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Rookie Landlord
Rookie Landlord
Accountant/Landlord
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About Me

Only been in the landlord game for a few years but enjoying it immensely. I know this might be hard to believe, but it's much more fun than accountancy.

my expertise in the industry

None as such, but I'd hope my tenants would say I can look after a property fairly well. I've been lucky so far with the tenants I've had, but it's a two way street. I treat them well, they treat my properties well. Win-win.

Get very annoyed by all the anti-landlord sentiment in the press and among the public. We're not all get-rich quick merchants!

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From: Rookie Landlord 30 June 2015 10:27 AM

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The reason estate agents exist is because selling a house is a process that not everyone can do. "And this, I think, is why we really hate estate agents. Because they are doing something we could do for ourselves if we trusted ourselves more, if we were not so afraid of such ginormous sums, and if we were more level-headed about the places where we live." Lucy, people have tried swerving estate agents and taking the DIY approach and it's never worked out very well. Estate agency still exists because it's still needed. If it wasn't, it would have become obsolete years ago. To compare travel agents and estate agents is just plain unfair - they offer totally different services. A person can go online and book a holiday within minutes, they can't buy or sell their house in minutes. The internet was always going to spell the end of travel agents, it was never going to do the same to estate agents. Yes, you don't need qualifications to be an estate agent (although this is slowly changing) and some in the industry are guilty of acting up to the stereotype, but the vast majority aren't. Rather than the internet sucking the life out of estate agency, it's allowed it to thrive, because most high-street agents have embraced technology and used it to their advantage. Like anything, estate agents offer a service. If there is not enough demand for that service, it disappears. Clearly, there is enough demand for agents because more and more of them keep springing up. I think it's just a hip thing these days, to denigrate estate agents. People just do it out of habit, even if their experiences don't actually match their prejudices.

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