How to be a Hands-Off Investor

How to be a Hands-off Investor

It’s not unusual to shy away from the idea of investing due to thinking that it requires a lot of work. However, for those who are interested but want a low-effort option, being a hands-off investor offers an alternative way to get involved. Hands-off investing allows you to grow your assets without the need to monitor everyday. If you are looking for a hands-off investment that you can rely on, GladePark Investments can help.

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What Is a Hands-Off Investor?

A hands-off investor is someone who makes an investment with the intention of having to pay limited attention to it. They choose to make investments that require minimal changes over the course of the investment so that they don’t need to continually monitor and alter investments to keep up with their goals. Hands-off investors may choose to invest in a variety of investment products and assets, ranging from real estate to index funds.

There are many benefits to this more passive approach to investing. It saves investors time and could also save them money.

Hands-off vs. hands-on investments

Hands-off investments can be viewed as the opposite of hands-on investments. A hands-on investment is much more involved, with the investor having to regularly review the investment, decide whether to make changes, and generally manage it. This active management of investments requires more time from the investor and could mean they are spending hours each week doing the research needed to find the best positions for their investments.

On the other hand, hands-off investments allow investors to be much less engaged while still reaping the rewards of investing. With a hands-off investment, you can allow your investment to be managed for you or simply allow your investments to grow without interfering with them too often.

Types of Hands-off Investments

 If you would prefer to be more of a hands-off investor, you can choose to invest in a variety of different industries or investment products.

Real estate

Investing in real estate is a very popular option for people who are looking for hands-off options. Within this investment category, there are a few different ways you can get involved. People may think of real estate investments as being very hands-on, but there are actually some more passive ways to invest. Holiday lodge investment is one of the increasingly common ways to invest in real estate and it requires little attention from the investor. When there is a good management company taking care of the real estate, investors don’t need to be overly involved.

Other hands-off ways some people are investing in real estate are by investing in a real estate investment trust (REIT) or through real estate crowdfunding. These both allow property investment without the investor buying individual properties.


Bonds are another type of hands-off investment that has long been popular. These simple investment products are issued by the government and in the UK are known as gilts. Of the two main types, conventional gilts and index-linked gilts, conventional gilts are the simplest form. UK investors might also choose to invest in bonds in other countries. They’re generally seen as very safe investments.

Index funds

Index funds are also chosen by many people who want a hands-off approach to investing. Index funds, such as mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) help to make investing in stocks or bonds easier. They can offer a simple way to create a diverse portfolio that doesn’t require much involvement from the investor. They’re relatively low-risk, low-cost, and easy to manage.

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What Is Passive Investing?

Passive investing can also be used in a more general way to refer to hands-off investing but, when referring to investing in stocks, it relates to investing in index or tracker funds which track the performance of a particular index or stock market. This is a simpler investment approach compared to actively-managed funds, which can be more expensive and time-consuming.

What Are the Advantages of Being a Hands-Off Investor?

There are multiple benefits to being a hands-off investor. Investing in hands-off properties can be particularly advantageous if you are looking for an easy and lucrative way to grow your wealth.

Hands-off investors can save money on fees and can also find that they earn more compared to other investors. Additionally, hands-off investors save a lot of time and effort because their investments don’t require a lot of maintenance. They can simply make their investment and leave it to make them money.

The hands-off approach is excellent for anyone who wants to build a portfolio of property investments too. Hospitality and leisure investments in the form of holiday lodges allow you to explore the option of multiple investments, without having to think about maintenance, occupancy rates, or anything else.

Investing with GladePark Investments

If you are considering a holiday lodge investment, GladePark Investments offers you an opportunity to secure a hands-off, short-term investment. Our easy investments in parks including Landal Belvedere and Landal Barnsoul  don’t require any maintenance on your part. They are fully asset-backed and fully managed by our award-winning management company, Landal GreenParks, so you know your investment is in good hands.

To find out more about whether investing in holiday lodges is right for you and get started on your investment journey, try our short investor questionnaire.

You can start benefitting from hassle-free investment as a hands-off investor today.