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Nov 6, 2016

Educating yourself, regardless of which industry you build your business in, is a critical component to your success. The same rings true for new property development professionals. On today’s episode, I’m excited to chat with Amanda McEwin, property development expert and owner of Onassis Developments based in Adelaide, Australia. Amanda started her property journey after the arrival of her third child.

After testing the waters in the buying and holding as well as renovating and flipping real estate sectors, Amanda chose the path of property development to provide her a way to have more control over her time while earning an income. On today’s show, she discusses the importance of investing in your education, gauging the pros and cons of various real estate strategies to find what works for you, and evaluating risks before considering profits.

 

“Try to find a strategy that suits well for you. There’s plenty of strategies out there.” – Amanda McEwin

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • How Amanda developed her skills and knowledge over the years to achieve success.
  • Ways to build up your property development skills.
  • Pros and cons of the buy & hold, renovate & flip, and property development business strategies.
  • How to strategize your property development business around risk.
  • Amanda’s property selling strategies.

 

Amanda’s Insider Property Secrets:

  1. Educate yourself. Speak to other developers and learn as much as you possibly can.
  2. Put risk first, profit second. Look at the project and try to figure out how to mitigate risks before looking at the profits you can gain.

 

Reach Out to Amanda McEwin:

Onassis Developments website

Oct 13, 2016

Today's guest is renowned Wollongong Estate Agent: Mike T. (Mike T Real Estate).

Mike has been in the customer service industry since before even finishing his schooling and has always enjoyed helping people. Before Real Estate Mike worked in the automotive industry for 25 years (in both sales & as a qualified mechanic).

In today’s episode, Mike shares with us how a career in sales has empowered his confidence and completely transformed his personality from initially being quite a shy person. He also discusses the universal similarities of selling across different industries as well as the differences and challenge that selling Real Estate entails. Married with four children, Mike manages to do his job passionately while applying the skills he learned from his experience in the customer service field.

 

 “Whether you’re selling a house or a car or anything, it all boils down to listening.” – Mike T

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Mike talks about what made him make the transition from car sales to real estate.
  • He emphasizes how much value he puts on listening, honesty, and being ethical in all his dealings together with how important it is for him to gain the trust of the clients.
  • With the end goal of having a global presence, Mike shares how he uses technology to his advantage in sales and marketing.
  • Mike reveals why communication should always take place face to face or at least on the phone.

 

Mike’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • Before you decide on the agent you want to work with, you ought to do a thorough research about them.
  • Checking out the agent’s website, credentials, testimonials, and being able to speak with previous clients would greatly help in choosing the right person for you.

 

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Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of the Property Secrets podcast – the show that provides you with an insider’s guide on how you can profit from buying, developing, or investing in property.  If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and give us a rate and review to help us reach even more aspiring new entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on Facebook, or check us out on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the what’s in store for you!

Oct 9, 2016

On Today's episode of Property Secrets, I'm joined by not only a mentor of mine but a mentor of many top agents around Australia. His name is Glenn Twiddle and today he shares his unique insight into the best way to sell Real Estate and how to communicate effectively.

 

Glenn is best known for his desire to make changes in the real estate industry for the better. His mission is to provide agents around Australia with the tools they need to deliver a new level of service to their customers. He has heard what the general public have to say about Agents, and he admits he cannot blame them for what they think since the vast majority of Agents out there are inefficient and unmotivated.

 

Glenn Twiddle is a business owner, real estate coach and has personally mentored many of the top real estate agents in Australia. He offers remarkable insights about how to better communicate with people and how to market property for sale. He tells us that before he got into coaching, he used to be just an average Real Estate Agent. It was only once he started training others that he realised how significantly the industry was failing and how it could be turned around.

 

Glenn has gone on to master his craft and shares his insights with others through classes, seminars, and conferences.

”Not all agents are created equal. ”   – Glenn Twiddle

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Glenn shares what the general public thinks about real estate agents.
  • He discusses the results of a 'large-scale secretly shop' exercise he conducted to expose problem areas plaguing the Real Estate industry
  • Glenn shares some basic traits of a good real estate agent versus the ones whom he coins as “the majority.”
  • Glenn explains that all customer service ultimately boils down to one thing: being nice.

Glen’s Insider Property Secrets:

Secret Shop your Agent to make sure they Walk the Walk

Reach Out to Glenn Twiddle:

 

 

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Sep 30, 2016

This week I talk to Bob Korver, renowned finance expert and Mortgage Broker.

Bob discusses the in's and out's of financing property and shares his insight into the world of mortgage broking.

 

If you would like to get in touch with Bob directly you can reach him on his mobile number: 0408 050 678 .

           

 

Sep 23, 2016

Are you planning on purchasing your first property investment?  Or maybe you already have a few on your plate.  How do you know if you have bought a good buy and what do you do with the ones you already have?

 

Today’s guest, Jonathon Grima, has been investing in properties for many years. His passion for property comes from being brought up in a family of investors. At a very young age, he started as a carpenter and built his first home at age 20.

 

In today’s episode, Jonathon talks about some of his strategies as an investor and also from his perspective as a builder in terms of adding value. He also shares some of the challenges he has faced and how he overcame them.

“It can help to secure a property in an off the market sale.” – Jonathon Grima

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Jonathan shares the plan he has used to get to where he is right now.
  • He shares how the banks see him as a risk and how he manages to overcome this – by taking advantage of the benefits of being in the building game.
  • We discuss some of the pros and cons of investing locally versus interstate.
  • He explains his approach to creating "cash flow positive" properties.

Jonathon’s Insider Property Secrets:

Doing business with trustworthy real estate agents and with people who have your best interests in mind is essential.

Reach Out to Jonathon Grima:

 

 

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Sep 8, 2016

Today’s guest, Hance Limboro, is a real estate investor and also a chiropractor by profession. He started his chiropractic business more than 10 years ago. While being passionate about his service, he met his real estate mentor who had health concerns in the past. This encounter eventually changed Hance’s life.

 

In today’s episode, Hance shares how he built his sizeable property investment portfolio even though he didn’t have a wealthy family background, the ups and downs in his journey, and the strategies he implemented that helped him along the way.

“Property is a legitimate way for you to reduce your tax legally.” – Hance Limboro

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • From his mentor (an investor of 100 properties himself), Hance discusses the blueprint he was taught and eventually tweaked for his own progress.
  • He shares how his strategy called "positive cash flow property" has helped him achieve his goal to have long-term capital gains.
  • He explains how he is able to keep his job as a chiropractor and carry on with his property investment ventures all at the same time by allotting only four hours a week on the latter.

Hance’s Insider Property Secrets:

Hance shares what he does to stay on top of his real estate portfolio:

  1. Get a mentor. Look for someone with a track record.
  2. Save money. Be disciplined and have a savings plan for your next investments.
  3. Take action. 

Reach Out to Hance Limboro:

 

 

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Aug 31, 2016

Jo Vadillo is a buyer’s agent / buyer’s advocate.  Aside from being a known estate agent and mentor, Jo also invests in property herself & with her husband. She used to work for free for friends and family as she educated herself by reading books and materials as well as attending seminars and workshops.

 

In today’s episode, Jo shares her long yet successful journey with us as she points out the highlights of her venture in real estate.  Whether you are an investor or thinking about investing in property, there are many things you can learn from Jo as she talks about her specialization and passion.

”Look at it as a business and remove emotion. Always remove emotion.”   – Jo Vadillo

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Jo shares how she turned her passion into her career.
  • She explains how she operates in a market that goes up and down rapidly.
  • She elaborates the benefits of working with a buyer’s advocate especially deals concerning investments and off-the-market properties.
  • She shares her philosophy in investing a property.
  • She identifies some common mistakes investors make and shares several tips on how to do things right.

Jo’s Insider Property Secrets:

Surround yourself with like-minded people and get involved in optimistic circles.  Avoid seeking advice from individuals who will put you down. Instead, get advice from those who are already doing what you want to do and are exactly where you want to be.

Reach Out to Jo Vadillo:

 

 

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Aug 18, 2016

Today’s guest is an economics major who started her career as a state government employee. Amy Mylius eventually left her government position to pursue a profession in real estate. Residential leasing was her first job in this field. 

 

Amy now works as a buyer’s advocate with Cate Bakos Property in Melbourne.  She represents and deals with a wide range of people – buyers, agents, vendors, and investors to name a few.  In today’s episode, Amy discusses the advantages of working with a buyer’s advocate and also shares some negotiating tips that can come in handy when involved in a real estate transaction.

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Amy explains what a buyer’s advocate is – the tasks and responsibilities involved in the work.
  • She elaborates on how working with them adds value to the lives of the property buyers.
  • She shares several reasons why vendors of properties sold off the market prefer dealing with buyer’s advocates.
  • She discusses the benefits of working with a buyer’s advocate.
  • She shares her top 3 tips on how to negotiate to get a good deal.

Amy’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • It's important to be prepared when buying a property.
  • It's essential to be in a position to move fast when the window of opportunity opens.

Contact Amy Mylius:

 

 

 

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Aug 8, 2016

Peter Koulizos is also known as “The Property Professor.” He is a lecturer at TAFE in Adelaide and at the University of South Australia. Property investment, property economics, and property development are some of the courses that he presently offers. He has also written two books: Top Australian Suburbs and Property versus Shares.

 

On today’s episode of Property Secrets Podcast, Peter will share some great property investment insights. He will enlightens us on some common mistakes investors make and how to get over these hurdles and do things right without enduring the drawbacks of trial and error. His teaching skills and passion in real estate is a great combination as he gives knowledge and advice to potential and present investors and homebuyers.

 

 

“Just because you’re buying something cheap or below the asking price, it doesn’t mean it’s a bargain.” – Peter Koulizos

 

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Peter shares how he started to be involved in real estate as he looked back during the time when he was growing up in a real estate household.
  • He elaborates on the top 5 mistakes property investors make.
  • He demonstrates the importance of using your head, not your emotions when investing in a property as he shared a story about what happened last year in Sydney when the prices of the property shot up and eventually dropped.
  • He discusses what a bargain is in property investment.
  • He explains how to do it right not by trial and error, but by being knowledgeable and through his rule: location-land-looks.
  • He shares some advice on how to kick start your portfolio if you’re interested in property investment.

 

Contact Peter Koulizos:

 

 

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Aug 1, 2016

In the path towards achieving our goals and attaining the success we are aspiring for, it’s easy to get lost in the grind.  We end up being a slave to our goals, and lose the one thing that we should treasure most – time.  This is precisely why successful people often get burned out and are left with a feeling of emptiness, despite having achieved their goals.

In today’s episode, Chris Duncan will talk about how he achieved freedom in his life.  Chris is a well-known Business Consultant and "Growth Hacker" who travels the world as a professional speaker.  He has authored two #1 bestselling books and currently owns multiple companies that are earning over 7-figures.  But despite achieving meteoric success for himself and the companies he has worked with, Chris shares that one of the things that he is most proud of is how he achieved total freedom.  He defines the meaning of total freedom and provides insightful tips to help you develop the right mindset and take the right steps to achieve it in your life.

On Today’s Episode of the Property Secrets Podcast:

  • The way you do anything is the way you do everything. Developing the right mindset starts with the things you do and your habits. Even the smallest actions can make a biggest impact.
  • Apply the Pareto Principle (80/20) in your life. You don’t need to do everything. Focus on the few tasks that you can master, which will reap the biggest results.
  • There are so many free resources that will allow you to gain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to be successful. It’s up to you to leave your old self behind and make a move.
  • Mastery is very important. Take time to figure out what area you want to master.
  • Once you have chosen the area you want to master, set a stop-loss. A stop-loss is a goal that you set for yourself at a certain point or time. (e.g. If I reach 6 months without having achieved x, then, I will need to stop and re-think what I’m doing).
  • If you want to be successful in property – or any type of business – you need to leave the employee mindset behind. Shift from being an employee to an entrepreneur.
  • If, at any moment, you are trading your time for your money, you are taking a risk.

Chris’ 3 Top Tips to Achieving Freedom

  1. Start with the end in mind. Once you know your “why”, everything becomes easier. This will also allow you to break down the steps needed to get to your goals.
  2. Surround yourself with the right people. It’s important to have a good support group or network (sometimes it can be just one person) who has achieved the success that you hope to attain. They will be able to guide you and motivate you with the right mindset that you need to achieve your goals.
  3. Take action and get in the game. Don’t spend too much time overanalyzing or waiting for things to be perfect. Take a risk and get in the game, because this is where you’ll truly learn and grow. It’s also the first step to achieving your goals.

 

Connect with Chris Duncan:

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Jul 4, 2016

Today’s guest, Anthony Bucello, started his career in real estate 15 years ago. He has a wide range of skills and talents and his primary focus is on assisting people with purchasing properties. He is also the founder of the National Property Buyers, an agency that offers property management, buyer advocacy, and Real Estate Sales services. With their main office based in Melbourne, they also offer their services through their branches in Brisbane and Adelaide.

On today’s episode of Property Secrets, Anthony enlightens us about many things that you need to consider as you look into purchasing a property and answers a lot of compelling questions that property buyers and investors may have in mind. He also discusses different mentalities depending on the type of buyer – whether an owner-occupier or an investor.

 

“Different properties are worth different amounts to different people for different reasons.” – Anthony Bucello

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Anthony answers the big question, “Why do I need a buyer’s agent?”
  • He explains the benefits of partnering with their office versus independently working on your own when purchasing property.
  • He shares the top 3 things you should look into to guarantee that you get the right property.
  • He gives some advice about the things you should look out for when buying a property or talking with an agent.
  • He shares how technology can be used to make things easier when buying a property.

Anthony’s Insider Property Secrets:

To be able to get the best deal, you need to do the legwork. Negotiating skills will go a long way.  Also, remember to ask as many questions as you can.

 

Reach Out to Anthony Bucello:

 

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Jul 4, 2016

Sharnee Bennett is a person passionate about sales and marketing. She started her career as an accountant and went on to pursue her passion of helping others.  Last year alone, she was able to help over 18,000 people build their online portfolio without paid advertising.

On today’s episode of Property Secrets Podcast, Sharnee shares with us some tips and lists of what to do to be seen and heard in the noisy world.  She also shares her interesting idea of eliminating the word “selling” from your vocabulary and explains what to do instead.  Whether you are a real estate agent or simply someone who wants to learn something about online marketing, this podcast episode is surely for you.

 

“It’s really a combination of content marketing and relationship marketing.” – Sharnee Bennett

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Sharnee shares a brief background about herself and how she ended up doing what she does today.
  • She discusses and elaborates on three things for you to do to get your message out there.
  • She shares what real estate agents can do to effectively reach out to their market even on a smaller scale.
  • She pointes out the benefits of video marketing and the impact that a good support system has.
  • She also discusses the things that make a difference in the way real estate agents handle and market properties.

 

Sharnee’s Insider Property Secrets:

  1. Master the key platforms where people are. Be skilled and familiarize yourself with the base platforms first.
  2. Stand out from the rest. Find a way to shine brightly in these platforms so that people can distinguish you from the very noisy crowd.
  3. Let your website reflect the greatness of your product. Make sure your website is updated in terms of design and content.

 

Reach Out to Sharnee Bennett

Sharnee Bennett’s Website

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