As soon as I started researching my first investment in 2006 as a place to stash some spare cash, I was hooked. I’d spend all my spare time reading books and message boards – and yes, watching a fair bit of Homes Under The Hammer – absorbing everything I possibly could.
When I started Property Geek in 2012, my “day job” was being a writer – and the site was just an outlet for me to explore new ideas and meet other investors.
Since then, without really intending for it to happen, property has taken over. I co-founded Property Hub (about which more below), which offers free courses, a podcast, a YouTube channel, webinars, a forum, and more. We also advise a Real Estate Investment Trust and created the investment app Portfolio.
But I still love to write, so this site (along with my books) is where I get to do that while sharing some of what I've learnt.
I don't offer any kind of training, coaching or mentoring. I just share information here, in my four best-selling books, and through The Property Podcast – which reaches tens of thousands of investors every week.
Like anyone, I'm going to be wrong sometimes – either due to some kind of bias or blind spot, or just because I'm uninformed. So for anything important, check with a professional – and preferably get multiple opinions, because professionals can be wrong too.
(And if you've not had enough of me after that lot, I also have a personal blog at robdix.com which has nothing to do with property at all.)
Property Geek is here to make property investment accessible and fun, and cut through the “make a million by next Tuesday” nonsense that makes up a lot of the industry.
Property is a phenomenal way to build long-term wealth – and even make a healthy short-term profit if you know what you're doing. But it's not easy, and nor is it inevitable.
House prices won't go up in a straight line forever. Banks won't magically hand over all the cash you need to build your empire. Governments won't stop meddling and throwing a wrench in your plans when you least expect it.
But if you're clear about what you want, and you're willing to build the knowledge and the skills to achieve it, property is hard to beat – and it's a whole lot of fun too.
I'm not the most experienced investor in the world, nor the smartest. But over the last few years I've met hundreds of investors, and from all of them I've learnt something – big or small – that I can pass on. I love to bring together knowledge from different places and explain it in a way that's easy to understand – and hopefully, on this site you'll find something that helps you achieve your property goals.
Drop me a quick note and I'll do my best to get back to you!