10 tips to get on the property ladder

  • You can’t out-save the Auckland property market, so you’d better out-smart it: that’s the view of Maxim Sherstobitov, 28, who only arrived in Auckland from Vladivostok in 2006 yet today has a $1.7 million property portfolio.

The freight forwarder only began buying four years ago, now owns three properties and he has a 10-point plan for people wanting to buy here. He also hopes his story might inspire others.

The Auckland property market has experienced sharp rises. Photo / File