Looking to buy property in Australia? Do you have the time, energy, knowledge, contacts and experience to do so successfully?

Using diligence, decisiveness, research, knowledge, experience and attention to detail Michael Bentley will work with you to secure your property in Australia. Work personally with a leader in Australian real estate who will meet with you regularly, and who has the knowledge , skills and experience to exceed every expectation. 


Australian born Managing Director and Founder of Citylife International Real Estate, Aurient Investment Partners and the Australian Real Estate Academy, Michael Bentley was raised and educated in Hong Kong at Peak School and King George Vth (KG5) and has over 3 decades of high level property experience and knowledge with Asian buyers investing in real estate and into Australia in particular.

He was the first person to provide Australian property services in Hong Kong, and he is widely recognised as one of the leading experts on the Australian property market in Asia. 

Mike is an Award Winning International Estate agent, is a regular seminar presenter, has been featured in many Australian and Asian newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes, provides advisory services to Australian property developers, and has helped overseas investors to buy, sell and manage over AUD 1 billion in Australian residential properties, and has written 3 top selling investment books

 He resides in Hong Kong and enjoys playing and watching sports, and is a member of the Hong Kong Football Club, the FCC, the Ladies Recreation Club, the Beas River Country Club as well the Tanglin and Cricket Clubs (Singapore) and the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club (Perth, WA). 


To deliver the best possible results for his investor clients, Michael Bentley is supported by a national network of top-quality developers, real estate agents, valuers, financiers, legal advisers, property consultants, research companies and legal and tax advisors.

His partners ecosystem of professionals in all disciplines relating to property enables him to undertake extensive, detailed due diligence in the property acquisition or planning process. 

Whether you are time-poor, lacking confidence or knowledge, or looking for an experienced and independent property t advocate to guide you through this delicate process, Mike Bentley can help.

Advice on property investment strategy formulation right through to property search, selection, negotiation and property manager, legal, tax and mortgage provider appointments.

Mike's strong  market knowledge, sound advice and due-diligence steps and research ff-market opportunities all combine to deliver a stand-out service and a great end-result for his clients. 

Mike's services is ideal for those who wish to play a key part themselves in the assignment, with the comfort of knowing they are being carefully guided and managed. The same process is adopted where  clients are involved in the initial inspections and shortlisting process of the property. 

This exciting and unique service offers investors an exciting insight into the industry, the negotiation process and all that follows. Mike remains by their side for the entire process for up to 90 days  and the objective of this style of advice  is to fast-track their property investment education while assuring them of a fabulous result.

 This two-way communication service has enabled clients to have confidence while Mike guides them.  

While it is the client’s responsibility to appoint their own solicitor, settlement agent, tax advisor, legal advisor, valuers, pest control, property inspection services, property management services, or any such other third party service provider as may be required to undertake all relevant title searches and to conduct such due diligence enquiries as may be desired  for the purpose of determining whether, amongst other things, the property is actually appropriate and suitable for the stated purposes and whether it is free from any structural or  title defect, any third party claims, or any matter or factor that might adversely affect the property, Mike has the contacts throughout the industry to help recommend such suitable third party service providers. 

Why Work With Mike?

Get 30 Plus Years High Level Experience on YOUR Side

Personally Available to Help Search, Source and Find the Best Property With You

Available for Unlimited Consultations for up to 90 days After Appointment, 7 days a Week*

Assist With renting the Property Out

Deal With Michael Personally Right Here in Hong Kong

Advice on different developers quality and also different projects on the market. (If Michael DOESN'T know, he is likely to have have access to people who DO know)


*Conditions Apply

Help Set Up Your Tax Affairs

Help With Opening an Australian Bank Account

Help with the FIRB Status and Approval Process

Assist With Mortgage Financing

Provide Detailed Cash Flows

Provide Exclusive Research into Vacancy Rates, Supply, Demographics, Price Analysis, Trends, Rentals, Days on Market, Stock on Market and more!

Advising the Best Legal Buying Structure

Calculating the total costs in purchasing, including stamp duty, 

To Provide The Best Possible Service To His Clients, Mike Can Only Work With Up To a Max. of 5 People at Any One Time. 

Call 9736 2218 or fill out the form below OR email Mike personally at

Once Only Fee for Service:*


Interested to Work With Mike?


SERVICE FEE  IS PAYABLE UP FRONT. When a successful property is secured, whatever (if any) commission is payable to Michael Bentley or Citylife International Realty, you will be rebated 40% of the commission. This is known as WIN/WIN.


Purchase Price is say A$600,000.

You pay up front A$1,888.

Rebate payable to you $9,600. (40% of a 4% commission)

In the event the property found does not pay an agency commission or referral fee, your fee to gain all of Michael's assistance, help and advice and research represents is a MAXIMUM of A$1,888, just 0.33% of the purchase price in the example above.   


This NOT a buyer's agent service. Mike will not be finding sourcing, and presenting selected properties for consideration.