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The
Propertybuyer

Podcast

Hear the latest weekly insights into the property market via podcast by Rich Harvey, CEO and founder of Propertybuyer.

 
Mon 12 Feb '24 with Rich Harvey Decoding Sydney’s North Shore Market – Outlook and Opportunities.
 
 
Sat 27 Jan '24 with Rich Harvey Home Buying in the Eastern Suburbs – A personal journey
 
 
Sun 7 Jan '24 with Rich Harvey Economic and Property Market Outlook 2024
 
 
Thu 21 Dec '23 with Rich Harvey Sydney’s Luxury Property Market Insights
 
 
Mon 11 Dec '23 with Rich Harvey Economic Recession or Recovery - What’s next?
 
 
Wed 22 Nov '23 with Rich Harvey Using Data & AI for Better Property Decisions
 

 

Listen to many more
podcasts on our
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Our Company


 

Find out more about Australia’s most awarded Buyers’ Agency.

Propertybuyer is a totally independent Buyers’ Agency for residential and commercial real estate.

Established in 2001, Propertybuyer employs a team of highly qualified buyers’ advocates covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle Central Coast and other high return locations. 

Our purpose is to help home buyers, investors and commercial buyers find the right property, at the right price every time and to be recognised as Australia’s leading Buyers’ Agency.

Our mission is to exclusively represent the interests of property buyers by providing an efficient search, totally independent advice and taking a firm but friendly approach to negotiating the lowest possible price for our clients.

Our goal for every client is to find the ideal property faster and make the buying process less stressful and more satisfying! 

Propertybuyer is the most awarded Buyers’ Agency in Australia with over 43 meaningful awards including the prestigious National Telstra Business Award, REB Industry Thought Leader and the Real Estate Institute of NSW Award for Excellence. We have an impressive record of success having secured over 4,000 properties for our clients.

We never sell property, so we are truly independent. We are not paid by selling agents or developers, so avoid conflicts of interest. This means we devote ourselves wholly to thebest interests of our clients

CEO & Founder Rich Harvey established the company in 2001 to ensure that buyers were fully represented in the purchasing process. Vendors have traditionally been represented by selling agents, while buyers were left to fend for themselves.

We believe buyers should have even greater support and professional advice when buying property because it is usually the most expensive purchase made in their lifetime.

Rich Harvey served as President of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Association of Australia (REBAA) for four years (2015-2019). This is the peak body representing Buyers' Agents.  Rich also served as the Chairman of the Buyers Agent Chapter of the REINSW for 10 years, volunteering his time to improve ethics and professional standards in the industry. 

 
 
We serve clients from around Australia and around the world.

Propertybuyer employs a team of highly qualified buyers’ agents specialising in various geographic regions and markets. Our buyers’ agents are fully licensed and possess a unique blend of professional experience, specialist skill and personality that reflect our company values.

 
 

Our unique 

core values

 
 

Authenticity

We are transparent and honest in all dealings.

 

Integrity

We put client interests first.

 

Care

We show genuine empathy and understanding of client needs.

 

Diligence

With high attention to detail, we give accurate appraisals and advice.

 

Communication

We provide responsive, concise, and effective communication.

 

Authenticity

We are transparent and honest in all dealings.

 

Integrity

We put client interests first.

 

Care

We show genuine empathy and understanding of client needs.

 

Diligence

With high attention to detail, we give accurate appraisals and advice.

 

Communication

We provide responsive, concise, and effective communication.

 

 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help home buyers, investors and commercial buyers find the right property, at the right price every time and to be recognised as Australia’s leading Buyers’ Agency.

 

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to exclusively represent the interests of property buyers by providing an efficient search, totally independent advice and taking a firm but friendly approach to negotiating the lowest possible price for our clients.

 

 

 

Where We Service

We help investors buy Australia-wide, and homebuyers in these regions:

Sydney

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Melbourne

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Brisbane

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Central Coast

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Gold Coast

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Newcastle and Hunter Valley

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Sunshine Coast

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Southern Highlands

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Wollongong / Illawarra

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Other regional areas

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Sydney

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Melbourne

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Brisbane

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Central Coast

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Gold Coast

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Newcastle and Hunter Valley

Ask us about Newcastle and Hunter Valley

Sunshine Coast

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Southern Highlands

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Wollongong / Illawarra

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Other regional areas

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Our Team Meet your property experts

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Gold Coast
Newcastle and Hunter Valley
Central Coast
Sunshine Coast

 

If you're searching for the perfect place to call home and you're not sure where to start, then look no further than our award-winning team of expert real estate professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals just like you find the home of their dreams.

 

Rich Harvey

CEO & FOUNDER
Rich specialises in the Eastern suburbs & Lower North Shore, prestige, commercial and investment property markets and development sites. With a Masters in Economics and extensive understanding of property markets, Rich enjoys advising his clients on the best strategy for their situation. Rich has served as President of REBAA and Chairman of the REINSW Buyers Agent chapter. He is also a regular media commentator.
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Michelle Derderyan

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Michelle has had over 23 years in office management, marketing, administration and accounts. She is the Director of Operations for the Propertybuyer team. Michelle's friendly nature keeps the team smiling and she is brilliant in keeping the wheels in motion and ensuring everything is running smoothly.
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Peter Domjen

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CLIENT STRATEGY
Peter has been a CEO and corporate executive with extensive international experience in client strategy. He bought his first investment property in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs at the age of 24. It opened his eyes to possibilities of wealth creation through property.
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Matt Corbett

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Matt is a licensed real estate buyers’ agent with extensive experience in purchasing residential homes and investment properties for both local and international clients. He specialises in the North Shore and Northern Beaches and has secured dream homes for buyers with a wide range of needs, investment goals and budgets. A brilliant negotiator with expert knowledge. Matt is a great buyers' agent to have on your side.
Speak to Matt

 

Monique Treder

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Monique is a licensed Real Estate Buyers Agent that specializes in buying properties on the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney. She is the mum of 3 young boys and is often spotted on the sideline of many a sporting event chatting property. Monique is empathetic, passionate about real estate and loves to make a difference to her clients’ lives.
Speak to Monique

 

Nick Taylor-Fick

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE
With over 25 years’ experience as a qualified property valuer and buyers’ agent, Nick’s extensive knowledge of intrinsic property values and his highly personal approach to buying property ensures you peace of mind and confidence in finding the ideal property. Nick has an in-depth knowledge of Sydney’s Inner West, Northern Suburbs.
Speak to Nick

 

Munro Donen

DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL, PROPERTYBUYER EAST
Munro Donen is Director and Principal of Propertybuyer East in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Munro has a wealth of experience having worked in real estate in South Africa, UK and in Australia since 2000. He's an excellent negotiator with vast knowledge of the local Eastern suburbs property market. His attention to detail and can-do attitude are just some of the traits his clients value most.
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Paul Goldin

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - BUYERS' ADVOCATE, PROPERTYBUYER EAST
Paul is a licensed real estate buyers’ agent with experience in purchasing residential homes and investment properties for both local and international clients. Through Paul’s exceptional people interaction, open communication and negotiation skills, the journey to find a property with Paul is always highly engaging, professional, and exciting.
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Lisa Schapiro

BUYERS' ADVOCATE - PROPERTYBUYER EAST
Lisa, a wife and ‘mumpreneur’ of two boys, is a dynamo – proactive and results-driven. Among her greatest assets are her attention to detail and a warm demeanor that encourages authentic rapport building.
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Jodie Gottlieb

ASSOCIATE BUYERS' ADVOCATE - PROPERTYBUYER EAST
With an unwavering passion for real estate, Jodie Gottlieb with a background in psychology and finance uses her expertise in these areas to guide her clients towards their perfect investment or dream home.
Speak to Jodie

 

Niki McComb

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Niki has a genuine passion for helping people to find their dream home or starting their investment journey into the property market. With substantial experience throughout the Sydney property market, Niki provides practical and relevant advice for buyers deciding on the right property.
Speak to Niki

 

Kevin Mason

DIRECTOR - BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Kevin is a licenced and award winning buyers’ advocate with more than 27 years experience. His background in construction is extremely advantageous, and he specialises in helping clients build wealth and create a smart and strategic property portfolios. With high attention to detail, Kevin’s areas of expertise include Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and Northern NSW.
Speak to Kevin

 

Anthony Knight

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Anthony is a local resident and lives and breathes the Central Coast lifestyle. Having been involved in financing the local property industry for the past 25 years, he has built an extensive network of professionals that cover every facet of the region.
Speak to Anthony

 

Glen Sainsbury

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Glen Sainsbury is an expert buyers' agent in the residential market in Queensland, Brisbane. His experience includes residential homes, property investment, property auctions and more. Glen has worked in more than 2500 transactions in Queensland making him one of the highest transacting agents in the last 20 years in the state. Get in touch with Glen today!
Speak to Glen

 

Lisa Whayman

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Driven, pro-active and motivated best describes Lisa Whayman. Lisa takes the purchasing a property personally. An effective communicator and a highly disciplined individual, Lisa’s repeated successes are attributable to her ethical behaviour and strength of character. What distinguishes Lisa are her personal qualities - warm, bubbly and engaging. Get in touch with Lisa today!
Speak to Lisa

 

Robyn Toohey

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
With a love of Real Estate, Robyn provides attentive, reliable and considerate service to her clients, and shares equally in the excitement of achieving successful outcomes. Her experience is strengthened having designed and built her own homes which won awards.
Speak to Robyn

 

Alistair Kelsall

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Alistair has over 20 years of experience working in the Brisbane Property Market, with a background in Property Finance, Financial Planning & Real Estate, enabling a high quality level of advice and support to clients throughout every part of the property investment process.
Speak to Alistair

 

Angela Murray

SENIOR BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Angela is a licensed Real Estate Buyers Agent on the Gold Coast and works tirelessly for her clients. Having been involved in the Real Estate Industry since 2010 she is professional and has vast experience as a residential property investor and owner, renovating to add value to assets.
Speak to Angela

 

Amanda Jones

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Amanda Jones specialises in buying family homes, investment properties and off-market properties in Melbourne. She provides high quality assessments of properties and will guide you through the whole purchasing process with open and honest communication. Amanda will help you make an educated and informed decision before purchasing your property. Get in touch with Amanda today!
Speak to Amanda

 

Tass Pattas

SENIOR BUYERS ADVOCATE
Tass has lived in the inner suburbs of Melbourne all his life and is a licensed real estate buyer’s agent and a former Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) with degrees in Science and Business and post graduate in Finance and Management.
Speak to Tass

 

Robin Ragadwala

SENIOR BUYERS ADVOCATE
Robin is a passionate Melbourne Buyer's Agent vested with deep desire to help his clients make their property dreams a reality. As a native Victorian, Robin’s knowledge of the Melbourne’s neighbourhoods is unparalleled.
Speak to Robin

 

Alberto Da Grava

PRINCIPAL - COMMERCIAL BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Alberto Da Grava is a highly qualified commercial buyers' agent with over 10 years of experience in a variety of sales roles. His passion for commercial real estate and attention to detail will ensure you receive the ideal commercial property that meets you requirements. Get in touch with Alberto today!
Speak to Alberto

 

Daichi Somehara

DIRECTOR - DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Daichi is a licensed real estate buyers’ agent with extensive experience in the development arena. He is our director of the development division and, being a numerical genius, undertakes detailed feasibilities to assess the profitability of prospective development sites, saving many clients from potential disaster. Finding off-market sites is our speciality.
Speak to Daichi

 

Mark Clarke

SENIOR ACQUISITIONS MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Regarded by industry peers for his accurate pricing of value, Mark's professional brand and reputation for service, results and integrity has been carefully developed over 21 years of consistent achievement in the residential and development property markets.
Speak to Mark

 

Andrew Kim

ASSOCIATE BUYERS' ADVOCATE
Andrew Kim is a licensed buyers' advocate with strong connections into property groups, funds and the international property industry. His passion for property and excellent communication skills have assisted in helping high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), institutional investors and developers find their desired properties in Australia. Get in touch with Andrew today!
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Our Cause Community Sponsorship


 

Propertybuyer is a proud supporter of several charities. A proportion of all fees go towards supporting our selected charities.

We believe it is important for any company to not only provide excellent service, but to act as a good corporate citizen.
 
We are keen sponsors of World Vision and Childcare Kitgum servants in Uganda. Both these organizations provide material support for disadvantaged children growing up in very poor areas. We have also been consistent supporters of the wonderful work of World Vision for over 25 years.
 
We have donated to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and sponsored runners in the half marathon raising money for the Cancer Council. We also donate to the Red Cross, Heart Foundation, Salvation Army, local youth charities and others.
 
We also sent our CEO Rich Harvey to sleep out on the streets on night to help raise money for St Vinnies winter appeal!
 
 

CEO Sleepout

CELEBRATING 9 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION

"I joined business and community leaders from around Australia to take part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and vital funds to support services for the thousands of men, women and children experiencing homelessness across the country. It will be cold and I will be taking my beanie!

I feel a personal obligation to help those that are doing it tough and would greatly appreciate your support."

Each year of participation, Rich joins over a thousand business leaders across Australia raising awareness of homelessness at the Vinnies CEO Sleepouts.

"As I’m in the business of helping put a roof over peoples’ heads, it’s a privilege to help Vinnies with a great cause to raise money for those on the street. Anyone can end up on the street due a series of unfortunate circumstances.

Each year I attend I am amazed at the stories of ordinary people that suddenly find themselves on the street from a series of tragic or unfortunate events that are no fault of their own."

All money raised goes towards helping the estimated 105,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Australia. These funds will help them find the warmth, safety and dignity that they desperately deserve.

 

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walk for kids

Walk for kids With Cancer

We completed a 28km walk for to help raise money for The Children’s Cancer Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. We did it in about 6.5 hours and although our legs and feet were feeling very sore after it was very worth it.

In 2015, I walked 30 kilometres to help raise money for The Children’s Cancer Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Each year in NSW approximately 250 new children are diagnosed with cancer. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is responsible for the care of between 120 and 150 of these new patients and their families. Since 1976 more than 3,000 children have received treatment for cancer at The Children’s Hospital and more than 2,200 of these patients are long-term survivors.

 

 

Bridge of hope

Indonesia 2011

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I travelled to Manado (North Sulawesi, East Indonesia) for 10 days with a group of people to support a Christian micro enterprise development organisation called Bridge of Hope.

Bridge of Hope provides small loans of between $100 to $200 to assist family businesses in growing their business and escape the poverty cycle. It was so hot and humid there you feel like you were operating at half speed.  We presented some leadership training to the staff on time management, communication and effective listening skills and also ran a staff retreat which they thoroughly enjoyed.

We visited some of the villages where the family businesses reside. I was struck by how simple their lifestyle is, yet they have such a positive outlook on life. They are mostly simple food based and product-based businesses with little diversification. Yet the small loan makes such a difference – they are able to triple or quadruple their production and therefore make more profit to expand their business capital. This in turn enables them to be more self-reliant and provide more for their extended families.

One of the highlights of the trip was visiting an Orphanage near Lokon (an active volcano area). In the photo I’m the one in the red shirt at the back of the crowd. The orphanage is run by a delightful couple that look after 132 kids aged from 4 to 16.  Many had tragic stories, but we had a ball with them playing games, singing and hanging out together. Some of them asked me if they could call me “Daddy.”

Another sad but insightful point of the trip was visiting the local rubbish dump at Somompo. We spent time with some of the kids that pick over the dump for recycled material. Bridge of Hope have built a small education centre to help educate some of the kids there that would otherwise not get to school because their parents insist they work the dump.

My wife and two boys really enjoyed the trip and it gave them a new perspective on just how privileged we are to live in Australia. On the funny side my youngest son Sam was very popular as he was often mistaken for Justin Bieber as he had a similar haircut and looks!

 
 

 

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The Propertybuyer
Podcast

 
Mon 12 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Decoding Sydney’s North Shore Market – Outlook and Opportunities.
 
 
Sat 27 Jan '24
with Rich Harvey
Home Buying in the Eastern Suburbs – A personal journey
 
 
Sun 7 Jan '24
with Rich Harvey
Economic and Property Market Outlook 2024
 
 
Thu 21 Dec '23
with Rich Harvey
Sydney’s Luxury Property Market Insights
 
 
Mon 11 Dec '23
with Rich Harvey
Economic Recession or Recovery - What’s next?
 
 
Wed 22 Nov '23
with Rich Harvey
Using Data & AI for Better Property Decisions
 

 

Listen to many more
podcasts on our
Podcasts page.