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The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast is the podcast for all property investors, new or experienced. Rob Bence and Rob Dix discuss a different property topic and property news item every week, passing on their knowledge and experience to the listeners. They both invest in UK property so they practise what they preach. No hard sell, no bull, just straight-talking property investment advice!
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 28, 2017

This week we're exploring that critical preliminary step to buying any property: making an offer!

Working out how much to offer is essential, but presenting your offer correctly makes a massive difference too. We explore:

  • How to build a relationship before making any kind of offer
  • Whether to offer in writing or over the phone
  • If you should start with your maximum bid, or go in lower
  • If it's a good idea to explain why your offer is lower than they'd like
  • What to say and do to put your offer in the best light

Resource of the week

It's another interactive map! This one shows how affordability has changed across the UK since 2007.

You can see the stats for any area you're interested in, but playing with the slider and looking at how the picture changes across the country over time is instructive too.

News this week

The volume of property transactions is falling for the first time since 2009, as reported by City AM.

It seems to be driven by a general lack of supply, but a reduction in buy-to-let activity can't be helping. Could we see a tweak to Stamp Duty soon to get the market moving again?

It's meetup time!

We're a week away from the first Thursday of October – and as always, the first Thursday of the month means meetups!

They're all across the UK and beyond, they're free and they're great fun, so why wouldn't you go along? Book your free place here.

Join the conversation

How do you approach the process of making an offer?

Have you got any top tips that we didn't cover?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

If you enjoyed The Property Podcast, please leave a review on iTunes

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Sep 26, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’,  a listener & Tom from Cambridge…

...asks Rob & Rob... What drives house prices? PLUS: When's the right time to start looking for investments?

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Sep 21, 2017

Listener deals are back! In one of our favourite and most popular types of episode, this week we run a live analysis of investment opportunities submitted by listeners.

Listen in as we assess the prospects of:

  • A swanky semi with value-adding potential in Kingston-upon-Thames – but do the numbers stack up?
  • A potential flip in south Wales that’s mysteriously stuck on the market
  • A solid buy-to-let investment that stands to benefit from HS2 – but is it overpriced?

If you enjoy this episode, you can also check out our previous “listener deals” episodes here and here.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

The 18 year property cycle is the concept that’s captured listeners’ imaginations more than anything else (even our jokes) – so we thought it was high time we put together a course on it!

Naturally, it’s completely free and you can watch it here – all you need is a Property Hub account.

NEWS THIS WEEK

Rent controls are on the way in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as local authorities indicate their intention to make use of new powers they’re being granted.

It’s not as dramatic as it sounds and nothing firm has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you updated as more details emerge. In the meantime, the housing minister Alok Sharma has reassured landlords in England that rent controls won’t happen under the current government.

JOIN OUR DISCOVERY WEBINAR!

Now featuring a registration link that actually works – sorry if you tried to register last week!

On 27 September at 6pm, we’ll be holding a webinar where you can find out more about what we offer through our businesses: Yellow Lettings and RMP Property.

We don’t like to push our businesses on the podcast, so the webinar gives you the opportunity to find out more about how you can benefit from what we do – and you don’t even have to leave the house!

Book your place here

(It’s completely free, but places are limited.)

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Did you learn anything useful from hearing how we think about these deals?

Do you have any deals of your own where you’d like to get input from other Hub members?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Sep 19, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Anthony and Tom from Auckland…

...asks Rob & Rob... What investments have Rob & Rob rejected? PLUS: Should we sell this Edinburgh flat?

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Sep 14, 2017

We spend far, far too long looking at Rightmove and Zoopla – so to make ourselves better about how we use our time, we thought we'd make an episode out of it!

They're both phenomenal tools for desktop research, so it's well worth learning how to use them to their full potential. The tips we share in this episode include:

  • Creating custom maps
  • Finding auction properties as soon as they go live
  • Searching for specific keywords
  • Comparing the performance of local agents
  • Find out a property's price history
  • And a lot, lot more!

Resource of the week

Waze is an app for planning your route that's exploded in popularity recently. It allows users to edit the map and submit information about delays and police traps, so it's more up-to-date than most other sources.

The only downside is you'll have less time stuck in traffic to listen to the podcast!

Register for our discovery webinar

On 27 September at 6pm, we'll be holding a webinar where you can find out more about what we offer through our businesses: Yellow Lettings and RMP Property.

We don't like to push our businesses on the podcast, so the webinar gives you the opportunity to find out more about how you can benefit from what we do – and you don't even have to leave the house!

Book your place here

(It's completely free, but places are limited.)

Join the conversation

Have you got any other top tips for using Rightmove and Zoopla

Are there any of ours you particularly liked?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

If you enjoyed The Property Podcast, please leave a review on iTunes

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Sep 12, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Ash from Yorkshire…

...asks Rob & Rob... Should I invest in a house or flat? PLUS Where to invest in Manchester?

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Sep 7, 2017

Capital growth is great, but sometimes what you want it lots of cash in the bank right now. If the yields available on single lets just aren't doing it for you, we've got four alternatives:

  • HMOs
  • Holiday lets
  • Small developments
  • Cheapo houses

All of them have the potential to double your yield, but of course they all come with downsides too . We discuss how to choose which (if any) is the right option for you – as well as picking the one we would go for.

Resource of the week

Rob D's life has been changed by the Anker SoundCore Mini: a Bluetooth speaker that's half the size of a soft drink can, yet has amazing sound quality.

If you travel a lot, or you want to play music at something like a picnic, it's perfect – and a steal for under £20.

News this week

As reported in The Mirror, it turns out that a man's bargain auction purchase is scheduled to be demolished.

Just goes to show the importance of checking the legal pack before buying, and having someone view the property in person too – especially if it seems too good to be true!

Listener deals are back!

Our listener deals episodes are always extremely popular, and we're planning some more! Send over projects you're looking at buying or have bought recently, and we'll critique them in a future episode very soon.

Click here to send us your deals

It's meetup time

Meetups are tonight, all across the UK and beyond!

If you haven't booked yet, click here to reserve your free place – there's bound to be one near you.

And if you are going along, have a great time!

Join the conversation

Question…

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

If you enjoyed The Property Podcast, please leave a review on iTunes

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Sep 5, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Sam and Chris…

...ask Rob & Rob... Is the timing wrong for my building project? PLUS: Should I go on TV?

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

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