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  • Property-a-holics

    Property savvy women turn their back on banks

    Hi
    Had this on my newsreader...makes interesting reading...thats why i say a SANE Woman should be in charge of the economy:
    New findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) show women in property are positive about the future with 62% planning to expand their property portfolio in the next 12 months and a further 32% admitting that the credit crunch has had no impact on their portfolio plans.
    Eighty Seven per cent of women surveyed also believed property brings a better return than interest in savings, while 85% put their trust in bricks and mortar rather than leaving money in the bank.
    The survey of 500 property women revealed that women are radically re-vamping the sector with increased professionalism, attention to detail and superior customer service as the credit crunch demands a new approach. Over half (58%) admit to upping their game with the current economic climate – 63% are providing a rent freeze for long term tenants, 10% have reduced rent while 27% are introducing added extras including:
    Offering a free life coach, debt counselling or after care service
    Learning new languages to attract non-English speaking tenants
    Flowers and wine for tenants
    Free monthly window cleaner
    Introducing flexible payment schemes
    Flat screen TVs and free broadband
    Accepting pets
    Considering DSS tenants
    The research marks the launch of the NLA Property Women Awards 2009. The Awards, which recognise the success of women who own and manage their own property, are endorsed by property consultant and addict, Melissa Porter, who on launching the Awards said; “Amidst the adversity in the market place, it's both empowering and reassuring to be involved with a team of people who are creating opportunities and taking control. I consider myself a business woman who bases all my work and property decisions on solid business foundations, which is why I think it’s so important to celebrate these women who are not only transforming the property market with their business savvy approach, but also their lives, and in many cases the lives of their tenants.”
    A flexible landlord is a good landlord!
    Business savvy female landlords lead the way in customer service as they listen to and consult their tenants. The survey showed that good communication (87%), customer relations (94%) and a high standard of property (95%) rather than low rent are more important factors to excelling in the rental game and maintaining long-term tenants. From flexible mortgages to flexible landlords, property savvy women show that the all important female touch is helping their properties stand out.
    Top Tips for Landlords of the Future…it’s a people business
    * Be prepared to work hard and commit yourself full time to your properties – being a landlord is a long-term investment, not a short term win.
    * Treat tenants like customers – you are supplying a product.
    * Have a trusted selection of reputable tradesmen and always use the same ones.
    * Always meet potential tenants and trust your instinct.
    * Don’t overstretch yourself financially – start slow and know your limits.
    * Do your homework – up and coming areas, new legislation – you have to stay up-to-date.
    * Look for niche markets and seize opportunities.
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    Taken from Mortgage Introducer
    That sounds like our Vanessa then!!
    Regards
    Wasim
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    Thank you so much Wasim!. Yes, woman are becoming a more dominant force in all areas of business!
    Maybe this should have been added to the Future Trends in Property thread?!?!?!
    All you laydees out there might like to enter the NLA Property Woman Awards 2009.
    You can find details here: https://www.propertywomenawards.org.uk/Default.aspx
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    Hi Wasmin
    Your comment "Had this on my newsreader...makes interesting reading...thats why i say a SANE Woman should be in charge of the economy", there was an article in the Mail on Sunday dated 29th March headlined " it is risk-loving men who are being blamed for the financial crisis, now female values are being touted as the rememdy .... "Would we be in this mess if our money was managed by women?
    So I concur with your comment! ;-)
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    Simone Phillips said:
    Hi Wasmin
    Your comment "Had this on my newsreader...makes interesting reading...thats why i say a SANE Woman should be in charge of the economy", there was an article in the Mail on Sunday dated 29th March headlined " it is risk-loving men who are being blamed for the financial crisis, now female values are being touted as the rememdy .... "Would we be in this mess if our money was managed by women?
    So I concur with your comment! ;-)
    Lol at Wasmin...
    If i have another Daughter i will give her that name.
    Regards
    Wasim
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