Top 14 Cities With Good Rental Yields in the UK (2024)

20

Nov

Top 14 Cities With Good Rental Yields in the UK (2024)

The blog identifies the top 14 UK cities for rental yields in 2024, offering key insights into profitable property investments and regional market trends, with a focus on England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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The 6 Best Ways to Invest £50K in Property: 2024 Guide

16

Nov

The 6 Best Ways to Invest £50K in Property: 2024 Guide

This guide explores six effective ways to invest £50K in property for 2024, offering high returns despite low interest rates and inflation concerns. The methods include buy-to-let properties, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), property crowdfund ...

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Should You Invest in Property or Shares? (2024 Guide)

24

Sep

Should You Invest in Property or Shares? (2024 Guide)

This comprehensive guide explores the age-old debate: property vs. shares as investment choices. Delve into their respective pros and cons in terms of risk, return, liquidity, management, diversification, and tax efficiency. Discover the factors infl ...

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The Top 10 UK Investment Property Books: Complete 2024 Guide

24

Sep

The Top 10 UK Investment Property Books: Complete 2024 Guide

For property investors seeking to enhance their knowledge and expertise, this curated list presents the top 10 UK property investment books. Covering crucial aspects like deal-finding, financing, management, and tax strategies, these books offer insi ...

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Can International Investors Buy Property in the UK? (2024)

28

Jul

Can International Investors Buy Property in the UK? (2024)

Navigating UK property investment for international investors is a viable option with Baron & Cabot's expert guidance. Discover the attractive benefits of investing in UK properties, such as strong capital growth potential and a stable market. Learn ...

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The Best 8 Up-and-Coming Property Areas in the UK Revealed

28

Jul

The Best 8 Up-and-Coming Property Areas in the UK Revealed

Discover the top up-and-coming property areas in the UK with Baron & Cabot's expert research. From Birmingham's strong economy and connectivity to Manchester's thriving tech and creative scene, these cities offer potential for rental yields up to 7%. ...

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The Best Place to Invest in Property in the World: 2024 List

18

Jul

The Best Place to Invest in Property in the World: 2024 List

Discover the best place to invest in property in the world with Baron & Cabot's 2023 list. From London's stable and lucrative market to Dubai's tax-free haven, this comprehensive guide highlights prime investment opportunities. With factors like po ...

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Buying a Property in the UK as a Non-Resident: 2024 Guide

18

Jul

Buying a Property in the UK as a Non-Resident: 2024 Guide

Discover the comprehensive guide on buying a property in the UK as a non-resident with Baron & Cabot. Get expert guidance on targeting the right areas, understanding tax rules, legal requirements, financing options, and the property purchasing proces ...

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How to Get Into Property Investment in 7 Steps: 2024 Guide

18

Jul

How to Get Into Property Investment in 7 Steps: 2024 Guide

Seeking a hassle-free way to invest in property? Baron & Cabot, the UK's leading property investment experts, offer a step-by-step approach to building your real estate portfolio. This comprehensive guide outlines the seven simple steps to get starte ...

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The Complete 2024 Guide to Off-Plan Property Investment

18

Jul

The Complete 2024 Guide to Off-Plan Property Investment

Discover the benefits, risks, and strategies of investing in off-plan properties in the UK. With off-plan purchases on the rise, this comprehensive guide from Baron & Cabot provides expert advice and insights to help you navigate the market. Lear ...

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The Best Places to Invest in Property in the UK: 2024 List

19

Jun

The Best Places to Invest in Property in the UK: 2024 List

Discover the top investment opportunities in the UK property market as we share expert insights and research-backed recommendations to help private investors maximise their returns and navigate the diverse landscapes of Birmingham, Manchester, and mo ...

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What Is A Section 106 Agreement: Why Should You Care?

10

Sep

What Is A Section 106 Agreement: Why Should You Care?

So, you have found the right property, you’ve checked the developers track record and the price of the property, you’ve checked that there is planning in place for the development and that the developer is funding the whole project. Rental income ...

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How Much You Should Expect To Pay For A Service Charge

10

Sep

How Much You Should Expect To Pay For A Service Charge

What is a service charge, and how much should it be (not always as low as possible). Before we dive in to an understanding of how a service charge is estimated by a developer we should take a step back and really understand what a service charge is ...

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How Much Should Your Ground Rent Be?

10

Sep

How Much Should Your Ground Rent Be?

When addressing a property speaking to your broker about the lease early on in the fact find is an aspect which is incredibly important and often overlooked aspect when we speak to our clients. Understanding how much the ground rent is, and how much ...

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What To Look For In A Lease (Leasehold)

10

Sep

What To Look For In A Lease (Leasehold)

When speaking to your broker about a property, understanding the lease terms should be equal to understanding the yield and price point of the property. Thankfully all Baron & Cabot investment properties have been through the due diligence. Below is ...

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Why UK Property?

10

Sep

Why UK Property?

A lot of our international clients want to know why everyone is investing in English property. From fist time investors all the way through to the biggest global funds, it seems that everyone is trying to get their money into UK property, but why is ...

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What Is A Freehold And A Leasehold In England

10

Sep

What Is A Freehold And A Leasehold In England

As an investor, especially if you are an international investor you should get to understand what a leasehold means in the UK. A leasehold in England is very different to that which you may be accustomed to so some new investors make bad decisions wi ...

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What Are The Methods Used To Protect Investors In UK?

10

Sep

What Are The Methods Used To Protect Investors In UK?

As a company that makes most of our money from repeat investors, and private wealth advisors, it is critical for our continued growth to protect our clients (as well as make you money).To do that we have to make sure that the proper due diligence is ...

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Who Can Get A Mortgage In The UK?

10

Sep

Who Can Get A Mortgage In The UK?

The UK has a superb lending set-up, and Baron & Cabot have now built mortgage networks for clients from everywhere. If you are retired or self-employed in West or East Africa, Asia, Europe or anywhere else, we will get you a mortgage, if you have a g ...

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How do UK mortgages work?

10

Sep

How do UK mortgages work?

In the UK the mortgage process is really simple. Initially, you will be partnered with one of our mortgage specialists. This will be based on your nationality as each specialises in different client countries. You will then go through some basic que ...

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What Is Net Yield And Gross Yield?

10

Sep

What Is Net Yield And Gross Yield?

A yield is simply the return on investment achieved on a property from the rental income only. We will discuss how to look at property investment strategy later on in the video series, but for now, just remember that yield is just one part of a succe ...

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How Much Do I Need To Invest In UK Property?

10

Sep

How Much Do I Need To Invest In UK Property?

Like anything, there is a range of property prices in England. Your focus should always be on your return on investment (ROI), rather than focussing on just price. Ultimately we want a property that gets the most back for every pound invested.

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What taxes do I need to pay on a UK property purchase?

09

Sep

What taxes do I need to pay on a UK property purchase?

When looking at property anywhere in the world knowing taxes are important. That’s why when we build you your own cash flow for each property we discuss, we make sure we cover all the costs.

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What Is The Average Property Price In The UK?

09

Sep

What Is The Average Property Price In The UK?

The average property price at the end of 2021 was £193,675 in England, with London averaging over £500,000.Our investment properties are around the same pricing, though we will drive a discount for our clients to get a better investment return.

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What Countries Can Buy In The UK?

09

Sep

What Countries Can Buy In The UK?

Many investors don’t realise that there are absolutely no restrictions on foreigners buying UK property.So long as you can show that your money was earned genuinely you can also get a mortgage in England, which we will go through in more detail in ...

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Do I get a VISA/ UK residency with UK purchase?

09

Sep

Do I get a VISA/ UK residency with UK purchase?

UK property investment is not designed to get you a VISA and purchasing of UK property for the sole purpose of a VISA would be discouraged.Equally, in the UK there is no need to have a VISA to own property. Everyone from any country can buy and own p ...

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How Can I Move My Money To England?

09

Sep

How Can I Move My Money To England?

If you are an international client who lives in a country with sanctions understanding how you can move your money is an important factor to understand.

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What Is A Service Charge & What Is Ground Rent?

08

Sep

What Is A Service Charge & What Is Ground Rent?

In England the vast majority of the property is leasehold. That is because in England leaseholds are almost the same as freeholds and can be renewed anytime you want without having to negotiate with the freeholder.

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How Do I Pick A Property In England? / The Secret To Always Finding The Best UK Property Investments.

08

Sep

How Do I Pick A Property In England? / The Secret To Always Finding The Best UK Property Investments.

While I can’t take you through the full process in a short video there are some key factors that you have to focus on when buying in England. The beauty of England is that it has been growing for 100’s of years, if we threw a dart at the map of E ...

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Which Areas Of England Have The Highest Returns?

08

Sep

Which Areas Of England Have The Highest Returns?

Budget plays a big part in what areas we can afford to invest in together, though regardless of that there are some general rules of what areas will do what for an investor.

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Which Areas Of England Have The Cheapest Properties?

08

Sep

Which Areas Of England Have The Cheapest Properties?

What does buying a property cheap mean to you? Is it that it is the lowest priced, biggest property you can get or is it that it is a property that is lower priced but gives you a high return?

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Should I Buy A House Or An Apartment/Condo?

08

Sep

Should I Buy A House Or An Apartment/Condo?

This question comes up a lot and is generally based on confusion between where you would like to live and what is a good investment. The simple answer to the question of whether to buy a house or an apartment is “whichever gives you the highest ret ...

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What Are Better 1 Beds Or 2 Beds/ 3 Beds?

22

Aug

What Are Better 1 Beds Or 2 Beds/ 3 Beds?

Deciding between the number of bedrooms you should be investing in is another one that is specific to your budget and the specific area we are investing. At this stage, it’s like asking what cars are faster red or blue ones, without context its imp ...

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How Do I Make Sure The Property Will Always Be Tenanted?

22

Aug

How Do I Make Sure The Property Will Always Be Tenanted?

Making sure your property will have a tenant through the full term of your investment is critical to get the returns we want to see. At Baron & Cabot we spend a lot of time working on data to ensure we know that there is a high demand in the area, t ...

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How do I get someone to look after the property if I live abroad?

22

Aug

How do I get someone to look after the property if I live abroad?

For our international investors, once we have decided UK property is a great place to look after our future money, and we have the perfect property and mortgage set up, the next question is always “how do I look after a property from 3000 miles awa ...

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What Is A Build Warranty?

22

Aug

What Is A Build Warranty?

A building warranty is essentially an insurance policy for newly built homes. The warranty is taken out by the builder or developer but is in place to protect you, the buyer. Typically, building warranties last for 10 years.

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How Easy Is It To Sell A Property In UK?

22

Aug

How Easy Is It To Sell A Property In UK?

A savvy investor should have an exit strategy. Without this, you will tie yourself up in property choices that are hard to sell (therefore affecting value).While our sales cycles at Baron & Cabot take around 10 days, the average for a UK estate agent ...

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How Do I MAKE Sure My Off-Plan Property Will Complete On Time?

22

Aug

How Do I MAKE Sure My Off-Plan Property Will Complete On Time?

When looking at the UK off-plan property, working with a trusted partner who has done their due diligence is critical for making sure your property is delivered on time.But if you want to do some of your own due diligence what should you look for?

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How To Check The Quality Of A Build If It Is Off Plan?

22

Aug

How To Check The Quality Of A Build If It Is Off Plan?

There will almost always be a finished property for sale on Rightmove or Zoopla or up for rent where you can check the images of the finished project. Alternatively, ask a member of staff at Baron & Cabot for internal images or videos of previous pro ...

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Are city centre properties the safest investments?

22

Aug

Are city centre properties the safest investments?

When looking at property locations context is everything. Whether city centre, commute to the city centre or suburb, the property price and returns are what makes the investment. A cheaper property out of the city that returns more may be better t ...

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How Can I Understand The Future Value Of My Property ?

22

Aug

How Can I Understand The Future Value Of My Property ?

Accurately predicting the future value of UK property is something which Baron & Cabot have been recognised for many years. From our early days where we partnered with several UK universities to predict, through to now where we have advanced machine ...

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Why should I use a broker to buy my property?

22

Aug

Why should I use a broker to buy my property?

It’s relatively straightforward to google properties in England, there are probably tens of thousands in each area of the UK. Using a bad broker is as bad as not using one at all, it makes very little sense in using a poor broker.

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Should I be buying properties at auction?

22

Aug

Should I be buying properties at auction?

Auctions can get you bargains, and also some nightmare issues. In a down market, they can perform better but in a buoyant market like at the moment, when someone can sell a property in a couple of weeks at the asking price, even desperate people don ...

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Why You Should Use A Mortgage Instead Of Cash.

01

Aug

Why You Should Use A Mortgage Instead Of Cash.

Most of us grew up with the ethos of buying property as our first investment, and if you are in Europe getting a mortgage and paying it off as soon as possible. After all, why should we pay interest on the money when we can clear it off.

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How To Check If A City Is Saturated/ Too Many Properties?

01

Aug

How To Check If A City Is Saturated/ Too Many Properties?

One of the biggest problems we have with UK investors is presuming a city or area is saturated because there is a lot more properties being built there compared to when they were younger.

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Why Buying Near A New Transport Link Makes So Much Money.

01

Aug

Why Buying Near A New Transport Link Makes So Much Money.

Most investors know that if you buy a property and a new transport link subsequently opens your property price and rental price will increase steeply. There have even been reports on this for many cities across Europe by Lloyds bank which you can rea ...

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How To Invest In Areas Where The Government Is Investing And Why That Sky Rockets Your ROI.

01

Aug

How To Invest In Areas Where The Government Is Investing And Why That Sky Rockets Your ROI.

Much like our previous video on investing near transport links, buying near or in an area of significant government investment will see your investment go incredibly well (so long as you only invest if the area matches the fundamentals of property su ...

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Should I Target Student Properties?

23

Jan

Should I Target Student Properties?

There are two real types of student property one is a normal residential property that is in an area popular with students, this property type can be for students and can also be for traditional tenants.

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Why Targeting As Many Bedrooms As Possible Is A Terrible Investment Strategy

23

Jan

Why Targeting As Many Bedrooms As Possible Is A Terrible Investment Strategy

We have a lot of clients who, in their initial conversations with us suggest they want ‘as many bedrooms as they can’ for their budget. And this seems logical – right?

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How To Effectively Target ROI Instead Of Yield Or Growth.

23

Jan

How To Effectively Target ROI Instead Of Yield Or Growth.

Clients can often find ROI targeting a challenge. A lot of times we hear “I know the rent in year 1, we can’t know what it will be in year 4” and “I don’t want to factor in property price growth as we don’t know it”.

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What To Look For In A Lease (Leasehold)

22

Jan

What To Look For In A Lease (Leasehold)

Understand the key points you should be asking to see in a lease.When speaking to your broker about a property, understanding the lease terms should be equal to understanding the yield and price point of the property.

read more
How Much Should Your Ground Rent Be?

01

Jan

How Much Should Your Ground Rent Be?

We ask how what is a ground rent and what should it cost. When addressing a property speaking to your broker about the lease early on in the fact find is an aspect which is incredibly important and often overlooked aspect when we speak to our client ...

read more
How much you should expect to pay for a service charge.

01

Jan

How much you should expect to pay for a service charge.

What is a service charge, and how much should it be (not always as low as possible). Before we dive in to an understanding of how a service charge is estimated by a developer we should take a step back and really understand what a service charge is ...

read more
What Is A Section 106 Agreement: Why Should You Care?

31

Dec

What Is A Section 106 Agreement: Why Should You Care?

So, you have found the right property, you’ve checked the developers track record and the price of the property, you’ve checked that there is planning in place for the development and that the developer is funding the whole project.

read more
What Are All The Costs Incurred On A Property: The Complete Guide

31

Dec

What Are All The Costs Incurred On A Property: The Complete Guide

Property investment is simple really. Pick something which will grow in value, something that will rent well, and budget and more often than not you will make a good return.

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How Much Should I Pay On Exchange?

31

Dec

How Much Should I Pay On Exchange?

Off plan developers may ask for different amounts on exchange, how much should you pay and what protection do you have? 

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5 Reasons To Invest In Germany

31

Dec

5 Reasons To Invest In Germany

When you think of Germany you may think of quality products, discipline, and productivity, of strong political leadership and a stable economy.

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What Is Happening To Investment In Birmingham?

31

Dec

What Is Happening To Investment In Birmingham?

Recently described as the ‘jewell at the heart of the UK,’ known for being the most central location in Great Britain, Birmingham has always been the epicentre for UK transport as well as being widely regarded as the UK’s second city. But why a ...

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What Affect Does A Young Demographic Have On Your Property Investment?

31

Dec

What Affect Does A Young Demographic Have On Your Property Investment?

Investors will often see, when reviewing potential property investments, a city described as ‘young’ or having a high number of graduates retained. ‘HESA destination of leavers survey’ is generally the go to guide on graduate leavers and wher ...

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Best Buy-To-Let Cities In The UK 2019

31

Dec

Best Buy-To-Let Cities In The UK 2019

UK property in 2019 has become even more exciting than any other year. With the maturity of government schemes to increase power of cities outside of London, and the capital itself becoming so expensive that it has slowed growth, investors made signi ...

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5 Steps On How To Research An Off Plan Buy-To-Let Property

31

Dec

5 Steps On How To Research An Off Plan Buy-To-Let Property

With so many options available to look at, so many companies offering what can look like amazing deals, numerous websites and literally 11,000 properties to choose from. How on earth do you choose the one that’s right for you?

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Financial Planning For An Investment.

31

Dec

Financial Planning For An Investment.

Property investment is likely to give you a better return than your bank. But how much do you need to make that first property purchase

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Can I Get A Buy-To-Let Mortgage?

31

Dec

Can I Get A Buy-To-Let Mortgage?

We look at how thousands of foreign investors are able to invest in the UK

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Foreign Investment In The UK, How Easy Is It?

31

Dec

Foreign Investment In The UK, How Easy Is It?

Foreign Investment In The UK, How Easy Is It?

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Should I Buy A Student Property?

31

Dec

Should I Buy A Student Property?

Student property in the UK has seen significant investment over the last 10 years, with the marketing on these types of properties being incredibly exciting for many investors. With yield returns being promised often exceeding 8% it is no wonder so m ...

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Completed Or Off Plan Investment?

31

Dec

Completed Or Off Plan Investment?

Understanding the difference in profit of the two investment types. Property investment is likely to give you a better return than your bank. But how much do you need to make that first property purchase?

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7 Tips For A Would Be Buy-To-Let Investor

31

Dec

7 Tips For A Would Be Buy-To-Let Investor

A question of whether to choose a house or apartment can be simple when you know your end goals.

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What Causes Property Prices To Go Up And Down?

31

Dec

What Causes Property Prices To Go Up And Down?

When I was younger studying to become a property professional at University, other than understanding the basis of valuations on a property, build structures and the like a major understanding was the economics behind markets.

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Why Should I Use A Broker?

22

Dec

Why Should I Use A Broker?

A normal question a client would consider is why to use a ‘broker’ or sourcing agent rather than going direct to developer, after all surely the broker is making a commission that could go to you?

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