During the boom I bought property, rennovated it and sold it on for a profit. I also bought property with no clear strategy and that proved to be a disaster. Right now I'm looking afresh at the whole business of making money out of property and am starting off with this "ladybird" guide. Thanks for listening!
Ever look in an estate agent's window while on holidays? I do! This time however, I screwed up my courage and actually stepped inside. I was very grateful that Eduardo Teixeira da Cunha of Chestertons Estate agents in Porto, Portugal, took time to talk to me about the business of property purchasing in Portugal.... he also shared a fair bit of his philosophy too! If you'd like to contact Eduardo, click on the link below to be brought to his site. Thanks for listening.
Building a new house? Follow the sun! and while you're at it, follow the wise suggestions from architect Eva Byrne as she joins us in this episode to talk through the best approach to a new build. Piles of information here...right down to Eva's "recipe" for an ensuite and the ideal distance between kitchen units and the kitchen island. If you want more, get onto Eva directly at www.houseology.ie
Have you ever thought about renting out a room in your home? This week, in a "making money from property" episode, I talk to Aisling about "sweating" the family home asset . Aisling tells us how she used income generated by renting out a bedroom on Air BnB to help pay for the repainting of her family home. An interesting tale told by a wise and pragmatic woman.
Isn't it a bit scary to buy a property with a friend? Not if you're brave, decisive and energetic like this week's podcast guest, Aimee Ryan who has just done it. As though this transaction in itself wasn't daunting enough, Aimee has found herself doing a lot of the building work, along with holding down her full time job. Exhausted yet? I am!
The records that estate agents are required to keep are actually an important part of the legal fight against money laundering. Barrister Anne Marie Whelan of www.regsol.ie joins us today to tell us about money laundering and the way www.regsol.ie helps estate agents stay compliant in maintaining those records. Here's a link to the course on Antimoney laundering and GDPR that they're running on 4th April https://www.regsol.ie/public-training-schedule.php......after this episode, I'll be attending it!
Regina Mangan, of Liberty Blue Estate Agents, shares (very generously) all of the systems that she uses in the property rental side of her business. During our conversation it becomes completely clear that any agent would be well advised to automate the "low value" work and allow their staff become focussed on client facing work. Listening to Regina, you will be inspired! I certainly was.
Today we talk to Janet Carroll of www.janetcarroll.ie and trace the roots of her estate agent's business back to Janet's granny's house on South Frederick St, a love of working that started at the age of 11 and a glamorous ex pat life in the south of France! An inspring tale.
I usually talk about some aspect of buying property, but the crazy crows flapping and nesting outside have inspired me to think about nesting and how we live in our homes. This week I'm taking a look at the purpose of each space in my house and have been surprised at what's being going on under my nose!