It’s taken us a long time to really understand that financial freedom is what you make it and it doesn’t have to be just a dream.
I’m a country boy, born and raised in Toowoomba.
My parents were always in business - multiple. My Dad has a saying - if you need a hand look down your arm, I had to work hard for everything
I went to Uni at Gatton
Always a keen investor bought my first house at the age of 23, in Sherwood in Brisbane, a renovator, that I worked on myself while working 3 jobs to pay the mortgage off, 4 years later I bought my next renovator, the house next door, before moving to the Gold Coast and purchasing another renovation project in Southport, I then purchased a house in Parkwood and renovated it before purchasing my first waterfront at the age of 29.
I didn’t always do all of the work myself of course - I’m a valuer, not a tradie, but I do have a keen eye for design and have successfully completed a number of renovation projects.
Eva and I met back in 2007 and have been pretty much inseparable every since. We’ve travelled the world and our own backyard here in Australia. We’ve bought, sold and renovated more properties together than we can count. We’ve had some great times and we’ve learnt some valuable lessons along the way. We have an adventurous (read cheeky but very well behaved) son, Myles, who is almost 3 and another little human on the way any day which we’re very excited about.
We’ve worked so hard the past 10 years to structure our business activity around our lifestyle and it’s something that we really, really encourage everyone to do. After all, we work to live, we don’t live to work.
We started a property advisory firm in 2010 and back then we called it Value for Money Property. I took the plunge and quit my job working for the man (and the big banks as a valuer) and Eva stayed in the corporate world for a few years longer while we really got the business off the ground.
I still remember the day so vividly that our first client came on board. We went out for dinner and celebrated. From there we continued to celebrate each little milestone within our business - securing a property for our first client, launching our first website, hiring our first team member, incorporating our company (we were legit and I tell you what it felt awesome!), being named a finalist in the first ever industry awards we entered in to 3 years ago (I’ve been a finalist for this award 2015, 2016) and I could go on.
To this day, we still celebrate every milestone in our business, not necessarily with dinner at our favourite restaurant, but we love a good high five from the whole office when we secure that perfect home for a client.