Future Finances - Industry Training Module 1

By: OpenLot.com.au | 14 Aug, 2023

Future Finances with Daniel Spences


Future Finances with Daniel Spencer

Daniel Spencer discussed the uncertain nature of financial situations in the future. He began by emphasising that predicting one's financial status in 18 to 24 months was challenging due to fluctuating factors. He pointed out that banks had increased their stress testing levels for borrowers, which prompted the need to closely monitor monthly repayment rates and interest rates. He used examples to illustrate how different interest rates could impact monthly repayments. He encouraged using mortgage calculators to compare interest rates offered by different lenders.

Daniel highlighted the following:

  • Importance of understanding mortgage rates and advised attendees to familiarise themselves with the best rates available in the market.
  • The need to be knowledgeable during negotiations, pointing out that often individuals bury their heads in numbers, only to be caught off guard when finalising deals.
  • The significance of involving experts in off-plan financing and conveyancing, especially for first-time homebuyers.

He recounted a personal experience with a solicitor who identified numerous issues with an off-plan property contract and emphasised the value of involving experts who understand the intricacies of such transactions.

Furthermore, Daniel addressed the anxiety surrounding taking out a mortgage, particularly for first-time buyers. He compared the anticipated anxiety to being handcuffed to a loan, emphasising that the initial fear would subside after a few repayments. He compared rising rental costs to potential mortgage expenses, suggesting that buying property might actually be financially advantageous in the long run. Daniel suggested advising first-time buyers to live with their parents while saving, although he acknowledged this might not be feasible for everyone.

Daniel also discussed the role of branding in property sales, emphasising how established and premium brands can add value to a property. He urged salespeople to focus on buyers' essential needs and prioritise those over less critical desires. He described how the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the inclusion of various extras in property sales, which buyers rarely utilised, and suggested that it was more effective to focus on fulfilling must-have requirements.

Finally, Daniel asserted that it was an opportune time to secure a mortgage due to the current low unemployment rate. He encouraged attendees to delve into their concerns about the future and provided an example of using reflective questions to shift from conscious to subconscious thinking. Overall, the presentation aimed to provide insights into navigating future financial decisions, especially regarding mortgages and property purchases.