My PropertyChat / Somersoft friends, I could use your help. Long time investor here. Been investing in property since I was 21 (17 years now) and had some good early success. I have 7x IPs. You'll notice I haven't been around for a while and here's why... Sadly, I really screwed my portfolio with my last two purchases - 2x Gladstone purchases in a Discretionary (family) trust. Over the last 3 years they've dropped in value around $420k and are now running at a cash flow loss. I tried to sell one of them but the market is dead (3 months, zero interest). So, I've had to make some tough decisions and in short I'm looking to sell these (when I can) and another 2-3 properties to make up for the losses. It's been a bit of a blow to lose ~12 years of investing and essentially go back to where I was in 2004. Naturally, this is a big financial decision so I thought I'd do the 'smart' thing by seeking financial advice from a highly recommended firm. Unfortunately, after 10 months of fact finding and analysis I was told (in other words) that my situation is too complex for the software they use (with 2x trusts involved and several possibilities around what I could sell in what order). They have not been able to provide much in the way of clarity on how to move forward. Prior to meeting them I had done a fair bit of my own Excel based analysis. I sought their advice to verify my sums (independent of my own calcs), but now it seems my best way forward is to go back over these again and work this one out by myself. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. David.