PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Kristen Joiner: ‘I understand property is an investment. But it’s also a home.’

Tim’s doing it. Josh is doing it too. A whole bunch of absentee Aucklanders and overseas Kiwis are doing it. Carmen quit her job as a teacher to do it in numerous places. Jennifer’s hired someone to do it for her in her houses on the beach. And Kristin’s started a company to do it for as many Auckland-based and overseas Kiwis as she can.

The goal? Buy as much property as you possibly can, as fast as you can. If you win, you make a massive amount of money off of someone else’s need for a home or a holiday. If you lose, well, you may not be able to find a home, let alone go on vacation.