Tue 21st October saw another great turn out for the Birmingham monthly pin meeting with over 75 people turning up. This months meeting featured two fantastic presentations; First up was John Davies of Hedge Investments who gave the audience a very entertaining 45 minute brain dump on how to “connect” with customers.
This was part 2 of John’s 3 part “How to get sellers to want to sell to you” mini course that he has very generously agreed to run across the country at all the pin monthly meetings. A key part of John’s talk was the importance of body language in communication and to demonstrate the point John got everyone to play a game of Simon Says. The lesson from the game was that out of the 75 people in the room, only 2 or 3 people got the instruction wrong when playing the game with their eyes closed but almost everyone got mislead when playing with their eyes open! This was really powerful proof that what we see can very easily overpower what we hear.
Next up, after 10 minutes of speed networking, was David Price of Price Properties. David gave us a very thought provoking talk about how to systemise your property business so that it supports your goals and dreams and doesn’t just become a painful JOB. David outlined the importance of having clear goals and dreams, and not just x number of properties. He got us to think about what kind of life we really want and what we really enjoy doing.
For David, he wanted the freedom of not working for other people and wanted to build a business that would allow him to work for only a few hours a day 3 or 4 days a week from anywhere in the world. He then went off and booked himself onto a 12 month round the world yacht race, paying several thousand pounds for his ticket, and so HAD to make the business work without him being there, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to go! Dave asked loads of great questions to get us all thinking about what we really enjoy doing and why we’re investing, for example; Are you investing in property because you really enjoy looking round houses that you are never going to live in? or, are you investing in property so you can have the time and passive income to do things you’d really enjoy doing, like sailing around the south of France for a month? He then went on to describe how he delegates all the repetitive stuff in his business and some simple ways to systemise a property business.
Thanks to both John and David. Next month we have Simon Zutshi, pin founder, and Amer Siddiqi, founder of the Property Tax Portal, talking about successful property management plus John Davies doing the final part of his mini sales course. This is likely to be a sell out night so why not click on the monthly meetings link and book your place now. Hope to see you next month,
Birmingham pin host.