Spreading the word: Millionaire set to share how to profit from property through sales, rentals and more
An entrepreneur who has encouraged friends and family to follow in his footsteps after profiting from property is busy doing the same thing with strangers around the country.
Millionaire Samuel Leeds has been so successful in making money from bricks and mortar that various relatives and acquaintances have followed suit by launching their own ventures or joining his.
Elder brother Russell, for example, works alongside Samuel as CEO of his Property Investors Training Academy, while a childhood friend launched his own company after lessons from his old primary school pal. Other family members also support the business or have investment interests too.
As far as the Leeds brothers are concerned, life now is quite a contrast to their early days when they had their roots in the unusual sphere of magic tricks and illusions.
Making career choices
Both boys learned the skills from their father who made a living as a magician in the West Midlands. It was an entertaining way of life and a regular talking point in social circles. But Samuel came to a career crossroads as a teenager and opted to try his hand at finance and business instead.
After a lot of thought and soul-searching, he left the world of magic and took the plunge by enrolling for an NVQ in business. He had already trained as a plasterer and kept that work going alongside his studies to maintain a steady income.
But his ambitions really lay in property investing and the more he learned, the more he liked the idea of becoming his own boss and exploring what the industry had to offer.
Investment property number one
In a bold move at the age of 17, and with assistance from family, he bought his first investment property using the relatively simple premise of buying low and renting high.
He gradually built a portfolio using different forms of finance to fund his purchases and, over the years, has found lots of opportunities to invest and diversify within the sector.
He also favours the tried and tested approach of buying, refurbishing and refinancing and teaches the strategy on one of the regular crash courses he delivers around the country.
With the help of Russell and their team of colleagues, Samuel regularly takes to the stage in front of hundreds of people to share his business methods.
He believes that everyone deserves the chance to understand property investment and states the academy’s mission as being to help as many people as possible to achieve financial freedom by implementing its lessons.
Short, intensive training sessions as well as an in-depth 12-month programme are available through the academy and Samuel says his crash courses are often where an investor’s journey starts.
He has numerous examples of students signing up for more tuition after completing that first day and says many have gone on to successful new careers, happily leaving their old lives and jobs behind.
Not surprisingly, the cost of training varies considerably but it starts with the surprisingly small fee of £1 for an all-day crash course. It promises to provide a taste of what to expect from Samuel Leeds. Previous attendees have described him as energetic, amazing and inspiring.
Later this month, the business guru will be in Birmingham for just one day when he hosts an event highlighting how to manage and earn money from rentals.
The rent-to-rent course will focus on HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) and cover a host of essentials. They include important property laws, choosing areas and accommodation to maximise profits and how to attract business from landlords and agents.
Live property deals
It will also reveal how to progress from a standing start as Samuel says there are ways to invest without having money of your own to use – a key factor for many beginners.
The chance to find live deals will also be available and anyone keen to know more can take home further details of the academy’s further training.
The rent-to-rent course takes place on Saturday, November 25 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street, B2 4JQ.
Tickets can be booked online at a cost £1 (although late cancellation/no show fees apply). To reserve a place, please visit Property Investors
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