For those that have invested or are hoping to invest in property, one common decision is whether to buy an off-the-plan property or an existing dwelling.

Often an investment firm or broker comes knocking on your door or are hired to scout properties for the potential buyer.

Property valuer, investment adviser and author Anna Porter told 702 ABC Sydney the industry was highly unregulated.

Here are her top tips for avoiding the pitfalls and the sharks:   Read full article here