Testimonials from our Real Estate Investors
Below are just a few comments from a selection of our real estate invstors.
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Craig’s knowledge and experience in the industry is second to none. With his expertise we structured our mortgage so that we were able to pay off nearly $100,000 in 12 months without making extra payments! He coupled that with showing us how we could invest in a beautiful property in Glen Iris. Something we never thought possible. Previous to that we felt like we were marking time with our old mortgage, everything we paid off was being eaten up by interest accruing.
Craig is diligent, detailed and has a high level of work ethic. He has superior and comprehensive communication skills which are finely expressed in layman’s terms. Nothing is left to chance and you feel like he is really working hard for YOU. His services do not stop with just sourcing the right property for you but includes helping you with refinancing and all associated legal requirements. He follows up any loose ends and any actions that require immediate attention are always chased down. There are no STUPID questions! Craig is in regular contact to make sure all is going well. He delivers excellent outcomes in a timely, professional and friendly manner. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig and the services he offers.
I am writing this brief letter to say “Thanks”. As an accountant in practice for over twenty years, I have become somewhat cynical about the so called services on offer in the wealth building sector. All too often promises are made without any substance, nor any intention of accountability.
That was until I was introduced to your United Financial Group. Not only have you been real, but you’ve been accountable. It’s been more than two years since we met, and in that time I have purchased two properties through your introduction. What really makes me happy is that you ‘are still around, ready to take my call, ready to discuss both opportunities and traps to avoid. You haven’t tried to tell me how to suck lemons, nor have you tried to sell. You’ve given me the opportunity to make informed, calculated, carefully assessed decisions. So, I say “Thanks”. Here’s hoping to more opportunity down the track.
Daniel Odd (Accountant)
It’s priceless having a friend and mentor like you who can guide us calmly through the storms we will sometimes face on learning about property investing.
“When we married, we both decided that we wanted an extraordinary life. Financial knowledge and education was vital to this vision and so we eagerly sought all the knowledge we could in order to turn our dreams into reality. We spent many of our weekends in seminars, thousands of dollars on education and were serious about getting ahead in property. The one piece missing from our road map was a mentor we really trusted.
Despite our willingness to learn and earn, we had never managed to find that someone who would really spend the time and effort in mentoring us, intimately grasping our situation and providing superior end-to-end service. We don’t aspire to mediocrity and so we didn’t want a mediocre mentor either. We were looking for somebody who would provide extraordinary service not only understanding our situation but really caring about who we were and what we wanted and being with us step-by-step. This search seemed fruitless, but all this changed the instant we met Craig Webb of United Financial Group.
Any serious investor knows that the path to financial success can at times be a school of hard knocks and a steep learning curve. Craig Webb has stood by us shoulder-to-shoulder in the good times and the bad helping us to make good decisions and avoid pitfalls. He provides good old fashion service, is responsive,competent and most of all he cares about you as a client. We can categorically state that we would not be anywhere near where we are today without Craig’s help. We now own four properties and are about to purchase a fifth and we are both in our early thirties. We now consider Craig more than just a service provider. He is a friend. If you want to get results in and are willing to learn what it takes to be successful in property then I would highly suggest you get in touch with Craig of United Financial Group.
Richard and Karolina Fowler
My name is Robert Castle and I have had the privilege of knowing Craig for a few years. I have always wanted to get an investment property to have something that my partner and I can pass down to our children. With Craigs help and guidance I am proud to say I am currently working with him on purchasing the second property of hopefully many more to come. Property as people well know can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming but with Craig’s knowledge, personality,guidance and generosity plus his team of experts he works closely with, the process was quick and easy. Having Craig walk me through everything from the first step to the last has been the difference between continuing to purchase property and throwing it in the too hard or too risky basket. To me having someone who will answer any questions I may have been unsure of or even just setting my mind at ease when I thought I wasn’t able to do certain steps has been one of the many great things working with Craig. I can honestly say there aren’t many people out there with his knowledge and experience that are truly genuine about helping people achieve their goals of getting into property. I consider him a mentor,friend and just a good honest bloke and will continue to learn from and work with for years to come.
View from my 3rd investment property at Kangaroo Point looking over Brisbane River.
After listening to people in work talk about investment properties I decided to get Craig Webb’s number off a work colleague and thought well at least for my own curiosity I’ll see what he has to say. So I rang Craig and the first thing I noticed was his enthusiasm about finances and getting the property market to work for you. He took some basic information income, savings, expenditures etc after about an hour on the phone explaining how investment properties and negative gearing works. I arranged a meeting for the next time I was in Brisbane and put EOI’s on two properties on his current project Rive Apartments in Albion.
So I met Craig and had a morning workshop where again I had a pad full of questions to make sure I was comfortable with the whole process , and explained the whole network of people that we would use from the people organising the mortgage’s to the company coming into give the apartment a final inspection. After asking a lot of questions we headed off to look at the apartments.
There we had a good walk around the apartments and being prime real estate the fact they wouldn’t rent out doesn’t really come into question as one of the apartments I had a EOI on was already rented . The developer went through the whole redevelopment which is planned for Albion and being so close to the CBD you know one day the whole area will take off. That’s the moment I thought “investments properties why not me?” I then signed the contacts on both apartments! well if you’re going to do something why not do it properly I thought.
The Team In Work: So from that time you start to realise what Craig was on about his team at work, with no stress I was contacted by mortgage brokers, solicitors which made everything a breeze before I knew it Rive 77 was now owned by self which to be honest seems pretty surreal. Everything from start to finish was handled by the property managers all correspondences were sent by email which made keeping the progress on both apartments easy to follow.
Defeating The Negative: One of Craig’s sayings “The only rule of fight club is …?” which means only talk to people about property investments that are doing it themselves. A couple of months ago I would have been one of those negative people telling people “what are you doing are you mad?”
All Chips On The Table: After the settlement of both Rive apartments I went to see Craig just to summarise everything about the apartments and just to see if I had everything in order which it was. We talked about maybe looking at one more property and talked about “Peninsula” a Tom Dooley development in Kangaroo Point. Craig’s apartment at the time was built by the same developer so you could see the quality product you would be buying into. After visiting the show room and talking to several people including the people that will eventually take on the management rights, I thought this would be a great place to buy into plus I would take 18 months to be up and running so even the thought of some gains in that time! This was all the chips on the table moment were I put down my 10% and even though it really frightened me being out of a comfort bubble I always had, I was extremely excited.
The Future: I have just returned from Melbourne to see the solicitors and accountants which was nice to put a face to the voice/email. This was good for my own property investment education getting to ask more questions and gain knowledge. Tax time has just been and with all correspondences done by email made life easier to send off to the accountants , I even had a meeting with Craig just to give it the once over before sending it off. Next month Peninsula is due to start construction so that should be good to see every time I cross the storey bridge.
My Summary: The past 7 months have probably been the biggest of my life in the big picture of things, they say buying your first property is the one of the most stressful things you’ll do, not with United Group it’s not! This financial year is going to be exciting given my properties have completed the first year to see how it works in the big picture. I know as well Craig is only a phone call/email away for advice or answer a question”
A big thanks for selling our property!
Both Allan & I would like to thank you for the wonderful and professional service you have personally provided in selling our property in such a short time.
We hope that someday we could do business with you again in the future in buying or selling property.
Your friends Allan & Tracie Clem
Thanks again for your efforts over the past week in assisting us on getting onto the Monopoly board. We are both extremely appreciative of Ben’s and your generosity in allowing us this opportunity.
We look forward to working closely with you over the next few weeks to finalise this transaction and in the future on building our portfolio.
Leigh and Kate Francis
I would like to sincerely thank you for your guidance, time and professionalism in helping me to acquire my first investment property. I could never imagine trying to do this on my own, or putting my trust, time and money in the hands of anyone else; as they are a scarcity in these times and people are reluctant to share any of them. Craig, the sincerity and passion you display make people feel at ease and therefore make you trustworthy and approachable. These qualities are a rarity in any of the wealth creation sectors and will truly set you apart from others in your field. I have not known you very long but I sincerely hope we both have a prosperous and fulfilling future and remain good friends and business acquaintances.
I hope you’ve had an enjoyable Silly Season. Mine wasn’t too bad. It’s the time of year when I like to make an effort to thank those who have been particularly important to me during the past year. My experience with United (aka You) was definitely the highlight of my year. To fulfill a dream of investing in property was exhilarating. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise. Wishing you a new year filled with health and happiness.
Below is my genuine and honest truth and testimony of you 😊:
Craig since selling me my third Investment property has also assisted and helped me greatly in ensuring my tenant has had a smooth transition from my last real estate agent to his.
He has gone above and beyond when keeping me in touch and in the loop always (understanding that I do shift work and work out of town on a regular basis). With an electrical fault my apartment had he has visited my tenant before and after business hours within minutes to introduce himself and reassure him it will be quickly rectified and let them in twice after they have locked themselves out and welcomed them to discuss if they have any future issues or concerns about my property.
His genuine passionate nature and excellent 5 star customer service, involving and caring for landlord’s such as myself and their tenants ensuring we all remain happy, should be commended!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication Craig I always appreciate your understanding and patience with me in getting back to you and responding. I can not recommend Craig and his agency enough, nothing is too hard he is always happy to help all, you will not be disappointed!”
Happy New Year! I trust you have had a well deserved break.
Thank you for the congratulations, I am extremely happy that the property has finally settled and I just want you to know that I am overly pleased with the overall outcome regarding the property I have purchased. I know I was extremely skeptical at the beginning of this journey and at times a little difficult, however it has been a huge learning curve and beneficial for my personal development.
The products and services your company have offered since the day we first met have been no less than exceptional. The property in which you provided and selected for me was exactly perfect for my capabilities and financial situation. I honestly believe I have received greater value for money than even first thought, and that is saying something. In the future I will definitely be referring as many people to your company as I possibly can, and I look forward to purchasing many more properties from you in time to come.
I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!
13 months ago I was $37,000 in debt and had no saving. After attending a property and investment seminar I decided that I wanted to start real-estate investing. I made a promise to myself that I would start that week and do everything in my power to get going. I contacted Craig Webb and he agreed to meet with me. We met a couple of weeks later at Kallangur were he showed me around some different investment properties. Over lunch we talked about my financial position and the different property options. We came up with a game plan! At this stage I had a lot of work to do as I had no deposit, no savings record, and lots of debt. But that didn’t matter because I had determination! Craig and I decided my best option was a 3 bedroom town house that was to be purchased off the plan. This gave me about 11 months until settlement so I could get my financials in place. Craig negotiated a 5% deposit for me which was great. So I signed the documents and purchased my first house pending finance. I had a lot to do over the next few months! I sold my toys (car, motorbike, and motor) to clear my debts, started saving like crazy, putting money into an untouched account every week to satisfy LMI and to be able to have the cash come settlement time. 9 months later I was able to acquire finance; I also had saved $15000 for 5% deposit, $15,000 for fees and stamp duty, and $22,000 for a 2 month holiday around South America!! My house settled with no problems on the 28th of April 2011! Now I’m in the process of putting together a plan to purchase my second investment property! Thanks so much to Craig and all his help, helping me every step of the way, teaching me and getting me set with my log book. Ur a legend mate!
P.S I wrote the above testimonial last night. Today at lunch time I gave Craig a call for some advice and to discuss the next project! He had some very useful and smart advice and was able to come up with an excellent plan and amazing opportunity for me. Can’t wait to sign the contract on my next investment 😉
We just wanted to send a big thank you for all your help with the purchase of our very first investment property, it seemed a daunting task at first however with your expert knowledge on property and finance everything fell into place for us. You always maintained contact with us throughout the whole process making yourself available to explain the process and answer our questions. The quality, attention to detail and location of the property you sourced for us has blown our expectations, and has made us confident in our investment. Your unique “Hand Holding” approach washed away our fears of investing interstate, your referrals to like-minded accountants, solicitors and agents along the way, made our journey a stress free and successful one.
We feel lucky to have finally found someone out there that has a genuine interest in helping people invest in property the correct way, it’s a shame there are not more of you out there.
We highly recommend you Craig at United Group, to anyone looking to invest in property. Thank you.
Before I head off to bed and start a new work week, I just wanted to say thanks for the weekend, it was great to be able to drive around in the comfort of a bus and view real projects that you source and see first-hand why you choose these locations to invest in. It was also good to listen to some great speakers and meet other like-minded people. I’m also glad we could get a look at our unit in Coorparoo.
I could see the effort you have gone to with putting it all together, I’m glad I made it up to your event…
Daniel and Amanda Lane
My name is Mick Florian, myself (34 years old) and my wife (30 years old) are both lucky enough to have known Craig since April 2006. Since that first meeting we have continued a strong professional relationship and a great friendship with outstanding results.
In a short amount of time (4 years), with Craig’s guidance and direction, we have built a property portfolio of 4 investment properties, we were able to pay off our mortgage on our own home, which is now debt free and we have substantial savings for any loss of income, to last up to 2 years.
Dani and I are privileged to have the skill set and knowledge from Craig, which allows us to share the journey with many others, who are on board as new, happy clients of United Group. Craig is a very professional, generous and understanding individual who creates a tailor fit for each client, recommending property and loan product that suits, in a reassuring manner.
Like many other clients, Dani and I have been welcomed to stay in Craig’s home many times on the Sunshine Coast and recently at New Farm, when purchasing properties, visiting our investment properties and on one occasion for our honeymoon! I have also had the opportunity to chaperon new clients with their purchases.
Mick and Dani Florian
6th March 2013
To Whom It May Concern,
It has been five years since we have known Craig Webb, at first as a colleague, and in due course, a valued friend. We were first introduced to Craig when he came to view Karmawaters, a new apartment complex at Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast. We had not long begun as the Resident Managers and at the time only about eight of the twenty-seven apartments had been sold. We were assisting the project sales team at the time when Craig enthusiastically offered his services to the developers of Karmawaters, promising to provide suitable clients to invest in the remaining nineteen properties. We then worked closely with him and his clients as he successfully sold all the remaining apartments.
Craig had already collected a team of property investment professionals that make up the United Group. He saw the need to create another facet of the services he provides his clients and asked me to join him as a director of United Real Estate Holdings to deal with property sales and property management. Both Kieron and I have also assisted Craig in a number of successful interstate property investment seminars.
During our acquaintance with Craig, we have found him to be a trustworthy and honest person and a good friend. He is a great direct communicator with an exceptional work ethic and what we admire most is his absolute passion for providing a caring, holistic, on-going service to his clients in a relaxed, lay-back atmosphere. To provide the best properties for his clients to invest in, he very carefully handpicks only those developments that tick all the boxes. He has even recently invested in one of these properties himself.
I would also like to add that, Craig is a compassionate human being with praiseworthy perseverance and ambition. Let me warn you though, he has a no-nonsense approach and says it like it is.
Kieron and Liz Havriluk
Unit 9 Karmawaters Apartments
42 Pelican Waters Blvd, PELICAN WATERS, QLD 4551
8 March 2013
To whom it may concern,
I have had a professional relationship with Craig Webb for the last six years. We were first acquainted when I joined a firm that was dealing with the conveyancing for purchasers of the properties he was marketing. I remember being struck by Craig’s passion for his clients and am still impressed that passion continues today.
Over the years our professional relationship has blossomed and I deal with a large volume of Craig’s clients. These clients are always well informed and surrounded by a team of investment professionals bought together by Craig of which I am delighted to be part of.
All developments that have been presented by Craig have been of exceptional quality which I attribute to his understanding of the market and eye for detail. I believe Craig would be a valuable asset to anyone considering investing in property.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss further.
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