We’re all busy; the question is what are we busy doing? It takes much less time and effort to create, design and build a fully optimised project as it does to do things the wrong way, mess it up, or have planning delayed or refused. If you haven’t got the time to learn how to optimise your development projects to make significantly more profit, it’s highly possible that you are very busy but still leaving money on the table. More likely, you’re probably ‘busy’ spending time on deals that don’t stack up to begin with.
More importantly, not having full awareness of the pitfalls, risks and mistakes made in development projects will cost you far more than three days of your time. In reality, it can often cost you many expensive days of other people’s time (architects and planning consultants in particular), asking them questions you should know the answer to yourself (after all, if architects and/or planning consultants knew everything they needed to know to be developers, wouldn’t they be developers?). A few days invested in your education now will save you years of angst, stress and thousands of pounds in abortive consultant fees.