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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Simon Hampel, 13th Jun, 2015.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Hi there, welcome to PropertyChat.

    I'm Sim' (Sim' rhymes with time), aka Simon Hampel - the owner and administrator of this site.

    I have been investing in real estate since the late 1990's and still own property in Adelaide, although I currently live in Sydney with my wife and two young children.

    I come from an IT background and run my own software development and consulting business, "Hampel Group Pty Ltd".

    I have extensive experience operating online communities and currently operate multiple private forums for small businesses and industry groups, as well as several large public forums.

    My other main sites are:
    • InvestEd - an online community focussed on wealth education across all asset classes and investment strategies in Australia
    • ZooChat - a global forum about zoos and animal conservation
    PropertyChat is a new community built to service the property investment community in Australia and is intended to become the premiere resource for investors to learn about investing in real estate and to share their investment experience and adventures.

    If you need to contact me for technical support or if you have questions about the site, you can use the Contact form linked to at the bottom of this page.

    Thanks and I hope you enjoy your time on PropertyChat!

    Simon
     
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  2. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Sim!
     
  3. beachgurl

    beachgurl Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Sim for creating a new home for us. And I must say I LOVE the like function!
     
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  4. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Thanks for building our new home, Sim.

    I have no doubt you'll be a great landlord ;)
     
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  5. paper

    paper Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. Sim.

    I am from Somersoft.
     
  6. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Hey Sim

    the flyscreens are too thin to keep out the noise and the 240 powerpoints dont work so good on my 110 v devices.

    pls fix :)

    ta
    rolf
     
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  7. Harry Nguyen

    Harry Nguyen Member

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    Wow i am in. Over at SS i only have 1 post. So this one would match that. Haha

    Thanks Sim for providing this site.

    Also for investEd. More reading materials.
     
  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Great site sim!
     
  9. Daisycutter4

    Daisycutter4 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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  10. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    To add to the issues: my Windows 8 are broken, don't worry about the fly screen - they've been Chrome plated.

    My PowerPoints are fine and the Outlook is rosy.

    We've won a Mozilla on the lotto so we'll be relocating from our Adobe ppor into our new Home page.

    I am looking all HP Trim, taught and terrific under the Silverlight.
     
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  11. citystar

    citystar Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sim,

    Appreciate the hard work creating this forum.
     
  12. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Thanks heaps Sim for taking this on - and for all the work you've done over the years at SS. It's greatly appreciated! Looking forward to seeing propertychat grow!

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  13. Redom

    Redom Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Awesome work Sim - looks great. Good luck with it. :)
     
  14. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    Oh oh. The word's out....the brokers are on line.
     
  15. eng

    eng Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Sim, great site. I'll definitely make good use of it :)
     
  16. cal

    cal Member

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    Thanks for setting this up Sim, I'm really appreciating the new responsive forum software!