I have been asked by a lot of people what the secret to property investing... They all think it has to do with research, getting into areas with infrastructure going in, rising markets, etc. The one skill which I rate above all is the ability take action. This simple skill requries one to analyze the data and pull the trigger. I have met a few people on PC who are grappling with this...they toss and turn...even when presented deals. This in itself is the key if one does not taken action then you will never be successful. They always seem to have an excuse..which unfortunately will cost them money. This the most important skill. Unfortunately...this is also why people will go to project marketeers thinking the experts will look after them. I too grappled with this...the one thing is for sure as you buy more...you gain more confidence. In a rising market...you also make less mistakes. One of the reasons why I do not suggest Sydney for most people.