about us

The directors of Stay Rent Buy Australia are experienced Real Estate Agents with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Active in the Australian market as M2 Real Estate they identified the difficulties new residents and foreigners face when entering the Australian property market and established Stay Rent Buy Australia to specifically address these issues.

Having lived and worked abroad themselves they have a great understanding of the frustrations and hurdles faced by new residents and foreigners and via this website hope to eliminate many of these problems for you.

Our People

Luke Magee

Luke is Melbourne born and raised, he has lived in London where he was responsible for setting up a financial planning business catering to the Australian property and investment needs for the Australian expatriate community in the UK.

Luke also established the first New Zealand office of Australian Finance Group (AFG), Australia’s largest independent mortgage brokerage with over 2,300 brokers across Australia. Luke is our property expert and has been assisting new migrants and overseas investors in meeting their Australian property investment needs for over 21 years. Luke has strong relationships with Australia’s largest residential property developers across the country.

Stuart Wallis

Stuart is a migrant who has held senior positions at National Australia Bank (where he built their migrant banking business and ran their London office) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (where he was executive manager of global International, Migrant and Multicultural Banking) before deciding to set up Ready 4 Australia to make it easier for migrants to negotiate the maze of processes and services that migrants need to use when planning and going through the move.

Stuart has written various articles for migration publications, been a guest speaker at 100’s of migration events and attended many migration expos and events in the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, The Philippines and China. He grew up in South Africa, has lived in London for 9 years on three separate occasions and has called Australia home since 1995. Stuart has personally spoken to >50,000 migrants in his 10+ years in the migration industry and formed strong relationships across the globe with migration agents, international removals companies, other services companies in the migration industry, local and international government teams and even arranged an agreement with the Philippine Ambassador in Canberra to assist the Pilipino community in Australia. Passionate about Australia and what it has to offer, he has travelled to almost every part of every state. When not traveling overseas to help migrants with their move, he is a keen kite surfer and stand up paddle surfer who calls Perth home.

Andrew Paterson

Andrew started his professional career as a para-planner, the youngest member of our team, he has traveled extensively and has attended migration events in South Africa, Europe and Asia. Andrew holds qualifications in financial planning, mortgage broking as well as being a licenced real estate agent. He looks after property needs for migrants and people who are interested in investing in Australian property from overseas. Andrew also hails from Melbourne where he was born, raised and educated.


  • Partner M2

    M2 Real Estate

    Our years of experience working with a variety of property developers across the country means we often gain access to the latest developments – prior to their public release. Before we recommend a property to you we conduct our own comprehensive research, constantly seeking the next investment ‘hot-spot’.


  • Ready For Australia

    Ready 4 Australia

    We are proud to be an Australian owned and based company that is built on and believes passionately in partnerships. We have one main goal in everything we do – To ensure that migrants to Australia get the best deal from all companies they need to engage in the process of their move


  • Times Advice

    Time Advice

    Licenced under the Financial Wisdom Group, they specialise in succession planning and also provide advice on risk insurance, SMSF’s, estate planning and wealth creation strategies.


  • Ready For Australia

    Portal Relocation

    At Portal Relocation we are very aware that new residents face many hurdles in getting on with everyday life. There are so many issues for consideration such as opening bank accounts, finding accommodation, finding employment and the list goes on. Our aim is to simplify at least one of these issues allowing the recently arrived more time to enjoy our beautiful country.


  • M2 Finance

    M2 Finance

    M2 Finance (previously Mortgage Monitors) is a long established Australian mortgage broking business specialising in providing customers with the most effective and competitive loan structures to suit their specific needs. As a founding member of the Australian Finance Group (AFG), Australia’s largest independently owned finance broking aggregator, we have representatives nationwide, so no matter where you live, we will be there to help.


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