A warm welcome to the Seniors Real Estate blog page

It’s with much pleasure that I introduce myself.

I’m Peter the Licensee and a mature age member of the Gold Coast community.

I retired having fulfilled a career in both the British Army Air Corps and Australian Army Aviation, however, after 6 months I felt lost and had no direction. That’s when I decided to take control of my life and relinquish my Peter Pan lifestyle and face up to the prospect of gentle ageing. I’m now a man on a mission to build a community of mature-aged clients and Veterans that can travel the downsizing journey stress-free and with confidence in a satisfactory outcome making the most of life.

Our aim is to help clients 50+ to live life on their terms and arrive at a suitable and affordable retirement accommodation – whatever that might be. It’s never too late to change direction and follow your path and I’m here to help you start living the life you really want in the surroundings that most suit you. 

Building — Seniors Real Estate in Gold Coast, QLD

Do I need a real estate agent?

Australia tends to have a love/hate relationship with real estate agents. Do we trust them? Not really, we rate just above second-hand car salesmen and advertising executives! Do we hire them to sell our most prized assets? Often. But here’s the thing. There are some things real estate agents will be reluctant to tell you when it comes to selling property because they know they’ll risk losing the sale of your property altogether.

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Having the talk

Having the talk

Initiating conversations with partners and family about future lifestyle needs is never easy but such a conversation can bring the participants closer

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Beach with green umbrella

What do you actually need to retire?

It’s a common and frequent question people ask as they get older and are considering their retirement options. Our advice is always to seek professional advice based on your specific financial situation and lifestyle goals. In the meantime, here are a few thoughts to help you socialise your retirement planning.

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Dr Riley Moynes

Are you retirement ready?

Retirement, downsizing and pursuing an alternative lifestyle option may seem an emotional and daunting task, but the start point, having a discussion and sketching out a transition plan needn’t be such an uncomfortable process.

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Dr Riley Moynes TED Talk –

Learn more about what stage are you at in the four stages of retirement planning with Dr Riley Moynes TEDx
presentation on this very subject.

Queensland Government Seniors Website –

Government support to the Seniors community.


Retirement income –

Make the most of your income in retirement with Money Smart.


Downsizing contributions into superannuation –

If you have reached the eligible age, you may be able to contribute up to $300,000 from the proceeds of the sale (or part sale) of your
home into your superannuation fund.


Pension assets test –

The assets test helps us work out if you can get paid Age Pension, Carer Payment, or Disability Support Pension.


Council of The Ageing Queensland –

Ageing is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence within an equitable, just and inclusive society in which the voices of older
Australians are respected and strong.

National Seniors Australia

National Seniors Australia is the leading independent voice for over 50s in this country and also a gateway to a diverse
range of exclusive member-only benefits.


The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Limited –

A volunteer organisation working to advance and protect the interests and independent lifestyle of Australians aged 50+.


The Association of Residents of Queensland Retirement Villages –

ARQRV is the voice for residents in the Queensland retirement village industry.


Australian Seniors News –

Seniors-centric online newspaper


Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice –

Fostering meaningful engagement and bonds between the young and old.