Australian business woman and mother of three, Dymphna Boholt, has achieved a record price for her non-fiction book on Ebay. Widely recognised as Australia’s leading real estate educator and a very successful property investor herself, Dymphna recently smashed records selling her book on ebay for $19,102 and donated all the money to charity.
After a divorce left her penny-less and with two children to support, Dymphna Boholt discovered the secret of property investing and within 18 months, she went from $0 to 3.5 million worth of real estate and in recent years she has toured Australia constantly, showing thousands of her clients how to do the same.
Whilst many families have been struggling through tough economic times of late, Dymphna and her team decided to show naysayers that with a little education under your belt, anything is possible. To demonstrate they launched an auction on ebay for her book Confessions of a Real Estate Millionaire and a full day one on one consult.
Inside just seven days, the auction received a huge number of bids, with the final bid fetching $19,102, a record price for a non-fiction book on ebay. Bidders from all four corners of the world participated in the online auction and the ultimate winner of the auction was an Australian citizen, living and working in Dubai.
“Women are usually at the epicentre of the family and these days there is a lot of pressure on them to be a provider as well as a nurturer,” said Dymphna. “As a struggling single mother, I started my own accountancy firm but found I was trading time for money and never seeing my kids, so I turned to property investing to get the passive income I needed to spend more time with my kids.”
“Now I’m really passionate about helping others achieve the life-work balance or whatever it is they seek in life. It was nice to be able to help out a very deserving charity along the way too.”
All proceeds of the auction have been donated to Ozchild, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to enhance the opportunities and well being of children and young people especially those who are disadvantaged or at risk. OzChild run programs across a range of areas including foster care, family services, disability, education and legal services and is Australia’s oldest independent, not-for-profit, children’s charity, with a history of caring for children dating back to 1851.