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Platinum Property Partners Case Study
Platinum Property Partners (PPP) assist you in building your own portfolio of specialist buy-to-let properties and secures you a substantial income for life.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established14 years
  • Current UK Coverage75%
  • Franchisee Support Staff30
  • Personal Investment Req.£50,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£300,000 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Office-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Franchisee Valerie invested the little money she had from her divorce in Platinum

Armed with integrity and belief in herself, Valerie has gone on to build a portfolio of seven HMOs with Platinum

JOINED PLATINUM PROPERTY PARTNERS

2014

PREVIOUS CAREER

Mum

PORTFOLIO LOCATION

Weybridge, Surrey

NUMBER OF HMOs

7

BIGGEST BENEFIT

The Platinum network

 

'You have to be super rich to invest in property through a franchise like Platinum’

It’s a misconception we hear all the time – and one Valerie Highton’s inspirational story proves is simply not true.

“I had very, very little money,” smiles Valerie. “But what I did have was integrity and I believed in myself.”

Valerie joined Platinum in 2014 after going through what she describes as a “very bad” divorce, which led her to re-evaluate every facet of her life.

STARTING AFRESH

“I’d been out of the job market for 25 to 30 years,” recalls Valerie. “I have no computer skills and no tech skills, although I do have a degree.

“I’d brought up my family over that time, although I had refurbished the properties we’d lived in as a family and I had a real affinity with people in their twenties as my kids were that age and all living in rental properties.

I wanted to do something with the money I did have, and I was keen on franchises because there’s a better chance of succeeding. I knew I had to do something on my own, because nobody was going to employ me!

“So, I went to a franchise fair to look at letting agency franchises, or property inventory businesses because I had that affinity with the kind of demographic that rents property. 

“But I walked around the corner and there was the Platinum Property Partners stand…”

SACRIFICES FOR SUCCESS

Valerie purchased her first HMO in January of 2015 and has gone on to build a portfolio of seven properties just outside Weybridge, Surrey, where she still lives.

But her starting position was uncommon among our Franchise Partner network, with her funding tight and her investment area expensive.

Property is very expensive in Weybridge,” she laughs. “I probably shouldn’t be doing it in that area, but it was important to me to stay close to home as it was just me and the children at that time and I wanted continuity for them.

“When I did my purchase mentoring with Mike Dixon, we looked at Horsham and Crawley, but they were too far away, and I was actually concerned that the clapped-out Volvo I was driving at the time wouldn’t make it to those locations!

I ended up renting a two-bedroom flat and sleeping on a mattress on the floor in the lounge for two years because I was so desperate to make what I was doing work.”

Find out more about investing with Platinum Property Partners by clicking below now!

 

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What Our Franchisees Say

COVID-19 has really stress tested the model, we've seen it in action and it's given us confidence that it's really robust for the future.Paul Reynolds - Franchise Partner


We can't imagine trying to navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic without the help and support of Platinum and the other Franchise Partners. Feeling part of this community is very special to us.Alex and Emma - Franchise Partners


No one can join PPP with all the necessary skills and experiences. You don't have to. You will be mentored to achieve things you don't know how to do regarding terms of purchasing property, refurbishing property, finding tenants and operating your houses.Mark Ridout - Franchise Partner


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