Four ways we can help you choose the ideal investment property

Posted by Andrew Nicol on 20/02/17

When you’re on the market for an investment property, what’s the first thing you look for? Do you start by choosing a certain suburb, or do you begin your search with a specific property-type, such as apartments or three-bedroom homes? Do you look for something that’s beautifully designed, or is proximity to the right school district more important?

The correct answer for any investor should be – none of the above. All these things are important when choosing a new family home, but investors need to approach their property hunt from a different angle entirely.

While proximity to your own home might be important if you intend to do property maintenance yourself, the first and most important question an investor should be asking themselves is: will this property give me a positive return on my investment?

Confused on how exactly to do that? Rental yields and capital growth aren’t exactly written in the advertisements. Luckily, you can have an expert in your corner, guiding you every step of the way.

Here at OPES, we can help you source the right investment property for your needs and lifestyle. Here’s why:

1. We know our stuff

Our team of experienced property professionals have been in this business for decades. We’ve seen it all, and nothing surprises us anymore. We’re not some fly-by-night company taking advantage of the current property market – we’re passionate about helping kiwis achieve their lifestyle goals through property.

2. We want you to make money

Unlike a real estate agent or other property professional, our goal isn’t to sell a property for the highest rate or hook you into using our services. We’re invested in your future and we want to see your property portfolio grow. That’s why when we give you advice, you can trust us to be honest and professional.

3. We have a system

We’ve developed a complex assessment formula for each property we consider. This formula takes into account the property’s age, design, quality, land package, price, size, and potential yield. We then test this formula against other external factors, including the value of the surrounding area, supply and demand, job prospects, growth, amenities, and present and future demographics. Using a scientific system like this enables us to cut emotion from the process and ensure you have verifiable data to help you make decisions.

4. We take the stress away

Don’t spend hours scouring the paper for houses without the faintest idea what you’re looking for. Instead, let the expects (that’s us) do the hard work, while you focus on figuring out what you’re going to do with your hard-earned investment gains.

Are you ready to start looking for an investment property? Give OPES a call today, and we’ll set up a time to have a chat about your property investment options.