Rhonda Madden on the foundations of her property investment business...
"The slogan of my business is creating wealth through knowledge and strategies. So that's the whole idea: you've got to have the knowledge and then you put the strategies in place.
A lot of agents just sell property, but there are lots of opportunities to build a portfolio and that's what we provide.
"We provide different opportunities, a mixture of properties that people can buy. We provide information notes like webinars and seminars; we try and teach people the correct procedures to move forward."
I had a major operation nearly three years ago and I could have died...but I was working from home I was able to chip away and get through it
On Queensland's property market at the moment...
"It's very, very slow. When I say slow I mean for the sellers, but it's a good opportunity for the buyers. If you know what you're looking for, believe me there's lots of ways you can buy property.
"If you're a really astute property investor, good or bad, you'll find property. It's not a good time for sellers, but it's a damn good time for buyers."
Advice for would-be entrepreneurs...
"You've got to have persistence, tenacity and never lose sight of what you want, even though things get pretty tough at times.
"I had a major operation nearly three years ago and I could have died. I couldn't drive for three months but because I was working from home I was able to chip away and get through it.
"It's about determination; always keep your goal in sight. If you have to make changes, so be it. Make the changes necessary and somehow or another you do come out the other end."
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