The Property Hub is six months old! To mark its half-birthday – and to celebrate having brought 1,000 members into the fold so far – we thought we’d share some things that the experience has taught us so far.

The idea isn’t to bang on about why The Property Hub is great for half an hour – although we kind of did do that – but to pull out some lessons about effective property networking that we’ve learnt in the process.

Those lessons are:

  • There’s no shortage of areas with strong fundamentals
  • Getting exposure to people who are doing what you want to do helps you take action
  • The collective always knows better than the individual
  • There’s a special magic to meeting in person
  • Sharing your progress, and reading other peoples’, will help you go further
  • You get out what you put in: the best opportunities go to those who contribute the most
  • It’s nice to be nice (see episode 55 for more on this)
  • Building a network is easy, so there’s no excuse not to! Just share what you know and be helpful

There a lot more detail in the episode itself, so make sure you give it a listen!

Resource of the week

When you’re interacting in an online community, you’ll normally have a photo next to your name. And like it or not, people will form judgements about you based on what that photo looks like.

Photofeeler is a site where other people can anonymously rate your profile photo along three dimensions: likeability, influence and competency. Find out for sure whether the photo you’re using is putting out the message you want it to – and if not, switch it up!

News this week

The Guardian reports that property portal Zoopla went public this week, with the markets valuing it at £919 million.

Along with its bigger rival Rightmove, the portals provide a great experience for the end user – but their ever-increasing fees are unpopular with agents, who feel like they have them over a barrel. Will the forthcoming effort by the agents to shake things up break up this duopoly, or are they here to stay?

This week’s mentions

We announced the official launch date of Yellow Lettings: we’ll be opening our doors on 7 August 2014!

We’ve been testing everything with a small number of (very patient) landlords so far, but from 7 August we’ll have all our staff and systems set up and will be starting to take on properties in larger numbers.

So if you’re interested in what Yellow Lettings can do for you, fill in your details ahead of that date and we’ll give you a call to tell you more.

Join the conversation!

Have you had any great results as a result of building your network in property?

Is there anything you feel is holding you back from meeting more people and sharing your experiences?

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

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