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Discussion in 'Property Finance' started by Noobert, 10th Feb, 2016.

  1. Noobert

    Noobert Active Member

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    Can anyone can recommend a broker in Brisbane for a newbie starting off. I hve someone recommended to me by a colleague but I wanted to ask here as well.

    Figuratively, I'm a blank sheet of paper, with a pen that has some ink in it to draw with (have a deposit, a job, no assets (yet!)).

    I would like to find out what my options are, looking to dip my toes in the next few months.

    Thanks v much!
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Does it need to be local? When I started investing I was happy to discuss things on the phone and email documents across to interstate, in order to use who I thought was the best rather than closest.

    If you're planning to amass a property portfolio then you really need to develop a good working relationship so that the plan and lender choice/order can be mapped out.
     
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    My hiking group friend Don Kerr the owner of mortgage choice Mount Ommaney and another mortgage choice is a long term property investor. It's his hobby so he knows a lot about accruing a portfolio. I have been getting a lot of advice from him at the moment.
     
  5. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    @Rolf Latham or Richard Taylor - both have years of experience and are absolute gurus in the world of investment loan structuring.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    @Noobert, just adding to what DT said, many of your team can be 1000s of km away and do the job equally as well as someone next door.

    For what it's worth, my broker was interstate when I began. It was a seamless process.

    And at present, I'm based on the Gold Coast with clients all over the country, the majority of them outside QLD. It works great :)
     
  8. allisterlm

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    @Michael_X would also be a great choice!

    I agree with the others that local is not necessary. Just to balance this view a bit though, I'll say that I really appreciated having Michael come around with us to our first few open homes as his experience really helped to give us confidence as we learned the ropes.
     
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  9. Noobert

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    Appreciate all the input. Good to know that it can work with someone interstate.

    Seems like there are so many people who can help.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. eng

    eng Well-Known Member

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    I second that.

    Michael is really down to earth, a great mentor and friend. He's built up a great portfolio - Google his name, you'll find his story on Somersoft. Michael has gone the distance and gotten the scars, so pick his brains and learn from his experience.

    Also try and attend some of the meetups and talk to a few brokers in person and see who you feel most comfortable with.

    @Noobert a good broker is crucial to your success. Don't skip this process, do you homework and put in the time.

    I partly agree with others about distance. But if you're just starting out, you need the emotional support - because buying property isn't just an intellectual exercise.
     
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  11. TheGreenLeaf

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    @Richard Taylor is my mortgage broker and I've been working with him for some time now.
    I've always been very happy with everything he did for me, and I recommend him for sure.
    He's based in Brisbane (but I'm not, and I didn't see it as an issue)