How Chris founded Blue Wave Property Strategies…..
After 15 years in the hospitality industry, then additional years serving as a part owner and director of a large wealth creation company that was a one-stop shop for property investment, financial planning, accounting, and insurance, Chris was struggling to work less than an eighty hour work week! He was either chained to his desk or flying inter-state delivering presentations nationwide, all the while desperately missing time with his family and those precious, irretrievable moments watching his children grow up.
How was this success? How was this happiness? He became an expert at developing and strategizing diverse property investment portfolios for his clients, but where was his plan for creating the ideal work-life balance that equated to both exceptional client satisfaction and personal, family lifestyle bliss?
It finally came to fruition in February 2013, when the avid surfer and volunteer LifeSaver at Alex Headlands, founded Blue Wave Property Strategies, to educate, inspire, and empower others to ride the wave of wealth through property investment.
“For us, it’s about inspiring you to achieve your wildest dreams, educating you on the right property investments for your portfolio, and empowering you to commence or continue your wealth journey.”
Being a professional, time-poor, family man himself, it’s easy to understand why this profile forms the majority of his client base – people wishing to build a large property portfolio faster, struggling to pay off that much unwanted owner-occupied debt. He confesses that property investment is not rocket science. It’s a matter of getting the fundamentals right, doing your research, and most importantly, taking action, rather than sitting on the fence due to lack of knowledge or fear.
“At Blue Wave, we wanted to develop a customer focus, providing great investment opportunities for our clients. With a strategy and a plan, tailored around cash flow and equity uplift or profit in the deal, we help people make great gains in their property portfolio.”
Reflecting on years long past, Chris wishes he had been taught about wealth creation when he was 18 years old and had started buying properties in his twenties. His advice to current clients, is to get into the property market as fast as you can, particularly here in SE QLD where there are plenty of opportunities and pockets that are still booming. With the assistance of Blue Wave, understanding the new lending regulations coming from the banking royal commission isn’t such a challenge, and learning when and where to look for the right investment is their specialty.
The most important advice Chris has to offer anyone considering entering the property market is to know your own numbers. How much do you earn? How much do you spend? What kind of savings have you accumulated? What equity do you currently have in property? What are your current loan and credit card repayments? Paying down a personal home loan is a major goal for any investor and is a priority when developing a portfolio. It may seem a daunting, overwhelming task, but putting a strategy and plan is place is key to achieving not only financial success over the long term, but freedom to live the life you’ve dreamed.
When craving inspiration, Chris reaches out to the masters of creativity and innovation, Richard Branson (Virgin) and Elon Musk (Tesla).
“They are go-getters, and have massive dreams that they put into reality.”
A mortgage broker, fully licensed real estate agent and property strategist with decades of experience in multiple industries necessitating outstanding customer service skills, Chris is devoted to helping everyday Australians achieve wealth, freedom, prosperity and the lifestyle of their dreams through advanced property investment strategies. Implementing the correct investment structure to safeguard your income and protect your family’s financial future is one of his main priorities. Understanding a customer’s wants, needs, financial goals and objectives is the main component of designing their unique investment strategies. And teaching clients more advanced strategies, like land subdivision or new construction, helps them capitalise on wealth building opportunities, maximising their investments!
Happiness for him is providing great communication, great opportunities for his clients, and seeing his contributing to the ability of his clients to purchase their first investment property leading to eliminating personal owner-occupied debt in less than 10 years. Of course, happiness for him now is also giving back to his community by saving lives at the beach, cooking, participating in any outdoor recreational activities, and travelling with his family.
From the 60 – 80 hour work weeks, to leading a life that provides the optimal work-life balance for him and his family is exactly what Blue Wave Property Strategies does for you. One of Chris’s favourite quotes is from John Lennon:
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
We have a plan for you too, so you can enjoy your life and simply be happy – get in touch today
To check out the write up in the mag check out Matters Magazine Issue 88 page 70