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Take a Look at How Our Buyers’ Advocates in Melbourne Can Help You

Our buyers’ agents simplify the buying and property investment process for you. This includes getting you the best price at Melbourne’s popular property auctions. We also deliver prestige off-market real estate opportunities, including luxury penthouses and mansions for sale in Melbourne.

In addition, you can trust our buyers’ agents to find exactly what you’re looking for in rental properties, whether you want to invest in Melbourne’s luxury real estate market or get your feet wet as an investor in industrial real estate.

 

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Homebuyers

Are you looking to buy in Australia’s most liveable city? Melbourne boasts a vast range of stylish and sophisticated real estate options, from family-friendly homes to luxury inner-city apartments and sprawling mansions. Our Buyers’ Agents in Melbourne will help you uncover the best properties in the suburbs that best fit your family’s budget and personal preferences.

 

Property Investors

Melbourne’s real estate market has excellent potential for long-term capital growth. Our buyers’ agents will tell you where to invest in property in Melbourne and pin-point the best suburbs for potential growth, including inner-city and outer-suburban options. Should you prefer to explore Melbourne’s commercial property investment market, you’ll find our buyers’ advocates are equally knowledgeable about all of the industrial real estate opportunities available.

 
 
 
 

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.  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 in Melbourne

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.

 

 

How our buyers' agents can help you find your dream property in Melbourne

Finding your ideal property in Melbourne can be a daunting and time-consuming task.  But with our expert Melbourne Buyers Agent- we make the process enjoyable and satisfying. Melbourne is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities with a vast array of quality suburbs and properties.  

From top end suburbs of Toorak, South Yarra or Brighton to the mid-tier areas of Doncaster, Essendon or Maribyrnong, the outskirts of Mt Evelyn or Keilor Downs or the Bayside areas of Beaumaris, Frankston or Mornington – our Melbourne Buyers Advocates have it covered!

Melbourne is considered Australia’s leading auction market – so having a Melbourne Buyers agent on your side makes perfect sense to avoid making emotional mistakes. Plus our Melbourne buyers advocate will help you uncover off market opportunities that you'd never discover on your own.

Securing your next home or investment property in Melbourne requires deep and established connections to get ahead of other buyers.  Our Melbourne buyers advocate will help you uncover the ideal area and property type to suit your individual requirements and generously share their local knowledge.  

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Melbourne

Amanda Jones

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' AGENT

Melbourne

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!

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"Amanda recently helped my husband and I secure a property at auction and we couldn’t have been happier with the support he provided leading up to, during and post the auction. Amanda kept us informed every step of the way and her calm manner helped make the auction process as stress-free as possible. We are very grateful we engaged Amanda to assist us and would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to find and secure a property. You will be in safe hands!"

 

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need a buyers’ agent?

You will save yourself money, time and stress when you engage a professional buyers’ agent to help you with your next investment property purchase. You will be empowered with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the value of a property without all of the sales “hype” often associated with property purchases – we protect you from making an emotional decision. You will have the benefit of our extensive research and analysis into past sales and comparable market data and will be protected from paying too much. You may also gain access to properties not yet advertised, otherwise known as “silent listings”.

Investors will gain access to our wide network of excellent investment opportunities and also get the inside knowledge of the best areas to invest. As property investors ourselves we understand the strict criteria required to buy high performing properties.

Our testimonials describe the ways we have been able to add value to our many clients. Most of our increasing client base stems from glowing referrals given by clients who have been impressed with the value and service we provide.

 

Does a buyers’ agent need to have a real estate background?

Yes.  Rich Harvey, Director of Propertybuyer and his team have the expertise, knowledge and real estate background to deliver what they promise – many of the team are ex-real estate agents that have switched sides.  Rich is a property investor himself, with a Masters in Economics, a Diploma of Property and is a Licensed Real Estate Buyers’ Agent. He is also a Member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. If you are looking for a buyers’ agent team with exceptional qualifications and over 60 years combined experience, that understands property investment analysis, market trends, and can think creatively and intuitively, then the Propertybuyer team is your smart choice. Read our testimonials and you will be impressed by the results – not only with investors, but also home buyers and corporate clients.

 

Is A Buyers’ Agent worth the money?

Yes! We regularly save clients far more than the fee we charge, through our understanding of the property market and our skilled negotiation techniques. We offer a fixed fee service. The advantage of the fixed fee structure is that you only pay the same fee regardless of the price of the property. There are three key areas you will get great value for money by engaging Propertybuyer:

1. Saving Time:

  • Reduce the time spent searching – You will need to look at between 50 to 100 properties to get a true understanding of the market.
  • Most buyers take between 6 to 12 months (or more) to buy – we can cut down the process to under 60 days
  • Lost leisure and family time due to searching and attending inspections on weekends
  • Time wasted at work calling real estate agents
  • The time it takes you to get full market knowledge

2. Saving Money:

  • Don’t risk making an emotional decision and pay too much
  • Negotiating is an art – we know the tricks of the trade to secure a property at the lowest possible price
  • Leverage your knowledge by tapping into ours
  • Get a professional evaluation done so you have confidence to pay the right price

3. Saving Stress:

  • Remove the stress and pressure of dealing with real estate agents in your search
  • Get the upper hand with a buyers agent by your side
  • Buy with confidence knowing you are getting totally independent advice
  • Remove the frustration of being constantly outbid at auction

A buyers’ agent can save you a packet of money if they are experienced, knowledgeable and have your best interests at heart. They can take the emotion out of the negotiation and auction process and give you accurate advice on property values. They should have an extensive database of agent contacts to help you find off-market properties.

 

How Do I find A Buyers’ Agent?

Apart from searching online, ask a local selling agent if they have seen a good buyers agent in action. You can also ask family, friends and work colleagues about their experience with using buyers agents.

An important question to ask a buyers agent is whether they are truly “exclusive” or “independent”. If they accept sales commission from vendors or developers then they cannot be classified as “independent” as they are acting in the interests of the seller. Only deal with a licensed buyers agent (you can check license via the Office of Fair Trading in each state) and one that is a recognised member of your state Real Estate Institute and the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia.

There are seven factors to consider when selecting a good buyers agent.

  1. Industry experience - ask how long the buyers agent has been operating?
  2. Market coverage - what geographic specialisation do they have?
  3. Results oriented - ask about case studies and testimonials from past clients - what have they achieved?
  4. Network and contacts - can your buyers agent access off market properties easily?
  5. Research system - ask what due diligence and research systems they have in place to evaluate properties and provide real time market insights.
  6. Credentials - check licencing, qualifications and affiliations and if they have won awards.
  7. Cost - confirm the fee structure and check they don’t get kickbacks from agents.

 

Is it affordable to use a buyers’ agent?

Yes. We typically save our clients far more than our fee in the transaction by negotiating well. We assist property buyers of all budgets, saving you money by doing extensive research and analysis, looking at comparable sales and market data, and by negotiating hard to secure the best price, terms and conditions possible. You will make an informed choice and will be confident that you have bought well, whatever your budget. It’s a small investment to make when you consider the savings you will make on your property purchase!

 

Are buyers’ agents fees tax deductible?

If you are purchasing a property for investment purposes, the cost of using a buyers’ agent is generally tax deductible (forms part of the acquisition or “cost base”). Check with your accountant to see if the fee would be tax deductible in your case. Unfortunately you cannot claim the fee as a tax deduction if the property is purchased to live in.

 

Do you offer any guarantees with your service?

Propertybuyer is currently the most awarded Buyers Agency in Australia, and this public scrutiny is an unbiased testament to our integrity, value and quality of service.

We guarantee not to waste your valuable time sourcing inappropriate properties. We will deflect all the stress and detail and save you months of endless searching. We will spend time with you up front so that we clearly understand your needs and will target the search based on agreed preferences. With our help, you will save time, money and stress on your next property purchase. You will gain access to more properties, be better informed about comparable sales, the true value of a property and capital growth projections for the area, and you will make a more informed decision. When you decide on the right property, we will negotiate for you so you will be able to make a rational decision about price without the stress and pressure of dealing with real estate agents or having to negotiate.

 

Do you have professional indemnity insurance?

We have professional indemnity insurance to $4 million.

 

What is the process and how long will it take?

Our average turnaround time for investors is around 30 days and for home buyers between 40 to 65 days. After the initial meeting, where our services are further explained, questions are answered and your “buyers brief” is established, an engagement fee is paid (this amount varies according to the service you choose). Once your finance is pre-approved, the engagement fee is paid, and you are ready to buy, the search begins. We conduct thorough research and then present you with a shortlist of properties. The decision to buy is then yours.

 

If I engage the services of propertybuyer, will you guarantee to find me a property?

Yes – as long as your buyers brief is realistic. We guarantee to give you personal and professional service and a detailed analysis on each property we evaluate, based on your specific criteria. At our initial meeting, we will listen carefully to find out your exact requirements. We will advise you before you engage us if your property brief is unrealistic. You will also need to have your finances ready or be pre-approved for a loan before the search can begin. Once these have been established, the search can take as little as a week (up to an average of about 4-6 weeks) depending on your wishlist and the market conditions.

We work with you in partnership to help you achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. You may cancel the agreement with notice in writing.

 

What happens if I change my mind on an area or a type of property once I engage you? Do I have to pay another engagement fee?

We will always be working in your best interests and realise that your ideas about the type of property you want may change. When we meet initially to discuss your “buyers brief”, we will work hard to ensure that your wishlist is achievable and also realistic, so the likelihood of changing your mind is reduced. However, if you change the initial brief significantly, there may be a review of the fee, and an additional fee would be charged to cover the time already spent searching. We will work with you to make sure you are completely happy with your next property purchase, even if you change your mind.

 

 

Google reviews for Propertybuyer in Melbourne

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Lisa L
October 2021

Great experience. Would highly recommend. Interaction with every team member was professional, friendly and pleasant. Happy to have shared one of the biggest milestones ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

 

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