Q&A with Property Investor - Rachel - Estate & Lettings Agents - Worthing & Sussex

Q&A with Property Investor – Rachel

How did you get into property investment?

“I have always loved property, so when I was in a position to invest, deciding to do this within the property sector was a no brainer. In my opinion investing is a way to redirect, protect and grow money… and what better way than through property investing!”

What types of properties do you purchase and why?

“I mainly focus on mixed used or commercial properties that we can convert into beautiful residential homes. For me it’s all about the numbers, so when I evaluate if a deal is a good one or not I always go back to the numbers.

The residential market can be tough with lots of competition, and there are so many empty commercial spaces (especially after the pandemic) which could do with being brought back to life. The commercial to residential strategy is also something I really enjoy and aligns with my long term financial goals.”  

What is special about Sussex?

“What’s not to love about Sussex! I moved from London to Sussex 10 years ago and never left, a story I hear over and over from many people. It’s a desirable area with lots of jobs and good links to London. I know the area well and we also have a very high rental demand as well as fantastic capital appreciation on our properties, which in my opinion makes it a brilliant area to invest in.”

What has been your experience of the property industry/estate agents/the buying and selling process?

“It can definitely be challenging at times! But if you can build good relationships with the right people it will make all the difference. Something I have learnt is that if you put yourself out there and help others, the help comes back to you too… Which I have definitely found to be true within the property industry.”

What advice do you have to budding property investors/how do you get started?

“Before you decide to invest, think about your end goals and where you’d like to be 5 – 10 years from now. Then really educate yourself and choose a strategy that works best for you. Network lots and find others that can help you along with your journey. I’m always more than happy to help other property investors! As well as offering investment opportunities through CSEE Investments, we also give our investors the opportunity to really learn and come along on the journey with us. I think being able to EARN and LEARN at the same time is very important. It’s how I started out so I wanted to ensure I can offer the same positive experience for others too!”  

Tell us about your most recent property project?

“My most recent project is a joint venture in the heart of Brighton on Duke Street. It’s a 5 story commercial building with some beautiful original features. We are converting this into a high end 7 bedroom Holiday Let/HMO along with a shop front commercial unit. The project should be completed later this year and I’m honestly so excited to share the finished product. It’s such a beautiful building and really deserves to be brought back to life!”

Please follow the link for Rachel’s video to see her latest project. 

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