The Ultimate Guide to Renovation – Oct 2014 launch


One of Everyday Property Investor’s regular guests, property educator, mortgage broker and renovator, Jane Slack-Smith is opening up the doors to her very comprehensive and high quality course on Renovating for Profit.  She is currently in full swing with her launch video series – full of great information and based on some real-life case studies. We here at EPI, being avid renovators ourselves, have been through and continue to gain tips, knowledge and information from the course and the great community created around it.


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The DIY Subdivision Kit


Are you looking into subdividing a property as an investment strategy? Check out this extensive DIY kit designed to provide all the information you need so that you can take on that subdivision decision with confidence!

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The Ultimate Guide to Renovation


Check out this fantastic course from Jane Slack-Smith that gives you the step by step, comprehensive, systematic approach to renovating for profit – It’s the Ultimate Guide To Renovation!

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Everyday Property Mastermind is back!



About 18 months ago we ran the first series of our Everyday Property MastermindGroups and it was a great success!  We had many people purchase their first property during or not long after the Mastermind course and we had many people really take their knowledge and confidence in property investing to the next level.

At long last, I’m excited to say that Mastermind is back! Once again we’ll be running just a few small groups so that we can ensure you get the attention you need and get your questions answered.

The format of Mastermind this time around will be slightly different and I’ll be putting out a video in the next few days that will give you the ins and outs of what Mastermind is and how it will run.  If you’re interested in Mastermind, then send me an email and let me know, I’ll add you to the early notification list – I anticipate to open up the courses within the next week or two.


Checklists for property investing – Why process is king

Everyday Property PackRecently we launched a series of videos as part of our ‘Everyday Property Pack’ launch.

The Everyday Property Pack is a series of spreadsheet checklists that cover the process of researching, analysing, inspecting, purchasing and managing an investment property.  Of course, we welcome you to checkout the Everyday Property Pack and take a look at what it has to offer you as an investor.

In this article, however, I wanted to draw your attention to the reasoning behind Everyday Property Pack as I think there is something there to learn that can be valuable for property investors, particularly those starting out or with limited knowledge and experience with investing in property.  It’s the concept of process and the belief that having a good process to follow – whether it’s one you have developed yourself or it is modelled from someone with knowledge and experience – can really take your investing to another level and ensure that the property investing decisions you make are based on solid research and analysis and will bring about the best results for your own personal investing goals.

Check out this video, which talks about the importance of process:

If you are new to investing, consider thinking through your process and documenting or ‘checklisting it’, or better still, save yourself the time and potential error that comes with inexperience by borrowing the processes of someone else! Find someone that is doing or has done what it is you want to achieve and model your process upon theirs.

Coming from a background in Systems Analysis, developing a solid, repeatable, highly objective process really makes sense to me, for investors of every level.  For the beginner investor, however, it’s imperative in minimising your risk and can go someway to compensating for the lack of experience and knowledge that it may take some time to acquire.

Click here to take a look around the Everyday Property Pack

Last call for the Complete Renovation System!

Complete Renovation SystemI learned recently that it was the end of the road for one of my favourite products, the Complete Renovation System.  I was a little sad to see that they would no longer be produced as it is such a great value product to teach you a profession and systematic approach to renovating for profit.

Dean and Elise Parker, the producers of the Complete Renovation System are moving on to other ventures in their property career and so they are selling off the remaining copies of the product and offering a great discount to those who snap up the last copies.

Checkout this quick video I made about  it – and if you’re interested in the fantastic deal on offer, $600 off the price, then send me an email at and I’ll let you know how to grab that deal!

Sorry about the lighting in this vid!!

Email me for details on how to $600 off the price of the Complete Renovation System –


EPI 038 | Property Investing Success – Interview with Jane Slack-Smith

What a wealth of property investing knowledge and experience is our fantastic guest for this episode, Jane Slack-Smith, from Your Property Success.

Jane has amazing knowledge and in this interview we get to find out how Jane became involved in property investing, the sorts of strategies she has implemented.

Jane has a fantastic property education product on the market which is a great, affordable option for people wanting to learn about property investing.

Things we talk about:

  • Property Investing
  • Evicting tenants
  • Getting your finances in order
  • Finding positive cashflow property
  • Mortgage interest rates
  • Successful property investing with the awesome Jane Slack-Smith!


  • Ask your bank for a better deal on interest rates – yes, again!!
  • Think of one action that you could implement that will improve your financial situation – be it cutting spending, increasing saving, improving your financial management…

Make Lump Sum Cash Profits with the Complete Renovation System

The Complete Renovation System is a step by step process that shows you how to make profits from renovating.

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Investing in your property investing education

Property Investing education

Last week I attended a property investing ‘event’.   It was the Property Women seminar in Melbourne all about ‘Finding and FUNding the deal’, featuring Rachel Barnes (who we’ve talked about here on the Everyday Property Investing website previously), Judith Taylor and special guest presenter Ana Stankovic of Renovate and Profit.  Now as you may be aware I love property!  I love talking about it, learning about it, buying it and spending time with others who share my interest in property investing.  Property seminars, therefore, are just heaven to me!

This great event saw some great presentations on funding deals, finding deals and renovation.  All things that are highly relevant to me at present as we are actively looking for our first renovation deal.

There are some people out there who may have thought of attending an event but are yet to do so.  Here are some common reasons that I’ve heard:

  • Seminars cost too much money
  • Seminars are just an upsell to expensive products
  • I already know the stuff they are presenting

I’m going to take a closer look at each of these reasons and just share some of my thoughts.

Seminars cost too much money

Some seminars are free, some cost a little and some cost a lot.  I would love to attend many different property seminars but realize that if I did, I’d probably never have any money left to actually invest.  So for me, I look closely at the seminar content and determine if the content is:

  1. relevant to what I am doing and what my current goals are
  2. offering what I consider value for money
  3. within my budget

A seminar may be offering fantastic content but if I just don’t have the money, or it’s not something I will use immediately or in the short term then I generally won’t attend.  This may still leave you with a heap of events you’d love to attend, but like all things in life, sometimes you’ll just need to prioritize!

Seminars are just an upsell to expensive products

They can be.  Personally, I don’t have an issue with that, there are a lot of fantastic mentoring programs on offer and that may be just the thing you need.   If you are looking for a mentor then attending the ‘presell’ seminar can not only give you some great education, but let you see if the person offering the course or mentoring program would be a good match for you.

Of course, whether or not you decide to purchase further products is up to you and something you need to evaluate against your strategy, budget and priorities.

I already know the stuff they are presenting

There are a couple of points to make about this one.  Firstly, it doesn’t matter who you are, everyone has something to learn.  You need to be open to learning.   I learn something everytime I attend a property event or seminar.  Sometimes, the content is certainly familiar to me, but there will always be something that I pick up.  At the Property Women event last week, even Rachel Barnes, who is an experienced investor and property mentor to many said that she loves these events because she learns something new everytime.  That is the sort of attitude that we can all do with.

Secondly, the wonderful thing about seminars is that you not only benefit from the presentations and special guests but you are generally there with tens or even hundreds of other investors who all have different experiences to you.  Networking is a wonderful way to learn and even to find new business partners.  So get in there and talk to others.  My philosophy in life is that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach.

Investing in your education

Educating yourself and continuing your education should always be an investing priority for you.  Attending events like the one I went to last week offers education, friendship, networking, inspiration and motivation to take action!

So, have you been to any seminars or events – leave a comment to tell us about it!