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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Gockie, 7th Oct, 2015.

  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi,

    Well, I like my job (Building reporting for CBA), but it doesnt hurt to look and think about what is out there.
    So as PI is my hobby I've decided to list out all the jobs I can think of relating to PI. Sexy and non sexy!! (Its in no particular order)..

    Mortgage broker
    Renovator
    Property valuer
    Bank based lender/mobile banker
    Bank loan processor/Other bank based staff (Credit team?)
    Property Developer
    Town planner (Council and private)
    Tradespeople (plumbers, painters, floorers, tilers, cabinet makers, handypeople, builders, electricians etc)
    Landscapers
    Structural engineer
    Architect
    Draftsperson
    Interior designer
    Building Inspector
    Pest and Building Inspector
    Realestate agent
    Property agency support staff
    Buyer's agent
    Property manager
    Property mentor
    Property spruiker
    Accountant (specialising towards property)
    Legal advisor/Solicitor/Conveyancer
    Strata manager
    Building manager
    Quantity Surveyor (Depreciator)
    Caretaker of a shared house
    Someone working with RBA to create policy
    Self managed PM
    Airbnb or student landlording etc
    Smoke alarm checker etc
    Someone who puts JV partners etc together (not sure if thats a formal job of any sort)
    ?someone who writes for the magazines and websites
    Forum owner!

    Anyway, I am a renovator and Airbnb host atm. I will probably start to get into the developer side of things at some point in time.

    So... who did I miss?
     
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  2. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Did I see

    Cleaner
    Gardener

    Or are these part of trades?

    The Y-man
     
  3. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    I think you forgot the Investors!

    Hummm
    Photographer (for property)
    Project Manager
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    With property as my hobby too, I'm glad I was able (from investing) to quit my full time job to start a business in the industry.

    Are you trying to transition too gockie? Which do you like best?
     
  5. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I'd like to do something that doesnt take years of study....
    I used to do nightfill at Big W. Most fun job.
    Painting's satisfying but probably doesnt pay much....
    How about plumber for a total change (note... I am a female and people might think that's odd unfortunately).... I know that is very high pay...

    Otherwise... if theres some sort of property software/technology I can work on?
    I do have skill in data analysis
    Anyway... I can manage multiple Airbnbs without too much difficulty.
    Happy to take suggestions....
     
  6. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    I like the sound of an accountant that specialises in property. Qualification + passion = happy job. :D
     
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  7. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I think doing anything with a passion will be a fun / happy job. Live life on your own terms :)
     
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  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Just a few I deal with

    Asset manager
    Portfolio Manager
    Facilities Manager
    Operations Manager
    Building Services Manager
    Building engineering Manager
    Centre Manager
    Property Analyst
    All the other engineers (hydraulic, mechanical, Geotechnical, electrical)
    Council
    Land Surveyor
    Registrar in land titles office
    Trust accontant
    Project Manager
    Project Coordinator
    Lease Administrator
    Telco lease Manager
    Land Access Coordinator
    Water lease Manager/tidal holdings
     
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  9. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    I've been out of the industry for 8 years...Never focused on property whilst I was in it. Now I work in an industry not related to either. I'm preparing my for next move. People say it's never too late, but if you have obligations well, it's extremely difficult.
     
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Sounds like you manage a lot of managers :p
     
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  11. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Gockie

    Asset Manager for Govt Agencies/private/public company
    or
    Portfolio Manager for Hotel Chain (free travelling and accommodation around the world)

    May suit you well! :)
     
  12. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Painters can be paid very well if they are skilful and efficient and become 'in demand'.

    Similarly, Plumbers can be paid peanuts or not at all if they are useless, dangerous or just don't turn up.

    Think outside the box instead of tarnishing individual jobs with what you only perceive.

    pinkboy
     
  13. Redom

    Redom Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Policy type work?

    There's an area at Federal Treasury that focuses on property micro-markets, there'd likely be much bigger teams in individual states. There'd be spin of policy roles in the private sector (advocacy), other policy agencies (APRA, state housing, etc)...

    You can create the next NRAS (pretty sure housing affordability is ramping up again as a hot issue). Advise on the policy, write the law, etc. Euro will love you. :)
     
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  14. 2FAST4U

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    Yeah definitely! I wouldn’t mind trying to become a real estate agent; however, I can’t afford to go at least 12 months (if not more) earning barely anything due to financial commitments.

    I’ve actually started studying externally at University doing a degree in Property, which is the pathway for becoming a Property Valuator. The course takes 3 years but because I’ve already got a degree in a related field I’ve managed to get credits for most of the generic courses (statistics, finance, accounting etc.) that are included in the degree. It will still take a couple of years to complete while I continue working full-time. However, there’s no guarantees I’ll land a job in the field but at least with studying externally besides HECS fees I’m not losing anything.
     
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  15. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Is that Uni SA Business, 2fast4u?
     
  16. 2FAST4U

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    Yeah the degree is called Bachelor of Business (Property).
     
  17. Scott No Mates

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    Commercial buildings need lots of management otherwise they'd be empty. ;)
     
  18. ej89

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    When I grow up I wanna be a double brick house.
     
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  19. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    You'll have to move to WA then, not much demand for those in other states.
     
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  20. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    What degree did you before that is related to allow for the unit credits?