Thursday, 19 August 2010

Bristol School is a success

Our Bristol Property School was fully attended and the Midas team has grown significantly as a result of the attention we are getting on the Bristol networking scene.

A big thank you to all those people who made it to both our introducer induction and our main event in the evening.

Some of the feedback we received is shown below:

"Just the right length"
"Great educational content with facts and figures to back up the points"
"Liked the charts and maps"
"Good to see different people from different areas of expertese contributing"
"Learned alot about investment strategies"
"Useful to be able to ask questions of the experts"
"surprised at the growth in certain areas"

We want to extend our thanks to all those that attended and all the new introducers who are now joining our team.

It was nice to be validated by alot of IFA and mortgage professionals and now endorsed by the same people.

We are now looking for considerable growth in our client base and feel confident that our next school will require a bigger room!!!

Until next time.....

Monday, 16 August 2010

Aston Martins and Joint Ventures

Today was a day for forging new relationships with partners overseas and in the City and to the Dorchester we went!

Robin tells us what we are up to and a little about his experience with Midas so far.

We took a few snaps of the cars parked outside the hotel and after one of our appointments cancelled at short notice - frustrating on a day like this - we headed back home.

The feedback gained from one of the largest taxation specialist was very positive and he was keen to explore a joint venture with us and create further growth for both companies.

Our second appointment was with a US real estate agent whose clients reach into Palm Springs and towards Las Vegas - she had over 25 years experience in the business and could offer some great apartments and holiday homes in a great region called Indian Wells which is just outside Palm Springs. There afre 360 days of sunshine - no aligators, bugs or rainy season and the golf courses, designer shopping malls and quality restaurants made the location desirable for an overseas investment.

The trip home left us feeling tired but Ian had time to give us his throughts in the car.

Our next trip should be Hong Kong but looking forward to the next few weeks following the Property School on thursday where we should have plenty to do!

Until next time...

Saturday, 14 August 2010

What does a Bugatti Veron, Kelly Brook and Ronnie Corbett and a world cup rugby player all have in common?

Meeting clients, developers , PR companies and joint venture partners is all done best at the Dorchester Hotel in London - it's easy to reach and sets the scene well to do business and we are always treated well - you'd hope so wouldnt you!

Last week my business partner , Robin Campbell and I had a series of meetings which turned out to be really exciting for us.

Speaking to the butler at the hotel he told us that the owner of the blue Bugatti Veron (see picture) 
 also had a Pagoni Zonda! 1.6million and 1.4 million of automobile - that would feed the whole of Bristol for a day!!

Robin bumped into Kelly Brook at the revolving door which left him speechless and I saw Ronnie Corbett!! Not quite the same experience but fun all the same.

We met up with Ben Sturnham one of our clients and ex world cup 2003 rugby player,  who now has 6 properties with us, and was pleased with the capital growth of his portfolio and the decent rental profit coming from the drop in interest rates.

We also spoke to a property developer whose favourite trick was building underground carparking  - and had done this for several properties in London - he had a fantastic development completing next year and we were offered good prices for our clients - plum location too.

We also spoke to a well known Finance Company who were acting insolvency practitioners for an Icelandic bank who were under administration and winding up their assets - they offered Midas 15 flats in Clifton , Bristol - a prime location and rents for fun. They had 2 year tenants already in and so made it even easier for us to offer this to our clients - and we knew at discount too.

Finally we met up with 2 people who want to sign as Midas Introducers - one from Brighton and a letting agent from Swindon - the news is getting out about our income opportunity and we feel that there is going to be no stopping it!

Back at 8pm and completely bushed but totally worth it and feeling confident about our next Property School.