James Jeffreys

James spent 20 years in advertising and film production, producing and managing schedules and budgets for clients that included the Scottish government, various high street banks, sports companies and the odd fizzy drink. He travelled the world with his corporate career before focusing on property investment full-time two years ago.

One Booking Platform

Why you shouldn’t rely on only one booking platform

I started my serviced accommodation journey with Airbnb – and I’m now proud to be a Superhost, which I’ll talk more about in an upcoming post. I find the engagement on Airbnb to be excellent, and I’ve noticed a close relationship between Airbnb and Tokeet, my channel manager of choice, which provides a faster link …

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Busy Summer SA

What I’ve learned from a busy summer hosting serviced accommodation

Earlier this year I asked myself the question “should I invest in serviced accommodation?”  I’d been aware of the strategy for the last few years and and indeed was involved on a small scale (Airbnb) but I wanted to take things to another level. Here’s a little more of the story.  My final words on …

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Booking

Does Booking.com live up to its own hype?

It describes itself as “planet earth’s #1 accommodation site.” That’s a pretty ambitious claim from Booking.com.   It’s certainly a major player in the travel e-commerce sphere — from its early days as a small Dutch start-up, Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries across the world. But is it …

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Serviced Accommodation

Should I invest in serviced accommodation?

It’s a question many investors — both new and experienced — ask themselves. And with sites like Airbnb and HomeAway booming across the world, offering tourists, weekenders and business travellers a more spacious, more private, more flexible and often more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation, it’s a very good question.  A serviced accommodation is a …

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Auction Property

5 things you need to know before buying property at auction

If you hate drawn-out, tedious, traditional house-buying procedures, an auction might be the answer. Some truly unique properties often go up for auction, there’s no chance of being gazumped (the sale is agreed as soon as the hammer falls) and there’s always potential to grab a real bargain. Here’s what we’ve learned about buying property …

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