About Matthew Bateman

Over the last 20 years, Matt has been a successful entrepreneur and a property investor. From his love of property and helping others achieve greatness, he and business partner Luke Harris co-founded The Property Mentors. Together they are currently steering the ship on over $150 million worth of thriving property developments around Australia. Matt is a best-selling author and in-demand presenter, regularly wowing audiences all around Australia who are looking to create real and lasting wealth through smart property investing.

Ready for the Next Level?

Ready for the Next Level? I was recently in Sydney, and as I puttered around Sydney Harbour on my morning sojourn, I found myself standing underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge. By the way, it’s quite the feat of engineering. Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge consists of 4 x 89 meter pylons consisting of [...]

By |2017-11-26T02:49:25+11:00December 6th, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on Ready for the Next Level?

Superannuation Policy: What Will These Changes Mean For Your Future?

OK, by the very nature of change there are always going to be some winners and some losers from any changes to superannuation policy. However, understanding the need for these changes is probably a good first step in understanding how you may be affected. Given Australia’s budgetary deficits, an ageing population, and fiscal taxation, [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:33:55+11:00October 6th, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on Superannuation Policy: What Will These Changes Mean For Your Future?

5 Ways Wealthy People Make More Money In Any Property Cycle

First off, they are not worried about property cycles. They change their strategy according to the cycle. In fact, Boom-cycles are when they go on holiday! Importantly, they combine the following strategies: They buy under market value. They never pay retail price for properties. They ensure there is a safety buffer of at least 20% (instant [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:32:08+11:00September 23rd, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on 5 Ways Wealthy People Make More Money In Any Property Cycle

So, You’re Living With Your Parents To Save For A House?

Step 1. Find Your Reason To Save. A report released in August 2016, by the Financial Planning Association and social research group McCrindle, discovered that 47% of us regretted we had not saved more, 34% wished they had spent less, and only 27% thought they could have invested more. Yet when asked, 63% of [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:32:22+11:00September 16th, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on So, You’re Living With Your Parents To Save For A House?

Will Millennials Be Called Generation Rent?

So firstly, who are the Millennials? Well, exact consensus on the start dates differ but most people will call you are a Millennial if you were born somewhere between 1982 and 2004. Or for those who don’t like having to add or subtract a Millennial will be aged between 13 & 35 as of [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:32:40+11:00September 9th, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on Will Millennials Be Called Generation Rent?

What Can We Do To Benefit From The ‘Asian Century’? – Part Five

There are a number of ways we can take advantage of Australia’s geographical proximity to Asia, reputation for quality & honesty, our natural assets, and strong track record of historic growth in our property markets. We cover this off in great detail in our Master Class events. But unlike what many will tell you, [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:32:53+11:00September 2nd, 2016|Matt's Asia Special Feature, Property Investment|Comments Off on What Can We Do To Benefit From The ‘Asian Century’? – Part Five

What Does Asia Think About Australia (and Australians)? – Part Four

Australia is arguably geographically better positioned than almost any other Western Nation to take advantage of the Asian Century. Coupled with the fact that Australia has some of the largest supplies of resources & minerals in the world, a stable government, a strong education system, safe food & water supplies, booming tourism markets, and [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:36:19+11:00September 1st, 2016|Matt's Asia Special Feature, Property Investment|Comments Off on What Does Asia Think About Australia (and Australians)? – Part Four

How Unaffordable Is Australian Property On A Global Scale? – Part Three

Ok so yesterday, well I got a few people upset when I started speaking about wages, working conditions and where Australians sit in the world rankings for hard work? Please be clear I DID NOT question whether you are working hard or not, I merely asked are you working hard enough on the RIGHT [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:53:39+11:00August 31st, 2016|Matt's Asia Special Feature, Property Investment|Comments Off on How Unaffordable Is Australian Property On A Global Scale? – Part Three

How to Profit From Australian Property, Without The Need For Loans

Ok, so everyone knows that for years the banks have made insane profits, largely off the back of lending out money to investors and homeowners to purchase property here in Australia. In 2015 the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) stepped in to curb lending to investors over fears of a runaway property market. (Although [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:37:17+11:00August 30th, 2016|Property Investment|Comments Off on How to Profit From Australian Property, Without The Need For Loans

Do We Really Work Hard Here In Australia? – Part Two

Let’s just start by saying one of the most frequent complaints I hear on a regular basis is that there just isn’t enough time in a day! I am sure that many of you reading this genuinely believe you work hard…. and I am equally sure that many of you do. But let’s put [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:40:42+11:00August 30th, 2016|Matt's Asia Special Feature, Property Investment|Comments Off on Do We Really Work Hard Here In Australia? – Part Two

Is Australia Still ‘The Lucky Country’? – Part One

Over the last month I have travelled to Bali, Thailand & Singapore and whilst I was primarily holidaying to recharge for an exciting second half of 2016, and running (some might say like a little baby) away from the cold of Melbourne’s winter, I can’t help but do a little detective work whilst in [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:40:26+11:00August 29th, 2016|Matt's Asia Special Feature, Property Investment|Comments Off on Is Australia Still ‘The Lucky Country’? – Part One

Houston, We Have A (Property Education) Problem

Now when we were asked to put together a one day event, covering off exactly how we achieve the type of results we do in the property space we had a bit of a dilemma; How do we price, what is essentially a potentially priceless event? How do you put a dollar figure on something [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:38:00+11:00August 9th, 2016|Cash Flow Strategies, Events, Investment Advice, Investment Portfolio, Investment Properties, Melbourne Property, Property Investment Tips, Wealth Creation|Comments Off on Houston, We Have A (Property Education) Problem