Behind the Scenes with the Statesman of Real Estate, Michael Yardney

In this podcast with CEO of Metropole Property Strategists, Michael Yardney, we will follow his successful property investment journey and uncover valuable information about how he got started in the business. As one of Australia’s leading property advisers, he will give you nuggets of advice and share his inspirational story.

We will unearth how at the age of 21, Yardney educated himself to become the first property investor in his family and had to learn from his mistakes in order to financially thrive.

We will also hear about the intriguing changes in property investment over the years, how a restaurant in Melbourne became the inspiration for Yardney’s company and the importance of being cautious when handling property investments.

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In this episode, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • 01:10

    What does a typical day look like for Michael Yardney.

  • 02:58

    Where Yardney grow-up and his personal story. He shares his parents, friends’ parents, their business and real estate

  • 05:55

    How Yardney began venturing into property investing at a young age.

  • 12:10

    Yardney shares the interesting reason behind the name, with its humble beginnings as a restaurant in Melbourne.

  • 14:27

    How Yardney through his mistakes attained his knowledge of the property investment scene.

  • 17:51

    Yardney learned the hard way that not everything that glitters is gold and to be a more cautious investor.

  • 21:19

    Michael Yardney’s biggest a-ha moment he had.

Show Notes and Credits:

Thanks a million for checking out this episode! Below are the websites and other tidbits that were mentioned in today’s podcast with Michael Yardney. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment  below and I’ll respond right away!

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This episode was produced by Alex Cooper with narrations and interviews conducted by Tyrone Shum.

Mentionable Quote

"I've been investing for over 40 years and I have probably educated more successful property investors than anyone else in Australia."

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