Introducing Samuel Leeds: Success can be yours says property millionaire and you can meet him in Bradford
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Owning a majestic castle was never really on the cards for a young boy raised on a council estate in the 1990s but that’s just one of several unexpected turns in the life of property guru Samuel Leeds.
Other surprising developments include founding a training academy, having a YouTube channel attracting tens of thousands of subscribers and going on tour to share his techniques for success.
By Samuel’s own admission, he’s nothing special and, given his fairly typical start in life, it would be hard to disagree at first glance. Born and brought up in the West Midlands market town of Walsall, he didn’t shine at school but left with some B and C grades and trained to be a plasterer.
He’d previously made small sums of money through paper rounds, washing cars and touting magic tricks to his school friends, which his dad used to sell on a local market stall. While these enterprising tactics might have indicated some entrepreneurial know-how, it still wasn’t obvious that he would hit the big time.
But hitting the big time is exactly what Samuel has done – at least if you class becoming a millionaire by the age of 25 as big which most people probably would.
It’s quite a turnaround from living on a “rough” estate, “failing” at school and driving less than reliable “old bangers.” In fact one of his closest school friends even predicted that their lack of academic promise meant they’d both be lucky if they worked as binmen.
Now Samuel has lots of bins and, more to the point, lots of properties to go with them after using money initially saved from his paper rounds to learn as much as he could about property investments and the sector in general.
As well as owning the castle, which he took on as a development opportunity and says he might one day live in part of it, he’s clinched numerous deals both at home and overseas.
His earliest days in the business involved gaining as much experience as he could. He managed properties free of charge by making enquiries, taking photographs and advertising online to save owners the time and trouble of doing the job. Only later did he feel justified in requesting a fee for his service.
But it was his approach of buying property for a low price, refinancing it and getting his money out again that seemed to work best. He now teaches a version of that original strategy – branded BRR (buy, refurb and refinance) – to students after he set up a Property Investors Training Academy to show people how to become financially free.
Samuel was lucky enough to get support from his stepfather and grandmother to buy his first two properties and business gradually took off from there. He was able to move from his living room base into an office and settled on the unambiguous company name of Buy Low, Rent High Ltd.
Not long afterwards, he started giving talks about his experiences and strategies, often attracting more than 1,000 would-be investors to venues around the country.
Samuel still gives talks and says many of his academy students enrol for more in-depth training after attending events such as the £1 Property Investors Crash Course.
That same course is taking place in Bradford this month for one day only when Samuel will be visiting the city as part of his short UK tour.
According to the property guru, his company turnover pre-pandemic in 2019 was close to £10 million and his net worth now stands at over £20 million but he says people don’t even need their own money to start with.
The crash course covers a range of topics from raising different types of finance and recycling money into other projects to finding the ideal properties to buy and renovate.
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