No 11

Is your resilience. If you’re always worried about something bad happening in the property market, you’ll be in a constant state of jitters as you see eye-catching headlines predicting the next massive crash. Which is another good reason to educate yourself: you’ll have a far truer picture of what is happening in the property  marketplace compared with the headlines generated by the fevered imaginations of journalists and editors whose sole aim is to sell newspapers. As a property investor, you should expect a regular flow of negative stories in the press—the trick is to learn to ignore them and trust what you know.