HE’S known to millions of daytime TV viewers for his advice on the housing market.
But it was 45 members of the paying public in Sheffield who enjoyed Martin Roberts’ words of wisdom when the Homes Under The Hammer presenter brought a seminar to the city.
Martin co-hosts the BBC show which follows property buyers from the auction room to finished renovations.
And he said there’s still plenty of profit to be made from property in Sheffield - if you know what you’re doing.
“When the market is going up, anyone can do it,” he said. “But when it’s as it is at the moment, sticky, you need to approach it in a really professional way if you’re going to make a successful business out of it.
“Sheffield has a lot of really nice rental housing - it might not do much at the moment if you’re looking at resale, but if you can get a 10 per cent yield, who cares?”
Martin has just finished filming 160 fresh episodes of Homes Under The Hammer and said there are lots of good properties coming up.
“My favourites are the ones that need complete renovation, rewiring, replastering, new central heating - and when I ask their budget they say £2,000,” he laughed.