Frequently Asked Questions

1.Who is propertyCEO for?2018-10-21T08:46:22+00:00

It’s aimed at anyone who wants to create greater income or long-term financial security through property. Whether you’re new to property or already have some property experience, propertyCEO will open your eyes to the benefits of using property development as a means of generating significant wealth either as a standalone strategy or as a perfect complement to a buy and hold strategy. It’s also an excellent strategy for people who simply don’t have a pension plan that will allow them to live the life they would want to when they retire. They may have a good job now, but they will struggle to have a decent income when they stop working. Starting an income from property development today could dramatically change their financial outlook for tomorrow, and there’s a huge number of people in that situation, whether they know it yet or not. Whatever your experience or goals, register for our free webinar today to find out how property development could be a lot more accessible than you thought HERE to find out more?

2.Isn’t property development considered an ‘advanced’ property strategy?2018-09-10T16:23:16+00:00

This is a common misconception; you simply don’t need to cut your teeth on other strategies to ‘earn the right’ to become a property developer. Many people are told that they need to start with buy-to-lets and rent-to-rents before moving on to HMOs and serviced accommodation. Only then could they consider property development. We strongly disagree – with development not only are you able to leverage other people’s expertise more effectively than with other strategies, you also get significantly better returns. We explain exactly why this is on our webinar which you can access HERE

3.What skills do I need to become a property developer?2018-09-10T16:25:08+00:00

The beauty of property development is that the developer makes most of the profit yet he or she acts primarily as a coordinator. You don’t need to project manage or lay bricks or draw plans. Your role is to hire other people to do this for you and to coordinate their efforts. We believe that many people already possess the core qualities needed to do this, namely good communication, management, organizational and people skills. In fact they use these skills every day without thinking they could also use them to develop property!

4.Do I need to be able to afford to hire people; won’t I need to have a lot of capital before I start?2018-04-20T01:13:25+00:00

No. The costs of hiring people are met by the project fund. Whilst this fund could conceivably be your own money, for most people it will most likely be covered by the finance for the development. This loan will cover the costs of paying your contractors since this is all part of the project. You don’t need to have capital to be a property developer, although if you do have capital it can definitely be a bonus.

5.How does propertyCEO differ to other property courses?2018-08-12T22:40:16+00:00

We only focus on property development rather than offer a wide range of different ‘strategies’. We combine 3 core elements that enable you to become a successful property developer: a) we teach you the property knowledge you need to create and manage a team of experienced professionals who can deliver a successful project plus the skills to be able to find development opportunities, b) we teach you the business skills you need to create and manage a highly successful business and a brand which people will want to be associated with, and c) we teach you the skills utilized by the world’s highest achievers which you can use for yourself plus the ability to free up the time you need to do all of the above. You also get access to the tools and solutions that we use for our own developments plus the priceless insight of industry professionals who will teach you how to avoid property pitfalls. In our opinion no other property course comes close to delivering this level of focus, value or insight.

6.How can I purchase your courses?2018-09-10T16:27:16+00:00

We ask that you attend one of our free webinars first; that way we can make sure you know exactly what propertyCEO is all about before you invest, plus we always look to include some great discounts (we mean SERIOUSLY great) on the webinar. You can click HERE to register for a place on the next webinar.

7.Why is property development preferable to other property ‘strategies’?2018-08-12T22:41:17+00:00

The main reason is that the returns are greater for the volume of effort deployed when compared to other types of property strategy. We also believe that many people already have the core skills to become a property developer; they simply need to learn some additional knowledge and also how to channel those skills to make it happen. That’s the bit that propertyCEO delivers.

8.How long will it take me to complete the Foundation course?2018-08-27T07:24:43+00:00

This really depends on how much time you are able to commit to, however we usually reckon on the Foundation course taking around 6 weeks to complete. Please note that the course is designed to be completed at your own pace; it doesn’t matter whether you are able to devote a lot of time to it or you can only manage a few hours’ study a week – you’ll still make progress and we’ll make sure you won’t miss out on a thing.

9. What if I need help on a project?2018-08-12T22:42:19+00:00

One of the key concepts you will learn on our programme is how to create your own support network for your new property business. Every project is different, and our aim is to ensure you are able to access the resources to answer every question that may come up.

10.Can propertyCEO help me get funding for my project?2018-08-12T22:42:46+00:00

At present we do not operate an investor network although this is something that is on our to do list! Don’t worry – in our training we show you exactly how to go about getting funding for your projects.

11.Can I enrol with a business partner or life partner and if so what are the costs?2018-08-12T22:43:18+00:00

Business or life partners of an existing propertyCEO course delegate may access the same course for 50% of the cost. To take advantage of this offer the current member should contact the Helpdesk after they have enrolled, who will arrange for the partner to be added to the programme.

12.Is there a Helpdesk?2018-08-12T22:44:19+00:00

Yes the propertyCEO helpdesk can be contacted by email and aims to respond to all enquiries within 1 working day. Please note that the helpdesk is only able to respond to enquiries regarding the training programmes; it does not provide guidance on individual development projects.

13.Can I hire Ritchie or Ian as a mentor or advisor?2018-08-12T22:46:21+00:00

Both Ian and Ritchie take on a small number of mentoring students each year and can also be hired as project advisors. If you are interested please drop a line to enquiries@propertyceo.co.uk together with full details of the mentoring/consultancy you require. Please note that mentoring and consultancy availability is very limited.

14.How long do I have access to the materials after I purchase?2018-08-12T22:46:56+00:00

You’ll be able to access all materials indefinitely via the Members’ Area. Access to the Members’ Area is not currently time limited and we would always aim to give you advance notice should this change. We appreciate that everyone goes at their own pace and we don’t want to rush you through the course, plus you may want to refer back to the course materials at a later date.

15.Do you have an affiliate programme?2018-08-13T10:09:20+00:00

Yes, we have an attractive affiliate programme however we regret it is only available for selected partners by invitation.

16.What are the risks associated with property development compared to other property strategies?2018-08-12T22:48:28+00:00

The first thing you need to know is that there IS risk. Whenever you try and create wealth you generate risk, whether this is by starting a business, buying stocks and shares or developing property. The Foundation course covers risk in detail, looking at what risks can affect you, and of course how you can mitigate them. There are no guarantees in property, however by doing your due diligence you reduce your risk significantly. In our view, property development is less risky than many other investment strategies because you have much greater control.

17.When you say property development do you mean commercial conversions?2018-08-12T22:49:08+00:00

Property development covers a wide range of different project types, from new builds through to commercial and light industrial conversions. We cover commercial conversions in great depth in our training as it is a key development opportunity, however we also cover other types of development as well. In our opinion a profitable development opportunity is a profitable development opportunity, whether it is a commercial conversion or something else!

18.Is there a payment plan for the Foundation course?2018-08-12T22:49:45+00:00

Most of our courses offer a payment plan plus we also give discounts when you pay the full course fees upfront

19.How much capital do I need for a development project?2018-08-12T22:50:21+00:00

We teach you how to find finance for your projects even if you have no capital to invest yourself. However you will need to make a small investment initially to get your business started.

20.How big are the projects that you advocate your students typically take on?2018-08-12T22:50:51+00:00

They can vary significantly. One of the big attractions of property development is that the size of the project is not directly related to the amount of effort involved. That said, we recommend that for a first project, students take on something relatively small and straightforward where they can learn the ropes. As their confidence grows so they can take on bigger projects. We would expect a small project to return £50k to £200k in profit, however this is just an indication as all projects are different.

21.Is the Foundation course suitable for people who are beginners/new to property?2018-08-12T22:51:17+00:00

Absolutely. The core skills for being a property developer are ones that many people already have, such as people skills, organizational skills, management skills and numeracy. If you have these core skills then we can train you how to apply these to property development. Remember that you’re not designing and building houses yourself – it’s all about managing a team of people who will do the work for you. Many people already do this in their day-to-day lives without ever thinking that they would make a great property developer!

22.How soon can I expect to recoup the cost of my investment in the course?2018-08-12T22:51:45+00:00

We would expect you to recoup the cost with your first project. One of the advantages of property development is that the profits involved can be significant. Even if you only did one relatively small project, the cost of the training is relatively small in comparison. Plus we think that the learnings you will gain from the course will save you much more than the course fees simply because you will avoid making expensive mistakes.

23.Is your course enrolment open indefinitely?2018-08-12T22:52:15+00:00

No, Foundation course enrolment is restricted to specific time periods. We regret we cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of the Foundation course to new applicants, mainly because success for us is measured in how many people become successful property developers as a result of what we do, rather than how many courses we sell. If you’re currently unable to access the free webinar because the course is closed to new applicants, please drop us a line at enquiries@propertyceo.co.uk and we will notify you as soon as the next open enrolment window opens.