I am a Sydneysider (yes another one!). I started property investing rather by default almost 15 years ago. Started brilliantly. One badly timed deal just before the GFC saw me almost lose everything I worked so hard to get. But I am still hanging in there by the skin of my teeth. I've joined PropertyChat to connect with other property investors and to get the advice that you just cant get by reading books or watching DVD's or going to seminars, like who in a certain area is a terrific property manager. I did the usual pre-questioning, but all too often all the promises given soon give way to complacency, laziness or the property manager being overworked with too large a rent roll. I hope that at some time, I will also be able to contribute to the forum.