PHOTO: Talking to a financial adviser can help you from making some crucial property mistakes

A changing landscape can be enough to spook plenty of Australians from investing in the property market. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t pick up a bargain, if you do your homework.

When it comes to property investment, it’s important to not get caught up in shifting market forces, and keep your eye on the long game.

Independent property investment adviser Mike Harvey says you need to not get caught up listening to ‘panic merchants’ about property jumping up or down over weeks or months.

“It’s important to remember that property investment is about maximising your personal financial situation over time,” Mr Harvey said.