Today, I want to address a topic that may not be very popular, and it may even challenge established norms. I don’t usually adopt this direct approach, as I consider myself a polite and amiable person. However, there’s an urgent matter that needs to be addressed.
If small investors in off-plan property and alternative investments end up losing their hard-earned money due to poor management, flawed business models, or internal corruption within the invested company, and they haven’t conducted independent due diligence when they were aware it was readily available, I find it difficult to sympathise with them.
In the past, smaller investors had no adequate means to conduct comprehensive independent checks. They often found themselves trapped in investment nightmares. Without independent analysis before investing, many suffered significant financial losses, and I genuinely sympathise with their predicament.
However, rejecting the idea of allocating a small portion of your investment capital to independent due diligence in today’s landscape is simply illogical.
The cost of independent due diligence is now insignificant compared to the potential losses one might incur. When investments fail, investors suddenly wake up and pay attention. They form action groups, demand justice, and become self-proclaimed experts on the failed investment. It’s like trying to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted. They exchange information and misinformation among themselves. Those claiming to offer assistance often end up persuading them to throw good money after bad.
All they had to do before making the investment was step back from the amiable salesperson who may have become their close associate. The one who presented impressive projections, mentioning the participation of numerous others to validate the opportunity.
Salespeople and their companies are just as susceptible to being misled by investment providers as investors are by them. Trust and opportunity often blind all parties involved. Trust is often gauged by lavish lunches and outings at the golf club, rather than cold, objective independent due diligence.
Actual loss has a way of sharpening the mind that potential loss does not. Investors eventually convince themselves based on what they’ve heard and decide to take a gamble. Sometimes they strike it lucky, but more often than not, they don’t.
As both an investor and a former full-time investment broker, I have experienced this firsthand. I speak from an insider’s perspective as well as that of a casual investor.
Before Diligent Eye, small non-mainstream investors had no direct access to professional due diligence. Now, the service exists, and if you are aware of it but choose not to utilise it, that is simply reckless and irresponsible behaviour.
Once you know about a service that can assist you in making informed investment choices, you cannot ignore that knowledge. Opting not to use our service becomes a conscious decision. If your investment subsequently fails, I’m sorry, but I cannot offer too much sympathy.
I understand that you are intelligent. But even intelligent people can fall into the trap of persuasion when a promoted investment is not the right choice for us.
I have had enough of the status quo. I want every investor to succeed and approach each investment armed with all the facts, rather than a selectively presented set provided by a biased salesperson. Having a impartial and expert evaluation of your potential investment is not a wasted expense; it is worth its weight in gold.
Are you with me?
Together, let’s empower ourselves and make informed investment decisions. Let’s ensure our hard-earned capital is protected and our future prosperity secured. It’s time to embrace independent due diligence and pave the way for a new era of responsible investing.
Founder @ Diligent Eye
A Call to Action
If right now you’re seriously considering investing in any particular off-plan Property or Alternative investment, you should speak with us urgently, without any obligation on your part. We’re catagorically not here to scare you off your investment choice or indeed to tell you the garden is rosy when it isn’t. But we are here to help. Just plain informative talk to quickly sharpen your investment decision-making.
If that’s you, book a call with us in the diary now and we’ll take care of the rest.