Why You Should Make The Sold Tag Your Best Friend (On Parenthood Podcast) Part 1

The transition into parenthood can be a difficult one with new priorities, greater expenses and less free time.   

During this time, it’s no surprise that many parents start to search for security through that forever family home, however, with today’s tumultuous economy, high interest rates and heated property market, it’s no surprise that new parents are wondering how and if it’s even possible.  

In today’s bonus episode – originally recorded by Parenting Podcast – Bryce sits down with Leonie Akhidenor, its Host and Founder to unpack:  

 📈 How to negotiate a fair price on your family home
⚡Understand this 1 thing about Buyers Agents to reclaim your buying power 
🏠 Know what matters to you! Learn how to identify your top 3 priorities in a property
🔥 How To Out-Smart Real Estate Agents
🤝 Why you should make the sold tag your best friend, and much more! 

 Tune in now folks!



  •  0:00 – Why You Should Make The Sold Tag Your Best Friend
  • 1:44 – The Big Property Question 😮
  • 4:27 – How Bryce navigated early parenthood
  • 5:55 – The auction that did NOT go according to plan…
  • 8:33 – You’ve got to understand THIS about real estate agents
  • 11:28 – Bryce’s Top #2 Tips for this listener!
  • 13:20 – How to Negotiate a Fair Price for Your Family Home
  • 17:06 – What you can do to increase your buying power
  • 18:07 – What Are Your Top 3 Priorities?

454 | How to Create a $5.54M Portfolio in Your 50s – Chat with Tom Dekker

Health Problems. 
Hazardous Tenants.  
Gaining the True Benefit of Hindsight, and…  

Starting an accumulation phase when you’re in your 50s?!?  

Yep. Today’s story is one downright amazing tale that has a bit of wisdom for every listener out there! 

Tune in as we dive into Tom and Crystal’s inspirational tale, kicking off with a very conservative upbringing with life-changing lessons leading up to some harrowing health complications that changed everything. 

And of course, we’re covering ALL the steps in their rapid accumulation stage that led them to 7 properties AND a portfolio of $5.54M (Seriously folks, tune in to find out exactly HOW they did it!!) 😉  

Plus, we’re answering the evergreen question that ALL investors have faced… 

“When is enough, enough?!”  

An enduring episode packed with so many practical bits of investing wisdom. Give it a listen now!  


 Give it a listen now or watch the Episode below! 


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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 1:12 – Welcome Tom!  
  • 1:41 – Life-changing lessons… 
  • 4:53 – The First House He Bought  
  • 5:45 – Living the life, treading water & nice cars  
  • 7:35 – How a heart attack and Parkinsons got Tom thinking long-term 
  • 11:08 – Why Property?  
  • 13:26 – It’s a 3-decade game folks!  
  • 15:14 – The true benefit of hindsight 
  • 16:02 – It will return in spades… 
  • 17:27 – Post-heart attack purchases  
  • 20:47 – Tom’s financial position today (phew!!)  
  • 23:56 – Diversity in spreading the risk 
  • 25:37 – How he’s navigated difficult tenants 😮  
  • 27:01 – Turning the horror investment around… 
  • 30:16 – Tom’s North Star  
  • 31:49 – The conversations he was having with his Buyers Agents 
  • 34:31 – What do your instincts say? 
  • 41:33 – How much liquidity do you really need? 
  • 43:26 – “It’s kind of like after asking a power lifter advice on how to prepare for a marathon…”  
  • 45:31 – Buffers & Buying Time  
  • 47:09 – A perfect lesson about loans…  
  • 50:13 – From a Landlords Point of View: Increasing Rents  
  • 53:00 – THIS is why he decided to share his story…  
  • 54:46 – A gigantic thank you to Tom!


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439 | HELP! What To Do When You’ve Got No Buffer Left…

With Australia’s 11-month interest rate hike finally at an end, we’re sure many are feeling the strain from larger debts, lower cashflows, and heavily hit buffers. That’s why the theme of today’s Jam-packed Q&A Day is all about… 

Bouncing back!   

Yep. In today’s episode, we’re covering exactly how to reposition and recover when interest rates have nearly wiped out your entire buffer! 

From making your reduced “rainy day” money last to Ben’s Golden Buffer Ratio (plus a behind-the-scenes look at how our experienced team of planners do it), we’re sharing how to bunker down and hold for the long-term as the market bottoms out (which we reckon is happening NOW!) 

And of course, like all gigantic Q&A Days, we’re not just unpacking how to bounce back from tough economic conditions but deep diving into how folks can rebound and empower themselves from… 

Dodgy Buyers Agents: What to do once the papers have been signed, the dust has settled and then…you realise your Real Estate agent was the property owner!?!   

 (And if that isn’t heartbreaking enough…this investor saved for 10 years to afford this deposit 🙁) 

Dealing with Divorce Settlement: Three investment properties and a Principal Place of Residence together?! What is the best path forward for Michael???  

 Plus, we answer: How much taxation knowledge should a Buyers Agent really have?!  

Another massive episode that looks at the many ways investors can rebuild and restart again; tune in now for some timely wisdom!  


Tune in now or watch the episode below 😊 >>


Free Stuff Mentioned… 


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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:00 The incoming gold today! 
  • 1:26 Winners are grinners…😉  
  • 4:09 New updates to Moorr & check out our social refresh on Instagram & YouTube 
  • 8:02 – Mindset Minute: Warren Buffet,“I’ve never been a good judge of the markets…” 
  • 17:51 – Q1) Help! This Buyers Agent Didn’t Disclose Critical Information 
  • 21:04 – What happened when Bryce called some friends… 
  • 24:22 THIS is the worst behaviour by a Buyers Agents… 
  • 25:36 – What should Jane do now?! (Some words are struggled with here 😉)  
  • 28:55 The Real Buyers Agents Game 
  • 30:37 Why off-market purchases are NOT the holy grail  
  • 32:06 Buyers Agents are like…Obstetricians?!?! 
  • 33:52 – Folks, outsource the execution, not the U_____!!  
  • 35:43 – Q2) Should My Buyers Agent Have Taxation Knowledge?  
  • 37:25 Ben’s Words of Wisdoms: NEVER buy a property for a ____ advantage, do it for…  
  • 38:17 This is the baseline (Work on this premise!!)   
  • 41:11 The 2 rules that Bryce learned from his first mentor… 
  • 43:09 Q3) Divorce Settlement – Buying an IP  
  • 44:17 If it ended well vs. if it ended badly… 
  • 46:38 Always work backwards! 
  • 48:38 The #3 Steps Michael should take  
  • 49:04 Folks, this is really a problem about S_r_c_u_i_ _ !!    
  • 53:22 – Q4) Unplanned Hits On Your Buffer  
  • 55:45 – Ways to extend your buffer… 
  • 57:44 – Where Ben thinks interest rates are headed!!   
  • 1:01:14 More ideas for stretching your financial position  
  • 1:04:04 – Ben’s Golden Ratio for Buffers (+ how our experienced team calculates clients’ cash buffers)  
  • 1:08:17 – The market has bottomed out!?  
  • 1:10:37 – Thank you to all our Q askers today! Email us to claim your free Start & Build course😊   



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Episode 403 | Do You Need a Buyers Agent in Today’s Market? (Part 2)

Continuing from last week’s episode, we’re back with PART 2 of Do You Need a Buyers Agent in Today’s Market?  

As we’ve said since our earliest podcast episodes, folks end up paying in 1 of 4 ways, and choosing to work with a Buyers Agent means you’re also choosing to pay in the best way… (especially in today’s market, you don’t want to be paying in any of the other ways…) 

This week we’ll be diving deeper into this concept and unpacking the 5 benefits that Buyers Agents bring to property hunters – especially in today’s turbulent market  

We’ll be covering… 

  1. Experience: Like why is it important for Buyers Agents to “pound the pavement” daily?  And how can you actually select an experienced one?
  2. Negotiation: The 3 Reasons Buyers Agents negotiate better (Have you heard of Gazumping??) Plus some real examples of effective negotiation that’s led to price reduction…. 
  3. Emotional Guidance: ONE of the key things Buyers Agents apply to save you lots of head (and heart) ache later down the track… 
  4. Time-Saving: The Magic of Momentum and Curation  
  5. Money Saving: Why PROCRASTINATION will cost you the most and other ways you pay… 

And so much more!   

We’re also welcoming back an extremely special Winter Series Guest who’s weighing in on whether the cost of a Buyers Agent is truly worth the benefits ~ stay tuned to find out who it is! 😉  


Tune in now folks, we’re driving this one home with a bang!  

P.S. Make sure to stick around till the end to hear Ben unpack PICA and PIPA’s newest findings on whether rent has kept up with inflation (and if you’re a landlord we want to hear your experiences – fill out PIPA’s 2022 Sentiment Survey here and have your thoughts heard!!)  


Free Stuff Mentioned… 


Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:00 – A taster of what we’re covering today…
  • 3:10 – How can you feel more gratitude folks?  
  • 7:00 – If you’ve found value in us, could you please share THIS episode folks… 😊  
  • 8:03 – A kind review – this is why we do what we do!  
  • 9:08 – RECAP: Do You Need a Buyers Agent in Today’s Market? 
  • 10:39 – Benefit #1: Experience – The #2 ways you can tell 
  • 13:01 – Why any good Buyers Agent needs to “pound the pavement”…. 
  • 14:34 – What do Buyers Agents look for??  
  • 17:01 – Why they are Champions of Sequencing 
  • 17:49 – #1 HUGE advantage of using an experienced Buyers Agent!!  
  • 19:58 – They avoid making N_G_T_ _ _I_N mistakes!  
  • 20:50 – Ben’s Favourite “Oops” Story  
  • 23:27 – How to Choose an Experienced Buyers Agent (Ask THESE Questions!!) 
  • 25:18 – Benefit #2: Negotiation 
  • 26:00 – The COMP Analysis    
  • 28:12 – Acknowledge THIS before going in folks… 
  • 30:07 – The 3 Reasons Buyers Agents negotiate better (Have you heard of Gazumping??)  
  • 31:45 – Emotional Intelligence vs. Ego  
  • 34:15 – The Key Advantages of Agent Relationships!  
  • 37:00 – Real examples of how effective negotiation has led to price reduction!!  
  • 38:47 – Benefit #3: Emotional Guidance: The role of a Collaboration Partner  
  • 42:00 – Benefit #4: Time Saving  
  • 43:16 – The Magic of Momentum!!   
  • 45:05 – Scraping: How Buyers Agent minimise time but upscale volume  
  • 47:02 – Curation and #4 other massive benefits! 
  • 48:58 – Benefit #5: Money Saving: No Buyers Agent EVER says this… 
  • 49:29 – Folks, you pay 1 of 4 ways (we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again!)  
  • 52:22 – Why PROCRASTINATION is the biggest cost!!  
  • 55:28 – A Return Winter Series Guest weighs in on the cost vs. benefits of using a Buyers Agent!!  
  • 58:23- The Value Calculation many folks struggle with…  
  • 59:38 – Want to become a Borderless Investor? This is how a Buyers Agent could help!  
  • 1:01:00 – How Buyers Agents stop emotional buying… 
  • 1:02:24 – The Amazing 15-Minute Negotiation which Landed their Ideal Property  
  • 1:05:52 – How they purchased without even seeing the property in person!! 😮  
  • 1:08:00 – “I feel like I cheated…” 
  • 1:09:14 – The Best Mindset to have when buying during a pandemic!!  
  • 1:12:20 – The #1 piece of advice for folks considering a Buyers Agent!  
  • 1:15:40 – It’s about the VALUE Buyers Agents provide folks!  
  • 1:16:43 – THIS is when you might not need a Buyers Agent… 


  • 1:18:40 – Have you heard of a Sous Vide?? (Folks this is a FANTASTIC kitchen tool!)  
  • 1:20:38 – Has rent kept up with inflation?!? Check out PIPA and PICA’s new market findings here.  
  • 1:27:11 – Are you a landlord? We want to hear from you!! Complete PICA’s 2022 Sentiment Survey here and have your thoughts heard.


402 | Do You Need a Buyers Agent in Today’s Market? (Part 1)

If you’ve been listening to the podcast recently, you’d know that we’ve been encouraging folks out there to keep investing despite today’s property market – basically, to be “greedy when others are fearful,” in the wise words of Warren Buffet!

But…how are you supposed to get into the market – or even make progress – when you don’t have the experience or the time to invest? 

Folks, the answer is a Buyers Agent! 

We’ll be deep diving into what a Buyers Agent actually does, the #5 critical roles they fulfil on behalf of their buyer and why they are super beneficial for folks looking to invest in today’s property market!


Here’s a teaser of the #3 biggest reasons to use them… 

#1: The Herd is ______  

#2: The War Chest is Getting ____   

#3: The ____in the Desert 


And you can be sure you’re hearing this from a real industry expert…Yep. For those of you that didn’t know, Bryce is a Buyers Agent himself with more than 18 years of experience under his belt!!! 

But we aren’t just giving you the positives – we’ll also be sharing the top 3 things to consider BEFORE taking on a Buyers Agents and the red flags which indicate it’s a no-go.   

Listen now to understand the importance of a Buyers Agent and if you really need one in today’s environment!!  


P.S. And because we’ve got SO much gold to share on this topic, we’ve had to break it into a 2-Part Series!! Stay tuned next week when Ben and Bryce share real-life stories and one of our favourite Winters Series Guest will return for a special appearance….😉


Free Stuff Mentioned… 


Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:00 – A sneak peek of today’s episode… 
  • 1:53 – Let’s dissect RBA’s New Announcement  
  • 5:20 – Nervous about rising rates? Listen to this part! (We all have those feelings too)  
  • 14:18 – What does it really cost you?  
  • 15:40 – A disclaimer from Bryce (Key Message: Take value where you see fit!)  
  • 17:25 – So…what is a Buyers Agent??  
  • 18:28 – The 8 Critical Roles they fill  
  • 19:32 – The 10,000 Hours: What makes a good Buyers Agent?  
  • 25:26 – The 2 things a Buyers Agent MUST be good at!!  
  • 27:53 – The two biggest anxiety points during a transaction!   
  • 29:20 – Sometimes it’s your f____ and f_____ who are the hardest to convince! 
  • 30:22 – Looking to get a Depreciation Schedule done (or fresh content straight in your inbox?!) Tune in here.  
  • 32:23: Lets Recap! 
  • 33:13 –The Buyers Agent Equation: How do you benefit?  
  • 34:16 – The #5 Unreplaceable Benefits of Using a Buyers Agents 
  • 40:40 – The Unseen Advantages 
  • 41:45 – A teaser of next week…(Real stories from Bryce & Ben?! One of our fav winter series guests is coming back?? Yes please!)  
  • 42:29 – The Home Buyer brief vs. The Investors brief 
  • 44:35 – Generally, Home Buyers get charged….more?!  
  • 45:43 – The 3 Services: Full vs. Negotiation Only vs. Hybrid 
  • 47:47 – The most time-consuming part of the job is…. 
  • 50:02 – 3 Things to Consider BEFORE selecting a Buyers Agent! – #1) I_D_ _EN_ _ C_  
  • 52:31 – #2) F_ _ _ (The ULTIMATE Betrayal!)  
  • 56:15 – #3) LI_E_S_  
  • 57:58 – Our Top #3 Reasons to Use a Buyers Agent right now…. 
  • 58:41 – Reason 1: The Herd is ______ 
  • 1:00:05 – How it relates to BOTH Economic Theory & Human Behaviour!  
  • 1:06:10 – Why you should expect to feel uncertain (Ask your family THIS question…)  
  • 1:08:37 – Reason 2: The War Chest is Getting ____  
  • 1:11:14 – Reason 3: The ____in the Desert 
  • 1:13:38 – In summary: How can Buyers Agent’s help today?   




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