The origins of the services provided by the business are directly linked to the commercial finance background of founder and Managing Director, Simon Pressley, who has a keen interest in economics, commerce, property, and helping people to make good financial decisions.
Under the name of ‘6-Point Finance’, the business commenced operation in August 1998, originally offering finance consulting services including commercial property lending, business finances, and mortgage broking.
In 2004 and 2008, the business was recognised for excellence in the finance industry and adjudged ‘Australia’s Best Brokerage Business (under 10 staff)’ at the Australian Mortgage Awards.
In 2008, the business decided that it wanted to help its clients in more ways so it elected to expand its service offering. A bold decision was made to become pioneers of a niche service which provides investors with high-end research of property markets (literally) all over Australia, tertiary-qualified investment planning, buyer’s agency, and other services associated with building a diverse property investment portfolio. Over the subsequent few years, significant investment was made in market research, systems development, and tertiary studies.
In 2009, the business acquired a full real estate license in Queensland for the purpose of offering buyer’s agency services. To help clients take advantage of more investment opportunities, licenses have subsequently been acquired in other Australian states.
Also in 2009, studies were completed and qualifications acquired for the business to provide property investment planning services. Later that year we finalised the initial version of our unique investment planning software.
As our service offering has expanded so, too, has our investment in recruitment, training, and development of personnel. From market research, to buyer’s agency, investment planning, and mortgage broking, we are proud of the integrity and skill level of all our team members.
The Propertyology brand was adopted in 2011.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, the real estate industry acknowledged our innovation, leadership, and genuine point of difference at the industry’s annual awards for excellence; both the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) awarded our Managing Director ‘Buyer’s Agent of the Year’ in three (3) consecutive years. In 2015, he would become only the third person ever inducted in to the REIA Hall Of Fame.
In 2016, we were awarded ‘Small Residential Agency of the Year’ at the REIQ Awards for Excellence, becoming the first ever business that does not sell real estate to receive such an accolade. In 2017, Propertyology was one of only five finalists in the very prestigous Telstra Business Awards (Queensland micro businesses). In 2017, Propertyology was a finalist in REIQ’s Awards for Excellence in the ‘Buyer’s Agency of the Year’ category. In 2018, we went one better and were awarded winners of ‘Buyer’s Agency of the Year’.
Across Australia, Propertyology has become a respected source for objective and comprehensive property market analysis. Our insights regularly feature in the media on television programs such as Your Money Your Call and Sky News Real Estate and in major publications such as Smart Property Investor and Your Investment Property, Real Estate Talk with Kevin Turner, Real Estate Conversion, Property Observer, Domain, Realestate.com, mainstream newspapers, and more.