Podcast by Buyers Agent Institute
The tradie who turned his love for property into a new career
In this episode of Quit the 9-to-5, hosts Ben Handler and Alex Whitlock are joined by ex-tradie Oliver Jackson, who reflects on his journey of hanging up his tool belt to take on a career as a buyer’s agent.
Oliver shares how he made the transition from tradie to buyer’s agent, the catalyst that prompted the career change, and how he was able to take control of his life and future.
Ben also reveals the benefits of being a buyer’s agent, how he deals with the emotions of his clients and helps guide them to make better-informed decisions.
How this beginner buyer’s agent plans to make over $500,000
Having previously featured as a guest on The Smart Property Investment Show discussing his investment portfolio, Jack Henderson joins us now on Quit the 9-to-5 to share how he is monetising his passion as he takes the final steps towards becoming a buyer’s agent – with a goal of generating more than $500,000 in the next 12 months.
Jack joins hosts Ben Handler and Alex Whitlock along with managing director of Trelease Associates, Daniel Trelease, to reveal how he is already generating leads, why relationship building is fundamental to success, and why he believes that his lack of a sales background is in fact an asset.
They discuss the traits that make for a successful buyer’s agent, Ben reveals how much income a new buyer’s agent can expect to make in their first year, and Daniel looks at the foundations of his business and how he is helping new buyers’ agents to connect with clients.
A special offer for fast-acting listeners
In this episode of Quit the 9-to-5, host Ben Handler reveals why now is the best time to take advantage of the training offered by the Buyer’s Agent Institute with a special April offer.
Ben and co-host Alex Whitlock discuss the course, the ongoing relationship and learning that those who do the training have access to, and why many of the topics covered have more to do with running a business than buying a property.
Ben shares the stories of some of his model students, discusses rate of success of someone completing the training on a part-time basis, and addresses the fears of those with doubts about quitting the 9-to-5
Driven by a desire for her own business and independence
Faced with the desire for a career with greater independence, Brady Yoshia was able to get into property full-time as a buyer's agent.
In this episode of Quit the 9-to-5 with Ben Handler, Brady shares how, with Ben's training, she has been able to achieve that goal, start making money, and begin building a strong team around her.
Having experience in both sales and as a buyer’s agent, Brady explains the similarities and differences between the two roles,and the additional layer of support that they are able to offer their clients as buyer’s agents.
She discusses how Belle Property is embracing the changing property environment, while Ben explores the possibility of the Australian market shifting more towards a US-model and why now is a great time to become a buyer's agent
Buying properties just months into his foray as a buyer’s agent
Having previously appeared on the Smart Property Investment Show to reflect on his journey building his own property portfolio, Arjun Paliwal now joins hosts Ben Handler and Alex Whitlock on Quit the 9-to-5 to discuss his transition from investor to buyer’s agent and reveals how, only months after finishing Ben’s course, he is buying properties across the country for referral clients.
Arjun shares how he was able to quit the 9 to 5 and how that transition was for him, talks through the process of helping his first client and explains why sometimes you should explain things to clients, even when they are obvious to you.
Ben reveals the most difficult parts of being a buyer’s agent, the importance of social media as a marketing tool, while Arjun explores why the meaning of the word “retirement” has since shifted for him.
Diversifying your business by becoming a buyer's agent
While Bernard Desmond has found success as a mortgage broker, there was still room for him to find new ground and widen his business offering -- which is why he also decided to become a buyer's agent.
In this episode of Quit the 9-to-5 with Ben Handler, Bernard shares how he wanted to break new ground as a mortgage broker and create an offering that no broker could compete with.
He explores why he decided to expand his business offering by becoming a buyer's agent, how long the process took and how he managed to become a buyer's agent while also maintaining his current business.
The panel also discuss the current property market at hand, the events going on that are shaping it and why we're currently in a buyer's market.
I have been waiting for a podcast like this for so long. I love property and have thought about what I need to do to make this into a career. Can’t wait for the next episodes
Excellent podcast! Very informative and packed full of inspiration and sound advice. Well done.