How To Find Property Investment Advice You Can Trust
Are you frustrated by all the contradictory property investment advice out there? One day the media is telling us property is booming. The next day they’re spreading doom and gloom…
And what about all the real estate agents and property salespeople peddling the “next big opportunity”… gurus flogging their books and seminars… magazines and blogs printing whatever is popular (whether it’s true or not)… and good old ‘Uncle Dave’ sharing his wealth of property advice at the family BBQ (except he doesn’t actually own any investment properties).
Who’s telling the truth?
Who actually knows what they’re talking about?
And how can you find property investment advice you can trust?
Read on to discover what we believe are the foundations of any sound approach to property investing…
Why Most Property Investment Advice Isn’t Worth Listening To
Like most people interested in property, your inbox is probably jammed with emails about the next property hotspot, contradictory articles about negative and positive gearing, and deals that are just too good to pass up.
Frankly, most of this advice is plain dangerous. Not because it’s all wrong. Some is actually pretty accurate. But even so, it’s just information. And it doesn’t take your unique situation or financial goals into account. In other words…
Even Good Property Investment Advice Can Be Bad For YOU
For example, one well-meaning expert will advise you to look for positive cash flow properties in regional areas. Another will tell you to only buy negatively geared property close to city centres.
None of these options are necessarily bad. But they may not be optimal for you at this point in time. That’s we developed a framework for designing a property framework that is right for you, called…
The Smart Property Trinity
When it comes to property investment advice, the right strategy and the right property selection are critical to your success.
Even the best property held in the wrong structure or funded the wrong way, could potentially cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of your investment.
And central to the whole process is… YOU.
The Right Structure: We begin by understanding you and your needs so we can make sure every property you buy is purchased through the ideal legal entities. This should take into account your current situation and goals, tax considerations, asset protection, future flexibility and more.
The right structure can accelerate the growth of your property portfolio… save you a heap of tax… and give you more flexible options in future. But the wrong structure can cost you a fortune.
It’s crucial you get this right.
The Right Funding: Almost all property investment strategies will involve bank funding or bank debt. And, like almost everything when it comes to property investment, there’s a right way to set up and structure these loans, and a wrong way.
And as your portfolio grows past 2, 5 or even 10 properties, the importance of the right funding grows even more. Small initial mistakes can start to grow in impact and cause bigger and bigger problems and inconvenience as your portfolio grows.
The Right Property: Once you’ve chosen the right structures, and have the right funding strategy in place, then it’s time to look at the right property.
A “dud” property may be difficult to rent, require extensive maintenance, or fail to appreciate in value over a decade or more. The opportunity cost of getting it wrong can be extremely high.
On the other hand, the right property can provide cash flow and equity growth that allows you to quickly springboard into your next property investment, and the next. For investors interested in acquiring a portfolio of high-performing properties, the advantages are obvious.
When it comes to selecting the right property, the answer is meticulous property research. This allows you to identify property assets that are poised to outperform the market in terms of both capital growth and cash flow.
What Kind Of Advice Are You Looking For?
Are you a beginning investor looking for your first property? Are you concerned about making a mistake that could risk your savings and set you back financially? Do you want to make sure you get the right first property that empowers you to grow your portfolio safely and securely over the coming years?
Are you an intermediate investor looking for your next property? Are you concerned the wrong property will slow the growth of your portfolio and prevent you from acquiring a substantial portfolio in the future? Do you want a high-performing property that gives you the leverage to buy another property sooner so you can reach your financial goals faster?
Are you a potential armchair developer looking to partner with other people so you can enjoy higher profit potential without having to get your hands dirty doing all the work? Would you like to ‘manufacture equity’ and acquire property at 15-20% below retail price so you can move more quickly onto your next opportunity?
Or, are you a full-scale developer looking for the highest returns available to investors who fund their own development projects in full but want someone to manage everything from site selection and construction through to selling the completed product?
The team at Smart Property can help you with these different scenarios with a property investment plan that is tailored to your specific situation.
Get The Advice You Need, Starting With A Free Strategy Session
In order to give you a fuller understanding of how Smart Property can help you acquire outperforming property assets in the right structure with the right funding, we’ve developed a Free Property Investment Strategy Session.
We offer this Strategy Session so we may understand your unique situation and share up-to-date market intelligence with you, including:
- The best suburbs to find positive cash flow properties right now (and all the data that supports our views)
- Real life case studies of recent clients (complete with real figures, real properties and real results)
- The different type of investment structures including Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) – the pros and cons
- Plus, answers to any questions you have about investing in property
During this session, you’ll receive the best advice we’re able to supply within the time available – tailored to your situation.
Based on what we share with you, if you wish to explore further, we’ll explain how we work and what the next steps are.
Ready To Take The Next Step?
To find out if Smart Property is the right fit for the property investment advice you are looking for…
… and to get a better understanding of the market and property data you need to acquire outperforming property assets…
… I invite you to contact us now and we’ll be in touch shortly to schedule a time for your Free Property Investment Strategy Session.
Alternatively you can call us on 1300 649 368 to book an appointment.
Don’t leave your property investment strategy to chance – get in touch now for tailored advice.