Streamline Property Buyers
PO Box 59, Wilston, Queensland 4051
Local Service · Real Estate Service · Real Estate Investment Firm · Brisbane and Moreton Bay
Local Service · Real Estate Service · Real Estate Investment Firm · Brisbane and Moreton Bay
From a very young age, I developed an interest in real estate because my parents were property investors, so I learnt a lot from the conversations that we often had growing up. I have been fortunate to have never rented, but instead I bought my first home in Brisbane at the age of 18. This was the beginning of my own property journey.
I’ve come from a research background, having completed a PhD in 2001. Instead of staying in academia, I moved into real estate, with involvement in the building and construction industry and property development. Now as a buyers advocate and QPIA®, I use the skills I have acquired over the years to make evidence-based property decisions, to accurately interpret data and translate that in an easy way for Clients to understand, and analyse all sorts of property deals for myself and others.
For more about me, tune in to the Property Investory Podcast with Tyrone Shum.
My earliest experience in property and investing was in 1985, when I was working as a first-year apprentice Carpenter with my father. At that time, I was earning around $100 a week and my parents persuaded me to buy a vacant block of land, whilst taking a portion of my income to cover the repayments. A couple of years later, I built a house on that land and sold it for a profit. This first lesson from my parents taught me the value of the property as an investment tool and opened my mind to consider other property investment opportunities.
As a fully licenced builder, I have been fortunate to also have the skills which have enabled me to manufacture additional equity in my property investments over many years. This has been possible through renovations, extensions and property developments.
I love helping people to find or create their dream property. As a buyers advocate I now use my construction knowledge to provide Clients with peace of mind and to refer them to industry professionals that can assist with adding extra value.
I have always been passionate about property. Spending my spare time on property listing sites became my hobby throughout my teenage years. I knew from a young age that I needed to be in the real estate industry, and after doing unpaid work experience for a boutique Real Estate Agency, I landed my first real estate job in property management. This is an area that I became very experienced in over the subsequent 5 years.
Being in the Buyers Advocacy part of the Industry has been something I have aspired towards for a number of years and I am so excited to be a part of the Streamline Property Buyers team with Scott and Melinda. I am now fulfilling my dream by contributing to a service which assists clients to reach their goals through property investment and helping to match clients with their ideal home in Brisbane.
One of our main objectives is to exceed expectations when working with our Clients. Here is some of the feedback we have received from people we have helped to date. You can also check out our Google Reviews HERE. If you would like to discuss our service in further detail with those who have already worked with us, please just ask and we can put you in touch.
“My wife and I have bought a number of residential properties over the years. In doing so, we have used our “gut instinct” on what might be a good buy or not. We never considered the role of a Buyers’ Agent.
With the ever-increasing price of properties in Sydney, we recently directed our attention to the Brisbane market which seemed so much better value than Sydney property. In addition, projected capital growth rates in Brisbane are positive for the next few years. We met Scott and Melinda by chance on a trip to Brisbane in early-2019. In order to diversity our SMSF away from shares in mid-2019, we contacted Scott and Melinda with the aim of buying an investment property.
We were incredibly impressed with how Scott and Melinda spent time to find out our requirements, then analysed the relevant properties for us, and adopted a forensic, methodical approach using well-defined criteria. Our aim was capital growth, and within a week or two, a suitable property was identified. Melinda moved very quickly to secure the property which we subsequently bought in competition with other buyers.
Scott did a thorough inspection via a video. He then took control of all the paperwork to conclude the transaction. A week later, the vendors were offered $100,000 more than our purchase price by a 3rd party. The property currently rents on a gross yield of 4.4%. We were so delighted with the result, we bought a 2nd property with Scott and Melinda earlier this year.
I could not recommend Streamline Property more highly. We now have diversified our SMSF, and we can now sleep soundly at night in the knowledge that, over the next few years, we hold 2 excellent properties in high growth areas of Brisbane.”
“We can’t thank you enough for helping us to purchase our new home. It’s kind of surreal really. We knew instantly that this house was our dream family home, but in the weeks leading up to the auction it still felt so far out of our grasp.
Being two engineers we’re so used to identifying and working through the unknowns (case in point with all of our recon), but this was a whole different game! With your experience and advice however, it certainly gave us an enormous foot up and confidence going in to the auction last night.
We very much look forward to not having to continue the hunt, and will enjoy ponding on the finer things in life such as which deck would be the best place to position our two Adirondack chairs.”
Cameron & Inga
“Thank you very much Melinda and Scott! If you can manage to take us through the process you can seriously take anyone through it! Thanks for simplifying things. Have already recommended you guys to a few mates looking at Brisbane from down here.”
“We are interstate investors and we wanted to buy in inner Brisbane. We had quite a detailed brief and Scott and Melinda were really great at trying to meet our needs. As well as the searching and the advice, they were also really great in negotiating and organising us … always very responsive … and also instilled that confidence that we really needed because we were reluctant to take that step and get that super large debt. Obviously when people engage buyer’s agents they want to know that they will negotiate hard for them, but also we found that we saved money in other areas as well. They took measurements on site for us which saved us paying a surveyor and they organised a discounted depreciation schedule for us as well as a bunch of other things that they organised for us that we are really happy with, including organising our property management. Everything went very smoothly.”
“Our experience with Streamline Property Buyers was excellent. They kept us informed during the whole process, educating us along the way. Melinda and Scott made our property purchase enjoyable and completely stress free. They went above and beyond to source our ideal property and assisted with preparations to have it ready for tenants to move in. We look forward to using their services again.”
“I’ve been meaning to touch base and once again thank you for all you’ve done to find and facilitate the purchase of our investment property in Brisbane. I have to say that you’ve made a mockery of how we’ve tried to purchase property in the past. I really enjoyed sitting back and receiving in depth information about each of the properties you considered and felt confident in the decision making process. You made allowances for issues I would not have uncovered at all and we’ve learnt a lot in a short period of time. The vendor of the property we purchased in the end was a little difficult but you managed that situation perfectly. It’s been both a professional and pleasurable experience. You might say “Streamlined”.
“I interviewed several Buyer’s Agents before engaging Melinda to represent me. She was the most helpful and provided a wealth of knowledge and experience that has helped us learn and understand small developments. Melinda was brilliant with contact and was happy to accommodate my requirement for out of hours communications due to my big workload. She undertook the necessary research, and also bid on behalf of our company at auction to successfully secure the property. I would recommend Melinda’s services to others, and in fact, already have.”
“Melinda’s property knowledge is incredible. She is up to speed on everything from vacancy rates, to the implications of council zonings and how to benefit from them. She focusses on the numbers and takes the emotion out of buying an investment property. Scott advised us on potential renovations, their cost, council regulations and a lot of other issues. We received a list of examples of what to stay away from and why. Melinda gave a detailed assessment of each property and its potential and in a few short weeks we had signed a contract on a fantastic investment. Melinda and Scott handled everything from the search, negotiations, offers, and so forth. As a qualified builder, Scott conducted his own independent building inspection, on top of the standard building and pest report, which uncovered some minor defects. We then had those repaired at sellers expense before settlement. Our investment is in a great area for capital growth and it is returning a very impressive rent. We have been extremely happy with Melinda and Scott and we will definitely be calling Streamline Property Buyers for our next Brisbane investment”
“Melinda Jennison is a fabulous communicator and knowledgable professional who I would recommend to anyone in the Real Estate Industry. In February 2019 Melinda was fundamental in bringing a deal together and assisting with the sale of a property in Fig Tree Pocket. When I listed the property that another leading agent had marketed for the exclusive period of 90 days with a huge marketing campaign I contacted Melinda to see if she had a buyer. I had no marketing at all for this sale and within two weeks Melinda had found a buyer and with her knowledge, great communication and excellent negotiation skills we had it under contract for $1.9 million. Without her assistance I believe this property would still be on the market. Melinda understands the importance of bringing qualified and quality buyers to agents, responds quickly and effectively to make sure the best outcome is reached. I am extremely grateful to have Melinda as a point of contact to discuss and resolve any obstacles with development sites and she is always quick to respond which is integral in an industry where time is of the essence.”
Real Estate Salesperson
“We were worried about selecting a Buyer’s Agent as you do hear a lot of bad experiences that other people have had, but in our case, having decided to work with Melinda Jennison of Streamline Property Buyers, we have found Melinda to be the perfect help. She has done all the research and located a property that matched our brief in a very quick time. Melinda has been in constant contact throughout this purchase and answered every question we have had in a timely and professional manner. We are in no doubt that we would not have found this property without her help. We have no hesitation in recommending Streamline Property Buyers to other Buyers.”
Mark & Melissa
“Just recently I had the pleasure to work with Melinda Jennison of Stremline Property Buyers on the sale of one of my listings. Melinda represented a super fund and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. During the sales process I found Melinda to always answer my calls, work professionally all the way through the deal and her approach and industry knowledge I found at a high standard. When we hit a few hurtles through the building and pest, Melinda advised the buyer correctly and worked with myself and my vendor to complete the sale. The question is would I work with Melinda again? Yes is my answer! I would recommend Melinda to any buyer that is time poor to secure their next property and I have no hesitation in working with Melinda again on any of my future listings.” Real Estate Salesperson
“Melinda is an outstanding buyer’s agent! She instils confidence in her clients because of her knowledge, experience and expertise in locating the right property and securing it at the right price. Melinda’s work ethic, attention to detail and negotiation skills were exceptional. My husband is risk averse and he was put at ease by Melinda’s professional approach, I can’t thank her enough. I would highly recommend Melinda to family and friends to help them during this often stressful time.”
“As an interstate Investor, I made a decision to use a Buyer’s Agent as I was unable to identify high growth areas, inspect the property or conduct full due diligence on my own. I contacted Streamline Property Buyers and after a telephone conversation with clear goals, Melinda started her work. The whole process was very transparent with regular telephone conversations followed by due diligence reports as well as hundreds of property inspection photographs. Within a couple of weeks, Melinda and Scott managed to find a property that ticked all the boxes. They also inspected the property on the day of settlement to ensure everything was spot on.
I fully recommend Streamline Property Buyers to everyone and I am hoping I will use their services again in the near future”
“We really enjoyed our experience with Streamline Property and Melinda. She gave us confidence and took a lot of the stress out of our first home purchase. She was a great sounding board and full of useful advice. She was able to help us through each step of the journey, from which suburbs to target to negotiating the contract conditions. We’re very grateful for her involvement”