MaddVice Newsletter

June 2024 Edition

Welcome From George Samios

Hi Madd Family,

I hope you and your families are keeping warm. I think we can all agree this month Brisbane got cold… That hasn’t stopped the momentum here at Madd. We’ve been pretty busy and have a fair bit to update you all on.

The thing I am most proud of this month is our sister company, Madd Life, taking out the prestigious award Financial Planning Practice of The Year in Queenstown, New Zealand last week, which is BIG for them. Madd Life has existed for only five years and to be the number one practice for our aggregator AMAFA is a huge achievement. I’d like to acknowledge the hard work from our Financial Planner, Matthew Prentice, paraplanner Sylvanna Alithinos and the rest of the Madd Life team for all their hard work looking after our Madd customers, helping them achieve their version of financial freedom. Here are some photos of the trip. PS. Queenstown is such a nice town; you need to check it out if you haven’t been. When you go, be sure to visit a restaurant called FLAME… the BBQ Pork Ribs are AMAZING.

For last month’s work at Brisbane State High School, conducting my new seminar “The Path to Financial Freedom,” The Courier Mail, and published an article. If you’d like to read it, click here. I have to say I don’t do these workshops for the recognition. I truly want to help young Aussies get into the property market sooner, but I do appreciate the news companies publishing these.

We have had a few great young boys who have recently finished school and one even in year 11 at Villanova, come and do some work experience at Madd. It’s been good having them in the office. We 100% believe everyone needs to try as many workplaces as possible until they find the industry, they are passionate about and when they do, they won’t work a day in their life.

Channel 7 reached out for some guidance regarding a new change that the LNP will introduce if elected. So, I spoke on an article on the news. Have a look for your enjoyment!

On a lighter note, the Madd Commercial Team did such a great job with a new client called Johnny. He was so delighted with their service that he insisted on putting on a Brazilian BBQ at the back of the office as a token of his appreciation. Below are some photos for your enjoyment. FYI Brazilian BBQ food is amazing; you have to try it!

Villanova asked me to MC their annual Giving Day event a few weeks back, which was fun. I always enjoy going back to my old school. I have so many great memories there and am always happy to help out where I can. We managed to raise approximately $80k, which smashed our target of $50k. For those who I rang personally and donated over the phone, thank you. I appreciate your contribution. The money will be used to build a new Great Hall, which will replace Goold Hall and give Villa two basketball courts and many more science labs for the boys.

For first-time buyers, the government has lifted the stamp duty exemption from $500k to $700k, saving first-time buyers $17,350 in stamp duty. This is HUGE for first-time buyers. If you are looking to buy, please come to our FREE first-time buyer workshop on 31st July at Factory 51. Limited seats are available, so register ASAP. PS. Free food and drinks on me!

Thanks as always, Madd family, for your business, your referrals and for being such great people to work with. If you need anything, please reach out. We’re happy to help.

Have a Madd month,

George Samios.

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