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  1. LGH

    LGH Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good property investment planner/adviser in the Brisbane region?

    I've been doing a few searches via the PIPA website and have shortlisted a few but would appreciate any recommendations from personal experience. I'm looking for some great guidance on developing a long term strategy for myself, feeling a little overwhelmed with info ATM.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Hiya LGH

    A buyers agent ? A financial Planner ? A wealth goals coach ?

    ta
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  3. LGH

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    Hi Rolf,

    No buyers agent as yet, just an investment planner/strategist specialising in the Brisbane market who can assist in building a portfolio plan/strategy.
     
  4. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    You will gain a lot simply reading the forum
     
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  5. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hi LGH

    It sounds like you are after a financial planner? Not easy to find an independent one but they are out there. Because FPs don't receive commissions for recommending direct property you will find that most of them recommend you invest in (amongst other investments within a balanced portfolio which might include shares, managed funds, SMSF contributions, LPTs etc) new or off-the-plan stock as they are receiving something from such a recommendation. Not always the best strategy for obvious reasons :)

    Sadly the property industry is also so unregulated and grey when it comes to providing advice, so you need to ensure that the FP you find is unrelated or not linked with buyers agency services (for example) as it's pretty obvious what they're going to be recommending you buy :D

    If, however, you are interested in ONLY buying property and want to explore options within a particular city or area then a buyers agency would be a good start. Some provide strategic plans, whilst others consider your budget and criteria and advise accordingly. Best of luck with it all and I hope you find what you're looking for.
     
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  6. Agent30yrs.

    Agent30yrs. Well-Known Member

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    Hi LGH

    Jacque has given you a good insight into the quality (or lack) of advise you might get from some wealth building through property type groups, the attached is worth a read about what questions to ask

    good luck
     

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  7. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Hi LGH

    Stick around - read lots of posts and then decide if you still need one of these advisers in a months time.

    Chances are you'll get by with a good broker, accountant and possibly a BA.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  8. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    You'll find there isn't many reputable businesses working with the property planning/strategy side of the equation from a purchase perspective. You'll find a good combo of a BA and investment focused broker can help you in building a potent mix of market advice and lending strategy.

    Fundamentally I believe the best thing a person can do is grow their education level to make informed investment choices in terms of strategy - instead of just outsourcing to those who may be pushing in a direction which may not be in your best interests.
     
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  9. LGH

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    Thanks for the info Jacque, any advisers/planners websites that have direct web links to their recommended properties/developments probably ain't too unbiased I've figured so far!
     
  10. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hi LGH

    You are correct here :D and they're nothing more than selling agents in disguise. Also be careful with BAs offering "financial advice" services too, however, as their "advice" also has the real capacity to be obviously biased towards property in the areas they work. Far better, in MHO and as per @Corey Batt's tip to use a combination of a professionals as well as self-directed learning.
    Read as much as you can and outsource specifically to those once you've made a decision as to which direction to take. It's a journey. Best of luck :)
     
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  11. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    Why not post as many of your details as you feel comfortable and safe sharing and any ideas you have so far then ask for advice on here (as well as other sources) I dint think you need to pay and there are too many paid services that are compromised.
    Take it one step at a time asking for assistance on here for each individual step. There are good people in here who have built from the ground up and will happily offer their views.
    Just at the end of the day do your own research and assimilate all the advice into your own strategy. Don't just do what one person recommends.

    What are your thoughts so far about what you want to do? Buy a few properties in bne? Looking for high yield? Devp potential? Budget?
     
  12. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Dear LGH,
    All the suggestions above will get you a long way... then also come to a meetup. It won't cost you a thing.
     
  13. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    You really would be best to stick around and read up on this forum.

    The problem with advisors is that there are many different real estate options. Even reading this forum there are widely differing views.

    New or old?
    Inner city or outer suburb?
    House or apartment?
    Buy land and build or ready built new?
    Focus on cash flow of capital growth?

    And that is before you get started on where to buy.

    Many of these decisions are up to you.
    Marg
     
  14. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    More than half the time we find people don't need a property or financial adviser.

    They often best benefit from someone that can actually work through what this life goals are with them.

    Most peops have a vague idea that investing in propety can do "something" for them.

    If we can't define that something ( and while there are some similarities between people, there are vast differences) we have very little chance of achieving that, less so if we engage someone else to get something for us that we don't even know what if is.

    Ta

    Rol
     
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