About Rob

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?

I don't offer any kind of training, coaching or mentoring – I just share information here and in my four best-selling books. Like anyone, I'm going to be wrong sometimes – either due to some kind of bias or blind spot, or just because I'm uninformed. So for anything important, check with a professional – and preferably get multiple opinions, because professionals can be wrong too.

Beyond that, the businesses I'm involved in might be able to help you too…

  • Looking to meet other investors? I co-founded The Property Hub – which has a free online forum and a national network of free in-person meetups
  • Got a property that needs managing? I'm a director of Yellow Lettings, a (nearly) national letting agency

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. I may even be a scammer. 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 I can pass on. 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.

Get in touch

Drop me a quick note and I'll do my best to get back to you!