Terry Ryder is the creator and founder of hotspotting.com.au, Australia’s premier property hotspot locator. While the company and its website has been around since 2006, Ryder has essentially been working in the hotspotting industry since the early 1980s. He moved to Australia from New Zealand in the ‘70s to play rugby and planned to stay for a year. After quickly— and reluctantly— landing a job in property journalism, he discovered he loved it and 40 years later, he’s still here!
In this episode we’ll hear about all the steps that led him to where he is today, starting from that ‘working holiday’ he’s technically still on! After knowing no more than ‘it’s about houses and stuff’, he now can sniff out a property hotspot with the faintest change of wind. He shares some fascinating tales of the newspaper industry in the ‘80s and how he managed to find so much information, even without the Internet (or even Encarta 95)! We’ll also hear his tips for picking a potential hotspot, and the characteristics of properties he looks for in those areas. Plus, you may think he has learnt all the lessons there are, but just wait until you find out the one he’s learnt more than once!
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