National property prices are up 10% in the last year, and people dipping back into the market have a whole new set of property-buying priorities. According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 UK residents, commissioned by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics, having reliable mobile phone service at a new property is the #1 consideration – with a median score of 7.5 on a scale of one to 10 (one being the lowest considering, 10 the highest). This is followed by council tax band (6.8) and hospitals (6.4). Schools ranked the lowest on average, with a median score of 4.6.
As a landlord or letting agent, there are many factors to consider when renting a property, including finding your ideal tenants. On first glance students may not be your first choice, but new findings by utilities and service provider for students, Glide, and Accommodation for Students, found that students are in fact the most desirable tenants.
In a post-credit crunch, post-recession world, property has fallen out of favour for many people and they have forgotten what a great investment it can be. Seize this opportunity to educate them about how things are now, and how they can capitalise on that. It might be that up until now, you’ve only thought about investing in property, but there is a great deal of money to be made in educating others in how to do that. With an increase in house prices of 6% to June this year (Halifax) and a predicted recovery in the economy over the next two years (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) now is the time to start educating people in how they can make money in the property niche. If you are not already speaking about property, what’s stopping you? If you already use speaking as part of your marketing mix, are you seeing good conversions from it?...
I love this video that I’ve just seen on YouTube. Is Social Media a fad or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? One thing’s for sure Social Media is huge and it’s important to learn the skills, whatever business you’re in. The Social Media Revolution
Of course it’s not but it could be causing delays to your business instead of moving it forward. In this modern day and age there are so many ways to meet new prospects on the internet. Previously in business the only way was with a face to face or telephone contact. These days the world’s your oyster! With all this technology around, you really need to know what you’re doing. Unless you’re a super techie it can be a bit daunting! There are hundreds, possibly thousands of ways to promote your business over the internet. The question is which methods should you concentrate on? The problem you could have (and we have suffered with this too) is that you can become unfocused. You spend time doing a bit of this and a bit of that and you don’t actually get any results coming through. All this takes a lot of time...