Our adventure of a lifetime
Administration Officer & Truck Driver
Property Mentor: Roger Galway
We can only compliment Property Club, our property mentor Roger Galway, our solicitor Smart Legal and our Property Loans mortgage broker.
Our dream was to one day own an investment property portfolio. When we decided to actually seriously look at fulfilling our dream of being investors, we joined The Investors Club (now Property Club) after receiving a recommendation from a friend. Within a couple of days of signing up via the Club website we received a phone call from Roger Galway, who was allocated as our property mentor and who we now class as a very good “business friend”.
During our first meeting with Roger he talked us through the structure for purchasing property. He made sure we understood everything, repeating statements we didn’t understand. Roger recommended where to look for best returns on investment, what to look for and how to go about it.
I had the opportunity to travel to Brisbane with my Dad (because my husband was ill) to have a look at some properties on the Club stock list. Roger joined us on this trip, which I considered to be going above and beyond the duties of a property mentor. Roger took us on a tour of six properties. These properties were all well set out and in close proximity to the city. We visited a two bedroom two bathroom property in Yeronga and were very impressed with the building and the unit itself. The quality of the building was of a very high standard. Any questions I or my Dad had Roger was able to answer. My Dad said to me that this was a very good way of investing in property. (It is funny how important it is to have a blessing from your Dad when you are in your mid 40’s!)
During this trip to Brisbane, Roger also took us to Property Club’s head office. Whilst outside, enjoying some of the QLD sunshine, a gentleman came outside to say hello. This gentleman took us for a tour of the office. I remember saying to my Dad ‘who is this man?’ He was so friendly and accommodating. He took us for a tour around the office and introduced us to all the staff. We felt like we were VIP members. Then we discovered this gentleman was Kevin Young, Property Club’s Founder and Director!
When we returned from our trip, I showed my husband all the photos and the videos I had taken of the properties we visited. Really, I had already made up my mind which one I liked. The next day I rang Roger and confirmed that we wished to go ahead and purchase the property in Yeronga. Our adventure began!
Property Club put us in touch with a recommended Club Loans mortgage professional. This part of the adventure was interesting, as we decided to refinance our existing home loan as well. The broker looked after everything. The Club also put us in touch with a conveyancing solicitor, Smart Legal, who took care of the legal side of things for us.
With all of the help we received from Roger and Property Club’s network of professionals, a settlement date was set and all the paperwork was sent out to us. Roger and the team made the process of filling out huge amounts of paperwork so easy by showing us everything we had to sign, fill in and send back. If I had a question, all I had to do was send an email and the answer was sent straight back.
All we then had to do was to wait for a tenant. The Club’s Leasing department did what they do best, and before settlement day they informed us that a tenant was ready to move in two days after settlement.
At the time of writing this testimonial, our property has settled and we are well and truly into our investment dream! Our unit has been tenanted, finances settled, and paperwork completed. We have also received the $10,000 Qld Government boost which we have put to good use. I guarantee if we had to do this on our own, we would never have gone ahead with it.
We are so happy with Property Club that we’ve had another EOI approved for a property in Bentley, WA. We recommended the Club to my brother and sister and each of them have purchased properties in Brisbane and are both onto their second property. This is fantastic!
Our dream has come true and we would sincerely wish to thank Roger and the Property Club team for making this happen. A million times THANK YOU.