Authors & Trainers
Dolf de Roos
By Dolf de Roos
Apr 23, 2006

Dolf de Roos

Although born in New Zealand, Dolf de Roos started kindergarten in Europe, and went on to attend school in a variety of countries. This early introduction to travel no doubt contributed to his present propensity to move around. Today, speaking six languages and holding business interests in a number of regions, he considers himself a citizen of the world.

While studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Dolf realized electrical engineering, though inherently interesting, was not necessarily lucrative. A subsequent nine-month study of the rich followed to determine what qualities they had in common. Attributes they did not share were age, gender, race, creed, country of origin or education.

Surprisingly, it did not even matter whether or not they were born into rich families. Dolf did note one common denominator; almost without exception, the rich either made their money through property, or held their wealth in property. This finding marked a shift in Dolf's focal point. Although he continued on to earn a PhD in Engineering, Dolf began investing in property as an undergraduate student.

Over the years, as his successes with property became apparent, Dolf was cajoled into sharing the "why" and "how" of his real estate investment strategies. He has run public seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, and Europe, trained real estate agents, written and published five best-selling property books including New York Times Best Seller, Real Estate Riches, as well as introduced software to both analyze and manage investment property.

Consequently, his views on property are esteemed, and he is often asked to address investors' conferences, appear on radio shows, and take part in television debates.

In the late 1990s Dolf launched a public company, "Property Ventures Limited" of which he is the chairman. Property Ventures is now gaining momentum as an innovative property investment company, with holdings ranging from high-rise apartment buildings to high-end vineyards.

People who are familiar with Dolf know him as being passionate about the psychology of wealth in general, real estate in particular, and more than willing to share the fruits of his ongoing quest for knowledge.

Reproduced with permission of Property Prosperity, Inc./Dolf de Roos (

BOOKS by Dolf de Roos


Real Estate Riches by Dolf de Roos
Real Estate Riches: "How to Become Rich Using Your Banker's Money" (Paperback)

This book will show you why real estate is tens and hundreds of times better than other investments. It will prepare you to find the Deal-of-the-Decade - that comes along every week. Also, learn how the tax man can subsidize your real estate investment. Most importantly, this book will reveal how you can create passive income using your banker's money so you only work if you want to!

101 Ways to Massively Increase the Value of Your Real Estate without Spending Much Money by Dolf de Roos

101 Ways to Massively Increase the Value of Your Real Estate without Spending Much Money (Paperback)

Dolf de Roos is a real estate investor who bought his first property as an undergraduate student. After completing eight years of university education and earning a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering he was offered a job at $32,000 per year. The week before, he had completed a real estate deal worth $35,000. Consequently, he didn't accept the job and to this day, has never had one. Dolf willingly shares his enthusiasm for real estate and has "rattled cages" in audiences in over 16 countries. He passionately believes that the "Deal of the Decade" comes along about once a week.


The SuccuessDNA to Real  Estate Investment & Management by Garrett Sutton and Dolf de Roos
The SuccessDNA Guide to Real Estate Investment & Management (Paperback)

(by Garrett Sutton, Dolf de Roos)

The SuccessDNA Guide to Real Estate Investment & Management offers practical information on the essential elements of real estate acquisition and ownership, written in a clear and understandable style by two real estate investors and best-selling authors. This guide is the one you will keep and refer to many times over to your benefit and advantage.

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