- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: HometimeBooks.com (2 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0956050107
- ISBN-13: 978-0956050106
- Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.9 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
HOUSE SHARE HERO Paperback – 2 Oct 2008
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What Steve doesnt know about marketing, systems and the running great house shares probably isnt worth knowing! --Mark and Rob, Progressive Propety
From the Publisher
This book is a great insight into `systems' and `time' and how the House Share Hero has used the former to gain the latter.
Its easy to make the mistake of thinking that just buying a big house with lots of rooms and renting them out is an easy way to make money but many landlords suffer problems, voids, arrears, lost sleep/money and burn out pretty quickly.
It's a skill, an art and only with the right mastery of house shares does the content live up to the headlines.
All the best sports stars, business people and world leaders have coaches and role models, so consider letting the House Share Hero be yours.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
I own a HMO/House Share in quite a working class area and have always found it a real slog. I wrongly thought that bad tenants, bad payers etc were just a way of life for this type of letting.
Using the some of the techniques in the book has made my life much easier. My property makes more money that ever before and both my tenants and I are happier.
Although it's mainly aimed at HMO's, many of the techniques, especially choosing and managing tenants can be applied to single lets.
The book is written in such a way that I felt the content was taken in first time and it's the first property book I have read that made me laugh out loud.
It's harder than ever to make money from property these days but this book makes both possible and a lot easier. Well worth a read.
* House Share Hero is written in an engaging (and often humorous) storybook style and will teach you how to:
* Avoid the common pitfalls facing HMO landlords.
* Find the best tenants easily and efficiently.
* Achieve the highest occupancy possible rates, thus maximising profit.
* Avoid expensive management fees.
* Automate your business to run itself over 90% of the time.
The last point alone, makes this book worthwhile. Most new investors I meet want Property Investment to help `quit the day job' so they can pursue their dreams. HMOs can be a time consuming beast if not managed properly, so it's particularly important to systemise and automate as much as you can.
Brilliant book. A very quick, easy read.
I am a home owner and have never bought-to-let; I have always firmly believed that homes should be bought to live in. But I also have sons and daughters who, in the current market, would have no chance of living anywhere if it were not for 'House Share Heroes' who offer decent accommodation at affordable rents.
There is also another underlying message in this book - not just for landlords, tenants or home owners, but for everyone who has ever been a victim of the 'credit trap'. Read it and find out.
The downside is, I can see just how much this guy knows his onions, I know what it feels like to have read practically every book out there and passing on all these gems of information in one go is a real challenge, I know, I've tried advising friends. The flow of ideas can be pretty sketchy in places and he does go off on a few tangents which while entertaining, can make it difficult to summarise all the information you're taking in. With the ideas compartmentalised it could be a really special book.
Also learned about how difficult finance is in the UK. I've never had to put cash down apart from my first one, I'd find that a real challenge. Massively over-regulated too, who's the council to say what sort of tenants to have in your house?
If the authors near Leeds or visiting, I'd love to buy a you a pint!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book based on the sales blurb - it's supposed to help HMO landlords by providing information to assist them with the running of their properties. Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2013 by Mr. S. Pook
I really enjoyed reading this book.
It is well written and quite funny throughout. It gives some great insights into managing a house share and is a must read for anyone... Read more
A very easy read packed with practical tips and inspiration.
A MUST read for anybody thinking of investing in property-and running as a business
An honest, straightforward and funny account of an ordinary bank worker who by his own desire to get out of working for 'the man', became a successful multi-let landlord. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2011 by Cliff Moore
Steve shares his background and experience together with numerous helpful tips on how to be a successful multi-let landlord. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2011 by R. Heaton
A fantastic read from cover to cover, read this over two days and found it very enjoyable. The stories are told with alot of humour , but its also a great source of information.Published on 25 Feb. 2011 by pga -
I read this book in one sitting. Not only is it highly entertaining (I laughed out load at Steve's stories about his early days learning the ropes as a landlord); it is also highly... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2011 by s7climbing
`Here is a real down to earth book on operating house shares homes successfully. Told in a story like way it is a great read on it's own but then it turns into an authorative set... Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2011 by W. A. Burg
Loved Steve's honesty about the ups & downs of being a landlord. The book tells lots of stories which give you a good flavour of how it might feel being a landlord for a... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2011 by J. Carter