How Technology is Shaping the Real Estate Industry

Even now, in the midst of this ongoing global pandemic, UK property investment remains one of the most promising, secure investment strategies out there.

Not only is property as a tactile investment type more hard-wearing and secure in economic turbulence – as opposed to more volatile options such as stocks and shares – but with construction and development plans progressing healthily in cities across the UK such as Liverpool and Manchester, there is plenty to get excited about for investors not just domestically, but internationally, too.

Interested in the UK property market, but unsure of how you might get involved with an investment due to ongoing restrictions, or perhaps your location? Here are a few different things that you might want to consider, such as tips on how to learn about the developing cities in the UK, or which sort of strategy you might want to adopt.

Researching the right city to invest in

Despite being a comparatively small country when you look at others within Europe, the influence and excitement that the UK possesses is palpable as an investor. There are a ton of different cities that you might want to invest in at the moment, from London, the capital and cultural vantage point over a large portion of the western world, to Liverpool, an up-and-coming northern powerhouse city that houses both the most successful football team in the world, and the most attractive rental yield averages in the country, too (for those renting out a potential investment property and looking to make a regular income stream from it as a result).

Uncertain as to which avenue, or literal street to go down? RWinvest, a property investment company with over fifteen years of experience in the UK market, have a variety of guides, podcasts and videos on their website, explaining everything you need to know in order to get started with a strategy for your future. By leveraging this technology, you can easily use your smartphone to get to grips with all of the latest guides and information, and the firm even offers a VR viewing experience for those that want to get up-close and personal with their property from afar.

Employing a hands-off investment strategy

Many international/remote investors that are interested in the developing market in the UK decide to go ahead with a hands-off investment strategy, leaving them to focus on their own immediate endeavours and employment prospects without having to worry about playing a close eye to their growing portfolio as it develops. With a property, this could entail getting a rental management company to handle the day to day of your investment property, dealing with tenant issues and simply collecting a percentage fee from the rental payments before handing the remainder directly over to the investor as a viable income stream. 

Another benefit of this process is that for investors that aren’t particularly confident about the benefits of the specific area, or the ins-and-outs of the property itself, management companies will handle queries and issues such as these on their behalf. As well as the potential for capital growth in the future which can lead to a profit upon retirement, for example, the secondary income can be directly funnelled into growing an investment portfolio into something even greater. 

Bekki Barnes

With 5 years’ experience in marketing, Bekki has knowledge in both B2B and B2C marketing. Bekki has worked with a wide range of brands, including local and national organisations.

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