I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of investors in my life, and I’ve been lectured by scores of them. There’s a very typical story that they tell, without realising it, and it goes something like this:

“I bought a property when it was really cheap. I found I could get decent cashflow from it so I kept it. Then it started going up loads, so I sold it/re-mortgaged it and used the money to buy a load more. Then I did this a couple more times. Now I’ve got loads of property and I’m a property expert.”

Silently, I reply “No you’re not mate, you’re just a pub bore. The market moved, you made money. You don’t understand why, so you can’t explain it to me on your expensive course.”

There’s an old stock market saying – ‘when the tide comes into the harbour, the boats rise with it’. The same applies to property, it’s just that the boats are houses, not stocks, and the tide is the property market, not the FTSE.

Most people who make money from property make most of that money from capital growth. However, very few of these people actually understand this process. They don’t know how to find rising markets or analyse investments properly. Their success is more luck than judgement.

Dominic Farrell is different. He’s a graduate economist and MBA and he actually understands property markets, and why they move. Not only that, but he can explain them to average people, so after leaving his course or reading his book (The Jet to Let Bible, published by Lawpack), they know far more than the pub experts.

Among many other sections too numerous to mention here, the course includes a detailed personality test. This is extremely useful in understanding what type of activity in property you will be naturally drawn to, and naturally competent at. If you are a ‘people person’, there’s no point trying to follow an investment strategy that relies on poring over spreadsheets. You’ll hate it and you will never have the passion that drives you to be outstanding.

Over the years, I’ve been to see more property investment training sessions, courses and seminars than you can shake a stick at. Most of them are either a glorified sales pitches for some tired old stock, or seminar companies run by people who make their money from lecturing not from property. Those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. The thing that really impresses me about the Sharkwatch course is that it isn’t like the others.  And I won’t even mention his separate sales company – because that’s the way he likes it: separate.

Dominic’s intention is that this course is all you need to get started in property investment. I wouldn’t take it that far, and in my view training is a continuous process. However, the Sharkwatch course is an excellent place to start. Even if you’ve started a long time ago, this course will be a breath of fresh air that opens your eyes to viewpoints you’ve probably never seen before.

In summary, the course is well worth it for anyone who’s investing, or looking at investing in property. It benefits both the beginner and the expert.  I would go so far as to say that it’s the only ‘must see’ course I’ve ever come across.  It’s essential knowledge for all types of property investment. Even if you decide that property isn’t for you, the personality test alone will be such a help that it’s worth the money.

For more information see www.bewarethesharks.com.