We have reviewed a record number of votes from every corner of Australia, and we’re thrilled to now reveal Australia’s most trusted property professionals – as chosen by you.
Property investing can be a smart and strategic way to build your wealth. But if you follow the wrong advice, it can also be a fast-track towards financial ruin.
In fact, when it comes to investing in property, the result of misplaced trust can be catastrophic. This industry is known for having many unqualified, self-interested ‘experts’ who have expertise in one area and one area only: lining their own pockets.
For unsuspecting investors, it can be difficult separating these dodgy operators from the experienced, qualified experts with runs on the board who can actually help you get ahead.
You have to be careful about who you take advice from in every aspect of your property journey, whether you’re looking to obtain the most suitable loan through a mortgage broker, leverage into a growth property through a buyer’s agent, or maximise your money through an accountant.
That’s why we created the Readers Choice Awards almost a decade ago: so we can help you, the reader, nominate those in the field who have helped you the most on your investment journey and who you believe deserve your trust.
You are the ultimate judge of the quality of service you have received from the property professionals you’ve dealt with, and your overwhelming responses have been collaborated, reviewed and sorted to award those who have gone above and beyond to help you achieve your goals.
In recent months, we asked you to nominate your favourite experts in five categories:
1. Property investment advisor
2. Buyer’s agent
3. Mortgage broker
4. Real estate agent/property manager
5. Tax specialist/accountant
When sorting through the results, one thing was clear: investors are overwhelmed by the cluttered marketplace and, as a result, they value commitment, integrity and inspiration when turning to experts.
You want to learn from people who have walked the walk, not just those who talk the talk, and you want to work with those who have experience in navigating ever-changing market conditions. After all, anyone can thrive when offering advice during a booming market; it’s those who can counsel you through the long-term peaks and troughs of the property industry that really demonstrate their worth.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our readers, for all of your efforts and contributions to these awards. By rewarding and highlighting the great service and expertise of our finalists, it’s our hope that we can shine a light on those who are passionate and proactive about moving the industry – and the investors within it – in the right direction.
So, without further delay, we present the 9th Your Investment Property Readers Choice Awards!
We were inundated with votes this year across a breadth of industries and talent, so we felt it was only fair to recognise the top five finalists in each category. We have awarded a winner and a runner-up in each category, along with three honourable mentions. All of the industry experts celebrated in these pages received a number of votes in the 2016 Readers Choice Awards, and we feel they all deserve recognition for their contribution to property investing