The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets, written by Rob Moore and Mark Homer of Progressive Property, lays out the mindset needed for success in property and throws down the gauntlet to its readers to get started without further delay. It’s written in a very conversational style and is an easy, yet engaging read. By the end of the book, you’ll feel like you’re best mates with the authors (more on this later). Whilst I’d struggle to describe the information contained within as “closely guarded secrets”, I suppose it makes little difference how you get started — just as long as you do get started. This book will help you with that.
The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets is structured into the following section, with each section having about 10-15 small chapters (or ‘secrets’, if you will…):
- The Fundamentals of Property.
- The Psychology of Successful Investors.
- The Secrets to Profit in Property: Beat the best – retire rich and happy.
- What are you going to do now?
Mindset and taking positive action are stand-out themes of their book. For the UK property investing market, it’s somewhat like a home-grown Rich Dad Poor Dad — certainly their written style and observations are often very striking.
I strongly recommend this book as a call to action if you’re wanting to get started in property and just need an extra prod to get you up-and-running.
Before you go ahead and click buy (which you really should, it’s a great book), I just want to give you a final word of caution here: In my view, Rob and Mark at Progressive Property are no-doubt lovely guys and their books are stuffed with useful information, err, I mean secrets. However, they are also masters of selling and you must bear in mind that they run a company which makes money by selling things (training materials, systems, courses and seminars) to property investors — and that includes you.
Of course, it’s 100% up to you whether you take Rob and Mark up on any of their subsequent ‘offers’–which are spoon-fed to you by their relentless email marketing list if you sign-up–but my hope is that by reading some (all!) of the books featured on this website and following my blog, you won’t need to spend big money to learn the ‘secrets’ of how to make money in property. Please don’t let my comments put you off the book though, it really is a damn good read and will get you fired-up and taking action.
(NB: Rob Moore and Mark Homer subsequently wrote another great book, Make Cash in a Property Market Crash, which is also really worth checking out.)