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Chris Bates (LI: /christopherbates/) is one half of the brains behind new property podcast ‘The Elephant in the Room’ ( which has already seen up to 300 downloads per day. It’s not your typical property podcast with Chris focusing on what buyers and sellers should and shouldn’t do, whether or not we should trust real estate agents and how to play the ‘auction’ game.

In this episode, Chris (Director and Adviser of Wealthful – sits down with Ben and Clayton to discuss how his podcast has become an education piece for his clients, the impact and importance of behavioural finance (did someone say cognitive minimalism?), how Chris is streamlining his business processes before looking to hire and why staffing is such a pain point for new(ish) self-employed advisers.

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