevin believes that imposter syndrome is actually fear but that you need to have some fear to encourage you to research and gather evidence of what is the correct steps to take to become successful. MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: is the Progressive course that Gary first took which changed the trajectory of his property journey: he says it changed his life. The course has the UK’s brightest property experts share in-depth, practical knowledge of buy-to-let properties, raising finance and how to build a mighty property portfolio from the ground up. There may be a wealth of free knowledge out there but if it was that easy to access, understand and motivate you then everyone would know everything. A lot of success it built around commitment, to try, challenge and then succeed. Kevin’s biggest wins were when he restarted after failing. Taking those first steps after making a mistake is what has built his success today. BEST MOMENTS “It was the wake-up call, follow your dreams” “I restarted and I focused on cashflow…and know I’m known as the UKs no-money down expert!” “You’re getting a generic answer and sometimes a little bit of knowledge in the wrong hands is a disaster"  “You call it imposter syndrome, I call it fear…fear that holds you back is dangerous, fear that drives you forward is good” “I don’t love property, I love what it does for me and I love securing a deal” VALUABLE RESOURCES MSOPI – Multiple Streams of Income: https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/offers/msopi-property-investing-event-tc-ggl/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjc2QBhDgARIsAMc3SqR7wMwLKFciEZbG8Jn8hUh2CDX2xN7HrF-DQJohHHG6d7DTUEnSaVYaAnatEALw_wcB https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE GUEST Gary Ware https://uk.linkedin.com/in/gary-ware-47337874 ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
22/02/2252m 45s

Rob Moore & Mark Homer Celebrate 15 Years of Progressive

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD “Progressives' vision is to help as many people on the planet invest freedom, choice and profit. We’ll keep doing that as long as we can and not quit”   Join the co-founders of Progressive Property, Rob Moore and Mark Homer as they celebrate the 15 year anniversary of Progressive! Rob and Mark have made hundreds of deals, navigated through recessions, highs and many lows, constantly having to innovate and change to remain relevant and prosperous. They also talk about their favourite moments, who and what inspires them and what the next steps for themselves and Progressive will be.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Like many businesses, Rob, Mark and the various Progressive companies, have had to adapt and pivot to manage through covid. Their ability to adapt, willingness to evolve and foresight has allowed them to not just survive during the pandemic, but thrive. The biggest thing that has impacted Progressive in the past and continues to do so, is government changes; including introducing new laws, regulations and planning regulations. The renting landscape is changing. There is more and more demand for residential properties and the standard is also shifting. Such as included amenities and the high quality finish that is being created and found in rental properties. Neither Rob or Mark envisioned the place they are at today. They could easily retire off their property portfolio alone, excluding the income they receive from their other businesses. The journey to becoming the biggest training company was exciting but the challenge has been staying there. People are constantly trying to steal Progressives ideas, trainers and everything else! They have to be ahead of the game to remain at the top. Rob and Mark have never wanted to quit the Progressive journey. Of course they have had their share of challenging and difficult times but they have always had faith in property and in themselves, to keep moving forward. Progressives visions is to help as many people as they can, to invest for freedom, choice and profit. They have helped thousands of people to date, Rob and Mark don’t celebrate this often enough! To key being a successful entrepreneur is remaining unsatisfied; you have to always be striving for more. It’s essential to have complimentary skills with a business partner. This is how Rob and Mark have been able to work together so successfully for so many years. The government have a lot of power; this is the most valuable lesson that Rob and Mark have learnt since the start of the Progressive journey. They cost Progressive the most and they also impact them the most with many regulations and changes they make. Key to overcoming these challenges is the fact Rob and Mark have kept Progressive Nimble, with good cashflow and surrounded themselves with the right professionals to navigate any changes that impact Progressive. Life is for living, we all only get one life. It’s important to always remember that. This is one of the things that drives Rob through life and BEST MOMENTS “You do get passive income but you also get active problems” “All these changes have been sped up over the past couple of years” “I learned a lot from Mark in those early years to catch up…once I started to believe in myself I started to think we could do everything” “It’s got to be about our customers and our tenants, and our investors and our community” “It was always property first, before training and course…you can’t teach what you don’t know” “One of the biggest lessons for me is to stay nimble, keep plenty of cash” ALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk     ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
15/02/2258m 57s

How I Built My Property Investment Business From Zero

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD A motivating and informative episode where Kevin speaks to property investor Martin Sanderson. Martin talks about how he got started in property investing and how he turned his initial zero investment into a scalable successful property business.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Martin was working in hospitality but then read Kevin’s book which made him decide to do the Progressive No Money Down Course and hasn’t looked back since. When lockdown hit, Martin took the initiative and put himself out there on social media and it worked – he secured deals whilst most of the country was on pause. Martin has already managed to scale his no-money down property business, he has managed this mostly by using creative techniques he learnt from Progressive, often helping people along the way too. Networking was incredibly beneficial to Martin and his team. This made him want to join and expand the Progressive Property Network in his area of Preston. BEST MOMENTS “You can create the money to buy that building out of the profits of the pub, it becomes a true no-money-down deal the money is created before you ever buy it from the asset you’ve acquired” “It’s helping people get more from their property in a creative structured way” “If you’re listening to this, do not share the details of a deal unless you’ve got it secured” ALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk     ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
08/02/2228m 51s

Why Are House Prices So Expensive

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin was at one of his refurb properties recording for the Progressive Property YouTube channel and it got him thinking about the myth of house prices right now being ‘expensive’. He talks about the causes of the housing market growth the past 18 months, explains why this has happened and demonstrates that it is actually an opportunity you can seize.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   If you went back to previous house price hikes, such as 2003 and 1995 would you ask why house prices are so expensive? Are they really expensive or is it just the new normal? Due to pandemic restrictions, lockdowns, the stamp duty holiday and inflation we have seen tremendous increase in house prices in the past 18+ months. The uncertainty around banking, cash savings and inflation causing devaluation of money has created more property buyers, compounding the already booming market. Expense is all relative. It doesn’t matter how much a property costs you if you make profit from it each month or you are adding value. Your mortgage will always be cheaper than what you can rent it out at. Look for properties where you can add some value.   BEST MOMENTS “When you print money and you put more money in the economy is causes inflation”   “We created a property bubble…these are little money boxes, it doesn’t matter what the price is, what matters is the profit you make from it”   “Interest rates have never been cheaper, they’re historically low”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
01/02/2219m 19s

How to Create Wealth Through Property

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Kevin joins Jessen James on the Mind Over Money podcast to talk about the power of property investing itself, as well as his own personal journey in business, and the part that mind-set has played in his incredible rise to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Inspiration can take many forms, but nothing stirs us or empowers us more than seeing others who have succeeded, and hearing the stories of how they did so. When our backs are against the wall, we usually discover how strong and resourceful we can be. Never be afraid of pressure, because it can serve to highlight our strengths. Often, we tell ourselves that success is elusive. We are afraid to take the risks for fear that they won't work out. Taking that first step towards action is crucial. Accountability is important when it comes to our business journey. We must take responsibility for the choices we make, even if they are wrong ones. BEST MOMENTS 'Within 12 months I'd replaced my income' 'I had no choice but to think creatively' 'It's not difficult to raise money. It's difficult to try' 'Stop looking back and look forward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Mind Over Money Podcast - https://omny.fm/shows/mind-over-money ABOUT THE GUEST Jessen James Jessen has spoken to and trained thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world, and has featured on Channel 5's Rich House Poor House. Having built, bought and sold multiple businesses himself, Jessen has had some amazing wins and some rather spectacular fails too! He now dedicates his time to serving others to better their lives and businesses by sharing his learnings. Get in touch today. ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/  progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
25/01/2250m 24s

Will House Prices Rise or Fall in 2022?

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Join Kevin in this insightful episode. He discusses his thoughts on what will happen to the UK property market in 2022 and looks back at what happened in 2021 to help answer this hotly debated question.   KEY TAKEAWAYS House prices in 2021 rose significantly, this was pure growth. The stamp duty holiday, high inflation and the drive towards assets caused this. A crash will be coming, it might not be in 2022 but it’s possible, however Kevin believes it is more likely to occur in 2023 to 2025. Inflation will decrease in 2022 but it will still remain high. BEST MOMENTS “There is not set amount of years on a cycle, it’s not that simple. However what goes up must flatten out, must fall” “Will we see growth like 2021? I don’t think so” "BYOB should mean 'Be Your Own Bank'. If you want to become successful you've got to take control of your financial future"  VALUABLE RESOURCES  Progressive Property  PS13/3 Restrictions on the retail distribution of unregulated collective investment schemes (PDF)   Wealth Dynamics Test  ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
18/01/2211m 26s

Estate Agent Reveals How Perfectly Find Your Property Deals

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD In this episode, Kevin speaks to Joe Catchside who has over 16 years’ experience in the property industry, including in property investing and running his own estate agency. They talk in depth about estate agents and share some tips and tricks about how to get the best out of them. They also discuss the importance of building relationships and how to utilise them to create your perfect property portfolio.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Joe opened his own estate agents in 2005 with his wife. After having their first child, they wanted a business that could give them some security that was also built on their personal experience in property. They had some very challenging years and circumstances in running their estate agency and after the most difficult year of 2016, they decided to start building their own property portfolio to build their wealth. Although there are some very experienced and passionate estate agents out there, the overwhelming majority don’t have their own property portfolio. It’s worth building lasting relationships with agents as once they know you are credible they will pass fantastic deals onto you first. It has to be a win-win relationship, you need to identify to them why they will benefit from doing a deal with you. Although Joe had a lot of experience in property, he decided for his next property investing steps he wanted some more formal training. He has completed several progressive courses including No Money Down and Serviced Accommodation Masterclass. There may be big property investors in your area but this doesn’t mean there aren’t still deals to be had. Build great relationships and put yourself out there. BEST MOMENTS “The overwhelmingly majority of agency staff are people that are salaried employees and that just happens to be where they work” “You need to be frank and transparent with what you are doing” “Many of the best deals are delivered by a call before it even gets onto right move” “Ultimately houses sell at the price that the market dictates” ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   Kevin McDonnell Facebook   Kevin McDonnell website   Progressive Property   progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/01/2230m 35s

Mark Homer's Predictions For 2022

FREE DOWNLOAD How YOU Can Make A FORTUNE From Buy-To-Lethttps://bit.ly/BTLReport-POD Listen in to this episode to hear Mark Homer talk about his predications for 2022, where the market is going, what he thinks may happen and the impact this will have on business owners and property investors KEY TAKEAWAYS Smaller units and apartments have been selling slower in 2021 –vs- houses, especially in London. The North and satellite cities such as Peterborough have benefitted from this and have been ‘catching up’ with London. There have been a lot of discussions around inflation. Mark doesn’t believe there is going to be some massive spike of inflation into the double digits, he just doesn’t think this is likely to happen, most of what we is seeing is just a short term side effect of restrictions and lockdowns on supplies. Mark thinks that capital growth in 2022 will be higher on smaller units and apartments in cities than it will be on houses in rural areas, mostly due to the success the latter has found in 2021, everywhere else will be playing catch-up. Cryptocurrency has had another successful and strong year in 2021. Many people have used it as a speculative investment strategy as well as a way to store money. 2022 is likely to be a more turbulent year and many of the smaller cryptocurrencies will probably fail. Look for yield in 2022. Only invest in assets that are solid, will yield well and that you fully understand. BEST MOMENTS “I don’t need to tell you in 2021 house prices went up a lot” “My educated guess is that the equilibrium rate probably hasn’t changed that much” “Once you become the best, you beat the rest of the market and you end up making solid returns” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHOD Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressiveprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
04/01/228m 57s

5 Tips When To Know When Choosing a Joint Venture Partner - #rewind 134

In this episode of the Progressive Property Podcast we revisit episode 134 where Dan gives you the 5 essential things to consider when looking for a JV partner. Choosing your JV partner is NOT a child’s game, like pin the tail on the donkey or ring-around-the-rosy. There’s too much at stake when you don’t think carefully and you don’t have your guards up. Discover how you can thoroughly pick the best JV partner in your property business through Dan’s simple steps. There will always be one who’s very compatible with your knowledge, skills, and vision, so never settle!   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Work out the real reason you need a JV partner. Are you really in dire need? Or are you just lacking of self-belief? What business are you looking to bring your JV partner on? Make sure that your bringing in the right person. If you don’t want to do it alone, it’s worth considering also to have a mentor who can guide you. Having a JV partner might complicate the situation if you aren’t clear yet of your purpose.  What will each person’s role be? It’s best that you complement each other. Find someone who have the knowledge and skills that you lack. And, who will deal with the day to day issues? If you just want someone who will provide the funds, then being active with the operations is the least to worry about when looking for a JV partner.   Before any agreements, remember to make a list of things you need to agree upfront. A JV Partnership agreement must entail everything each of you must bring to the table. What does your JV partner want? Know what outcome are they looking forward to. Also prepare an exit plan just incase of unforeseen circumstances (e.g. breach of contract, critical illness, etc.)  If you’re looking for a joint venture in property, familiarize yourselves first with PS13/3 regulations. There are only a bunch of people you’re allowed to joint venture with, and PS13/3 has it detailed.  Don’t pick someone just like you. You are not looking for another you, you are looking for someone who can do what you can’t do. Consider taking the Wealth Dynamics Test to gauge if your personalities are compatible. You and your partner can be: a Creator, a Star, a Supporter, a Deal Maker, a Trader, an Accumulator, a Lord, or a Mechanic.  Don’t rush in to picking a JV partner. If you’re picking someone for the long term, test everything out first. It would be a waste of time to know that what you have hope for in the partnership won’t be fruitful. Be clear about their values, not just about the money, the skill, and the knowledge they can offer.  BEST MOMENTS  “Sometimes, people think they need a JV partner and they go into business with somebody when in hindsight, all they needed was to build some knowledge and gain some belief for themselves.”  “We have the end in mind before we even started, and that’s what’s really important.”  “You are not looking for the best mate to go out with, you are looking for a business partner who brings a different dynamic, a different skillset.”  “Pick the right person to grow the business.”  “It’s not a race; it’s a journey.”  “I made a lot of mistakes in property, but I made them before I got educated.”  VALUABLE RESOURCES  Progressive Property  PS13/3 Restrictions on the retail distribution of unregulated collective investment schemes (PDF)   Wealth Dynamics Test    ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
28/12/2131m 58s

Alfie Best: Interview With £350m Property Empire Owner - Rewind #114

In this episode of The Progressive Property Podcast, we revisit a previous episode, with entrepreneur and property investor Alfie Best. Learn how to grow your property business quickly, understand the benefits of getting an education and pick up great hints and tips along the way with Kevin and Alfie! KEY TAKEAWAYS  Property is a people business. One of the best gifts that you can be given is learning how to speak to everybody because you never know who's coming out from behind that door. It could be somebody 90, it could be somebody 15. They're from many different worlds. Learning how to speak to people on the spot is a massive education because it gives you the confidence to know how to speak to people.  How to grow your business quickly. Everybody has problems but your problems should not be an issue, your problems should be a learning experience and every issue that you come across makes you stronger for the next round. It's about going out for the fight, being fit for the fight, being fit for the purpose of the fight, and learning by your mistakes.  Education. Another thing you should do to grow your business rapidly is about knowing your business whether it is vehicles selling, whether it is property or whatever. Through education and learning how you should operate your business to reach optimum production of your company or business, you will always succeed in your businesses.  Self-belief that failure is not an option. This is something that should always be in you whether you are successful or not or whether you are rich or poor. Having this kind of spirit in you always keeps you going whenever the times get hard and be sure with this, you will always emerge at the top. We can all fail if we believe it's a failure, or we can all win if we believe our failures are just lessons that we're learning from. We don't make mistakes unless we harp on them, what we do is we learn from them to not make that decision in that way again.   Be prepared to listen. There’s a reason we were given one mouth and two ears by God, this is so that you can listen more and do less talking. The more you listen the more you learn. This helps a lot because you get to learn more skills that you didn’t know from people by listening to them.  Ask if you are not sure of anything. Be prepared to take advice from people who have already achieved great success. Swallow your pride and ask, do not assume that you know everything which may cost you big in the future. If you want advice, don't ask the funeral or the undertaker how to arrange your wedding and don't go to the wedding exhibition expecting them to arrange a funeral, go to the right person to ask the right question, ask people that are within the industry.  When you're in a job that you love, do more than you're paid to do because you will be recognized for it and you will climb the ladder faster than anybody else in that company. Because people can see that you're somebody that is conscientious about what you're doing.  For you to achieve success in your personal and business life, you need to look at the company that you surround yourself with because if you surround yourself with people talking about football, you’ll talk about football, if you surround yourself with people talking about boxing, you’ll talk about boxing, if you surround yourself with people talking about business, you’ll talk about business, this is because we are all creatures of habit. Try to surround yourself with people that have the right habits.   BEST MOMENTS  “One of the best gifts that you can be given is learning how to speak to everybody.”  “Always learn through your mistakes.”  “Everybody makes mistakes, the two things you need to do is admit them and learn from them. People that can't admit them and people that can't learn from them will stay stagnant.”  “We can all fail if we believe it's a failure, or we can all win if we believe our failures are just lessons that we're learning from.”  “You fail when you quit.”  “We don’t live long enough to make all of the mistakes ourselves, learn from others and life will be a lot shorter and a lot more enjoyable where your work is concerned.”  “A man with a plan will be a genius without a plan.”  “We are never ever too old to learn.”  “The only person that put somebody down is themselves.”  “Success is made up of good habits.”  “Believe in yourself and always listen to everybody but the advice you choose to take must be your decision.”  VALUABLE RESOURCES  Website: https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/   ABOUT THE GUEST  Alfie Best. He was working from the age of eight and with time, his entrepreneurial mind kicked in at an age of around 12 and 14. He got a 250 million pound plus empire in different types of property, mainly around stuff like Park homes, commercial buildings, and other assets across land developments, different stuff.   CONTACT METHOD  www.twitter.com/alfiebest33   ABOUT THE HOST  Kevin McDonnell  is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  CONTACT METHOD  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   Official website: https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/   https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1553015287&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AKevin+McDonnell by Kevin McDonnell progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
21/12/2157m 20s

8 Essential Tips to Build A Property Business Whilst in a Job

There’s no need to quit your full-time job if you want to start your property business today.   You’ve got so much time—that you may not know of—which we could use to finally realise that business idea. If there are 168 hours per week and assuming you consume 40 hours with work and 56 hours with sleep, then you’ve got free 72 hours weekly.   In this episode, Kevin gives the 8 essential tips on how you can optimise your precious time. You can even do some of your tasks while at the office, while commuting, or while doing some chores.   There’s really no reason anymore to make an excuse. Put in that determination and action, everything else will follow. Start tuning in today to the Progressive Property Podcast to learn more.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Tip #1: Time Management. Commit to one task a day. There are 365 days in a year. That’s a lot of time to grow your business. You can even do the smallest on your busy days and use the weekends for the time-consuming ones.  Tip #2: Go to work early, leave work late. In this way, you can beat the traffic. We can use the time you spend on the road on something more important while you’re at the office waiting.   Tip #3: Listen to podcasts. It’s efficient if we learn about property during our downtime or doing household chores or on our drive home, as long as listening won’t put you in any harm.   Tip #4: Use your break time to build your network and schedule your tasks. Call letting agents, book a viewing.  Tip #5: Could you reduce your hours? Loot at you company policy. There are companies who allow 3-day weekends. But this only applies when you haven’t exhausted all your free time available.  Tip #6: Look for joint venture (JV) partners. Find someone who’s on the same journey as you but have different skillset from you. In this way, it’s easier to split tasks.   Tip #7: Attend as many property networking events. As you learn, you also grow your network. You meet people that will support you in your journey through these property events. Prepare an elevator pitch.  Tip #8: Outsource. Get a virtual assistant, a marketing personnel, or whoever you need to do your some of your tasks.  BEST MOMENTS  "You have 168 hours a week, I got 168 hours a week. It’s what we do with those hours that is important.”  “Make the most use of your free time.”  “Your network is your net worth.”  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   Kevin McDonnell Facebook   Kevin McDonnell website   Progressive Property   progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
14/12/2134m 41s

What Should You Invest in Property vs Stock Market vs Crypto

There are five main ways you can generate wealth:Save Cash,Invest in Gold,Invest in Stock,Cryptocurrencies,Property Investing, The billionaires on the planet, make their money in one of these five ways and in this episode, Kevin discusses and compares them, both the positives and the negatives in an unbiased way. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS Do we really know what we are doing when we save cash? The depreciation of sterling and all cash can make it an unwise decision. If you are wanting to create generational wealth, cash is the worst way to do it. Whilst you are saving money, you are wasting your time, the time you could be using to get ahead and beat inflation. Having assets is a way to protect your initial investment and protect your money. For example, putting it into property. Many of us have heard that gold is a safe way to save your money. But, Gold prices over the years have in fact gone both up and down, it isn’t as sure-safe as we have been lead to think; for example it has only gone up $40 in the past 40 years. Property is always in limited supply. Investing in property is much less of a gamble than investing in something like stocks because of this. Even ‘safe’ bitcoins can be a risk. Cryptocurrency is very volatile. It is the wildwest of investing. If you educate yourself well and spend time on researching it is possible to make a good investment from cryptocurrency, if you get in at the beginning you may make a big amount, but there is a big risk attached too. If you look at the property market for generations, it goes up in value. But it’s not just about this. It creates you an income day-to-day and it also gives you leverage. If you buy a property, the land beneath it will always be there. In 10, 20, 30 years who knows what will happen with crypto, certain stocks, gold or cash. BEST MOMENTS “The value of Amazons stock is where the real money comes from” “All the things you spend your money up has gone up” “Your money should be working for you in assets” “Cash does not build you wealth, cash makes you poor”  VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk  ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
07/12/2136m 11s

How I Buy Property Via Auctions

In this week’s episode, Kevin talks about all things auctions. Listen to Kevin talk about how you can still make money with auctions, what to look out for and how you can avid expensive mistakes. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Making good money on auctions is all about knowledge and education. You need to have a good overall understanding of property investing and be educated around what to look for. Relationships are important to make deals with estate agents. With auctions, there’s no relationship needed, in this sense it’s easier and requires less work. With auctions, you know what other people were willing to pay. As long as you are educated it’s then easy to see if you have offered the right price or not. There’s 200+ auction houses around the country, just because someone has been to one and it wasn’t good or was expensive that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had in other places. Keep things financial, don’t let emotions have an influence over your price and use your knowledge to get great deals. Kevin never makes early bids. He waits until people stop bidding as much and then offers. Sometimes he even offers post-auction if there have been no bids. If you can read the room properly then you can offer directly with the owner and use it not selling at auction as leverage.    BEST MOMENTS “Auctions are phenomenal now” “With right move it’s already too late” “If you bid too early you’re adding fuel to the fire”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk      ABOUT THE HOSTKevin McDonnell Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
30/11/2118m 37s

How To Get Cheap Refurbs

Join Kevin in this episode as he answers various questions from the progressive community, giving some great knowledge and tips from his wealth of experience in property. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS Rent to rent is a great strategy if you want to get into property with little or none of your own money. You can make quick cash flow and learn the property business. Attend local networking events and go to local landlord meetings to find out what builders and maintenance people they are using. There is less risk if you get recommendations for tradesmen this way. As Kevin has scaled up, he can now get refurbs completed cheaper: he has in-house teams, meaning he gets discounts from tradesmen that work for his company as well as on materials. LPG discounts also give him a big saving.   BEST MOMENTS “It’s the perfect win-win, landlords, who want the baby but not the labour pain”“I wouldn’t do a HMO if it’s only a 3 bed”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk     ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
23/11/2117m 50s

From Fighting Wars in The Congo & Afghanistan to Property Sourcer & Investor

In this motivating and informative episode Kevin speaks to George Scott about his journey into property investing and the benefits of attending and implementing Progressive Property Training.   Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI     KEY TAKEAWAYS   George would live for months in the jungle of the Congo, eating rice three times a day, sleeping in a hammock and training. Exciting and adventurous for sure but not very compatible with family life which is why George decided something needed to change. George started in deal packaging but had no formal experience. He started to look for somewhere he could learn and was introduced to Progressive Property. After being introduced to Progressive Property, George attended the multiple streams of income course. Since then he has had several good pay days and built a system for himself that works and he can keep repeating over and over. George attributes a lot of his success to the training he has learnt with Progressive Property who gave him the tools, training and systems to find and build success.  A lot of George's lead generation is from direct to vendor marketing and spending the money on this is more than worth the deals it produces.  Education and action are the two things George believes you need for success in property. Education is key to ensure you are implementing the right strategies in property and stop you making mistakes. Action is all about being proactive and positive to create opportunities for yourself.   BEST MOMENTS “George Exchanged a life of being shot at to being a property investor” “It has been a roller-coaster but rarely have I doubted this was the right decision, this has been transformational for me.” “I credit virtually all of this to Progressive as the overarching Training Provider” “You learn and then you grow”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
16/11/2126m 55s

Kevin Whelan How to Use Your Pension to Invest in Property!

‘It’s not for everybody it’s for entrepreneurs – people who are willing to take responsibility for the money that they’ve accumulated in the past. They turn their pension  into a business’ Following a massively successful live event at Progressive, Kevin McDonald and Kevin Whelan from Wealth Builders have moved straight into the studio to share on the Progressive Property Facebook page and the Progressive Property Podcast how a SSAS can give you the freedom and flexibility to make decisions for yourself in order to grow the investments you chose to invest in. Most people in the UK have some sort of pension and in this episode, you can find out how to grow your pension using a SSAS, it’s a powerful thing, listen in and find out why and how.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Small - Up to eleven people this means more leverage Self-Administered - You are making your own decisions about where you want to invest your money providing it is within HMRC rules. Scheme  - Another word for pension, in law scheme, means pension. SSAS - Small Self-Administered Scheme is a pension scheme that is run by business owners to make decisions for themselves in order to grow that as large as they care to in investments that they chose to invest in for themselves subject to some basic rules Rules There are only 2 things you can’t do -       buy personal assets such as a car, anything you get a personal gain from. -        buy habitable residential property – you can’t buy something you could live in yourself such as the home you live in or the typical buy to let property.   There are 2 types of property - Habitable residential property and exempt residential property. Properties which are exempt include guest houses, hotels, pubs and student halls of residence. ‘B’ for the buying strategy You use your pension itself to directly buy assets and if you buy it with the pension, the pension grows, because the rental money is within the pension while it’s growing its income tax-free, corporation tax-free capital gains tax and inheritance tax-free ‘B’ for the borrowing strategy  up to half of the pension can be loaned to the company to help the business making it outside of the pension. For people who want to grow their wealth outside of their pension, their pension can help them to do that also. ‘B’ for  the bridge strategy You could be a property investor but borrow money from other people and if you have a SSAS of your own you can lend money to other people as a bridge strategy. Bridging money is money going away from you the borrowing strategy is money coming back to you. Whenever you are investing money there are 2 important things – if you need advice get good advice and make sure you do due diligence. A SSAS is a potential way of combining disenfranchised and forgotten pension pots. It’s been mostly the domain of companies previously but following the introduction of section 24 ( the new law where if you own property in your personal name by 2021 the entire amount of rentable income will be taxed), there has been a tidal way of SSAS pensions from people who are property wise. SIP and SSAS? SIPP is a Self-Invested Personal Pension. It’s one person not up to 11 people, a SIPP is a product it’s not a business. You buy a SIPP of the shelf and it’s the professional who is the trustee so you have to go with what they allow you to do. Anything you want to do in a SIPP can be done in an SSAS plus more. Only a SSAS gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the decisions that you would want to make.    BEST MOMENTS ‘This whole tidal wave of SSAS pensions is coming from people who are property wise’ ‘20 billion pounds in pensions is just laying around forgotten’ ‘When you bring in your children as trustees you can teach them, educating them on finance and property’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  No Money Down Property Investing book by Kevin McDonnell  https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivepropertycommunity/ hello@wealthbuilders.co.uk    ABOUT THE HOST  Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD  Kevin McDonnell Facebook  Kevin McDonnell website progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
09/11/2136m 41s

Pierre-Yves Gerbeau: How I Save Failing Businesses

If you’re looking to start a business or simply discover how to grow your existing venture today’s guest has some important insights from the former manager of the Millenium dome, Pierre-Yves. Kevin and Pierre-Yves discuss in detail the things you need to do and the traits you need to have for you to succeed in your business. You need to know your product, finances and the business model inside out and they go on to share with you the principles you need to learn to make your business profitable. KEY TAKEAWAYS Does playing professional sports helps you in the transition to business? It helps daily. Managing pressure, manager of stress, manager of success, manager of failure, how you reinvent yourself, how you inspire people in crisis. Management of being able to handle and strive under pressure is quite crucial in the property business. If you ever want to be successful in business, look at the product and say, "Can I reinvent this product? Can I reposition it?" If it's yes, you do it. Then look at the finances, business model. Can I again raise equity, raise debt, can I reinvent the business model, improve the profitability of the business? If yes, then do it and you will be successful. And then last but not least, people, who are the people managing the business? Can I inspire them to do differently as a kind of followers with our credit management style? If it's a yes, then go ahead and do the business because you will succeed. The principle of finance, the principle of good accounting, the principle of making sure you have the skills to do it and surrounding yourself with the right people, it's the same for a small business or major corporation. Do not be shaken by people who are handling multi-million businesses because they are using the same principles you are using in your small business. Keep focused and following those principles and one day you will be like them. When you're in trouble, if you don't bring stamina, energy and positive attitude, you're going to struggle and having a very strong sense of humour because you're going to have dark days, you're going to have days you want to give up and if you have a good laughs at days, you're going to be alright. Your best asset is the people in the business and the most important people, the frontline staff, the guys who are serving the food, who are cleaning the floor, if they’re not fitting an integral part in business, you're going to fail. A good entrepreneur is a matchbox. And the matches come in scratch and then shine, and then they go away somewhere else. I think that the responsibility to entrepreneur is not only legacy and building replacement, but it's also allowing others to be able to shine and to develop, and then goes somewhere else and find themselves in other places, being CEO’s, Chairman position and they're going to help you and proudly invest in your business saying that this is the guy that allowed me to be here. The golden rule in any business. If the business plan or the business model is not right and the people are not right, just don’t get involved. For you to succeed in business, you need to be very adaptable and be reactive because preferences are changing regularly as the generations change. The role of a good leader is to be able to predict, to be able to anticipate. Advice to people who are starting a business, small is beautiful, it's not about getting big, is again, it's being successful on your own, and then few if you want to grow, make sure you surround yourself with the right people and it's all about going big, step by step and make sure you got around you people who are going to support you, embrace you and drive this thing forward with you and take them with you for a long time. It is crucial for anybody starting a business to find one or two mentors. Somebody you can trust, somebody who believes in you, somebody who embraces you, somebody, that kick your ass when it's needed for you to grow.   BEST MOMENTS “You’re as good as your last one.” “Principles are the same for a small business or major corporation.” "If you're going to carry responsibilities, and you're going to be the captain of the team, you got to lead by example, it's not doing what I say not what I do, it doesn't work that way.” “Property is not about buying houses, the property is about people.” “As a property owner, if you’re not able to attract the right attitude towards the entire network of your tenants or your business partner, you're just going to fail. “ “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” “Key values, loyalty, honesty, ethics, that's all we ask from people.” “When you are at the helm of something big, you got all the fair-weather friends that come out.” “Entrepreneurs or leaders are never on the job, they’re on a mission.” “It’s fine to have an ego because you need that confidence because if you're shaky, people won't follow you.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ ABOUT THE GUEST The charismatic Frenchman, Pierre-Yves Gerbeau certainly has a highly successful CV and the ability to bring a little sparkle to any boardroom, with an approach which made him a mini-celebrity during his time in charge of the Millennium Dome, now better known as the O2 Arena, with the tabloid press nicknaming him 'The Gerbil'. He was also a hockey player for about eight years. ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/ progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
02/11/2154m 52s

BUDGET UPDATE: New Taxes, Investing & Economy Explained

Listen in to this bonus episode where Mark Homer, co-founder and owner of Progressive Property is joined by Shaz Nawaz, chartered accountant and labour councillor as they delve deep into the recently announced budget. They discuss their own views on what Rishi Sunak has announced and also how this will impact many of us in real terms. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Rishi Sunak has announced many things in this new budget, nothing that is particularly ground-breaking but quite a few things that will impact property investors and developers. Rishi stated he will be putting 24 billion into affordable housing which will be around 180 thousand new homes – but over what period is this over and will it actually have much of an impact on the housing crisis, house prices and rent? Probably not. Any government who are serious about tackling the housing crisis needs to move away from affordable homes and this term as they do not actually solve anything as they aren’t affordable for those who need them most. Any developers in blocks of flats will have to pay a 4% surcharge on corporation tax to help pay for the removal and replacement of dangerous cladding. Inflation is a hot topic around this budget announcement. It’s important to put this into perspective and understand what is driving this: businesses being shut during the pandemic, supply chain disruption but then high demand as we are going back to normal. This is basic economics and was always going to happen. Shaz has been quite disappointed with this budget announcement. Especially regarding the pressures currently on local government. People care about what is happening to them locally on a daily basis such as street cleaning, business rates and other local provisions: they have had their budgets cut by 80% in Shaz’ local city of Peterborough. There will be a 50% business rates discount/relief for those in the service industry which includes serviced accommodation. Shares of property developers are all up around 1% and large property landlords are also up. This is good news and shows that the market is confident at the moment, perhaps partly due to brownfield land being made available for residential property and changes to permitted development rights continue to help generate retail conversions. There has been talk about a wealth tax to replace inheritance tax. But Mark feels like this is unfair, but he does understand why we need tax. He believes in making a faster economy and generating tax from increased economic activity rather than having large public spending which we can’t afford.   BEST MOMENTS   “What is sold to be affordable really isn’t affordable to people who can’t afford these homes” “it’s just simple economics, price rises equal inflation, this was always bound to happen” “All politicians just want to deliver good news…some of these ideas or just old ideas” “It’s always good to use those kind of sites as you aren’t going to upset people as you aren’t going to be tearing up the green belt” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.youtube.com/user/progressiveproperty https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/   ABOUT THE HOST Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties. CONTACT METHOD   Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressiveprogressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/10/2141m 18s

Why You Should Never Buy Property For Cash & The Truth About English Sausages | Property Investing Q&A

What is the hardest thing about being a property investor? Listen in to this episode where Kevin talks about his experience in property and how you too can learn and benefit from the past 18 years of his property journey. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS Kevin doesn’t see tenants as ‘tenants’ he sees them as valued customers. But over the years he has found that often tenants report problems late which makes the logistics and timing of maintenance one of the most difficult things to deal with in property investing. Three buy to lets is much more valuable than having 100k in cash, invest it and watch it grow. Many people think that money is the main thing they need to find success in property, but this just isn’t the case. There is money everywhere, it’s how you utilise this and your knowledge that will dictate your success in property. Rob Moore, the founder of progressive property, is a source of inspiration for Kevin. He inspires him to think bigger, do more and achieve more. We all need a mentor like this in our property and business journey.   BEST MOMENTS “A boiler will always break on Christmas Day” “The fun in property is in the negotiation, it’s in chasing the deal” “Rob Moore inspires me everyday”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk     ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
25/10/2118m 29s

Should I Purchase My House or Investment Property First?

If you’re a first time buyer and interested in property investing this will be a question you will want answered! Listen in to today’s episode where Kevin talks about this decision as well as equity release and his experience in property investing. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS Kevin has been in property investing for 18 years now, he has tried and tested many property investing strategies. Currently he has a large portfolio of single lets and HMOs. There are some big opportunities in the property market right now due to the end of furlough and the end of stamp duty holiday: both will change the property market. If you are buying a residential house you need to decide what the financial implications are – is this going to be your family home or just a stop gap? Equity release should be one of the last options, there are much better alternatives out there. It isn’t something Kevin would recommend.   BEST MOMENTS “Whichever one you choose to do, just make sure you do something” “Equity release, never done it, wouldn’t recommend it”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk    ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
18/10/2110m 47s

Property Developer Reveals The Perfect Strategy For Commercial to Residential Conversions & Gaining Planning Permission

“This is a golden era for small scale property developers" Kevin is joined by Martin Gaine, a chartered town planner . They discuss the opportunities to be gained in property, including commercial to residential conversions and why recent changes in  planning laws can now help you tremendously in your property journey. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI How to Get Planning Permission is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3xaxFLh martingaine.com Facebook & Instagram: martintheplanner Linkedin: Martin Gaine KEY TAKEAWAYS In principle there should be no mystery around planning restrictions but in practice, there are methods that can be used to make planning to be more likely. And this is where Martin has always benefitted as he previously worked in and with a council. Even if you manage to get something cheap, if you then can’t do what you want it is a waste of money. So Martin always advises to buy ‘subject to planning permission’ via an option agreement. We are in a housing crisis, the government do not have too many options which is why many permitted development rights have been relaxed by this current government. There have been some key changes recently that help small scale developers including ‘Class MA’ a permitted development right to convert town centre commercial premises into flats and residential dwellings without full planning permission. You can make big money but working smart in higher value areas/locations. This why it shouldn’t always be a ‘race to the bottom’ in property. If you already own property, there is likely to be hidden value you haven’t thought about. For example, it’s worth looking into the new changes in adding floors to existing properties – this could dramatically increase your investment value.   BEST MOMENTS “You have an insider, expert knowledge of what they are looking for” “Once you’re in the game opportunities come to you” “Now is the time to grasp this opportunity” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
11/10/2146m 47s

How I Went From Factory Worker to Property Investor

Conrad was working in a warehouse as a team leader, he started doing a side business alongside his role and this is how he first started to learn about investment. He then joined the progressive community and started his journey into property! Listen in today to hear how he built his property portfolio from zero and the mindset that has got him to where he is today. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s been three years since Conrad completed Progressives Multiple Streams of Income Course, he has also completed the no money down course and focuses on the rent to rent strategy. When Conrad started out he had no money at all. He was able to do deals and leverage these to create his property portfolio. Too many people fail in property because they just don’t get started. Conrad found success because he had the right mindset and just got started, rather than waiting for the ‘perfect’ deal.   BEST MOMENTS “ I couldn’t believe back then that someone would lend me money for something like that” “The money in property is irrelevant, you just need to find a good deal” “The first deal doesn’t need to be the best, it needs to be the first”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
04/10/2122m 53s

Working on Building Sites to Property Investor | My Property Story

Learn how anyone can make a decision to change their life and their wealth and listen in to Jamie Stevens talk in this episode about what he has achieved in his property journey. Jamie worked in the construction industry and was feeling unfulfilled but read Rob Moore's book Money and hasn't stopped investing and progressing since! Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS Jamie followed the traditional route in education and had the drive to be educated to get a ‘good job’. He went to university and became a civil engineer. But after doing his chartership he felt like although he had done everything he had ‘supposed to’ he wasn’t in the position he wanted to be. After reading Rob Moore’s book Money, he was hooked and became obsessed with improving himself and learning how he could get into property investing and become who he wanted to be. Although Jamie has a background in construction and commercial property, he still started his property journey with buy to lets. This is also how Rob and Mark or Progressive Property started, it’s the perfect property strategy for beginners. Just start. There is knowledge out there, easily accessible and even for free. Anyone can get into property investing and personal growth. As Rob Moore says, start now get perfect later.   BEST MOMENTS “It’s been great to connect with people like that”   “The salary pays for renovations and covers those costs, my property income just gets reinvested”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
27/09/2132m 13s

7 Tips on How to Flip Properties For Profit

How can you flip properties easily and successfully? Listen in to this episode to hear Kevin’s 7 tips of flipping properties for profit. If you are new to this area or have only done one or two property deals this is the perfect episode for you. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS Just get started – stop procrastinating! You will make mistakes, be aware of this and own it. Reduce the risk by educating yourself. Know your numbers. Start with the end in mind. There are plenty of houses to flip, don't be folder by hearsay. You can flip houses with none of your own money. You need to build a power team, to build success you need people around to help and support you, tap into others knowledge and expertise. Speed – You have to move quickly with house flipping. Don’t do the work yourself – Get the right professionals in to do the work, don’t be pennywise and pound foolish! BEST MOMENTS “The best time to start is right now” “Maybe you need to be around the right kind of people…money is everywhere you just need to get out and find it”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
20/09/2122m 4s

How I Became a Property Investor

In this episode, Kevin speaks to Scotty, who has joined the podcast today to talk about what made and helped him become a property investor and what aided him in his success. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI   KEY TAKEAWAYS It got to a point in Scotty’s career where he became incredibly stressed, causing him to become ill. Fortunately he had supportive people around him so he managed to get through this difficult time. But Scotty never wanted to be in this position again, so after having to sell some of his time for money, he then started researching, started testing and ended up in property investing; to give him the lifestyle he desired for him and his family. Scotty found Progressive Property when first looking into property investing, he went to Progressives multiple streams of income event, it reignited his passion and solidified what he already knew he needed to do. Scotty now spends his time building modular serviced accommodation units, if he had been told this four years ago there is no way he would have believed it! BEST MOMENTS “I’d have to conform for self-preservation and that’s just not me…I was putting the money before the purpose” “It’s all fun and games!” “All of that testing has been able to clarify the vision”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk       ABOUT THE HOST   Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.     CONTACT METHOD   https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/   https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
13/09/2124m 50s

Best Buy-To-Let Areas to Invest in The UK

In this episode, Kevin talks about the best areas in the UK to invest in buy to let. There are a lot of reports out there but are these relevant, up-to date and do they give you the right information to make decisions? Listen in today to hear a balanced view on various markers you can utilise to make the right investment decisions for you. Discover how tens of thousands of ordinary brits are quietly getting rich with minimum investment!bit.ly/Podcast-MSOPI KEY TAKEAWAYS There are many variables and measures you can use to figure out where is the best location for buy to let properties. Each will give you a different outcome, for example if you solely focus on Rental Yield then locations in the North of England will be top of the list, but if you look instead at average total rent and long term return then you will get places like Cambridge and even London! Most data you read on the internet is not written by the right people, you need to look at the source. Are people making money in property in your area? Find out what they are doing and follow the success. There are people making money in property everywhere in the UK you just need to find out what works. BEST MOMENTS “You need to be careful where you get your information from”"Most data on the internet is not written by the right people”“Always start with the end in mind” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/progressive, property, investing, rent, housing, buy to lets, serviced accomodation, block, auction, home, financial freedom, recurring income, tax, mortgage, assets: http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/
06/09/2119m 7s