PHOTO: Jobe Watson and Lauren Staley are business partners. Photo: Leigh Henningham

When former Bombers captain Jobe Watson bought his first property in 2007, he was confident he’d chosen well. That was until he lost money on the venture when he sold a few years later.

It was then he discovered he’d quite possibly taken the wrong advice.

“I made a decision after buying my first place [in Albert Park] and taking my parents’ advice — and then selling that place at a loss — that Mum and Dad weren’t the right people to talk to,” Watson said this week with a laugh.