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Hi, I'm Jacque Parker

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  1. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Migrating from the old Somersoft forum (of which I've been a longtime member since 2001 :D) I do hope Property Chat picks up and continues to provide a useful and generous resource for property investors here in Australia. Being able to share, learn, rejoice/commiserate and share our passion for all things property-related is such a privilege on an open forum. Well done Sim for continuing the tradition set by the Somers initially!

    Not going to be revealing my age, due to all the young 'uns on here LOL suffice to say that I've been a longtime property investor buying my first IP (with my partner) back in 1991 in Penrith, Sydney. Since then we've amassed, renovated, developed, sold and retained a very healthy portfolio of both resi and commercial property across two states in NSW and QLD. Our aim is to retire financially independent (when we want to anytime from 2020 :D) reap the benefits of our investments and settle into "older" age with choices open to us. With three young adult children still at home here in Sydney, we're not quite there yet but we will be!

    Along the way, I had a big career change, swapping my teaching days for buyers agency, with 2015 now marking a decade in business running the helm of House Search Australia - a Sydney-based buyers agency. Being passionate (and somewhat addictive!) about property and helping people to achieve home ownership and investment property acquisition is what drives me and I'm very proud of where I am today. It's been sheer hard work but very rewarding :)

    Somersoft provided me with both an online and real community of like-minded and interesting fellow investors, some of whom have become genuine friends, and I look forward to continuing the journey here on Property Chat - there is always something new to know/learn/share/help so looking forward to contributing where I can and learning from others :D
     
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  2. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Jacque, enjoyed reading your post and your dedications to BA space
     
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  3. Kael

    Kael Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry about age. One of the awesome things about the net, where we can all come together to learn together! :p Good old Penrith though, I grew up around Londonderry in until the age of 10, so I know Penrith well :)

    Looking forward to seeing your posts on here :D
     
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  4. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Saw your photos in the media. You look young :)
     
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  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure you look the same now as when I first met you - probably 14 years ago!
     
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  6. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    That's just because your eyesight a going sim .:p


    Cliff
     
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  7. Perky29

    Perky29 Active Member

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    Leave poor old Jacque alone :D
     
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  8. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hehe David you're not too far behind me - great to see you over here too!
     
  9. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    G'day Jacque..great to see you make the switch. :)

    I think you may have been around on the first SS board?
     
  10. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Glad you are here Jacque. Your knowledge of 'Sydney' can't be challenge by anyone.
     
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  11. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hehe I think you're correct :D Some addictions never tire do they Rick?!
     
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    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Nothing an IP purchase can't cure for a little while Jacque. ;)
     
  13. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    I feel like a 'welcome' is overdue! =)