HighSpec Properties Resources

When purchasing property there are many services that need to be engaged to assist with a successful purchase. I have taken the guess work out of choosing these professional services.

This is a team of professionals that I have used for my personal and client purchases.

Tell them Amanda sent you!

Mortgage Broker

Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers

Bio of Catherine Lezer

Property is Catherine Lezer’s passion. She owns nine properties of her own and has a fundamental understanding of how the property market works. “I’ve bought some great properties and some ‘bad’ properties, and even the bad ones have made me money,” says Catherine. “Property is the most reliable way to make money that I know!”

“I’ve purchased, sold, tendered, offered, negotiated, won and lost at auction, so I understand what happens out there in the market,” she adds. “Being able to help other people finance property is an added bonus for me.”

Originally from Perth and now based in Sydney, Catherine joined Smartline in 1999 with over 20 years of banking experience and qualifications include a Bachelor of Business and an MBA. Catherine has helped hundreds of clients finance houses, semis, terraces and apartments, with the majority of her business coming from word of mouth referrals.

“I find that each client is different and so interesting. It’s such a buzz helping people reach their home or investment goals,” Catherine explains. “Whatever your dream property is, I can definitely help you get there!”

Catherine was recently made the top ten of the Reno Queen Award as a 2009 Property Woman of the Year. She is also a regular contributor to Your Mortgage Magazine blog under Expert Advice.

Catherine’s mortgage broking business is based in Chippendale. She is fully mobile and services all areas including but not limited to Darlington, Glebe and Haymarket and can visit you outside of working hours in the comfort of your own home.

Catherine Lezer  |  B Bus, MBA, JP
Personal Mortgage Adviser
Catherine Lezerp 02 9029 0807
m 0419 957 946
f 02 8569 2354
clezer@smartline.com.au
www.smartline.com.au/clezer

Quote from Catherine:

“I have watched Amanda Gould for more than a decade buying property, renovating property, selling property and generally obsessing about property. But as far as obsessions go, Amanda’s obsession has managed to benefit herself, her family, her friends and her clients by finding them suitable property. I have first hand knowledge of her operational style and know Amanda has great focus.  She will not stop until she has achieved the outcome.  I often recommend Amanda to my clients.”

Property Manager

Inner City Property

Bio of Felice Cotroneo

With a natural talent for sales coupled with an honest and down-to-earth approach that inspires trust, Felice Cotroneo has raised the bar for sales results and service excellence in Sydney’s exclusive inner city and eastern suburbs.

Since commencing his real estate career in the early 1990’s, Felice found himself particularly drawn to premium property featuring state-of-the-art interiors designed by leading architects and designers. This passion, together with an awareness that the needs of property investors within this niche market were not being adequately met, prompted Felice to open the doors of Innercity Property in 2002. His vision was to create an innovative, up-market, boutique atmosphere with a strong emphasis on attention to detail and customer service of the highest possible standard.

Since that time, Felice’s ability to understand the needs of the buyer, seller, landlord and tenant looking for something unique and special, has earned him the strong loyal client following he has today. With the support of leading edge technology and a brilliant team that shares his vision, Felice ensures that the stress commonly associated with property transactions simply doesn’t exist. In its place you will enjoy a professional, hassle-free, highly successful experience and the sense that you are being looked after by the best in the business.

Felice Cotroneo
Director/Licensee-In-Charge

InnerCity Logo

2/301 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
M: 0414 405 834
P: 02 9357 1335
F: 02 9357 2112
E: felice@innercity.com.au
W: www.innercity.com.au

Tax Accountants

Bell Partners

Bio of Darren Morris

The Managing Director of Bell Partners , Darren Morris, has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2002, is also an Associate of The Tax Institute of Australia and has held his Public Practising Certificate since 2008. Darren specialises in property accounting, compliance and tax advisory matters, and has worked with several leading property experts on a national basis providing technical knowledge and guidance, particularly those seeking to commence business structures and requiring advice on asset protection and tax minimisation.

Darren has extensive experience working in high level positions within private practice and also advises for nationally for both individuals and organisations across a broad range of industry sectors . Through his various professional roles, memberships and networks, Darren maintains a high level, working knowledge of best practice and developments in property tax related matters.

Darren is a professional but personable, business and tax advisor and in between work commitments loves nothing more than spending quality time with his wife and three young daughters!

DARREN MORRIS
Managing Director (QLD)

Darrene: dmorris@bellpartners.com
www.bellpartners.com
Brisbane | Sydney | Norwest
(P) 1300 BELLQLD
Level 3, 164 Grey Street
South Brisbane QLD
Skype | bellqld

Financial Advisor

Fiducian Financial Services

Bio of Alison Williamson

Alison Williamson is a Senior Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), the Financial Planning Association’s highest professional designation. She has been involved in the financial planning and advisory industry as a personal financial planner since 1986 and adopts a holistic approach to planning that encompasses debt management, retirement and pre-retirement planning, superannuation including Self Managed Super Funds and pensions, insurance, wealth accumulation strategies and tax strategies.

In addition to her CFP® designation, Alison holds the designations of Life Risk Specialist (LRS®) and Accredited Estate Planning Strategist (AEPS®) practitioner with the Financial Planning Association. She has studied Economics, Insurance and English Law with the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and has completed a business management certificate with E.S.A.S in Brussels, Belgium. Alison also holds a Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP) from Deakin University.

Alison has considerable experience in assisting clients to identify objectives, understand their financial position and adopt an efficient and strategic plan to ultimately achieve the desired outcomes.

When not engaged in financial planning, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and three children traveling, gardening and cooking.

Alison Williamson
Senior Financial Adviser 
Representative

HighSpec Properties Buyers Agent

Level 14, 1 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: 02 9231 2133 M: 0438 833 363
E: alison.williamson@fiducianfs.com.au
W: www.fiducianfs.com.au

Conveyancer

Paul Denny Conveyancing

Bio of Melanie Thompson

Organised, thorough and reliable, Melanie has proved to be an invaluable member of the Paul Denny Conveyancing team since joining in May 2013. With eight years conveyancing experience and a passion to deliver exceptional customer service, she consistently receives positive feedback from her clients. Before moving into conveyancing in 2005, Melanie spent fourteen years working at NAB. She was exposed to many areas of banking including Mortgages and Legal, which enabled her to develop an insider understanding of the financial aspects to buying and selling property. She loves working with people, and streamlining the conveyancing process to deliver a stress-free experience for her clients.

HighSpec Properties Buyers AgentMelanie Thompson

Paul Denny Conveyancing – Lane Cove

02 9429 0000
02 9418 7597
W www.pauldenny.com.au

Depreciation Tax Schedule

Depreciator

A Tax Depreciation Schedule is a fancy name for a document that tells your accountant how much depreciation to claim on your property.

And depreciation is just compensation for wear and tear. Buildings wear out. So do stoves, carpet etc – especially with tenants. So you get to depreciate them, or write them down, a bit every year.

And the cost of getting a Depreciation Schedule is 100% tax deductible.

‘Can’t my accountant just do it?’ That’s what many people ask. The problem is that accountants don’t have the skills to estimate what a property might have cost to build, or renovate. The people best qualified to that are quantity surveyors.

Accountants used to have a stab at estimating construction costs, but the ATO put a stop to that. So hundreds of accountants send their clients to us.

They send their clients to us because they know we keep on top of the rule changes, and because they know that when they get one of our Schedules it will have exactly what they need.

It’s easy to get started, click on the below link and complete your details and a someone from Depreciator will call you to discuss your property and price in more detail.

Click Here

D e p r e c i a t o r
Phone us on 1300 66 00 33
Fax us on 02 9225 9995
Post: GPO Box 7084
Sydney NSW  2001
Web: www.depreciator.com.au

Selling Agents

Richard Bonouvrie

Committed to achieving success in the real estate industry, Richard Bonouvrie is an accomplished sales agent and proud member of the McGrath Edgecliff team. He specialises in properties located in and around Surry Hills, Chippendale and Centennial Park with a focus on both residential and commercial dwellings.

Energetic and enthusiastic, Richard enjoys meeting new people and thrives on being able to build long term client relationships. His high attention to detail and ability to think outside of the square means that his clients will benefit from an agent who is willing to go the extra mile in order to succeed. Known in the industry as a highly skilled advisor, he truly enjoys the everyday challenges and relishes in helping his clients achieve their property dreams.

Service means everything to Richard and he has a strong determination to deliver not only great results but an exceptional and rewarding experience. With an outstanding calibre of client care and flawless follow through, he is an honest agent who is eager to devote his skills and abilities to winning the best possible outcome for his clients

Richard understands of the importance of making a great first impression and always strives hard to provide a first class service. Joining McGrath was an easy decision for him and he knows that through their passion and commitment to excellence he has the tools to excel in an industry he loves.

Richard BonouvrieRichard Bonouvrie Sales Agent
McGrath Estate Agents
D  02 9386 3507
M 0404 087 091
F   02 9386 3344
W mcgrath.com.au


Inner City Property

Bio of Felice Cotroneo

With a natural talent for sales coupled with an honest and down-to-earth approach that inspires trust, Felice Cotroneo has raised the bar for sales results and service excellence in Sydney’s exclusive inner city and eastern suburbs.

Since commencing his real estate career in the early 1990’s, Felice found himself particularly drawn to premium property featuring state-of-the-art interiors designed by leading architects and designers. This passion, together with an awareness that the needs of property investors within this niche market were not being adequately met, prompted Felice to open the doors of Innercity Property in 2002. His vision was to create an innovative, up-market, boutique atmosphere with a strong emphasis on attention to detail and customer service of the highest possible standard.

Since that time, Felice’s ability to understand the needs of the buyer, seller, landlord and tenant looking for something unique and special, has earned him the strong loyal client following he has today. With the support of leading edge technology and a brilliant team that shares his vision, Felice ensures that the stress commonly associated with property transactions simply doesn’t exist. In its place you will enjoy a professional, hassle-free, highly successful experience and the sense that you are being looked after by the best in the business.

Felice Cotroneo
Director/Licensee-In-Charge

InnerCity Logo

2/301 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
M: 0414 405 834
P: 02 9357 1335
F: 02 9357 2112
E: felice@innercity.com.au
W: www.innercity.com.au

Organisation and Decluttering Guru

Nathan Harrod from You Organised

At You.Organised our aim is to provide you with a unique experience that is tailored to your individual needs. From decluttering to downsizing and styling your home, our team of Interior Designers and Professional Organisers have you covered. If you are relocating to an exotic destination or struggling with the final stages of your separation, You.Organised are the professionals to get the job done.

We tailor unique programs for every client’s needs and budget. From step-by step DIY guides designed to motivate and advise you along the way, to handing the keys over and letting us work our magic without you lifting a finger! No matter what your situation, You.Organised has you covered.

youorganised

P 1300 YOU ORG (1300 968 674)
www.youorganised.com