What do we want as investors - technology part 2

What do we want as investors - technology part 2

In this second part of our four-part technology series, we’re looking at how technology can be usefully applied at all stages of the classic property investment process: learn, locate, acquire, and manage.

It’s a sequence you’ll move through on literally every investment you end up making, and a division of knowledge areas that enables you to methodically empower yourself at your own pace.

We’ve built the entire structure of our software solution around these four pillars in such a way that you can dip in and out of them to suit your current needs, and take full advantage of the power of technology at every turn while doing so. Let’s step through them in a little more detail.

1. Cover the Basics in Our Learning Centre

Our learning centre helps you get firmly on track with the basics in record time. This is where you’ll be guided through fundamental questions such as whether property investment is the correct avenue for you to explore, which strategy is right for your current goals, and which experts you should be following most closely.

Rather than trying to push you down a particular path, we’ll be giving you the tools to critically think for yourself from the outset, and drive confidently towards your goals. A major part of this involves learning which experts you can actually trust for a particular strategy, and knowing where to find them.

In addition to introducing you to our own handpicked team of market-leading experts in individual markets and disciplines, we’ll be teaching you how to parse and assess external sources of advice under your own steam. By being able to confidently identify genuinely expert knowledge and opinions, you put yourself in a fantastic position to turbocharge your learning across the board — and steer clear of charlatans while you’re at it.

The ability to quickly identify who’s worth listening to means you can hone in on the core of their message in an exceptionally small amount of time, make it your own, and save months or even years of personal trial and error learning as a result. 

2. Unlock the Power of Place in the Location Centre

You’ve probably already heard the old saying that there are only three things that matter in property — location, location, location. This part of the site is where you’ll start really exploring that concept in depth by learning to research every last detail of property location yourself.

The power of technology will be coming firmly into play here once more. You’ll be leveraging live market data and expert inside industry knowledge to drill deeply into the five classic levels of property location research: state, Local Government Area (LGA), suburb, street, and property.

Decades of experience have proven to savvy investors across Australia that any overall strategy worth its salt needs to be able to factor in those five location forces simultaneously in a holistic manner. Our unique combination of team and tools will help you do just that in the context of both wider strategy and individual purchases, allowing you to go deeper on location than you’ve gone before.

By looking at what’s actually happening in the market in real time, you put yourself way out in front of the average investor who’s still puzzling over yesterday’s news. Our unique software solution gives you access to street-level, real-time data that gives you the ability to not just track trends, but to actively anticipate them, and move quickly when the time is right.

As part of exploring the power of location, you’ll learn how to parse our unique data set for yourself, how to assess expert opinion against objective facts at all stages of the location stack, and how to tie it all together in the context of both your wider strategy and specific potential purchases.

We’ll also teach you exactly how to delegate this stage of the buying sequence with confidence, so that you can maximise your time resources and start truly operating at scale. This is a crucial part of becoming a truly successful long-term investor as it allows you to remove yourself as a bottleneck while retaining close control over your overall operation.

3. Get Down to Business in the Acquisition Centre

Acquisition is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to property, and there’s a world of detail to master here in order to make your purchases as bulletproof as possible. We’ll take you through everything you need to know to get crystal clear on best practices in terms of negotiation and actual acquisition.

When you’re first starting off, this is the stage of the process that can cause the most anxiety and overwhelm. It’s also a stage that ruthlessly exposes weaknesses in your overall game when it comes to actually taking action.

We’ll help you learn to confidently break any potential acquisition down into a series of easily achievable steps. We’ll also walk you through a series of common acquisition processes and help you to understand how to identify the best one for your current needs on any given project.

Again, technology will play a key role here. Whether you’re leaning on our innovative online training options, getting sage advice from a network of experts, or using our exclusive data sources to hammer out incredibly favourable terms, you’ll benefit from our commitment to cutting-edge tech every time you acquire a new property.

4. Manage Your Way to Long-Term Success

Signing the papers on your first purchase is merely the first step in your journey as a property investor. Locking in long-term success is all about learning how to reliably, simply, and effectively manage your portfolio as it grows throughout the years to come.

Portfolio management is an inherently data-driven affair, and it’s an area where you’re constantly looking for an edge. The better the data, systems, and tools are that you have access to, the stronger a position you’ll be in year on year. This is an active, ongoing process, and one that access to the right technology can make considerably simpler over time.

You’ll need to be constantly assessing your current portfolio against both the market at large and your long-term goals, and looking for further opportunities where you can pounce to improve your position when the time is right. We’ll be there for you over the long haul to teach you how to make those calls yourself, and offer ongoing support at every step of the way.

As a property investor, you’ll move through the four core stages we’ve outlined above repeatedly over the course of your investment career. Though the stages themselves remain eternal, the details contained within each one will vary considerably over both time and individual investment opportunities. The data-driven power of our software will keep you continuously ahead of the curve at every point in proceedings, while giving you the freedom to concentrate on individual stages in as much detail as you need when necessary.

Be sure to look out for the next part of our series where we’ll go into substantially more detail about the specific technology involved in our platform and how we’ve put it to work for you as an investor.

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