Property Investing Trainer
Over the course of our business lives, most of us can recall an ‘impact moment’ where we knew that things would never be the same again. For some it might have been taking on a blue-chip client. For others it may have been a divorce. For Greg Ellis, it was a book.
Greg left school at 16 and started his professional life as an electrician. He was a great electrician but like so many people while his head was in it, his heart wasn’t. Spending more and more time in people’s houses, he reignited his passion for property that had been lying dormant since his early teens however there’s a gaping chasm between having a passion for something and being able to make a career – and money – from it.
At the age of 19, Greg’s ‘impact moment’ came when he read a book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Essentially, it’s a set of parables based on Kiyosaki’s own life and preaches financial independence through investing predominantly in property and it places a high premium on the value of financial intelligence.
In 2007, Greg was looking to move on from the electrical world and was given an opportunity to attend a series of training courses on property investing. Having found his first mentor, he still didn’t have funds of his own to make an investment so he had to get creative and purchased a property using credit cards and an investor to fund the deposit and the property’s refurbishment.
Upon refinancing his first property, Greg paid off all his outstanding credit and has subsequently gone on to buy numerous other properties using a number of different business strategies in order to maximise the return on each investment – from Buy to Let properties, Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and complete refurbishment projects which he has sold on at a profit.
As he hit – and most importantly maintained – financial independence, he took a temporary step back from his business and wondered just why he was doing what he was doing. He was making money and he knew the industry he was operating in and the benefits he received personally, it was at this point he realised he had a strong desire to help. He understood the knowledge he had gained should be imparted to help not only his family, but also other people looking to start or further their journey towards success, both personal and professional.