How we select properties

We all know it’s possible to DIY as a property investor. But do you have the confidence to know how to pick an outstanding property in a great location, before it’s even been built? Do you have the time to do the research to find out?

Our rigorous due diligence and research process is designed to simplify the selection process for you, so you can quickly identify a quality property which meets your criteria.

We all know it’s possible to DIY as a property investor. But do you have the confidence to know how to pick an outstanding property in a great location, before it’s even been built? Do you have the time to do the research to find out? Our rigorous due diligence and research process is designed to simplify the selection process for you, so you can quickly identify a quality property which meets your criteria.

Our selection process

Selecting the right investment property can be difficult on your own, with so many factors to consider and assess. Our property and research team investigate a range of factors as well as relying on our own ‘off-market’ intel and expertise.

Selecting the right investment property can be difficult on your own, with so many factors to consider and assess. Our property and research team investigate a range of factors as well as relying on our own ‘off-market’ intel and expertise.

We're looking for...
  1. Developers who share our passion for delivering properties of an exceptional quality

  2. A strong track record of delivering outstanding, and even award-winning properties.

  3. The right type of property for the right area at an affordable price point

Why would we reject a property?

Our brand reputation means we can be highly selective when it comes to choosing which developers we partner with and which properties we recommend to our investors.

In reviewing a development, we’re considering many factors, including location and convenience, comparable pricing, size, fixtures and fittings, view lines, floorplans. And of course the developer: what’s their track record, which builder are they using, what’s their strategy to ensure the development gets off the ground successfully? We typically reject the majority of properties we analyse.

Our brand reputation means we can be highly selective when it comes to choosing which developers we partner with and which properties we recommend to our investors. In reviewing a development, we’re considering many factors, including location and convenience, comparable pricing, size, fixtures and fittings, view lines, floorplans. And of course the developer: what’s their track record, which builder are they using, what’s their strategy to ensure the development gets off the ground successfully? We typically reject the majority of properties we analyse.

  • Pricing
    Does the property represent good value for our buyers? There may be a great developer, architect and builder behind it, but if we believe it's over-valued, we'll reject it.
  • The floorplan test
    Has the property been designed for liveability? If the developer can't tell us where to put the TV or the sofa, we know they don't care much about the buyer or future resident.
  • Track record
    What else has the developer delivered? If they have a poor track record, either in terms of getting the development built, or the quality of the build, we are not interested.

Property types

Apartments, townhouses and house & land packages each have their own distinct advantages. For example, apartments typically offer a stronger rental yield, while houses may achieve better capital growth. Townhouses tend to fall in that happy middle. That’s why we believe there are clear advantages to build a portfolio that contains a mix of different properties in at least more than 1 city. Select a property type below to learn more.

Hear from our community of investors

We like to measure our success by the success of our customers – meet some of your fellow investors who have taken advantage of our property selection process.

  • Clint Indrele
    Occupation
    Workplace relations & HR Consultant
    Objective
    Supplement business and shares income to retire early
    Portfolio
    2 properties
  • Jenny Ng
    Occupation
    Corporate professional
    Objective
    Build property portfolio
    Portfolio
    2 properties
Deciding on a property is hard on your own
Let us simplify the process for you. Learn more about our recommended properties.
Download free e-book
6 ways to take your life to the next level - by Ironfish CEO, Joseph Chou
Contact us
All
Employment Enquiry
All
All
.docx,.rtf,.doc,.pdf fiel extensions are only allowed.
.docx,.rtf,.doc,.pdf fiel extensions are only allowed.