Even the most level-headed experts are sometimes conflicted. After all none of us likes talking down the stocks we own, and nobody enjoys 'fessing up to poor calls. Most Australians are in one way or another conflicted when it comes to our property markets. Arguably those based overseas should give the most objective opinions, yet strangely these viewpoints are often dismissed as lacking local insight.
2 - Doing the research
3 - Taking action
Over the course of your investment journey you can be absolutely sure that not everything will go to plan, so it's how you respond to the challenges that will ultimately determine your results.
Finally, a bit of luck is an underrated commodity, so try to get yourself some of that - while tipping the odds in your favour by making discerning decisions, of course.