Terry Ryder has been a specialist researcher and writer on Australian residential property for 30 years.
His career began when he was appointed Property Editor of The Courier Mail in 1982 and continued when he worked as Property Correspondent and Acting Property Editor at the Australian Financial Review.
For 20 years Terry operated his own real estate research and publicity business, Ryder Property Consulting, providing research and writing services to property developers, agencies, valuers and other professional firms providing services to the real estate industry.
During this time he published four books on the real estate industry - Confessions of a Real Estate Agent, Buyer Beware, Property Smart and Real Estate Without Agents.
In 2006 he created the website hotspotting.com.au, which provides reports and subscription services to property investors advising the best places to buy for future capital growth. The website’s mission statement is to identify the future out-performers in residential real estate around Australia before they become common knowledge.
He wrote columns twice a week for The Australian newspaper for four years until, in 2012, he accepted a similar role with a leading real estate website, Property Observer. Terry’s columns discussing issues and events in the national economy and real estate markets consistently rank No.1 on the “Most Read” list of articles on Property Observer.
Terry is frequently interviewed by radio stations and television current affairs programs on real estate issues. He has appeared on Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Sunrise, 4 Corners and 60 Minutes. He is regularly quoted in national real estate magazines including Australian Property Investor, Smart Property Investor and Your Investment Property, as well as business magazines include Money and Business Review Weekly.
He is a regular public speaker at seminars and conferences around Australia - including, in the past 12 months, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Gladstone and Whyalla.
Real estate career:
1982-1985 Property Editor The Courier Mail, Brisbane
1985-1986 Property Correspondent/Acting Property Editor Australian Financial Review
1986-2006 Owner-operator Ryder Property Consulting
2006-2012 Owner-operator hotspotting.com.au
2008-2012 Real estate columnist for The Australian
2012 Real estate columnist for Property Observer
Real estate books:
1998 Confessions of a Real Estate Agent (Wrightbooks)
2001 Buyer Beware (Wrightbooks)
2002 Property Smart (John Wiley & Sons)
2004 Real Estate Without Agents (Rowley Publications)