Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis is Director of Metropole Property Strategists in Brisbane and as a successful property investor and licensed estate agent, his years of industry experience helps his clients maximize the performance of their investment properties. 
He is a regular commentator for Michael Yardney’s Property Update.

  • When you put a property up for sale with tenants in it, there are some potential risks that simply aren’t there when you’re selling a vacant home. If your tenants don’t co-operate with the real estate agent, or don’t make any attempts to clean before inspections, it can seriously hamper the sale process and ultimately, impact your profit. read more

  • While property investing may be simple, it’s not easy and that’s not a play on words, because many investors end up paying a huge a “leaning fee” that they didn’t expect. You see… many novice investors think, or are often led to believe, that bricks and mortar is a safe and easy investment and they find out the hard and often expensive way that property investment success is not so easy. Here are 6 “learning fees” I’ve seen investors pay... read more

  • I’m surprised more people don’t ask me about mistakes. Property investing is both rewarding and challenging, but there are some mistakes I see being made time and time again... read more

  • For many first-time investors, the prospect of actually putting your money on the line and taking action by buying a property is terrifying. Read on to see these common fears and strategies to overcome them... read more

  • With today’s low interest rates and subsequently cheap debt, many investors are currently finding themselves in a fairly favourable cashflow position, even if they started out heavily geared in high growth assets. read more

  • Who among us is not tempted by the thought of making a quick buck? We’ve all heard horror stories about intelligent, every day Australians who have somehow been sucked into a real estate scam that stripped them of their hard earned money. Here are a few things to look out for... read more

  • I once knew of a young tenant who was the epitome of an A-grade tenant. He paid his rent on time, rarely asked for any repairs or maintenance, kept the house in good condition and was overall very pleasant to deal with. Things continued in this manner for several years, until one day, it slowly began to change. read more

  • When it comes down to it, it's often the art of negotiation which will win or lose any property deal. Of course selling agents negotiate on behalf of their vendors regularly and therefore have much more practice than most buyers, who may only negotiate the purchase of a big ticket item like a house a handful of times in their lives. But there are ways to improve your skills in this areas by avoiding some of these common mistakes during a sales negotiation. read more

  • I’ve seen too many investors make crucial, profit crunching mistakes and the sad reality is, sometimes these mistakes can take years to recover from. So, here are 6 must-know top tips for new investors to help them avoid making crushing property investing mis-steps. read more