On September 6th, St Trinity Property Group collaborated with Liviti Property and Wedded Wonderland to present the ‘Women in Property’ event, a night dedicated to empowering women in the property industry.
Taking place at the elegant venue of Living in Style Furniture, the event provided a transformative experience, offering women the opportunity to come together, acquire knowledge, network, and chart their future paths with the invaluable guidance of experts at its core.
Guests were greeted with a delightful spread of canapés and sparkling refreshments by Tayta’s Catering, setting the stage for an evening filled with inspiration and empowerment.
This event was born out of a clear demand for opportunities for women in the property sector and attracted 100 attendees. The highlight of the evening was a panel of leading experts in various fields, including lifestyle, investment, conveyancing, finance, and property.
Renowned Entrepreneur and Advocate for Small Business Wendy El Khoury, who holds the title of “2022 Woman of the Year,” skillfully moderated the panel, which featured:
- Investment Expert: Pina Brandi – Director of PB Property, Channel Partner of Liviti Property
- Lifestyle Expert: Kahlia Cordony – Founder of Cordony Group
- Real Estate Expert: Joyce Boustani – COO of Ausrealty
- Conveyancing Expert: Rita Nakle – CEO of Ishaks Legal and Conveyancing
- Finance Expert: Natalie Elazzi – Finance Specialist at Liviti Property
- Property Experts: Sophie Pellegrino, Melissa Thaji, and Rouaa Altinawi – Property experts from St Trinity Property Group
These accomplished women shared invaluable insights on various aspects of property, equipping attendees with knowledge to navigate the complex real estate and property investment landscape. The panel covered a wide range of topics, including:
1. Embarking on Your Property Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
Beginning your venture into the property market might seem overwhelming, but as Pina astutely points out, “there are so many ways to get into the property market.” It’s about discovering the approach that aligns with your individual circumstances and aspirations.
Pina also underscores that the decisions we make today can profoundly impact our future. “Think about it,” she queries, “Who, at 21 or 22, here in Australia, with all your questions, knows where you want to be and what you want to do?”
“Now, we all know that eventually, one day you want to hold a home and get into the property market. But if you don’t do it now, 20 years from now, it’s going to be triple the price.”
This serves as a compelling motivation to commence your property investment journey promptly and secure your financial future.
2. Navigating Property Investment: Crafting Strategies for Successful Ventures
When delving into property investment, Kahlia underscores the significance of comprehending your target market. “When we’re doing a consultation,” she explains, “it’s basically understanding what the buyer wants, in this demographic, what are they looking for.”
Customising your approach to cater to the specific needs of your future tenants or buyers can significantly enhance your investment’s chances of success.
3. Mastering Property Financing: Profound Insights into Financial Strategies
Natalie illuminates the realm of property financing, emphasising that a substantial 20% deposit isn’t always a prerequisite to step into the property market.
“It’s very daunting to think you need a 20% deposit to buy one property,” she acknowledges, “but there are a lot of avenues you can go with lenders as low as 2% or 5%.”
Seeking guidance from a broker can unlock doors to diverse schemes and financing alternatives, rendering property investment far more accessible than you might think.
4. Grasping Yield and Rental Guarantees: Vital Insights for Maximising Profits
Natalie delves into the notion of yield, underlining its pivotal role. “7% yield is a good thing,” she clarifies. “It means that the income you’re earning is quite high, 7% of the value of the property.” This not only bolsters your income but also fortifies your borrowing potential.
5. Simplifying Property Legal Matters: Shedding Light on the Legal Side
Rita, our expert from Ishak Conveyancing, helped us navigate the complex legal aspects of property. She explained, “Once you’ve selected the property you’re interested in, you send us over the contract, and we make sure that the contract is legally sound.”
Rita and her team are there to ensure you understand the legal jargon and minimise any risks involved in property transactions.
6. Crafting Your Property Investment Strategy: A Blueprint for Long-Term Success
Sophie shared insights into government grants that can make a big difference in your property investment journey. For instance, if you’re buying your first home in NSW, you could receive a $10,000 grant. Additionally, there’s also a single-parent grant that allows you to buy a property with as little as a 2.5% deposit. These grants play a vital role in creating a successful property investment plan tailored to your financial situation.
Melissa also emphasised that when it comes to property purchases, you have many options available. You can opt for already-built properties or consider off-plan opportunities. Your decision should align with your present circumstances and future objectives.
Following the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to participate in engaging breakout sessions, where they could delve deeper into specific topics and interact with guest speakers and experts from Liviti Property and St Trinity Property Group. These sessions facilitated networking and the exchange of ideas.
The event also featured a 360-degree Video Booth, allowing guests to capture memorable moments. As tokens of appreciation, attendees received thoughtful gift bags filled with products from various sponsors, including Living in Style, Collective Hub, The Best of Moi, New Directions, and Beauty Boosters.
The ‘Women in Property’ event went beyond being a mere gathering; it marked the beginning of a journey to empower and encourage the incredible potential of women in the property market. St Trinity Property Group remains committed to nurturing and supporting women in this industry, with exciting opportunities and events on the horizon.
At St Trinity Property Group, we are dedicated to fostering and empowering women in the real estate industry. Stay tuned for upcoming events and opportunities that will continue to uplift and empower women in this dynamic field. Your success is our primary goal, and together, we will explore new horizons in the world of property.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our host venue, esteemed panellists, suppliers, and generous gift bag contributors. Their unwavering support and commitment were pivotal in ensuring the tremendous success of this event, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of them.
Take a look at the highlights of “Women in Property”!
Pina Brandi @pb.property
Kahlia Cordony @cordonygroup
Joyce Boustani @ausrealty
Rita Nakle Ishaks Legal and Conveyancing
Natalie Elazzi @liviti_property
Melissa Thaji @melissathaljiproperty
Rouaa Altinawi @rouaaproperty
Sophie Pellegrino @sophiepellegrino.property
Content creation @socialsbyjoshjoseph
Video Booth @one360