Geared for Growth Property Investing Podcast
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Episode 0 - Intro from Host Mike Mortlock
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Host Mike gives a quick intro on what the podcast is all about. It's less than two minutes, because we want to get straight into the good stuff! The short story, if you prefer the written version, is that it's conversational, not too serious, unbiased and fun. Hopefully plenty for beginners and experts alike.

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Episode 1 - Interview with Pete Wargent
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Pete Wargent, Co-founder of Allen Wargent Property Advisory and renowned finance and real estate author, talks about how he came to be one of Australia's leading financial and real estate commentators and shares his philosophy of wealth creation.

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Episode 2 - Interview with Paul Sonntag
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Paul Sonntag, a buyers agent and owner of Aquus Property Buyers, gives great insights into the types of properties he looks for. We talk about how to select growth markets, building equity through renovation, achieving long-term capital growth and much more.

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Episode 3 - Interview with Christine Williams
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Christine Williams is the principal of Smarter Property Investing. Christine is a property investor herself, buying her first property at the age of 18. Christine humbly shares her mistakes, mindset shifts and successes along her property investing journey.

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Episode 4 - Interview with Simon Pressley
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Simon is the founder of Propertyology and is 3x buyers agent of the year. Simon is a media darling, famous for his sharp suits and even sharper research. We discuss property economics fundamentals and why affordability is the number one driver of property prices.

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Episode 5 - Interview with David Ferguson
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David is the Managing Director of Strata Plus and what he doesn't know about strata property isn't worth knowing. We chat about the new strata laws in NSW, what investors need to know about strata titled property and whether units are a good investment choice.

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Episode 6 - Interview with Chris Gray
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Chris Gray is a property investing expert and host of Your Property Empire on Sky Business. We chat about the fundamental drivers of property price appreciation and his best advice for investors starting out with a modest salary or savings record.

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Episode 7 - Interview with Patrick Mears
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Pat is the founder and owner of Rubix Realty, a business which focusses purely on property management. Pat runs through the duties and responsibilities of property managers and chats about his successful landlord clients and what they do differently.

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Episode 8 - Interview with Hamish Geddes
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Hamish Geddes is a senior associate with Nexus Lawyers. Hamish specializes in construction law and walks us through the dispute process, common complaints and best of all how to avoid a building dispute in the first place by protecting yourself.

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Episode 9 - Interview with James Freudigmann
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James Freudigmann is a co-founder and director of PMC Property Buyers. We chat about his background as a valuer and how that helps him source well-priced property for his clients. We chat about off-market transaction and how he got his start as an investor.

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Episode 10 - Interview with Luke Murdoch
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Luke Murdoch is a real estate agent and project marking specialist with First National Real Estate Newcastle. Luke shares his insights into how developments are marketed and how to ensure you are getting a good deal whilst protecting yourself at the same time.

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Episode 11 - Interview with Brett Warren
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Brett Warren is the only property expert we know that can do a handstand push up. That is impressive enough but as chief property strategist at Metropole Brisbane, he is an expert in investment property selection and portfolio building.

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Episode 12 - Interview with Dimitri Taylor
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Dimitri Taylor is a big picture guy. Sure, he is an investment property specialist but finance goals come first and the actual properties come a very distant second. We chat with him about his philosophy, freeing yourself from debt and much more.

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Episode 13 - Interview with Tom Momsen
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Tom Momsen is to chinos and check shirts what a toaster is to bread in the morning. Fashion aside, Tom is an owner of Armcrest Financial Advice and a gun financial planner. We chat about income protection, goal setting, nasty direct debits and how to retire early.

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Episode 14 - Interview with Charles Tarbey
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Charles Tarbey is one of the godfathers of Australian real estate. Not so much the Tommy gun in the violin case type but certainly the head of a huge and powerful organization. Charles is the chairman and owner of Century 21 real estate Australasia. Need I say more?

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Episode 15 - Interview with Kayleigh Kilgore
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Kayleigh Kilgore is the licensee and Director of the Good Property Company. We chat about the whole property management spectrum from start to finish and Kayleigh shares some great tips on how to develop a solid relationship with both your tenant and property manager.

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Episode 16 - Interview with Luke Harris
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Luke Harris is the CEO of The Property Mentors, a business specialising in educating property investors and assisting them to grow their portfolio. Luke bought is first property at 20 and has done everything from buying in mining towns to subdivisions and developments.

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Episode 17 - Interview with Darren Hunter
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Darren Hunter of darrenhunter.com, is a property management trainer, speaker, and consultant. He spends his life teaching Property managers how to kick bottom. We delve into the industry and uncover some gems on how to work with great property managers.

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Episode 18 - Interview with Peter Mastroianni
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Peter Mastroianni is a property finance expert, author, and host of his own podcast he Rentvesting Podcast. He also runs Loans Only, which is a mortgage broking business. We chat with Peter about his investing, rentvesting as a strategy and more.

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Episode 19 - Interview with Heather Stevens
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Heather Stevens is a climate change expert and an accomplished investor. She bought her first property at 24 and continues to expand her portfolio. We discuss the impacts of climate change on the property market and the implications for investors. A fascinating listen.

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Episode 20 - Interview with Corissa Dimitrakopoulos
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Corissa Dimitrakopoulos is a renovation strategy expert and CEO of Refurb to Sell. Corissa is blessed with boundless enthusiasm and unleashes herself on renovation projects for her clients. She works with both homeowners and investors to increase equity and rental returns.

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Episode 21 - Interview with Marty Sadlier
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Marty Sadlier is an expert Quantity Surveyor and Founding Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors. In this shamefully incestuous interview (Marty is Mike's business partner), I chat to Marty about all things estimating. From sinking funds, to contract milestones, disputes, and insurance.

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Episode 22 - Interview with Jo Chivers
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Jo Chivers is the Director and Founder of Property Bloom. Jo demonstrates her expertise in property development as we discuss her property investment past, how she got her start in development and how she helps her clients achieve equity in their portfolio developments.

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Episode 23 - Interview with Kieran Clair
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Kieran Clair is an award-winning journalist, former head of API magazine and has two decades of experiences as a property valuer and investor. In this interview, we chat with Kieran about the state of property journalism in Australia and the role it has in shaping the market.

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Episode 24 - Interview with Rob Southwell
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Rob Southwell is a Managing Partner at Pitcher Partners Sydney. Rob is a Former Announcing Executive of the year winner and an accounting guru with a passion for property. We chat about Capital growth trends in the market and where opportunities for investors are likely to be.

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Episode 25 - Interview with Philippe Brach
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Philippe Brach is the CEO of Multifocus properties and finance. Philippe is a published author and an investment property Guru. Philippe shares some tips from his books about making money in any market and his tips for succeeding as a serial property investor.

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Episode 26 - Interview with Craig Cobb
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Craig Cobb is the founder and head trader at TraderCobb. Craig is a trading expert with an investment portfolio of his own. We chat about his entrepreneurial upbringing and he gives us the low down on Cryptocurrency and what's happening in the crypto space!

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Episode 27 - Interview with Belinda Smith
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Belinda Smith is a Director of Renovate and Real Estate, and a renovations specialist. We discuss the rise in renovation shows and how she used renovation to climb the property ladder. We also discuss managing trades and not over capitalizing to get great a result.

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Episode 28 - Interview with Leanne Pilkington
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Leanne Pilkington is the managing director of Laing+Simmons, founder of the Real Women in Real Estate and an industry heavyweight in the real estate industry. We chat about her success, her work on behalf of the Real Estate Institute and investment tips.

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Episode 29 - Interview with Cate Bakos
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Cate Bakos of Cate Bakos Property is the winner of Best Buyer's Agent in “Your Investment Property magazine”, and a published author. We chat with Cate about purchasing her first property at 21 and what those hot areas are doing with property prices.

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Episode 30 - Interview with Julie Crockett
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Julie Crockett is the CEO and Founder of Australian Property Investment Solutions. In this episode, Julie shares her insights into how to select a property that matches the local demographics and how she conducts her research to identify growth areas.

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Episode 31 - Interview with Andrew Woodward
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Andrew Woodward is the Founder of investors way and has 25 years in experience finance. Famous for his article “Why you shouldn’t pay off your mortgage”. We talk to him about what that means and how he helps his clients achieve their financial goals.

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Episode 32 - Interview with Jacob Field
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Jacob Field Founder of Ripehouse who has been a property investor for 15 years. We talk about how Ripehouse works and why he started the platform. He discusses how his clients are getting up to 25% growth in their first year of ownership.

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Episode 33 - Interview with Luke Moroney
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Andrew Woodward is the Founder of investors way and has 25 years in experience finance. Famous for his article “Why you shouldn’t pay off your mortgage”. We talk to him about what that means and how he helps his clients achieve their financial goals.

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Episode 34 - Interview with Michael Yardney
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Michael Yardney is the founder of the Metropole Property Group of Companies. Michael has been investing since the 70s and is a best selling author and highly regarded property mentor. He's seen and done it all from buy and hold to renovate and develop.

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About the Podcast

The Geared for Growth property investing podcast was created by Mike out of a desire to provide value to his property investor clients. The idea is to source Australia's leading property investment experts and find how they and their clients are achieving exceptional results. The podcast is open to anybody interested in learning how to invest and the strategies you can apply to achieve exceptional results. You'll hear from buyers agents, mortgage brokers, strata managers, accountants and other professionals all sharing their insider knowledge.
You can find the podcast on iTunes here!

Mike Mortlock - Host of Geared for Growth Property Investing Podcast

Mike Mortlock

Host of Geared for Growth

Mike is a property investor, tax depreciation specialist and Managing Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors. His passion is helping investors maximise their depreciation entitlements and mission is to assist property investors to achieve financial freedom.

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