Property Mavens Founder, Miriam Sandkuhler, is a Licensed Buyers Agent, Accredited Property Investment Advisor - accredited by the Property Investment Association of Australia (PIAA) - Amazon #1 best selling Author and an REIV award nominated Buyer Advocate.
With Diplomas in Property and Business Studies – in a non ASIC regulated industry, she’s uniquely qualified to develop and also fulfill successful and sustainable property investment strategies for her diverse range of clients - investors, SMSF trustees and home buyers alike.
Why establish Property Mavens ? With a background in the financial services industry, Miriam was interested in property from a young age. Starting at 23, she began building her own portfolio, but some misguided ‘advice’ from selling agents led to some very costly mistakes! The agents weren’t qualified or insured to provide investment advice and this experience contributed to her becoming passionate about the advocacy side of the property industry, and ultimately led to her starting Property Mavens.
“I see the devastation that has been wreaked on investors who have been led down the garden path by so called 'property advisors' who don’t have their best interests at heart. It can ruin people financially,” Miriam says. "As a buyer’s agent, my clients place a huge amount of trust in me, because it is their future security and happiness that is at stake. I am absolutely passionate about protecting buyers from being misled and overpaying for property while ensuring that they also make smarter and more profitable buying decisions.”
With nearly 20 years of practical experience, Miriam has successfully bought and sold over $70 million worth of properties for 100's of clients both interstate and in Victoria. She identifies strong performing investment opportunities for Property Mavens clients, removing the risk, stress and frustration of the property buying process for them, while generating remarkable results.
Miriam is a property investment author, regular real estate and investment media commentator and has published articles in Australian Property Investor, Property Observer, Smart Property Investment and Your Investment Property magazines, as well as having appeared on Sky Business News, The 7.30 Report, Channel 7 News and radio 3AW, ABC Drive, Real Estate Talk with Kevin Turner and in metro daily newpapers.
A REB finalist 2017 - Thought Leader of the Year
The National Buyer's Agent runner up for Your Investment Property magazines Readers Choice Awards 2014
A finalist 2014 & 2013 in the REIV Awards for Excellence - Buyer's Agent of the Year category