The tangible nature of property makes it appear attractive. Combined with the ability to finance purchases and benefit from a stream of rental income, it’s easy to understand the appeal.
My guest today has a passion for property, buying her first home at age 18 before quickly establishing a sizeable property portfolio and property business empire.
Michelle Niziol started out as a mortgage adviser, opening her own brokerage in 2005 and winning several industry awards, including Top UK Broker from Barclays Bank.
After building her own successful property portfolio, she was inspired to do the same for her clients, providing a bespoke property solution.
She founded IMS Property Group in 2008. The group of companies offers a complete property service from lettings, to estate agency, property refurbishment, development and finance.
Michelle is recognised as one of the UK’s leading property and finance specialists, providing regular commentary for The Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian and Daily Mail. She also has her own columns in industry magazines, such as What Mortgage.
Back in 2006, Michelle was a candidate on The Apprentice in series 12 of the BBC show.
Here’s my conversation with Michelle Niziol, talking about building a property portfolio, in episode 468 of Informed Choice Radio.