One of the most useful things we take away from each and every guest who graces the Inside Property Investing microphone is an insight into the tools and resources they use to achieve success. To help you write your own success story, we’ve compiled some of the best resources below so you can refer back to them quickly and easily from a single place.
In the interest of full disclosure, we only recommend resources/products etc. that we fully believe in. Some of the free resources can ultimately lead to paid products, but in those cases we believe the free content is valuable in its own right.
Arthur Online – Property Management Software
Using an application like Arthur allows you to track and manage every detail of your portfolio – tenant details, overdue rents, deposit certificates and tenancy documents, maintenance issues and so on. It even connects with Xero to reconcile your bank account directly with your property accounts.
Whether you currently use Excel and need an upgrade, or aren’t happy with your current management software, give Arthur Online a 2 month free trial, available exclusively to the Inside Property Investing Audience.
To sign up for your free trial, simply use promotion code IPI when signing up.
Audible – A Free Audio Book
Audible is one of the world’s leading providers of audio books, and I know how much we, as aspiring property investors, love to consume books!
The great thing is, much like a podcast, these audio books can be listened to regardless of what else you’re doing – going for a jog, driving to work, or wherever else you’d normally have the TV or radio on.
Even better, by following this link, you can get your first audio book completely free, including titles like Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (both favourites of our guests).
Leica DISTO D2 – Best Selling Laser Measure
The Leica DISTO D2 Laser Distance Measurer comes with us to every property viewing and site visit. Too many times have we been lulled into a false sense of huge profits, only to find what was advertised as a ‘spacious double’ was barely even a single room.
If you’re doing any sort of development or renovation work, leave one of these with your notepad and make sure your plans really will be possible with the space available. Estate agent floor plans are good (sometimes) for showing the property layout, but please don’t rely on them for purchasing decisions.
Each of our guests recommends their favourite book – property related or otherwise. If audio books still don’t take your fancy after your free trial, take a look at some of the most popular books recommended by successful property investors, and start your education now!
|Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
One of the most frequently recommended books by our guests, a personal favourite of mine, and a great place to start your property education.
|Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill researched over 40 millionaires to discover what gave them the edge over others. This is still required reading after almost 80 years!
|The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
This book is all about the small steps you need to take, day in day out, week in week out, in order to become a success.
|Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind: Think rich to get rich – T. Harv Eker
Why entrepreneurs go ready, fire, aim, rather than ready, aim, fire. How the rich achieve wealth effortlessly whilst everyone else works hard to achieve less.