Some people seem born to teach – they thrive on it. Kerry Lowlett is one such person. With a background in early childhood education it’s no surprise that Kerry chose to combine her love of teaching with investment skills she’s acquired under the hardest taskmaster of all……. experience.
Kerry, who has owned a strata management company for the last 16 years, enjoys her position as a Property Investment Coach in the South West Sydney area. She is pleased that she can combine her passion for property investing with building relationships, guiding her clients towards success as they learn the techniques and strategies she herself has used to build a multi-million dollar property portfolio.
One of the things Kerry loves most about working with Positive Real Estate is that she is among real estate professionals who are as equally passionate about educating and supporting others as she. Kerry encourages her clients to take advantage of the wealth of information and support available, because she knows first hand how valuable such information can be in the pursuit of one’s goals and dreams.
In 2002, Kerry and her husband began to grow their portfolio with the purchase of a single investment property to add to their super. This was the essence of their plan at the time – buy a property and wait for it to grow in value over the following 20 years until they chose to retire.
This plan was a perfectly fine plan, however buying that first property sparked something in Kerry. That first property led to the acquisition of many more . In fact they acquired 20 investment properties over an 8 year period which established the multi-million dollar portfolio she and her husband now enjoy.
Adversity is often the best teacher and Kerry has received her fair share of instruction from ill-informed purchases, however, choosing to be optimistic, Kerry chalks her experiences up to a series of valuable lessons – lessons she passes on to her clients, helping them reach or exceed their investment goals.
For example, when Kerry first entered the world of investing, she didn’t really understand about market cycles and how they can vary across different parts of the country. Had she understood this concept she would not have purchased 2 properties in the Blue Mountains, at a time when the Sydney market had reached its peak.
Had she still owned those properties she purchased in 2003, they would not have experienced any capital growth over the subsequent 8 years. Fortunately for Kerry and her husband, they had also purchased properties in Queensland at a time when it was experiencing strong growth, so she was able to draw down her equity within 1 year’s time and continue buying more properties.
Another key concept that Kerry learned through trial and error is the importance of having clear goals. Kerry and her husband understood the necessity of establishing clear financial goals they both mutually agreed on, when they started out; assigning a monetary value to them and choosing the right strategy to meet those goals ensured they reached their destination much more quickly and efficiently.
Despite her love of real estate, Kerry realises that property investment is just a tool that individuals can use to reach their goals – after all, nobody wants to spend time with their investment properties – they want their properties to provide them with the passive income they need to enjoy their lives, doing what they love and investing in what’s really important – family – friends – others.
The passion that Kerry has for both teaching and property investing fuels her drive to succeed, and more importantly, her drive to educate her clients – empowering them with the knowledge they need to create the kind of life they’ve always dreamed of – one property at a time.