Property is the geeky hobby that took over my life.
As soon as I started researching my first investment in 2006 as a place to
stash some spare cash, I was hooked. I’d spend all my spare time reading books and message boards – and yes, watching a fair bit of Homes Under The Hammer – absorbing everything I possibly could.
When I started Property Geek in 2012, my “day job” was being a writer – and the site was just an outlet for me to explore new ideas and meet other investors.
Since then, without really intending for it to happen, property has taken over – you can see what I’m up to below. But I still love to write, so this site (along with my books) is where I get to do that while sharing some of what I’ve learnt.
How can I help?
- Want to learn more about property? My three best-selling books are available on Amazon
- Looking to meet other investors? I co-founded The Property Hub
- Got a property that needs managing? I’m a director of Yellow Lettings, a national letting agency
- Need short-term property financing, or have cash you want a return on? Check out my bridging finance company LendSwift
I also co-present The Property Podcast which reaches thousands of investors every week.
My property philosophy
Property Geek is here to make property investment accessible and fun, and cut through the “make a million by next Tuesday” nonsense that makes up a lot of the industry.
Property is a phenomenal way to build long-term wealth – and even make a healthy short-term profit if you know what you’re doing. But it’s not easy, and nor is it inevitable.
House prices won’t go up in a straight line forever. Banks won’t magically hand over all the cash you need to build your empire. Governments won’t stop meddling and throwing a wrench in your plans when you least expect it.
But if you’re clear about what you want, and you’re willing to build the knowledge and the skills to achieve it, property is hard to beat – and it’s a whole lot of fun too.
I’m not the most experienced investor in the world, nor the smartest. But over the last few years I’ve met hundreds of investors, and from all of them I’ve learnt something – big or small – that’s made me more successful. I love to bring together knowledge from different places and explain it in a way that’s easy to understand – and hopefully, on this site you’ll find something that helps you achieve your property goals.