Lyn Shaddock, the 'master of the property cycle', shares his secrets What a great but simple advice that I always follow. When everyone's selling you should be buying. And vice versa. Or at least not buying when everyone's buying. This is so true re property as compared to an individual stock on the sharemarket because it's not affected by the individual performance of the asset as much. Which I suppose re shares Buffett always says, he only buys companies even an idiot can run. That's like a property. Even an idiot can run it. In one sense property at a high level is pretty simple/easy (and often boring because these 'selling' cycles happen once every few years only).