Julie Crockett

CrockettJulie Crockett is the CEO of Australian Property Investment Solutions Pty Ltd (API Solutions) and has been investing in residential real estate since 2002, building a property portfolio on a single income. She is now dedicated to mentoring others so that they can successfully build investment property portfolios. She has been nominated for Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2013 and 2014. www.apisolutions.com.au
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Andrew Crossley

Andrew CrossleyAndrew Crossley from Australian Property Advisory Group is a qualified Property Advisor and Property Advocate with over 20 years’ experience in wealth management, property and finance both here and internationally working in Private Banking in Austria, Italy, Netherlands, UK, and the Cayman Islands. Although Andrew has grown his personal property portfolio to 11 properties and just under 4 million, it is his balanced and risk managed approach to his properties that was recognised in the ‘Your Investment Property’ magazine where he was recognised in the 2012 Property Investor of the year Awards, placing him 5th overall in Australia. He has conducted several seminars on Property; Wealth Creation through Property and Self- Managed Super Fund lending.
Andrew is also on the Forrester Cohen National panel of certified Property Advisors. Andrew has recently been asked to become a contributor to the “Your Investment Property” Magazine, Smart Property Investor Blog, The Adv...
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Scott Pendlebury

PendleburyScott Pendlebury is the founder and Managing Director of Australia’s fastest growing online building fixtures retailer – RenovatorStore.com.au. After a career of over 20 years in Investment Banking, Scott turned his attention towards his passion: home renovation. Scott has personal experience in many successful home renovations of his own, as well as setting up a professionally managed residential investment fund in the US that buys, renovates, and leases. Scott recognised that the Australian building fixtures market was too expensive and void of suitable choice. He launched Renovator Store at the start of 2013 so that home owners that are building or renovating can access a wide choice of fairly priced building fixtures that they would normally have to source by driving around all the retail outlets. These include tapware, bathroom fittings, storage hardware, lighting, door hardware, and even home theatre cabling. Now Scott enjoys sharing his passion for smart building te...
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John Carney

John CarneyJohn Carney is a highly-respected Thought Leader in the specialized and lucrative field of real estate investing. As a third generation property investor/developer he has achieved his own wealth creation and lifestyle freedom. His property deals in the USA and Australia have amassed generous profit and comprehensive international experience. A published author and sought-after international keynote speaker, John’s popular presentation and book, Real Estate is a Team Sport. The Nine Players You Need to Profit, outlines the steps to become a smarter, more profitable property investor. John teaches investors to plan for the future and build cash flow positive real estate assets in order to multiply their wealth. He believes the more a person exercises their investment muscle and ‘plays the game’, the closer they come to achieving the BIG WIN. John’s knowledge is interchangeable between the US and Australian real estate markets, which has enabled him to build an extensi...
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Joylene Hay

Joylene HayDirector and Business Development Manager – True Blue Migration Services Registered Migration Agent Joy has been with True Blue Migration Services since its inception. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice. Prior to setting up True Blue Migration Services with Maryanne Gruar, Joy consulted to businesses in the areas of strategy, marketing and communication. Joy assesses potential migrants and advises them on suitable visa pathways. She also leads True Blue Migration’s marketing and administration team. True Blue Migration Services has offices in Perth and Melbourne. The business assists clients onshore and offshore, offering free visa eligibility consultations to anyone wishing to explore their migration options.
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Evelyn Rose Norman

EvelynEvelyn Rose Norman is a marketing executive and an assistant at Move Out Mates - a Sydney-based end of lease cleaning company. Over the years, Evelyn and Move Out Mates have helped landlords in need to sell and let their homes faster at a better price, achieving the full market potential of each residential or commercial estate. Together they have also assisted numerous tenants with their rental deposits and ensured more than $720 000 in bonds being returned. The secret? They offer quality lease and deep cleaning services that reveal and enhance the qualities of each property and erase all signs of previous owners and tenants. Nowadays the company is looking forward to expand across Australia and to offer an even larger variety of services to benefit everyone on the property ladder. Website: http://www.moveoutmates.com.au/    
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Stephanie Brennan

StephanieStephanie Brennan is the Founder of the mortgage and finance broking firm Step Loans. Stephanie was born and raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and was educated at one of Sydney’s finest private schools. Her love for money started when she 5 with her first 50 cents of pocket money. From this young age Stephanie knew that by making another 50 cents she would have options. This love for money or rather options soon steamed into an impressive work history throughout finance, real estate, government and business. Stephanie started her first business Foundations Professional Consulting in 2011 and in 2014 started her second business Step Loans. Stephanie is taking the broking industry by storm and first founded the business in order to help others invest in themselves, their businesses and their retirement. Stephanie’s love for property started back in 2011 with one of her first clients who started a property investment company. Stephanie went on to become a license...
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Geoff Boyd

Geoff BoydHaving spent 23 years in the Financial Planning Industry, Geoffrey was looking forward to retirement. It was then that some friends asked him how they should go about buying a house. This started 4 years of research into all aspects of buying real estate from an outsider’s impartial point of view. Some problem areas uncovered included:-
  • The Buyer usually goes through the process once or twice in a lifetime so they are unfamiliar with proceedings
  • In today's society, time is such a precious commodity. To have to research, collate and analyse all the information required for a property on top of maintaining work and family commitments can be a very daunting task.
  • There is little information available at the preparation stage. Detail is available on the internet, but is very fragmented.
  • The non-availability of good software to make important calculations. Most web sites offer a range of single purpose calculators, but these cannot be downloaded and used in your own tim...
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Zaki Ameer

ZakiAt just 18, Zaki Ameer arrived in Australia from Sri Lanka with an unfaltering determination to not only land on his feet, but to achieve his big dreams for business success. After multiple life-changing setbacks, including an unfortunate shift in his financial support system, Zaki found himself living in an alien culture with no friends, no income and significant debt resulting from international university fees. Determined to remain in Australia, he spent the next four years, Monday to Friday, working 8-hour days followed by night studies in Business and Finance, where he’d finally come home at eleven o’clock most nights only to have to complete course assignments. Those were very dark days. However, Zaki, being full of determination, persevered through it with an end goal in mind. Finally, clear of debt with a Bachelor of Business under his belt, Zaki had a chance meeting that inspired him to try his hand at property investment. Two years later Zaki built himself a su...
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Darina Snell

DarinaDarina Snell is a digital PR and content creator for Paul's Removals. She has been with the company since its establishment and besides her work as a digital PR, she has also been a quality control assistant. As such she has supervised numerous home and office moves. Assisting hundreds of people with their removal needs gave her an insight into the Australian property market and people's behaviour and decision-making during relocations. Darina noticed that, not only are there particular times when people prefer to move, but there are also different reasons why they choose to do so. At present, she not only wants to assist people with the technicalities surrounding their move, but to also help them choose the most appropriate time for it, as this will eliminate some of the hitches along the way. When she is not writing, Darina loves to cook, travel and read historical fiction books. Feel free to get in touch: darinasnell@gmail.com Website: http://www.paulsremovalsmelbourne.c...
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Linh Whyatt

Linh WhyattMy career in property began at an early age with the purchase of my first investment property at the age of 21, a one-bedroom unit in West Perth, Western Australia. I can trace my love of property back to my early years, whilst still in primary school. My parents made a bold move to buy land and build their first home. I recall visiting home openings and was fascinated with interior design, floor plans, and construction. In the years after our house was built, that fascination continued. I always looked forward to receiving the New Home section of the weekend paper, where they had home designs with floor plans. I’d dream about owning the property and what changes to the floor plans I would make. Little did I know that it was the start of something much bigger that was to be large chapter in my life. Although I didn’t have the education that most investors receive before buying property, starting my investment journey at 22 years old with the first purchase at right time was t...
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Craig Merrett

craigCraig is a passionate property investor from Adelaide, South Australia. His property journey began in his early 20's when he successfully set himself the audacious task of entering the property market within a 12 month period - all as a full time student on a mere $35,000 self-employed salary and with very little existing savings. Craig enjoys sharing his acumen and insights, particularly for young and low income investors. He has been featured in Australia's leading property publications and enjoys basketball, the beach, and spending time with his wife Melissa and Rhodesian ridge-back Coby.    
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Adrianna Huester

  AdreinneAdrianna Huester is a real estate whiz and marketing strategist who works in the house removal sector. She works with companies in Australia, helping them bound with their customers and provide quality services tailored by their client’s needs. She is eager to share her knowledge of the great opportunities the Australian real estate market offers for property investors and homeowners. She currently works with Fantastic Removals Melbourne, a Victoria-based company which delivers removal and cleaning services to homeowners, tenants and property investors in the residential and commercial sector.   Website: http://www.fantasticremovalsmelbourne.com.au/  
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Garth Davis

Garth Davis – Property Investor   garthGarth Davis emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 2002 from Zimbabwe, Africa. When he arrived in Perth property prices were at the early stages of their boom. Garth did not have any knowledge of property investing until he arrived in Australia but then made it his business to mix and mingle with the most knowledgeable property people, and he attended many property expos, conferences and workshops to gain as much knowledge as possible. Garth got educated in property investing, and surrounded himself with a great team of experts and mentors, and took action and started purchasing well located properties around Australia.   He enjoyed the industry so much that he took up full time work in the industry. Garth is a very successful property investment coach and he won many national awards for the company that he worked with for 10 years, and he created many raving fans. Garth has helped over 500 investors get into property, and a high per...
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Audrey Dawson

AudreyAudrey Dawson is Director of Super Confidence, author of “Holy Crap! Where’s My Super Gone?! Self-Managed Super Made Simple” and regular columnist for My Making Money Magazine. Super Confidence provides educational, compliance advice and audit services to the self-managed super fund industry. Audrey is a CPA with over 25 years experience with the last few years in the self-managed super fund industry and in particular auditing funds. What she found was a very complex and complicated area and could see first hand the issues that represent hurdles to people having the confidence to proactively manage their own super fund. There is so much technical jargon and the government keeps changing the rules being a couple of those hurdles. There is a lot of information out there and Audrey wanted to try and provide a no nonsense, easy to understand, basic guide as to what those with a self-managed super fund, or those thinking of investing in one, really needed to know about their...
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Kemi Egan

KemiKemi Egan is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, Wealth Coach and Author of 35 time #1 International Bestseller The Power of Real Estate Investing’. She is a personal finance, entrepreneurial expert and thought leader, sought after speaker and best selling author. The CEO and Founder of innovative and ethical multi national organizations Freedom Academies and Freedom Investment – Kemi is set apart from other wealth experts by her uncommon honesty in sharing exactly the exact steps that helped her create wealth and her innate ability to draw those talents out of any person that wants to change their life whilst inspiring and supporting them in creating wealth through wealth building education keynotes, workshops, products, events, programs and coaching services. Kemi has succeeded in creating a community of entrepreneurs building wealth using ethical, sustainable and highly profitable strategies that anyone can employ and has created a manual described by Brian Tracy as ...
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Chris Gray

Chris Grayis CEO of Empire which builds property portfolios for other people – searching, negotiating and renovating on their behalf. For clients or to add to his personal portfolio, Chris buys around 1-2 property per week, providing a unique insight into market conditions and buyer and seller sentiment. Chris hosts “Your Property Empire’ each Friday on Sky News Business channel, where he interviews various heads of property research and major industry figures. Chris is a qualified accountant, buyers’ agent and mortgage broker. For more information visit www.yourempire.com.au, www.chrisgray.com.au and follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisGrayEmpire.  
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Craig Richards

CraIGI was born in Japan and lived there till I was 7 years old. My father is Australian an my mother is Japanese, but since my early days were spent in Japan, I came to know and understand the traditions of the Japanese culture – honesty, integrity, persistence, commitment, dedication. Like the kamikaze’s who devoted their life to one cause until the last dying breath, I too feel much the same way with regards to the cause I have selected to pursue. To me, this is nothing special, as there are many other Japanese who feel the same way, although I have been told on more than one occasion that this is not normal... regardless of whether this commitment level to life is normal or eccentric, I believe it is important to understand other people’s traits, as the journey to succeed in life is founded on these traits. I have been blessed to be able to do the work I do and the chance to get to know so many people on so many levels, so naturally I want to share something about me in retu...
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Colin Lawson

colinColin is the managing partner of Equilibrium Asset Management; he founded the Wilmslow-based wealth management firm more than 18 years ago. The business has now grown to a team of 30 staff who manage more than £300 million worth of assets for 500 clients. Equilibrium offers a genuinely personalised financial and investment management service, providing expertise on wealth and investment planning, pensions and inheritance tax strategies from its Wilmslow, Knutsford and Chester offices. Colin has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services market and holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and advanced papers in Personal Investments and Pensions. In June 2013 Equilibrium was ranked in the top five performing UK wealth management companies in the Financial Times Private Client Wealth Management Survey. It was also named Best Wealth Manager in the UK at the 2013 Money Marketing Awards. The company also holds New Model Adviser Firm of the Year 2010 (Northern Region);...
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Dave Nelson

Dave NelsonDave Nelson is a network marketing professional. He is one of the top earners for American founded health company, YOR Health. Dave started his business in Australia at just 23 years old. Now 26, he enjoys financial freedom and an affluent lifestyle, which many can only dream of. Dave is classic network marketing rags to riches story, Today he is still in the field, continuing to build business, while passionately promoting the network marketing industry as a whole.
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Ruth Warlow

Ruth trained as a State Registered Nurse in the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford in the mid-seventies. After moving for work to South Africa she was offered a sales position in the healthcare sector. She visited hospitals all over the country with a range of new products to increase the quality of patient care. This took her to Soweto, Ga-Rankuwa and Baragwaneth hospitals as well other provincial hospitals and the private sector. Ruth returned to the UK where she worked in Healthcare Sales Management for a number of years. In the 1990s, wanting to get out of the Rat Race and a punishing schedule, she left the healthcare industry and ran a number of small home businesses promoting natural plant and eco-friendly products. Ruth also trained as a fitness therapist and held classes in Body Conditioning and later, Yoga Therapy. She ran Mind Body Yoga in the Thames Valley for 10 years. Ruth worked a few hours a week for a business colleague and friend in telemarketing, sales and PR and ...
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Brett Jones

BrwettBrett Jones is a CEO of Entrepreneur Tribe an organisation dedicated to giving entrepreneurs the best lifestyle possible. Entrepreneur Tribe provides mentoring to investors to learn online how to invest in commercial property with trained mentors to guide investors through the process. He holds a degree in Land Valuation from Curtin University and has owned or developed over $450m worth of real estate. Email ceo@cre8.com.au www.cre8.com.au    
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Michelle Hutchison

Michelle HutchisonMichelle Hutchison is the resident Money Expert for one of Australia’s biggest comparison websites finder.com.au, who loves to help consumers understand financial issues and how to find better deals that save you money. This is her first published book chapter. Based in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two year-old son, Michelle heads up finder.com.au’s PR team and is the company Spokesperson. She is recognised as one of Australia’s leading Money Experts with regular media interviews and hundreds of published blogs and columns. With more than five years’ experience in the financial services and online comparison industries in Australia, Michelle is a big advocate of comparing financial products and has made it her mission to help more Australians find better. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, majoring in media, Michelle began her career as a journalist in the newsrooms of radio stations 2GO and Sea FM as...
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Jan Watman

Jan WatmanIn 2013 Jan Watman took her finance experience and founded Start Fresh Finance. She leveraged her 20+ years finance experience to assist individuals and businesses to finance their dreams, whether a new car, boat or dream holiday or for a business a truck, earth moving or other business equipment to grow or expand their business. Jan is a respected Australian business person, which was acknowledged as being one of the final 5 finalists in the Australian Telstra Business Women’s Awards for QLD Corporate sector in 2011. Jan’s track record and experience makes her a sort after mentor and coach within the finance and sales environment. Her passion to help her clients shines through in all her dealings with them. Start Fresh Finance is an Australian owned Finance Broking business that educates their clients on finance and sources the best loan for them to achieve their goals. Whether this be an individual or a business, Jan understands both, what the client needs and also w...
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Esther Lyndon-Jones

esther-lyndon-jones-sydneyEsther Lyndon-Jones is a wife, mother, ambitious marketing executive and a nifty family treasurer. At present she works as an associate at Australia's fastest growing self-financed cleaning company - Fantastic Cleaners. Esther wants nothing less than everything in life, which is why she enjoys every moment of it and tries to make the most of her finances and resources. According to Esther her company’s secret to making money lies in the clean and organised financial approach, adopted by everyone in charge. Get in touch with me: estherlyndonjones@gmail.com More About Fantastic Cleaners: Fantastic Cleaners is a professional cleaning company that marked its start in 2009 in a living room with just two people, two laptops and tons of enthusiasm. Nowadays it offers a multitude of additional services such as removals, gardening, rubbish collection, and handyman services. In six years the business has taken over one million calls and has grown to regularly serve more than 100,00...
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Andrew Courtney

Andrew-Courtney-Profile-picture Andrew Courtney specialises in strategic financial planning, wealth accumulation and protection with a focus on implementing strategies that translate to achieving his clients’ ideal lifestyle. Andrew has close to a decade’s experience in objective decision making, optimising processes & systems, research skills, investment psychology and customer relationship management. His previous roles included development & experimentation within the medical research setting in the University of Queensland where he co-authored numerous internationally acclaimed scientific publications. Andrew was also awarded the coveted Benjamin Short Award which celebrates financial planning excellence whilst he was working within AMP. Andrew is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. Andrew’s decision to transition into his role as a financial advisor is based on his passion for uncovering options for his clients based on what truly matters most – their values. ...
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J.F. (Jim) Straw

Jim-StrawJ.F. (Jim) Straw (1945 – 2012) began his long, successful career in business at the age of nine when he sold his first cans of Cloverleaf Salve and copies of GRIT newspaper. Even at that early age, he had the unique talent of recognizing an opportunity, implementing a plan, and making a profit. Jim’s career has progressed through direct selling, service contracting, wholesale merchandising, entertainment (he was a professional trumpet player, vocalist, and radio announcer), freight forwarding, import/export, retail merchandising, warehousing, real estate, electronics manufacturing, finder’s fees, closeout merchandising, financial brokerage, business consulting, steel fabrication, gold and coal mining, offshore banking, mail order, writing, and publishing. Over the past 37 years, J.F. Straw has written well over 700 books, booklets, manuals, reports, courses, and articles about doing business — all based on his own personal, hands-on experience. His writings are specifi...
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