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Matt Brighton

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UK PROPERTY INVESTING

‘What the Flip: Property Investing’ is my real journey, here to offer a no-BS approach 👊 to becoming
a property investor in the UK, in 2020.

Getting Started

Ever wondered how to get started in property investing? Imposter syndrome making you stop dead in your tracks? Before you dive in at the deep end, explore these handy free guides to help you develop a better understanding of property strategies, creating a business plan and making your first moves in property.

 

Novice newbie or property pro, I’ll explore what you need to do, to succeed in property in 2020 and
share powerful yet easy to digest learnings.

Goal Setting Guide

Free Goal Setting Guide

Are you struggling to find focus in your property business? Do you have a clear, tangible and measurable plan of action? Download this free handy goal setting guide that explores wherey you are today, your financial literal and north star lateral goals – and what you need to do to bridge that gap to meet your goals. 

Giant Leaps Begin With

Buying your first property can be incredibly scary. Especially if you don’t really know where to start!

 

The aim of creating ‘What The Flip’: Property Investing is to document my own journey. I also want to help other investors who are in my shoes. Not quite sure where or how to get started. Property Investing is an exciting areas to be. It allows freedom and entrepreneurial flare.

 

In the past few years, the Government have changed the rules drastically. I’m sharing what you need to do to succeed in property in 2020. The longer term aim of creating WTF is to create a community and a platform for other people to navigate their way through the UK property market with free guides, resources and tips.

 

I’m making the world of being a property investor accessible and fun! There’s a real shortage of quality online communities out there and that’s why I created this site. To document my journey, whilst helping other investors just like you.

 

Since becoming hooked in the property world, I’ve had my head in podcasts, books, forums and instagram communities. I’m compiling all the best bits here for you to view for free!

 

I’ve even been featured in the Telegraph and The Times newspapers!

What does it take to become a UK property investor?

There are many fake guru’s out there selling ‘get rich quick’ property courses for ÂŁ12,000. However when you check our their company accounts, their annual accounts show questionable proof.

 

You don’t need to spend thousands of pounds. There’s enough information on this website and amongst the property investor community online to really get started. All it takes is determination and hard work.

 

The best way to learn is to get out there and do the damn thing!

 

I wish you the best of luck on your journey!

Matt Brighton

PS. Feel free to follow me on instagram below 👇 and let me know what you’re up to!

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Something a little different today. SEO or otherwise known as search engine optimisation 🚀 & DOMINATING google. ⁠ ⁠ Although new to the property world, I work in a bank by day and also freelance as a graphic designer / SEO expert.⁠ ⁠ I have been doing this for about 10 years 🔥 ⁠I\’m already seeing some killer results from my website for big terms. Still lots of work to do though!⁠ ⁠ I knew as a part of getting started in property, I wanted to document the journey and build a solid brand to do that in the process, so I can share valuable and honest content as a way to give back to the Instagram community that taught me so much.⁠ ⁠ Separately, I also teach the skills needed to learn SEO over on skillshare.com with a video course that\’s about 1hr 50 minutes. It\’s relatively new but some good reviews coming through already. ⁠ ⁠ To give back to the more experienced developers on here – if you\’re struggling to get traffic via Google – I\’ve attached a completely FREE link to my SEO class if you click on the link in my bio you\’ll see a button to go to my skillshare.com class.⁠ ⁠ The link is a 2-week free trial on Skillshare (so just remember to cancel your skillshare membership once you\’re done), although there are tonnes of other creators on there who teach photography, project management and other stuff so might be useful for your business!⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and please check out the class for free! No strings.⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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Looks fine to me! 😂 I hear this is a new HMO trend at the moment?⁠ ⁠ On a serious note – I hope everyone is having a productive and cracking week! 🔥⁠ ⁠ I\’m spending this week down in Cornwall on holiday and to spend some time looking at what I\’ve done so far. I\’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the WTF brand and creating it into something that\’s genuine, transparent and fun at the same time.⁠ ⁠ I\’ve taken amazing learnings from books around showing your work publically and \’being an amateur\’ in public.⁠ ⁠ At the start of this year, I wanted to make my next move after letting out a spare room in my East London flat for 2 years and the aim is to have the first property underway through a company by the end of this year. Small steps.⁠ ⁠ ⁠Secretly in the background, I\’ve been setting up my company structure to fit in nicely with my freelance work. Funds are ready to go and bank accounts set up.⁠ ⁠ It\’s great to already have a solid social brand with (hopefully) helpful content for those even newer than me before even truly getting stuck into project #2. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re working on. What\’s the plan as we approach the end of the year?⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠
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Why are we so afraid of starting something new? 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content floating about on Instagram, Yesterday – I released a video about the book \’Show Your Work – By Austin Kleon\’. I\’m kind of preaching to the converted here amongst the Insta property community but hopefully, one of you who follow me, find this video thought-provoking!⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ In the video, I explore why so many people are afraid to get started, be that a business, idea, podcast or YouTube channel. ⁠ ⁠ There are two ways of showing your work⁠ ⁠ ➕ Do in silence, show the end product⁠ ➕ Do the work, show in public⁠ ⁠ I explore the latter, why you should \’show your work\’ in public no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are without fear and explores common excuses we tell ourselves like \”nobody will care\” or \”I\’m not experienced enough yet\”.⁠ ⁠ Showing your work and building a brand achieves 4 benefits – the feedback loop, accountability, seeing your progress and building a community of likeminded people.⁠ ⁠ I had a lot of fun recording and editing this one and my editing skills are definitely getting better!⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Why are we so afraid of starting something new? 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content floating about on Instagram, I just released a video about the book \’Show Your Work – By Austin Kleon\’. I\’m kind of preaching to the converted here amongst the Insta property community but hopefully, one of you who follow me, find this video thought-provoking!⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ In the video, I explore why so many people are afraid to get started, be that a business, idea, podcast or YouTube channel. ⁠ ⁠ There are two ways of showing your work⁠ ⁠ ➕ Do in silence, show the end product⁠ ➕ Do the work, show in public⁠ ⁠ I explore the latter, why you should \’show your work\’ in public no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are without fear and explores common excuses we tell ourselves like \”nobody will care\” or \”I\’m not experienced enough yet\”.⁠ ⁠ Showing your work and building a brand achieves 4 benefits – the feedback loop, accountability, seeing your progress and building a community of likeminded people.⁠ ⁠ I had a lot of fun recording and editing this one and my editing skills are definitely getting better!⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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COVID is like walking through custard 🙅‍♂️ ⁠ I feel like having wasted the past month of time trying to get the admin sorted out whilst setting up a group company structure. ⁠ Working with brilliant accountants at the moment to set up a holding company, propped up by multiple subsidiaries as I also freelance as a designer / SEO specialist and run a few side-hustles.The benefit of setting up this way is so that I can transfer dividends tax-free from the subsidiary brands into the parent company and then loan this into my physical property asset company. It\’s also a smart way to ensure if any subsidiary had problems then the other companies are protected whilst operating in this structure.Some people don\’t often think about futureproofing themselves. This made sense as I have other operations on the side but especially if I work on JV in the future, I can simply set up an SPV that sits nicely as a subsidiary and also means again, any issues in JV deals are ringfenced from the rest of my business.Wins & Struggles over the past month ⚡ Traditional methods of sourcing houses (IE Agents) has been hit and miss. A lot of \’best and finals\’ coming through although signs are slowly starting to show of a slow down.⚡ Banks have been a nightmare! Long processing times, 6 – 8 weeks wait times. 2 hour phone queues!⚡ Positive conversations with brokers on both immediate deals and also slower land opportunities in the pipeline on subject to planning offers.⚡ Sprint 1 goals have been set from September to December.⚡ The WTF website is seeing awesome SEO results so far including first page terms for some keywords already! ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to! ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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You awesome people ⭐ ⁠ I have been blown away by the property investor community in Instagram. An incredible bunch of friendly and helpful like-minded individuals. 🤗⁠ ⁠ It\’s great to see so much inspiration all over insta.I haven\’t actually posted for 30 days and my Instagram still grew by 15% which is awesome. I\’ve been quietly fighting companies House and the banks with admin.⚡Company group structure is finally set up, bank accounts have been a nightmare, especially with a holding company in place. ⁠ ⚡ Funds are ready to go for property #2⚡\’What the flip\’ is live with a stunning website and growing email list. SEO results also looking strong. Already on page 1 for terms like \’HMO Investment Areas\’ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re looking at at the moment. ⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo

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