How to be a property developer

LIVING CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 27 May, 9.30pm

Do you think you could make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market, if only you had the cash to start? Two

couples are given the opportunity to find out if they would have the skills and judgement to make a profit from buying and

selling houses in How to Be a Property Developer. With £250,000 each, the couples are given just nine months to buy and sell a

minimum of three properties. Follow the couples as they choose which properties to invest in and when to sell. See how

successful they are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at

stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction. Will it be as easy as they think to make

a quick profit, or will they make some horrible – and costly – mistakes? There’s a lot to be gained – if they’re successful

they’ll get to keep the profits.

Recession or not, everyone thinks they could make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market – if only they had the cash to start. But is it really that easy? Would you have the skills and the judgment to make a profit from buying and selling houses?

In this second series of How To Be A Property Developer (starting tonight at 7.30pm on TV ONE), two-person teams are each given $700,000 to find out as they become property traders – with the sole aim of making as much money as they can. No-nonsense, straight-talking property developer Gary McCausland oversees the exercise, which gives the couples just nine months to buy and sell a minimum of three properties and make bricks and mortar their bread and butter.

See how successful they are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction. Will it be as easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible and costly mistakes along the way? There’s a lot to be gained: if they’re successful, they keep the profits.

Tonight, the contestants rush to buy their first properties. Best mates Jem and Dave from Bristol discover an elegant period home that needs minimal work, but have allocated only four weeks to complete it. Liverpool residents Amanda and Tracey consider a fire-damaged Victorian house as their first project, but both Gary and a surveyor think they’re making a big mistake.

Photo: Presenter and property developer, Gary McCausland.

WEDNESDAY 9.30PM FROM 27 MAY

Do you think you could make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market, if only you had the cash to start? Two couples are given the opportunity to find out if they would have the skills and judgement to make a profit from buying and selling houses in How to Be a Property Developer.  With £250,000 each, the couples are given just nine months to buy and sell a minimum of three properties.  Follow the couples as they choose which properties to invest in and when to sell.  See how successful they are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction.  Will it be as easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible – and costly – mistakes? There’s a lot to be gained – if they’re successful they’ll get to keep the profits.

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Living Channel – Sundays from 11 May, 8.30pm

Do you think you could make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market, if only you had the cash to start? In this brand new series, two couples are given the opportunity to find out if they would have the skills and judgement to make a profit from buying and selling houses in How to Be A Property Developer. With ₤250,000 each, the couples are given just nine months to buy and sell a minimum of three properties. Follow them as they choose which properties to invest in and when to sell. See how successful they are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction. Will it be as easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible – and costly – mistakes? There’s a lot to be gained – if they’re successful they’ll get to keep the profits

NZ TV Premiere: How To Be A Property Developer

Living Channel – Mondays from 7 January, 7.30pm

Do you think you could make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market, if only you had the cash to start? Two couples are given the opportunity to find out if they have the skills and judgement to make a profit from buying and selling houses in How to Be a Property Developer. With ₤250,000 each, two couples are given just nine months to buy and sell a minimum of three properties. Follow the couples as they choose which properties to invest in and when to sell. See how successful they are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction. Will it be as easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible – and costly – mistakes? There’s a lot to be gained – if they’re successful they’ll get to keep the profits.

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How To Be A Property Developer
Friday 21 December, 8.30pm

Property developing is a British national obsession. Everyone thinks they can make a fortune wheeling and dealing in the property market, if only they had the cash to start – but is it really that easy? Are there particular skills and abilities needed to make a profit from buying and selling houses? In How To Be A Property Developer (tonight at 8.30pm on TV ONE), two couples are given the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes, as they become property traders – with the sole aim of making as much money as they can.

Property developer Gary McCausland follows the progress of the couples who have been lent £250,000 each, and given a year to make money from buying and selling a minimum of three properties.
McCausland says, “I made a few mistakes in my career but I also made lots of money from some great property deals.” Throughout the series, McCausland will be showing viewers how to avoid classic pit falls of property developing, while watching the amateur couples try and make a fortune.

Using a fly-on-the-wall approach, McCausland observes the teams, giving them advice, watching how they use it and, in the last programme, informing them of their most clever and not so clever moves. He is a no-nonsense property man who tells it like it is – and there’s no shortage of opportunity for him to deliver his often scathing verdicts in this series.

Viewers will see how successful the pairs are at increasing the value of the properties, watch them as they negotiate with builders, try their hand at stripping floors, seek out bargains at salvage yards and chance their luck at auction. Is it as easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible – and costly – mistakes along the way? There’s a lot to be gained – if they’re successful, they’ll get to keep the profits.

Episode one sees plenty of drama as both couples rush to buy their first properties at auction. In Brighton, best friends Heather and Jayne bid way over their price limit and end up with a property they don’t even want. While in Manchester, husband and wife team Ed and Annie get a nasty shock when they try to bid for a dilapidated riverside cottage.