Simon Zutshi has been involved with the Property Investor Show both speaking and exhibiting for over 20 years as an author, busness owner, investor and mentor
Simon set up the property investors network (pin) which has now grown to be the largest network of monthly property meetings for anyone interested in successful property investing. He is also the author of Property Magic, and co-founder of CrowdProperty (www.crowdproperty.com) which is now the UK’s leading specialist property development lending platform.
As we gear up for Property Investor 2023 at London Excel we thought it’s be a good time to get to know him a bit better with a quickfire Q&A..
How did you get into Property?
I purchased my first home in 1995 when I stated work as a graduate trainee at Cadbury in Birmingham rented out two of the rooms to my friends who were still at university. Then I moved into my second home in 1998 and turned the first property into a student HMO
What do you love about Property?
There are so many things I love about property but one of the biggest is the fact that you can work once and get paid forever. You do the upfront work finding and buying a property but then you can get someone else to manage it so that you make money every month without much more effort. It’s almost a passive income
What do you hate about Property?
I hate it went tenants do not value the fact that you are providing good quality accommodation and either decide not pay rent or don’t look after the property.
Where to next?
I am excited about the falling property market and the opportunities that presents for those of us who are ready. Personally I am investing in ApartHotels. I also continue to teach people who to be successful investors because I love what I do.
One key bit of advice for anyone entering the world of Property
Educate yourself first instead of learning the hard way by making expensive mistakes on you own.
What would your alternative career been?
I could of stayed at Cadbury and worked my way up the corporate ladder. It was a great company, fantastic people and a wonderful product.
Favourite holiday destination?
Skiing with friends in the French Alps
The next Property Invester Show will be on 6/7 October 2023 at London ExCel