24th September, 2015 BACK TO ALL PODCASTS

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Property investing is a business just like any other, so why shouldn’t you build a team instead of trying to do it all yourself?

Whether you’ve got a big portfolio to manage, or you’re struggling to get started because you’re trying to balance the property search alongside your job and family, an assistant can free up a load of your time and allow you to focus on what you’re best at. So in this episode, we talk about:

  • Why you need an assistant
  • What types of tasks an assistant can do for you
  • How to find someone
  • Traits to look for when hiring
  • How to make the relationship work

Along the way we talk about a whole lot of tools and resources, including:

For hiring:
Upwork
Working Mums
Streetlife.com
Fancy Hands

Tools for collaboration:
Trello
Asana
Process Street
Sweet Process

Listen to the episode for all the details!

Resource of the week

Thank you to Andrew Garnett for pointing us towards OneNote. It’s similar to Evernote, in that it’s a note-taking app that works across all devices, and you can use it to collate emails, web snippets, to-do lists, photos, text notes…just about everything.

It’s totally free, so if you’re not using something similar to keep you organised already, it’s well worth checking out.

News this week

On October 1st, a whole new bunch of regulations are coming in which affect regaining possession of a tenancy – read about them on the Nearly Legal housing law blog.

In short, if you don’t follow the new procedures, you won’t be able to serve a valid Section 21 notice and get tenants removed. Did you know these changes were coming? Most landlords didn’t, which just shows the importance of keeping yourself educated or using a good letting agent.

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