I bought a holiday house in the Victorian high country in 1974. The local property manager proved to be hopeless. I started managing the advertising and booking my own house but realised to to be really successful you needed scale. I started managing other people's houses and eventually built the business to 36 houses and flats to be the biggest sub-alpine operator in the State. I sold the business in 1990. In 1999 built a website and switched to the internet as my only channel for my own house