I was born in London in 1962, moving to Sevenoaks in Kent where I grew up and was educated. Judo is a passion of mine and I trained hard, being awarded the school colours for my achievements. Brian Jacks, a British Judo legend and Olympic Medallist was my trainer from 1975 – 1978.
I realised that with hard work and commitment I could achieve results, and this encouraged me to work harder. I started Judo because I was being bullied, little did I know what lessons were in store for me! A part time job milking cows taught me a valuable life lesson: to get ahead in life you must be able to overcome difficulties.
“When viewing, I never see property, I only see potential”Trevor Cutmore
I studied at Westminster College in 1978, and at the same time got my first job as a Chef at The Strand Palace Hotel. I got married to my lovely wife Marie in 1982. I developed my career as a Chef working in a few high profile restaurants and by training others in Italy. I did a live cookery programme for Ideal World Shopping Channel and a radio show on BBC 3 Counties. We moved to Lincolnshire in 1987 and I continued commuting to London for work until 2003.
In 1994 I was a very different person. Ironically, I became a bit of a bully myself. I learned to fight and break peoples’ arms, noses, and fingers. I was a nasty piece of work, but then my life changed. I used to swear constantly in six different languages but since that day I have had a strong Christian faith and I haven’t sworn since. It was a really bad time in my life but I thankfully I experienced one of the most significant turning points of my life. Acting with integrity is a hugely important part of me, as is operating in an ethical and reputable manner. My faith drives me because I want to be in a position to help many more people.
In 2003 my salary dropped from £50,000 per annum to £19,000 when I became a Community Development Officer. Since then I have set up a youth centre, debt counselling agency, IT training centre, and conference rooms to deliver a variety of educational and intergenerational projects. I helped grow a community and reduce local youth crime rates to almost zero in an area of London. I helped set up a school in Kenya for two hundred and fifty children who are now achieving great academic success. I have had the pleasure of visiting three times so far.
In 2006 I purchased a large commercial building and soon after formed a property investment business with a joint venture partner. Within a year we bought five properties, but had to stop temporarily because we were weren’t able to get our deposits out of the properties. Then the crash in the market happened!
In 2006 my wife and I were blessed with the arrival of our youngest daughter Joy. Soon afterwards in 2009 we became grandparents. I completed Progressive Property’s training courses and signed up for the VIP Mentorship Programme, which helped us take property investing to another level. Through monthly mentoring sessions I was given bite size goals and encouragement to go and achieve success. I have made some very close friends through the mentorship programme and we encourage and inspire one another to progress.
I made seven deals in 2010 using a variety of strategies, including Lease Options, No Money In, and Joint Venture deals. The key strategies I use to produce my income from property are: Lease Options, Buy To Let, Corporate Lettings, and Buy Refurbish and Remortgage.
I am the Lease Options Trainer for Progressive Property, mentoring property investors on the VIP programme. I deliver my own mentorship programmes, training workshops, and online training. I have delivered a number of two day Lease Options training courses in Peterborough. I am a regular speaker at property meetings around the country and have spoken at all four Progressive Property Super Conferences and on the Property Investors Network. I have grown positive cash flowing property portfolios for my joint venture partners and me.
Philanthropy is a passion of mine and so my mission for the future is to help others, working with people and wider communities. I get great enjoyment and satisfaction from helping others change their lives. Educated property investing has enabled me to make monthly passive income, so I can use my time to help others and spend more time with my family.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie
Now I have ‘let my boss go.’ I get paid to do what I love while working less hours and helping others in many different ways!
I invest with and on behalf of joint venture partners. I have a lot of opportunities in London for dealing with high-end properties, so if you are interested and would like to know more, please contact me.
I have mentored Progressive Property VIP Investors since 2010. It has been great to help inspire, guide, motivate, and hold them accountable to their goals along their journey to financial freedom.
I am also a PIN host (Property Investors Network) in the Black Country, co-hosting the event with my great friend Jackie Goodman. We founded the event in September 2012 and I am passionate about our meeting. It is such a privilege to run a PIN and be involved with such a great team and property community.
I offer my own mentorship programmes that are tailored to meet the needs of every individual, and the Twelve Month Property Mentorship Programme is the latest addition. I provide mentoring services to property investor professionals who wish to use my knowledge to fast track their portfolio building ability, without making the mistakes that can cost time and money. I have also appeared on Sky TV providing property advice for people looking to buy or rent a home.
I moved back to London over two years ago to grow my connections and meet the demands of speaking engagements. Living in London has helped for networking, being closer to property meetings, and for seizing more property opportunities. Living here helps me deliver mentoring and services to my current client base and joint venture partners, not to mention having my family closer to me!
There are great opportunities in property. I am brokering large deals in London but also around the country.
Feel free to contact me about your deals or potential investments, I will be happy to hear from you.
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