George Raptis

George Raptis

George Raptis is Director of Metropole Property Strategists in Sydney. He shares his 27 years of experience in the property industry as a licensed estate agent and active property investor to help create wealth for his clients.
He is a regular commentator for Michael Yardney's Property Update.
 
 

  • Property investment is often delayed or bypassed as a way to build wealth, because there is a lack of awareness around how it really works. People think they need to have a big bank balance behind them in order to climb the property ladder, or that it’s only for high-flying brokers who live in penthouses. In reality, property investors are often regular, everyday Australians. read more

  • While we know that the ideal property investment is one that will achieve capital growth over time, it's cash flow which sustains your portfolio until that time. Of course rental returns help pay the mortgage repayments as well as other costs such as council rates and maintenance. So the key is to sustain that all-important rental income and maximising your returns while minimising the risk of extended vacancies when you'll have to fund those costs out of your own back pocket. read more

  • Being a good landlord goes hand-in-hand with having a successful property occupied by reliable tenants. That makes it all the more unfortunate when some investors make simple mistakes, which can have huge repercussions on the quality of their property. read more