Property Road SA has been named as South Australia’s favourite property investment adviser after over 7,000 votes were tallied for the inaugural Investors Choice Awards.
Property investors across the country recently had their say on their ultimate property A-team and revealed the industry’s most trusted professionals, with Property Road SA coming out on top in SA.
More than 7,000 votes were received across 12 categories, including mortgage brokers, buyer’s agents, property managers and property educators with all categories attracting fierce competition. The awards, partnered by homesales.com.au, asked investors to score their nominated businesses across key sectors including level of support, professionalism and value for money.
Average scores across all metrics were used to determine the ultimate winners. Awards were issued on a state-by-state basis – highlighting the localised nature of property investment and the individual services provided in different markets across Australia.
Homesales.com.au general manager Rhett Dallwitz said the initiative will assist investors in finding the most highly recommended businesses across the country. “We live in a reputation-based economy now so testimonials and results speak for themselves,” he said. “We’ve all had positive and negative experiences, regardless of the industry. If you’ve experienced great service and achieved your investment goals, most people within the investor community will want to talk about it to the people they know. “Social media and the internet have made it far easier to research the investment market, but have also made it easier to call out bad service and performance. Reputation is vital.”
Andy Scott, publisher of Smart Property Investment, the awards’ media partner, congratulated the team at Property Road SA and said the volume of votes received for the awards made it clear that assembling a team of trusted professionals is vital for any successful investor. “With the increased complexity of wealth creation, a property market in a state of flux and ever more demands on investors’ time, these awards will help new and seasoned investors to identify those businesses which have impressed other property buyers and helped them build successful portfolios,” he said. “People looking to invest in property often require experienced professionals and many look to other investors for advice. An Investors Choice Award is the highest form of praise and is a ringing endorsement from investors who have already experienced the ups and downs of the market and have come out on top.”
Part of the Zobel Group of companies, Property Road SA was initially established to serve the needs of Zobel clients’ by providing a comprehensive property investment education service, placing a particular focus on finance structure and market leading lending options.
Property Road SA has since grown to serve the wider community with their client base now located throughout Australia.
Director of Property Road SA, Andrew Zobel, advised he was particularly pleased with the recognition given the spread of property marketing options available to clients currently. “In a very crowded market it’s always nice to get noticed and I guess we are taking this as an endorsement of our finance advice approach to property investment. The fact that the award was voted for purely by clients tells us we are on the right track as it’s always the clients’ opinion on the service that your business is providing that matters the most”.
“Our business proudly has its roots in the South East of the state and every new endeavor has been rolled out to our significant database of clients in Mt Gambier. We know if it works there with our loyal support, it will be embraced elsewhere – it’s a recipe that has stood us in good stead”.
He went on to comment about the change in the Banking industry’s view of investment lending and the challenges it has thrown up.
“In many ways the decision for APRA to change the goal posts for investors looking to borrow for new investment stock has reinforced the absolute need for a service like ours. With areas such as deposit requirements changing, postcode restrictions and varying interest rates applying depending on loan purpose, it’s crucial now that property investment clients’ are provided with absolute professional advice in terms of their lending strategy and options to maximize their returns”.
A full list of winners across all states and categories can be found here.