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Sep 20, 2017

How difficult is it to turn a profit as a property developer?

On today’s episode I’m asking founder of Elliott Property Group - James Elliott. James has a huge range of skills when it comes to property but perhaps number 1 is his ability to identify & create value for his clients. With a background in carpentry, building & finance spanning over two continents James now focuses on educating people about the complex world of Property Development.   

James shares his property development strategies and how to make sure you have the all the right tools for your project.  

 

In today's episode of Property Secrets: 

 

  • Planning & Researching your development project
  • Understanding the market
  • Identifying profitable development opportunities 
  • The return on investment margin
  • Reducing risk 

 

Reach Out to James Elliott:

 

  1. Elliott Property Group  

 

 

 
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Sep 13, 2017

When it comes to selling your home you need an agent who goes the extra mile and today I've got one in the studio with me -  Lisa B, a veteran of the industry. As well as being an experienced Real Estate Agent Lisa is also an on demand Real Estate Coach and today she gives us her insights into choosing the best representative for your property. Lisa explains the importance of negotiation skills, marketing, and communication.

Also in this episode we cover methods of testing your agent before you sign up.

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Negotiation skills necessary to get the best price for your property
  • The Buyer / Agent Relationship
  • Communicating with your agent
  • Researching the best agent to sell your property

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Sep 7, 2017

Today’s guest, Gaby McEwan, began her Real Estate career in 2006. After growing her own business Gaby & her husband purchased an established Queensland Re/Max agency which is now 18 years old.

Gaby's agency employs 11 agents and has it's own property management division.

Gaby explains the importance of setting goals and seeing the big picture before when investing in property. 

 

“You just have to make the most of the situation you’re in and make a start.” - Gaby McEwan

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Why you shouldn't wait for the perfect market conditions when investing in properties
  • The significance of identifying your negotiable and non-negotiable criteria when looking for a property
  • Who to consult with when purchasing an investment property
  • The relationship between landlords and tenants
  • The significance of having a strategy especially for older properties

 

Gaby’s Insider Property Secret:

As Gaby mentions the common mistakes people make in a property investment decision like overcommitting or overstretching themselves especially regarding their budget, she emphasises how

  • It is crucial for you to know how long you want to hold on.
  • Don't be too lose sight of reality when focusing on your dreams.

 

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Aug 31, 2017

When it comes to selling your home it's important to be comfortable with your listing agent. Today, I’m talking with Jodie Curran from Agent 4573 - a top performer in her local area.

In this episode Jodie explores the agent/seller relationship. She outlines the vital role of communication & how to tell if your agent has the right techniques to effectively market your property. Besides having the right agent on your side, she also discusses the importance of presenting your property in the best possible light.

 

"Presentation is absolutely essential - it needs to be easy for the buyer to want it". - Jodie Curran

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Choosing the right real estate agent
  • Marketing your property
  • Maximising return on investment
  • Red Flags for Agent/seller communication issue

 

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Aug 17, 2017

Social media is everywhere, and everyone uses it. Today we look at how the most used Social Media platform, Facebook, can be used to connect sellers and buyers in the world of Real Estate. The days of advertising Properties for sale in print media are almost behind us, making way for an exciting new frontier. 

In today’s episode Facebook marketing expert Nathan Hutchinson discusses the growing role of Facebook in our day to day lives. He shares some of the many unforeseen benefits that Facebook advertising offers over traditional advertising and how you can capitalize on these benefits to reach out to a targeted audience. 

 

"When you’re talking about property, the biggest thing is that someone needs to engage with you - what better way to engage than raw video." - Nathan Hutchinson

 

In Today’s Episode of Property Secrets:

  • How to use Facebook online marketing to sell Real Estate
  • Why Facebook live videos are quickly becoming the number 1 way to engage an audience
  • How to increase your conversion rate by incorporating social media marketing
  • How to build your brand on Facebook


Nathan’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • Add a personal touch to your profile
  • Include live videos to communicate often with your target audience
  • Offer face-to-face engagement between realtor and buyer
  • Post often by using blog posts, articles, videos, and other media
  • Deliver informative, useful advice


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Aug 10, 2017

Pests are a nuisance, sure, but when it comes to termites they can ruin more than just your day. Many people are unaware of the damage termites can cause until its too late - your home and lifestyle could unexpectedly be chewed to pieces without much warning. Knowing how to protect your home and what to look for could save you thousands and that is exactly what we are discussing today.

In today’s episode, Mick Robbins from Adelaide Pest Control discusses the importance of pest inspections and how to manage termite issues. 

"We control termites. We’re playing with nature - a powerful force." - Mick Robbins

 

In this episode of Property Secrets:

  • How do you treat a termite infestation
  • Why termite inspections are essential when buying a property
  • The effect moisture build-up in your home has on termites
  • Identifying the presence of termites before it's too late
  • The importance of using a professional pest control company when treating termites

 

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Aug 1, 2017

Today’s guest is Paul Wilson, the founder of We Find Houses and author of "Why 2 Out of 3 Positive Cash-Flow Properties Are Not Worth Touching".

Paul built his company around providing exceptional service to property investors and now, sixteen years since its inception, We Find Houses continues to offer property investor finance, buyer’s agency services, and guidance through the complicated world of Property Investing.

In today’s episode, Paul shares the concept of “shortcut learning,” which is all about leveraging other people’s experiences.

Using this approach Paul is able to help his clients dodge the typical trial-and-error phase of investing.

Paul also discusses the importance of having an exit strategy right from the beginning and and how this should compliment your investment strategy.

 Also In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • How your individuality plays a significant role in your investment strategy
  • A brief explanation of "Positive cash flow"
  • Defining "Passive Investment Strategy"
  • Why affordability and cash flow are not the only factors to consider
  • Knowing the limitations of the market and its impact on your cash flow

Paul’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • Understand your capacity by knowing your numbers, time frame, and goals. Gauging your expectations in line with the market is essential. If you’re overwhelmed, seek advice and get people on your team who could educate you, not dictate what you ought to do.

 

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Jul 20, 2017

Property Management expert Hayley Mitchell began her career in 1999 and went on to become partner of a large Property Management Agency. Today, she is the co-director of Domain & Co and continues to deliver excellent, personal service to her clients.

 

In today’s episode, Hayley talks about what led her to becoming a Property Manager. She explains that when looking for a good tenant, it’s all about “selling the property” and identifies the benefits of establishing a good relationship with tenants from day one.

 

“If you set it up right in the beginning, you don’t have headaches in the end.”   – Hayley Mitchell

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Skills you need to be a good Property Manager
  • The importance of treating tenants and landlords equally
  • Advantages of selling the benefits of the property to potential tenants
  • The tools Hayley uses to generate interest in the properties she has for rent
  • The difference between a bad Property Manager and an exceptional one
  • Her screening process for potential tenants

 

Hayley’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • When selecting a Property Manager don’t solely base your decision on the their fees but rather on your gut feel.
  • Don’t feel stuck with the agent you’re working with if you’re not satisfied with the performance. Change agents if necessary.

 

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Jul 6, 2017

Tom Braegelmann is the CEO of GCA Equity Partners, a company that lends contractors and developers financial support for their real estate investment projects. Tom has experience being on both sides of the negotiation table – from being an active property investor to now offering great financing deals to other investors. He is the author of the book Bank Free Blueprint, teaching people how to invest collaboratively to reduce their dependence on bank investments.

 

In today’s episode, Tom talks about his book Bank Free Blueprint and the system he created which allows investors to work and profit together on a project. He explains how his model applies to projects of any size - whether it’s a $50,000 project or a venture that costs $5,000,000. 

”The less moving parts you have on a project, the less risk.”   – Tom Braegelmann

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • What is collaborative investment
  • How Tom came up with the Profit-Sharing Model that allows people to work together and are compensated for what they bring to the table
  • Differences between a passive investor and an active investor
  • How to use the checklists in Tom’s book when presenting your proposal as an active investor to a passive investor

Tom’s Insider Property Secrets:

If you are proposing that you personally contribute to the labour aspect of a project, be ready to answer the questions that your financiers may have before they ask them. Prepare all the necessary documents and proof that you are able to get the job done.

 

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Jun 26, 2017

In today’s episode we talk Property Depreciation with Tyron Hyde of Washington Brown. Tyrone discusses his book 'Claim It: A Property Investor's guide to Depreciation' which is endorsed by Australia's Richest Man, Money Magazine, and Your Investment Property Magazine. 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Calculating the value of homes based on when they were built
  • How the government determines the life expectancy of homes
  • Defining “non-cash deduction”
  • The variables that make up property depreciation

 

Tyron’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • Claim deductions on the effective life of items in your property.
  • Claim deductions on the things you're about to throw away.

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Jun 21, 2017

Today’s guest started his journey in Property when he was just finishing university. After reading the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Ben Everingham was inspired by the idea that profits are better than wages and after working in marketing for one of Australia's largest building companies Ben set out to start his own business - Pumped on Property. Pumped on Property is a buyer’s agency with an annual client base of around 150 customers. 

In today’s episode, Ben talks about the advantages of changing your mindset to become an investor. He explains both the advantages and the challenges that investors face on their journey to financial freedom. He also shares the strategies he uses to assess the market, find a bargain property, and know the pattern in the housing market.

”Timing in the market is important regardless of the type of product.”   – Ben Everingham

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Ben’s encouragement to people who desire to be financially independent
  • Advantages of investing in property
  • The simplest way to be successful through property development

 

Ben’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • It’s all about learning – learning to identify the right market and analyze the market correctly.
  • Conduct a sanity check before jumping into any decision to make sure that the decision you're making is a rational one.

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Jun 15, 2017

Today’s guest started her Real Estate journey when she was only 13 years old working as a receptionist. After spending a decade abroad, Aly started renting out her investment property. With her tenants falling behind in their rent and locked in to a standard rental agreement she decided to consider the benefits of short-term rental instead.

In today’s episode, Aly discusses the advantages of short-term rentals. She also shares an inspiring story of a friend who didn’t own any property and had $25,000 worth of debt who, after reading Aly's book Airbnb for Property Investors and implementing this model, became debt-free and went on to own her own investment Real Estate.

”What I love about short-term rentals is it gives you the freedom to be able to do what you want when you want”   – Aly Michaels

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • What is “short-term rental”
  • Financial benefits of short-term rentals
  • Other fees that can be charged to the tenant such as cleaning fee & additional furniture fees
  • Aly’s book that talks about maximizing profit, lowering risk, and how it has helped others become financially independent
  • Lease versus sublease: how to replace income for the unemployed
  • Factors that affect rental pricing

Aly’s Insider Property Secrets:

  1. Know your WHY
  2. Know what you want to achieve.
  3. Have a plan from where you are to where you want to go.
  4. Have a plan, but be willing to readjust.
  5. Don’t quit until you achieve your goals.

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Jun 8, 2017

Today’s guest started out purchasing property investments when she got into real estate.  Although she was paying a relatively high fee for her property rental manager at the time, Debbie's primary concern was not the amount of money she was spending but the quality of service she was getting. Her unfulfilled expectations prompted her to be proactive in deciding to managing her own properties and eventually led her into Property Management. Today, Debbie is an expert in this field. 

 

In today’s episode, Debbie talks about the advantages of having a great property manager. She sheds light on some significant issues involving property rental like the possible reasons why a property may be sitting vacant and not even generating inquries. Debbie also shares some tips on how to encourage a good tenant to stay in a property for an extended period, how you can save on costs regarding maintenance and vacancy and some strategies she uses to find you a tenant in the quickest amount of time possible.

” The hardest thing for an owner to do – and that is if you’re not getting the quality you’re expecting, is switch [property managers]. ”   – Debbie Williams

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Debbie specialises in brand new properties with specific requirements and needs
  • Reasons why people come to Debbie and her team
  • Characteristics of a good property manager
  • Elements that make a property stand out in the market
  • Steps to take to represent the property in its best light
  • The “competition card” and how it impacts tenant mentality

Debbie’s Insider Property Secrets:

The role of your property manager is crucial. In fact, it is so important that if you're not happy with the quality of service you are currently receiving, don't procrastinate, just make the switch. If nothing is improving it will likely remain that way throughout the rest of your management agreement, impacting your cash flow as well and expenses.

 

Reach Out to Debbie Williams:

Email: debbie@propertybeeau.com

 

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Feb 28, 2017

Today’s guest on Property Secrets, Jessica Osborne, is the founder of Josh Develop and the author of the book 'Buyer’s Guide to Builders'. Jessica put everything she learned over her years of experience into this helpful resource written for anyone building a home. Her journey into educating people in this area was inspired by her own experiences and those of her clients who were concerned about the building process. Further to Jessica's book she also runs a 6-hour workshop to provide even more support and education for people who are building a house.

In today’s episode of Property Secrets Jessica shares her journey and explores key topics which she finds buyers are often uneducated about before they enter into a building contract. 

 “I think that mentorship is really a great strategy – looking for someone in the industry, like us, can help.” – Jessica Osborne

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Jessica discusses her workshop which covers the basics that buyers need to know before they set out to engage a builder.
  • She shares three things to consider when building a house.
  • She elaborates on the services they provide to buyers.
  • Jessica cites a number of things people need to think about such as contours of the slope on the land, the type of soil, and property frontage.
  • Since consumers are not always aware of the questions they should be asking their builder, Jessica has created an inclusion list to highlight the key questions to consider.
  • Jessica emphasizes the importance of transparency between the buyer and builder.
  • She talks about the history of house-and-land packages and how they came to be a mainstream product today.

 

Jessica’s Insider Property Secrets:

A sealed disposal container for construction waste & materials is essential to protect the soil surrounding the house from contamination. 

 

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Feb 18, 2017

Today’s guest on Property Secrets has over 20 years experience in selling property, both commercial & residential. Before Real Estate Andrew Reeves worked in retail until his late 20s. It was Andrew's brother who first introduced him to the industry, after hiring him to work in his Real Estate Business. Andrew soon realised that his passion was with selling residential properties, and eventually he would go on to launch his own brand under OneAgency. Four years have passed and Andrew's business is stronger than ever driven by his passion for helping people and making a difference.

 

Andrew explains why now is the best time to sell and how the market is performing. He also discusses the importance of using outstanding photography and how significantly it impacts the marketing and selling of a home. Andrew shares his negotiation strategy and explains how he leverages buyers interest to achieve the most for his clients.

“The difference between an okay agent and an outstanding agent will cost you thousands and thousands of dollars.” – Andrew Reeves

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Andrew elaborates on the roles and responsibilities of Real Estate agents at One Agency together with the opportunities they maximize when negotiating.
  • He explains how psychology plays a key role for skilled real estate agents.
  • Practical guidance and necessary things his team advises owners who are listing their homes for sale.
  • Advice to owners who do not have enough money upfront for marketing their home.
  • Whether involving a buyer’s agent make the negotiation harder or easier.

 

Andrew’s Insider Property Secrets:

While Andrew can always teach the necessary skills regarding real estate and negotiations, he emphasizes an even more important trait for people who want to be a part of their team – having a genuine care for others. For him, it’s all about building trust and relationship and having a fear of failing the people who chose to put their confidence in them.

 

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Feb 15, 2017

It's widely believed that investing in Real Estate is easy. Although it may not be difficult to get started, turning a profit requires knowledge, patience & guidance.

The reason property investing is not for everybody is that it is challenging and requires a lot of learning along the way. In today’s episode Jayce Richardson enlightens us about his niche strategy to give you another perspective on property investment. 

Jayce is the owner of residential building company, Bespoke Development. He started his career as a carpenter’s apprentice, but he soon came to understand he wasn’t going to get wealthy from this occupation, so he branched out into building homes and developing property. He now knows the industry from the ground up, and as a shrewd entrepreneur, he understands the tricks of investing which he passes on to his clients so they can benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience.

On today’s show Jayce shares his story, insights on his business, and gives us some excellent advice. You’ll learn a lot from him, and his tips and tricks will help you become savvier when you jump into the investing game.

“Anyone can go out there and build a house, but I give people a reason to come to Bespoked Development - I offer the whole package.” Jayce Richardson

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Jayce tells us about his start in real estate investing and what took him there.
  • He talks about renovating & flipping homes.
  • Jayce recalls how he went out on his own to build his business from the ground up.
  • He discusses how his company differs from other building groups.
  • We talk about how to maximize profit from subdividing & developing.
  • We touch on the subject of the council approvals.
  • Jayce reveals what are realistic project timeframes.
  • We discuss the benefits of holding on to a property.

 

Jayce’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • When designing your project it is important not to be too emotionally invested in the design (i.e to ensure you do not over-capitalise) if you are building purely for investment / profit. 
  • A fundamental factor of Real Estate - always consider the market you are investing in - if supply outweighs demand you should understand that it may be some time before you see a significant return on your development.
  • Many people focus initially on profitability before even knowing for sure that the project they are planning is possible. Instead begin by investigating underlying control factors such as: utility services / connections, council requirements etc.

 

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Feb 14, 2017

This week we’re talking to John Vyden, owner & manager of South Australian renovation company Vybuilt. John began his career as a carpenter before focusing on his passion for home renovation.

Through word-of-mouth, networking and referrals, he has grown his small business into a reputable company. Today, John shares the story of how he got started in home renovation, developed his business model and shares tips for homeowners who are considering undertaking a renovation project.

“The more renovations you do, the more you become aware of what’s involved & what to expect.” – John Vyden

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • John explains how he has refined his approach to renovating homes over the years.
  • He discusses the importance of finding a “middle road” between project cost and quality.
  • He explains his project costing system.
  • He explores the process of getting counsel on board with what is – and isn’t – possible with a renovation project.
  • He explains the difference between getting planning approval and building approval and what it takes to achieve both.
  • He shares what type of renovations will add the most value to a home.
  • He shares tips on how customers can identify a good, quality renovation company.

 

John’s Insider Property Secrets:

  • Research your products. Shop around to find the best prices without sacrificing quality.
  • The most affordable way to renovate a room is to leave the layout exactly the way it is.

 

Reach Out to John Vyden:

  • John Vyden’s website
  • John Vyden’s Facebook page.
Feb 14, 2017

When it comes to building a home there are plenty of holes to jump into, but tread with caution - it's not always easy to get through to the finished project. This is part of what Stephen Royal tells us in today’s episode of Property Secrets.

Stephen, an accomplished designer, architect & entrepreneur has always had a knack for design. His high achievements in secondary school led to him to focus on studying architecture. Following his education his first job as an architect included designing buildings for McDonald’s to which he recalls “Rather than flipping burgers, like most people my age, I was flipping plans.”

On today’s show, he tells us what comprises building contracts, the different types of clients he encounters, and a few tips to keep in mind if you are building an investment property or for profit.

“Don’t jump into the idea of building something without doing due diligence in every regard as far as cost goes.” – Stephen Royal

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • You’ll learn about the subtle yet significant difference between a building designer and an architect.
  • It’s important to know your budget before designing your initial plans.
  • It’s better to engage your own designer before meeting with a builder so that you maintain copyright of your plans and have more control of the building contract. 
  • Always customise your plan to suit your allotment - many people get into the trap of deciding on a builders' generic plan before they have decided on a block of land and often this leads to cost blow outs and the land not being utilised efficiently

 

Stephen’s Insider Property Secrets:

  1. It's easier to have one point of contact throughout the building process. Talking to multiple departments can lead to miscommunication.
  2. Get the design right in the beginning. The plan that you create in the first five or six hours will have a tremendous impact on what happens a year after that.

 

Reach Out to Stephen Royal:

Feb 10, 2017

Whether you’re just starting out in property investing or you’ve been in the industry for years, there’s always something new we can learn about running our business, finding deals and building success. Today, I’m excited to chat with Paul Glossop, Founder and Managing Director of Pure Property Investment.

Paul built a multi-million-dollar property portfolio shortly after he left the corporate world in 2015, where he worked for nearly a decade in the pharmaceutical industry. He explains that he’s always had an interest and passion for property and shares his journey from working in the corporate world to transitioning into real estate investing, buying and selling property deals, and growing his business from the ground up through networking and leveraging the guidance of industry experts. Additionally, he shares several golden nuggets and “insider secrets” on how you can repeat his success with your own property portfolio.

 

“Your ability to sleep easy at night is far more important than money.” – Paul Glossop

 

In This Episode of Property Secrets:

  • Who is Paul Glossop and how did he build a multi-million-dollar real estate portfolio.
  • Why Paul believes now is the time to start investing.
  • Why it is important to build a good team, create a strategy, and roughly know where you want to invest.
  • What is Paul’s strategy is for selling properties.
  • What types of properties does he typically invest in?

 

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Selling a property:

  1. Why do you want to sell? Is it a cash flow problem? What are you going to do with the money from that sale?
  2. Which properties in your portfolio are producing the highest cash flow?
  3. Which properties are at the height of the market and is a good time to sell?
  4. What tax ramifications would occur if you sell the property?

 

Paul’s Insider Property Secret:

Try to see beyond your own opinions and what you think will be the best way to make money from property. Leverage expert opinions. Use what they know snout the market to maximize what you can achieve.

 

Reach Out to Paul Glossop:

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.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Reach Out to Mike T:

 

 

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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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