Helen Collier-Kogtevs’s Story

Real Wealth Australia - from humble beginnings…

After spending many years working in the corporate world, Helen and Ed realised they wanted more from life. Living from pay cheque to pay cheque was not going to be enough for them in retirement.

They decided to invest in property and with all the challenges and hurdles they experienced over the years, they were able to retire on a very sizeable property portfolio.

Helen’s love of property lead to her creating Real Wealth Australia whereby she gets to follow her passion for teaching Australian’s how to easily invest in property.

One of the keys to their success was choosing to invest in an education and mentors who were experienced property investors themselves. Most of their family and friends thought they were “nuts”, especially when they spent thousands (which they had to borrow) on educating themselves.

“It was the best money we’ve ever spent,” Helen and Ed agree, and the value “has been returned to us many times over; without the education we would have made even more mistakes than we did along the way.” Helen and Ed continued to invest in books, seminars and various mentors and coaches to guide them through the property investing process. 

Over the years, Helen and Ed have accumulated properties from all over Australia. Because of their success, friends and family began seeking them out for advice on property investing. And so, without meaning too, Helen and Ed found themselves teaching others the secrets to successful investing – and thoroughly enjoying it at the same time.

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“We really get a HUGE kick out of seeing our students succeed and we join with them in their excitement and joy when they land that first, second or tenth property deal,” Helen says.

“We also realised that many people in the property investing game weren’t really all that interested in helping their students succeed, but were only interested in selling them real estate,” Ed explains.

“That’s why we have designed our programs the way we have, so that every investor, from the complete novice to an experienced investor can follow our easy to learn system step by step. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to learn and to offer the tailored education that you won’t get elsewhere, so people not only learn but TAKE ACTION”.

Fast forward to today…

Today Helen and Ed continue to follow their passion of making a difference to people in several ways. One being, back in 2015 when cyclone Pam hit the island nation of Vanuatu, they set up a foundation to support the locals rebuild damaged schools for the children.

Both are committed and focused on a 100-year plan to support the Vanuatu children getting an education for the long term.

Please click here to visit SHaRM Foundation and discover how we are making a difference.