Thank you to everybody who has posted their wonderfully supportive comments so far and I look forward to meeting some of you in 2014.
I'm off to Russia to be with Svetlana's family this Saturday, returning on the 2nd January. It's a very rural part of Russia so access to the internet is very poor, which for me is probably a good thing as it will mean that I get a proper rest and return fully refreshed for the New Year.
I will leave you with this question; at what point does work become a paying hobby?
My answer is that it's when you have systematised and outsourced all the things you don't like doing and can spend the vast majority of your time doing the things you love, especially if you still get paid for doing those things. I believe we should all work whilst we are capable of doing so, the challenge for most is being able to enjoy it.
Thanks again 🙂
After long long time got this property118 site where like minded people are gathered by Mark. I like his dedication (answered couple of my queries by phone), and I am sure he would excel in his new project on helping budding new and old landlords.
Best of luck.
We both wish you ever success with your new venture.As we are what you would call property newbies with only a few buy to let's under our belts some of the topic that have come up for discussion on your site have be invaluable also thanks for steering us in the right direction on one personal tax issue.
Have a great time in Russia .
All the best.
Paul & Sue
Well done Mark, I hope this goes really well for you after all that you have contributed to Landlords over the years. I'm grateful to the MoneyCentre for giving my portfolio great impetus in the mid-2000's. Have a great break
As a professional landlord and letting agent for the past 25 years, one always wonders what the rest are doing and if you can "learn and lean" your activities,of course the introduction of the www has helped, but since the launch of this very comprehensive 118 resource one doesn't have to look much further for adviser guidance or support.
I would firstly congratulate Mark and his team on this and would recommending 118 as a must follow if you are serious about your property involvement.
Good Luck Mark and have a great Christmas and prosperous New Year Regards Don H
I'm sure the new venture will be good news for many Landlords. I must say that I have found '118' extremely helpful and a mine of information. I always value your advise and comments and I aso like that when you don't know the answer to a particular problem you clearly say so !
I have been very happy to pass Property 118 on to other friends who have become landlords and to my son who, like myself, has a modest portfolio of 4 Buy to Let properties.
Hope you had a good holiday. I think it's a great idea - I have been very grateful for some really good advice from you and through Property 118. In a world where I have had some very conflicting advice from various sources, including landlords associations, you have been spot on. I wish you all the best.
I, for one, welcome this new initiative. Whilst the phrase "None of us knows as much as all of us" is true. I also believe that few of us know as much as Mark does.
His experience in numerous spheres of Property Investment is too precious to keep to himself. I hope this is a major success.
Mark, I do have one question. I know that the phrase "One to one" is self explanatory. However, I am in a partnership with my brother for Property Investment purposes. If we were both to attend one of your four hour sessions what would be the cost?
Reply to the comment left by "Tom Doolin" at "30/12/2013 - 15:15":
Mark is in Russia at the moment on a family holiday and it is literally in the middle of nowhere with no internet access, so please don't think him rude for not getting back to you.
I think he is back on the 3rd so I will get him to contact you on his return. Have a happy new year 🙂
I really appreciated your advice with my recent concern. You have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and would be a brilliant mentor/consultant.
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