How To Win At Auction

As a buyer's agent who focusses on the Sydney market, I try to avoid auctions whenever I can. Auctions are designed to play on human psychology and emotion to achieve the highest possible price for a property, which is often well beyond what a buyer was willing to pay.

Unique Car - Vintage Devaux Automobile

I Made Money Driving This Car

Embark on a journey with a truly unique car - a blend of classic charm and modern engineering. Explore the unconventional approach to car ownership and investment strategies that turned this vintage Devaux into a profitable venture.

Buyer's agent negotiating with a client - Illustration of negotiation in real estate

My Negotiation Failed

Discover negotiation insights from a car battery incident. Enhance your skills by understanding value and time leverage. From battery purchases to property deals, master fair trading strategies. Start refining your negotiation skills now!

How’s This for an Excuse?

Reflecting on property investment often leads to crossroads filled with "what if's" and "if only's", as shown in our recent survey. But it's not just property; these moments of hesitation touch every part of life—family, health, hobbies. It's those crucial decisions we've been putting off, the paths not taken, that linger in our minds.

Investment properties to avoid - Blue-chip property insights for savvy investors

Avoid These Properties At All Costs

There's no "one size fits all" strategy to property investing, so there's definitely no "one size fits all" strategy when it comes to investing altogether.

Discover why I choose property and exactly what I avoid when adding to my own portfolio.

2024 Survey Results: Insights for People especially Property Owners in Australia

The Shocking Survey Results

We recently surveyed our "property insiders" group of almost 10,000 people about their experiences around property. Here is what the respondents had to say... and it's probably not what you think!

Secrets of a $25m Property Investor

Recently, I sat down with Tyron Hyde from Washington Brown and his podcast Ten With Ty and discussed all things property and investing.

We talked at length about my unconventional strategies and how they have yielded some incredible results.

Property Market Update: February 2024

February 2024 Australian Property Market Update

Here's what we discuss on this month's episode:
✅ Inflation down, interest rates on hold... but what does that mean?

✅ How is immigration in Victoria and interstate migration to Queensland affecting the markets in key Australian capitals

✅ Why it's essential to get an independent valuation rather than rely on a real estate agent for a price guide

Property Market Update: December 2023

December 2023 Australian Property Market Update

Here's what we discussed on this month's episode:

✅ How much money did investors make on an average property in Australia in 2023?

✅ Why is the buying approach completely different in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane right now and what should you be doing?

✅ Incredible opportunities over the holidays and how to take advantage of them

Property Market Update: November 2023

November 2023 Australian Property Market Update

Here's what we discussed on this month's episode:

✅ How is inflation and rate rises affecting markets in capital cities?

✅ What sort of buyers are driving the market right now and where are the biggest opportunities?

✅ Why trying to "predict the future" is a losing game in the property market

May 2022 Property Market Update

This month’s topics of discussion:

– What does the election and interest rate rise mean for investors and home buyers?

– Why is there a decrease in stock levels?

– If someone has to sell a property what property should they target to offload?

– What will happen to property prices over the next 6 months?

– What does the decrease in auction clearance rates mean?

– Brisbane has seen a dip in clearance rates, what does this mean for the market?

Jon Sermon - Your Empire

Jon Sermon – New Head of Partnerships and Alliances

With over 18 years experience in Sales and Partnerships, Jon brings a level of expertise unsurpassed in the industry to help you reach your goals, having spent vast time within the payments industry, from foreign exchange to payment gateways. This brings a new level of nurturing and dedication to our valued referral network as Jon is here to help develop mutually beneficial and lasting relationships.

Buy Property Like a Pro – Webinar Replay with Ben Nash

Want to make smart property moves in 2022, but struggling to cut through all the noise and figure out what’s right for you?

Do you want to use property to get ahead, but aren’t sure how to find balance between growing your investments and living the lifestyle you want?

Worried about making a mistake that will cost you a bunch of money?

We’ve got you covered.

When You Have to Sell Property

Are you looking to sell property now or in the future? You must know this.

Over the last month or so, I’ve discussed why I never sell property and gone into specific detail and strategies about contrarian thinking when you are forced to refinance or seemingly sell.

Today though, I answer the other major question.

What happens if you MUST sell?

Property Market Update - Sydney Melbourne Brisbane - February 2022 - FINAL

Property Market Update February 2022 – Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane

– Last year the media and some of the economists were calling the top of the market and a major cooling off of prices, but has that happened?

– When will be the right time to buy?

– Will interest rates effect prices?

– How has the market opened in your area?

– Regional markets going off their heads?

– Predictions on when will be the right time to buy?

– Will interest rates effect prices?

Why I Never Sell Property 2

Why I Never Sell – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I released this article titled “Why I Never Sell”.

Following that post, a few people messaged me asking specific questions about my strategies and tactics. We also had a number of calls with people who reached out for a chat about their own circumstances.

So this week I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to go into some detail and maths regarding options if you are building your portfolio and are faced with decisions where you might be facing having to sell property.

No More Excuses

We’ve had a very different couple of years in 2020 and 2021 with Covid 19, yet the excuses around not buying property and continuing to sit on the fence hasn’t changed. The same ones come round every decade.

Property Market Update November 2021 – Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane

This month:

How will the lift by APRA impact home and investment buying?

Core logic index results

Will we see the regional and coastal markets slow?

When will the year of selling/buying end? Typically, we close up in late December and don’t open back up till late January. Will it be different this year?

What’s the sentiment of agents and buyers at this point in the year?

What Happens to the Property Market over Christmas

Why the Property Market Slows to a Crawl in December and January

On the 1st of November, you might be thinking that there are still 2 months until the end of the year… and you’d be right. However, come November 1st, there’s really only about two weeks left for new listings to come on the market. So no matter whether you’re a buyer or a seller you’ll need to get your skates on if you want something to happen this year (or any year in early November).

Will This 2021 Growth Continue?

I spent a lot of 2018, 2019 and 2020 suggesting that prospective buyer should jump into the property market whilst it was quiet, but I believe only a few heeded that advice. We’re now in Sept 2021, 8 months into an upswing and already people are calling out that they missed the boom, and they should now wait for the next crash.

James Brown 1 million

How a 21 Year Old Purchased Two Properties in 12 Months

Last week, I introduced you to James Brown, the 21 year old who already has a property portfolio worth over $1m.

It’s not often you meet anyone (let alone a 19 year old) who actually listens to advice and takes action. I was so impressed with James, I hired him. He wasn’t actually asking for a job, but I knew this guy was impressive. You know the old saying, “hire for attitude”? He had it in spades.

Judge Judy

Judge Judy Is a Negotiating Ninja – What Can We Learn?

Judge Judy is a negotiating ninja. A beast of negotiating… if you will.

I recently had this article shared with me outlining how Judge Judy has not only become one of the richest people in television, though one of the richest people on the planet.

This is how the “negotiation” for her salary went down…

Teaching Kids about Money

Teaching Kids About Money During Lockdown

I educated the kids that they should probably take me out for a good pub lunch and a few drinks for providing the items and process – sometimes you’ve got to spend $1 too make $2, or in this case is it worth buying someone a $50-$100 lunch to make an easy $1,000?

Window of Opportunity

How This 70 Year Old Woman Made $2m+

This week, I wanted to share a story about one of our most intelligent clients and the “Window of Opportunity”.

The story begins with one of the smartest clients we’ve had in the last few years. She wasn’t a high flying business person in their mid 30’s or 40’s. She was a 70+ year old woman.

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