Product Name: Progressive In Property – From Beginners to Winners
Author: Robin Shaw
Company Name & Contact Details:
Progressive Property Ltd.
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Tel: 01733 898 557
Fax: 01733 314 545
Beginners to Winners
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What Do You Get?
Where To Buy:http://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/progressive-beginners-to-winners
Progressive In Property – From Beginners To Winners is a guide to property investing written by Robin Shaw. This guide teaches beginners about the property market through stories of successful investors.
What’s It All About?
Progressive Property website helps people make money through property investment. Whether you are new to investing or a property professional they believe that Progressive Property can help you make more money and bigger profits through their property education.
Their aim is to teachpeople how to make money through property investment. They have training events, they have authored four best-selling books and have put together a range of property training audio CD’s.
This review focuses on one of their books, Progressive In Property: From Beginners To Winners.
This book features people who have been successful with their property investing strategies. So this is direct proof that people taught by Progressive Property have been successful.
The author, Robin Shaw, interviews people and each chapter is a different person’s experience of investing in property. All the people included are from different backgrounds and with different stories but they’ve all achieved success. It reads like a good promotion for their products and services.
So you should get something from each person’s story, what struggles/success’ they each had and how their stories could help you be successful in your property investing.
In each chapter, Robin points out the key points from the successful property investors he interviewed. He asks them their strategy and why they took a particular course of action and what made them do it.
Robin has found a good spectrum of people to interview and you can see the different approach’s they take. Reading this guide you should be able to find not only inspiring stories that make you want to take action, but most likely one of the experts has been in exactly the same position you are now. So it proves this can be done.
Do I need any experience to make this work?
As the title suggests, beginners to winners, so if you are new to investing in property, you will find this useful.
If you are new to property investing, the authors recommend reading their popular blog that they use to share nuggets of information in an easy to digest format. – See more at: http://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/#sthash.x3VXDW2u.dpuf
The books tries to put you in one of three categories:
1) New to property investing
2) Already educated but struggling to invest successfully
3) An investor and need help with motivation or new ideas for the current economy.
So you should know which of these three areas you fit. If you do fit into one of those categories then you should find a lot of material that will help you progress.
How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?
Investing in property is expensive, it will be different for each individual person and each individual property that you purchase. Ideally you will be debt free and with a reasonable credit history – it’s not vital, but the more starting money you have and the better credit history, then you should be able to get the better deals and more routes open to other finance.
(In Mark and Rob’s other guides they do show you how to repair credit and how to get finance even if you have some adverse credit history.)
How Much Can I make?
The answer to this could be anything. It will vary with each property you purchase. You can make big money investing in property but it will depend how much you have to invest, how long you invest for, what the market is like at the time you buy/sell etc…
How much time will it take me?
The book itself is around 280 pages, you should be able to work through this at your own pace and highlight any areas that you want to refer back too.
The real time and hard work will be physically putting into practice what is taught in the book. Property investing can be very time consuming and stressful. You could be waiting months to complete on your property and it could fall through at any time until you exchange.
Will I Need Any Equipment To Do This?
No nothing special.
Value For Money?
For £18.37, I think that this is good value for money. Though you may be able to find this slightly cheaper on other online retailers if you look around. I would actually say for anyone starting out you would probably find more benefit reading another of their guides, like 44 Property Cash Secrets first, it gives you a greater grounding in property investing and leads nicely onto this guide.
Does it live up to the claims in the promotion?
Progressive Property Education has a good reputation, their website is professional and gives you a good clear outlay of what they do and what types of products courses they offer.
You can see good comments from both Karen Brady (The Apprentice) and Lord Alan Sugar.
You will know exactly what you are getting with their offers and the book they are offering here, is explained clearly so you know what you would be receiving if you purchase the book.
If you need further proof, you can look at Amazon, as there are many reviews on there.
Quality Of Customer Service?
I didn’t use the customer service, but Progressive Property have a good reputation and give you a UK telephone number plus email address. So I’m sure if you contacted them you wouldn’t have any trouble getting your queries answered or requesting a refund.
This book isn’t a blueprint to follow. It is a collection of property investors experiences and struggles, along with the author’s experience.
And you should understand that this collection of experts have all had different routes to success and started in different places and with different funds. But they have all made a success of property investing and what you really get is a mini case study on each with a Q&A.
Two stood out for me.
First was Gill Alton, who has some property experience but accelerated here empire after learning from Progressive Property. The great thing about Gill, is that she was in a good managerial job but now manages this property portfolio whilst raising her family.
She talks about how she took a big downturn in leaving her job and then losing a massive £25,000 on one deal. It was a wake up call, but one she bounced back from and is now thriving.
And then there was Andy Watkiss, who after a few setbacks and fallen deals found himself a brilliant property partner and has a multi million pound portfolio.
The book will probably give you some inspiration to get you started and motivation to keep going. And especially those stories that might be similar to your own, will show you that building true wealth from property investing is very possible, if you plan for the long term.
Whether you are new or have experience of property investing then everyone should get something from this book.
As I have already said, this is a collection of ‘real’ people who are sharing their experiences of property investing and the strategies that they used, so you can understand what you may come up against and the tips to help you along the way.
I’m not sure how old the book is, I think it was published in 2012 so some of the content maybe a little out of date but the strategies are still current.
The housing market is still at a high right now, no one is sure what is going to happen with interest rates and possible house prices. Mark has a quote in one of his books. “You shouldn’t wait to buy property, you should buy and then wait”.
What they mean by this is that over the long term property should always generate you a good profit if you can buy and hold.
After reading this book you should know:
* First hand accounts of 20 different investors. Learn their paths to success, the challenges that can be faced by investors and the kind of person you need to be to succeed.
* Tips and strategies that you could follow in your own property investing and in building your portfolio.
This book, while offering tips and looking at other people’s strategies isn’t a blueprint for you to follow. It’s more about exploring the mindset needed by a property investor and reading it you should discover if you have what it takes to do this yourself.
If you’ve tried this product or have any experience of Progressive In Property From Beginners to Winners then please leave a comment below.