I want to start doing an annual survey of our members to work out who we are and what our views on the property market are. I'm trying to work out the questions I should be asking - I thought I'd ask everyone for their input on what types of information you would be interested in seeing from such a survey. The survey would be anonymous - no personally identifiable information will be collected and all data would be presented in aggregated form only. Here are my initial thoughts (incomplete): Gender Age group <= 25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 65+ Region you live in NSW VIC QLD ACT SA WA NT TAS New Zealand Overseas Where you live Capital city Regional centre Rural / small town Employment status Full time employee Part time employee Self-employed (business) Full time actively managing investments Unemployed and looking for work Full time carer Fully retired (not actively generating income) Household income per annum Under $50K $50K to $100K $100K to $200K $200K to $500K $500K to $1m Over $1m Prefer not to disclose Approximate household net worth Under $50K $50K to $100K $100K to $500K $500K to $1m $1m to $5m $5m to $10m Over $10m Prefer not to disclose How many investment properties do you own? None yet 1 2 3 4 5 6-10 11-20 > 20 Which of the following services have you recently used or intend to use in the next 12 months? [choose all that apply] Mortgage Broker Accountant Buyers Agent Quantity Surveyor (depreciation specialist) Valuer (engaged directly by you, not by lender) Conveyancer Property Manager Real Estate Sales Agent Architect Town Planner Builder What structures do you use to own investment properties (excluding PPOR)? [choose all that apply] Own name (TIC / JT) Discretionary trust Unit trust Hybrid trust Company Self Managed Super Fund Do you use negative gearing for your investment properties? Yes, I offset my income losses against my personal salary No, my portfolio is cashflow positive No, my portfolio is held via a vehicle which doesn't allow negative gearing Excluding your superannuation, what other non-real estate investments do you hold? [or should we ask for percentage breakdown of each asset class?] Cash (excluding offset accounts) Shares (directly held) Managed Funds ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) LICs (Listed Investment Companies) LPTs (Listed Property Trusts) Other MIS (Managed Investment Schemes) Gold and other precious metals Other assets I'll add some more later. I'm interested in suggestions for both questions to ask (and how to word them) and in the types of answers to let people choose (eg are there other types of service providers you use? other options you would suggest or options you would change for some questions?).