(ref: realestate.com.au)

1. Know your budget

2. Don’t underestimate ongoing costs

3. Buy in a growth area

4. Be realistic about your investment goals

5. Build sweat equity

6. Look for liveable not luxury

7. Buy with your head not your heart

8. Think carefully before negative gearing

9. Still paying off your own home?

10. Get a building inspection

And when you do purchase your investment property it is important to ensure you are going to get the best service from your Property Manager.

When you engage an agent to sell your property the trust factor is important so it is equally important to ensure you have confidence in your Property Management Agent.