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Our buyers' agent specialists will help home buyers find their dream Melbourne home, and property investors find their ideal Melbourne investment property.

 

Buy or Invest in Melbourne Property

 

Homebuyers: Looking to buy in Australia’s most liveable city? Melbourne boasts a vast range of stylish and sophisticated real estate, from family friendly homes to chic inner city apartments or sprawling mansions. Our Buyers Agents’ will help you uncover the best opportunities and suburbs that fit your budget and individual requirements.

Property Investors: Melbourne’s real estate market has excellent potential for long-term capital growth. Our buyers’ agents will pin-point the best suburbs for potential growth, including Melbourne’s commercial property investment market and residential investments in the inner-city and outer-suburbs.

 

How Our Melbourne Buyers’ Agents Can Help You

Our buyers’ agents simplify the buying or investing process for you, whether you’re looking for property auctions in Melbourne, off-market purchasing opportunities, or investment in rental properties, including residential and industrial real estate in Melbourne.

5 Easy steps are all it takes to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Step 1: Complete our simple property brief to tell us what type of property you want to buy and which suburbs you prefer.

Step 2: We’ll get in touch with you to discuss your brief in more detail and develop a strategy to meet your goals.

Step 3: Our buyers’ agents will use their in-depth knowledge of your chosen area to find suitable properties and help you narrow down the options until you have a workable shortlist.

Step 4: We’ll work with you to evaluate the properties on the shortlist to make sure they meet your criteria and are within your price range.

Step 5: Lastly, we negotiate terms with the estate agents to secure the property at a favourable price.

As an added bonus, our network of industry-related contacts enables us to provide you with a list of Melbourne’s property managers to help you with time-consuming details, including vetting tenants, collecting rent, and property inspections.

 

Mark Mordaunt
April 2021
For anyone not comfortable or unable to deal directly with real estate agents a buyers agent is a great choice and Amanda from Propertybuyer in Melbourne is one of the best i have dealt with.
Brian & Elle
April 2021
It's been such a pleasure dealing with Amanda throughout the whole negotiating process. As first home buyers who have finally found the right property, having her on our side proved to be invaluable...
Joshua Keeley
April 2021
As first time investors, securing the services of Amanda was probably the best move we made. We were made to feel comfortable right from the start and our advisor, Amanda was very personable as well as knowledgeable.

The Melbourne Property Market

Melbourne’s property market has proven to be more resilient than many other cities, with the most recent example being its bounce back from the dip during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when strict lockdown restrictions virtually froze all activity. Now, want-to-be homeowners and investors are once again buying property in Melbourne, with major growth occurring in the sub-regions and north-eastern suburbs.

Family homes, in particular, are in high-demand as people reassess their needs; for instance, they’re now looking for office space to work comfortably from home and bigger gardens in which children can amuse themselves for hours on end. Many buyers that have missed out in Melbourne property auctions are now considering suburbs a little further out in Doncaster, Blackburn, Donvale and Ringwood where there are large size blocks ripe for renovation or rebuilding.

Some of the most promising areas of property investment in Melbourne are in high-end suburbs, where prestige property offers outstanding capital growth. High growth areas include St. Kilda West, Portsea, Kingsville, and St. Andrews Beach. Growth here is at the 1000% mark. The best way to capitalise on these investment opportunities is to consult a buyers’ agent who specialises in luxury real estate in Melbourne.

First-time buyers looking for an entry level home should cast their eye on property within 10km – 20km from the CBD, especially in the northern and western suburbs. Maidstone, Footscray, and Preston are all good investments and they’re all at the 10km radius mark.

Those looking for affordable apartments should look at Maidstone and Footscray. Families wanting to move to these areas are best advised to consult a buyers’ agent in Melbourne to help them find properties close to parks, schools, and transport links.

If you want neither an entry-level home nor prestige property, buyers’ advocates in Melbourne can show you suburbs that have been highly rated for lifestyle, safety, and entertainment opportunities. Some of these include South Yarra (cafes, shopping, nightlife and public transport); Carlton (restaurants and well-established café culture, museums, proximity to the CBD); East Melbourne (cafes, public gardens, and transport links).

It’s notable that while proximity to parks, schools and transport links have always attracted buyers, a new priority has entered the scene: Proximity to cafes or coffee shops. There is a new appreciation for relaxed social gatherings where people can drink in their quiet neighbourhoods, while also drinking their favourite beverages.

For buyers seeking an affordable lifestyle change should consider the Bayside areas of Melbourne including Beaumaris, Mordialloc, Carrum Downs, Aspendale, Seaford, Parkdale and Cheltenham. These areas have become very popular and all have school zones and great public transport that home buyers and property investors are drawn to.

 

Location and Transport Links in Melbourne

Melbourne has a well-established public transport system that enables you to get from the suburbs to the city, and around the city, easily and cheaply.

Once you get a Myki smartcard you can travel on Melbourne’s trams, trains, and buses. You can top up your Myki card online. You can download maps and timetables so that you can plan your trip down to the minute. There is a Myki app available for Android phones.

Melbourne’s Night Network provides 24-hour transport on weekends so you don’t have to cut your night out short to make the bus. You can catch the Night Bus from six locations in the inner-city and you won’t even have to wait long because a bus departs every 30 minutes.

Free Tram Zone is most often used by residents to get from one area in the city to another. City Circle Tram is free to passengers who want to get around the city’s major attractions. It’s popular among residents and tourists.

If you prefer getting around by car, you can catch a taxi at various locations, which you will find on your map. You can also car share, if you so choose.

Buses and trains are available for city, regional and interstate travel.

 

Recreation and Other Amenities

Melbourne’s climate tends to be subtropical, which is great for outdoor activities. It’s also quite windy, which is great for surfers. For those who don’t surf, there are plenty of indoor entertainment options to enjoy.

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) features contemporary art by international and local artists. ACCA hosts several talks, lectures, performances, and events throughout the year. Entry is free.

The Australian Music Vault is a free exhibition for music lovers. It includes interactive experiences, recordings of interviews with musicians and other industry professionals, and even an exhibition of costumes international stars have worn at iconic concerts. Entry is free.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens has treats for all tastes, including lakes for picnics and punting, plant collections for gardening buffs, guided walks, the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, cafes, and a children’s garden. Entry is free. The Botanic Garden is only one of many gardens in Melbourne. A city guide can show you where to find them all.

Kids will enjoy the Interaxcity Children’s Museum where their imaginations can run free and their curiosity can be satisfied. Kids can be chefs, pilots, car mechanics, and a range of other professions. They can learn through interactive exhibits and play. It’s best for kindergarten-age children. It’s incredibly popular so you have to book your spot. It costs AUD$18 to get in, which includes one adult and one child.

Cycling is a popular activity; in fact, many people cycle as their chosen means of transport. Cyclists make use of the city’s cycling network, which has over 135km of on and off-road routes.

Of course, there are the beaches. The sea is not as warm here as it is along more northern cities on the coast, but the beaches are great for picnics, people-watching, building sand castles, and all forms of surfing, including kitesurfing and windsurfing.

 

Get in touch with our Melbourne buyers' agent, Amanda Jones

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth using a buyers’ agent?

If you want to save time and money – and stress – then yes, it is definitely worth using a buyers’ agent. Their expert knowledge of the local market makes buying real estate in Melbourne easy. They know the pros and cons of different suburbs and have access to the latest data that impacts sales, including capital growth and recent sales prices. They have networks of industry-related professionals, which gives them the inside track when it comes to finding off-market properties.

Buyers’ agents are particularly useful when it comes to getting the right price at real estate auctions in Melbourne, and when providing independent (unbiased) property valuations. They are expert negotiators and work exclusively on your behalf to get your ideal property within your budget.

Buyers’ agents are also known as buyers’ advocates, and they can play an essential role in finding property that meets your specifications, whether it’s a family home, luxury retirement apartment, or an addition to your existing property investments. 

Buyers’ agents can be considered particularly important when it comes to investing in property, as they know which areas will be able to deliver your goals, whether you want a positive cashflow or positive geared property in Melbourne.

How do I find my best buyers’ agent?

To start with, you want to engage an independent buyers’ agent who acts exclusively on your behalf, and not an agent who works for a real estate agency, where bias leans to the agency’s property listings. Mortgage lenders can often point you in the direction of an independent agent. Google and social media platforms are great for customer reviews. Look for buyers’ agents who are properly qualified and licensed to act in Victoria. 

Interview the agents on your shortlist. Feel free to interview several agents. Many buyers’ agencies have a short online questionnaire for you to provide the bare details of your ideal property. They then get in touch to discuss the brief in more depth. You can use this as a way to choose the agent who is the best fit for you.

Make a point of discussing fees with potential buyers’ advocates. Fees should be transparent and clearly stated so that you aren’t surprised by hidden expenses. Your buyers’ advocate should also be a registered member of relevant industry regulatory bodies to ensure that their services are high quality, that they participate in ongoing professional development, and that they abide by ethical business practices.

What is the difference between a buyers’ agent and a sellers’ agent?

A buyers’ agent has the buyers’ best interests at heart. They work to find and secure the ideal property using advanced research and negotiating skills.

Sellers’ agents represent the seller or vendor. They work to market the property and negotiate terms that are in the best interests of the vendor. If you’re looking for vendor advocacy in Melbourne, you can use similar methods as those looking for buyers’ advocates.