Getting to know Trevor Dunkley

Trevor Dunkley is an independent buyer’s agent with a wealth of successful property experience, and your first port of call when you meet the team at award-winning Property Wizards. To help you learn more about our services and our team, we’ve put together this Q&A with Trevor.

Describe your role at Property Wizards — what do you do?

Getting to know Trevor DunkleyAs the first contact you will have with Property Wizards, my role is to get to know you and find out what you want from your property purchase. Whether you’re looking for an investment property or a home to live in, I will talk you through the services we offer and how we can help you. Once I’ve got a clear understanding of what you’re looking for, I will focus on developing the best strategy to achieve your goals.

As soon as we have your strategy and requirements knuckled down, I will brief the Property Wizards team to ensure we find the best property for your strategy and at all times keep in contact with the buyer’s agent conducting the search to ensure they are meeting the parameters you have laid down.

How long have you been involved in real estate investment?

It has been more than 30 years since I started my career in Real Estate, and I’ve covered the full spectrum from property sales to residential property management and commercial and industrial leasing. I established Property Wizards Buyer’s Agency with Liz Sterzel almost a decade ago and we’ve dedicated our efforts to helping our clients build their wealth through property investment.

On top of these years of professional experience, I have also built a successful portfolio of investment properties. My strategies work and I am always ready to share these strategies with my clients, so their successes can match my own.

How did you get into this business?

Many buyers forget that Real Estate Agents are required by law to look after the interest of the sellers, making it impossible for them to act impartially and look after the interests of buyers. We looked for this type of service ourselves at one time when we were too busy to search for and assess properties, but it wasn’t available in Perth. Liz and I saw a need for buyers to receive at least the same representation as sellers and since we started offering this service we’ve purchased hundreds of properties for our clients.

What strategies have you adopted to ensure your personal success?

There are a range of strategies the potential investor could adopt, from yield-based strategies to capital growth strategies. My preferred strategy revolves around ‘adding value’ to a property; for example I’m currently undertaking the development of one of my properties to convert it from a single house on a large block of land to a multiple dwelling site of ten units. I also have a few rental properties that I hold for long term growth and I prefer to keep a mix in my overall investment strategy.

What part of your job motivates you the most?

The excitement of my clients when they build their property portfolio through property investment, development and subdivision.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you do for a living?

I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve the kind of success that makes a difference in their families lives because ultimately, that’s what it’s all about. I would be working in a field where I could help people in another way to achieve what they want for themselves and their families, whether it involves property or something completely different.

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