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Find Your Ideal Sutherland Shire Property In Sydney

The Sutherland Shire (also known simply as ‘the Shire’) in New South Wales, is bounded by Botany Bay in the north, Waterfall in the south, and Pleasure Point to the west. With Botany Bay, Georges River, and over 2km of beach between Wanda and Cronulla, there are plenty of very desirable real estate areas for nature lovers.

With so much to choose from, you need someone to help you narrow down your search so you don’t waste valuable time looking for and visiting unsuitable homes for sale. Fortunately, Property Buyer has experienced buyers’ agents (also known as buyers’ advocates) with specialised knowledge of the real estate market in Sydney and surrounding areas in New South Wales.

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The real estate property market has started to heat up in recent years, with many new houses and apartments coming up for sale. Many first-time and more seasoned buyers are showing a great deal more interest in some suburbs that were previously overlooked. Miranda, Como, and Kangaroo Point, for example, provide excellent property investment opportunities.

Many people have also begun to realise that Sutherland Shire suburbs, like Cronulla, have access to all the amenities and lifestyle features of its more expensive peers in the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches, but the real estate is a fraction of the price.

This is evidenced by Cronulla recently being nominated as one of the most liveable suburbs in Sydney. The Menai to Sandy Point region was also listed as a highly desirable area in which to live. This is due in part to its low unemployment rate, which is under one half of the Sydney average. This is great news for people with an eye to property investment in the Shire, as it will support new development, renovations, and subsequent real estate price growth in these areas of NSW.

Houses for sale within Sutherland Shire are still affordable by Sydney standards, but they are no longer a bargain due to the recent buzz about its desirability and the potential for increased returns on real estate investment.

To ensure you get the maximum return on your property investment, you need help from someone who is intimately familiar with the regional real estate market. That’s where a buyers’ agent comes in. Your agent has your best interests at heart and will work tirelessly to deliver results that match your criteria and stay within your price range.

Your buyers’ agent also has contacts who provide inside information on property auctions and exclusive off-market prestige properties that become available.

 

Further assistance for property investors

Some buyers are serious investors and want to purchase property in Sutherland Shire with rental potential. Once your buyer’s agent has taken you through the process, from creating a list of promising properties to final price negotiations with whomever is on the vendor’s advocacy team, they can recommend registered financial services providers who can then help you decide on what type of property you want; for example, positive geared property.

Buyer’s agents can also recommend reputable property managers who can help you with the admin involved in running a rental property.

Services vary according to what you require, but typically property management includes arranging for inspections and securing the requisite safety certificates required by property law in. Australia. It’s important to note that regulations and requirements differ across states, so your property manager also needs to be familiar with property law in New South Wales.

Property management for rental properties can also include interviewing potential tenants, creating rental agreements, and managing complaints.

 
 
 
 

The Sutherland Shire Property Market

Sutherland Shire’s real estate market in a nutshell

Sutherland was colonised in the late 19th century, with the Sutherland train station opening in 1885. The population of the area continued to grow until the 1950s when it was formally recognised as a part of Sydney in NSW.

The majority of residents in the Shire are of Australian or Anglo-Saxon ancestry, with the median age being a relatively young 29 years old. Around two thirds of people affiliate with Christianity.

The Sutherland Shire region is now undergoing rapid real estate development, following the introduction of complying development standards and rezoning of areas to promote higher density. This is particularly evident in hubs along the rail line such as Sutherland and Cronulla. As a result, many new properties are popping up for sale and buyers are afforded more choice.

It’s important to note that the real estate market in the area is largely residential with not as many opportunities available for commercial or industrial investors as in other suburbs in Sydney.

Sutherland Shire’s growth trajectory

While growth will moderate over time, it will remain above the Sydney average in the medium term, especially for houses on reasonable blocks of land close to amenities or with views.

Supporting the recent price growth is the growing availability of exclusive, luxury properties, such as waterfront mansions. Take Woolooware Road in Burraneer for example; it is the most expensive street in the Shire. In fact, a six storey $30m mansion in Woolooware road won the HIA home of the year in 2016.

While the demand for prestige property is increasing, the Shire is still largely dedicated to mid-size family homes. In fact, most houses were constructed after the 1950s, as this is when population growth really escalated. Houses still make up the vast majority of properties in areas such as Como (which is the first stop in the Shire on the way to Cronulla). This is reversed in hubs like Cronulla and Sutherland, where apartments make up the majority of housing. These range from smaller 60s blocks to 16-storey security complexes with stunning panoramic views.

Your local buyers’ agent will help you sift through the options in your chosen area of Sutherland Shire. A buyers’ advocate who is aware of the current area trends can help you make the best decision based on your individual needs.

While the area is full of beautiful homes, it’s important to factor in the investment potential. This enables you to buy a home that is both a financial asset and a great place to live. As buyers’ agents, it’s our job to help you find the property which fulfils your requirements on every level.

 
 

Location and Transport Links in Sutherland Shire 

BUSES
Frequent buses travelling to and from all areas of city

FERRIES
No ferries

TRAINS
Most developed areas of the Shire are accessible by the Cronulla or Wollongong train lines.

Most developed areas of the Shire are accessible by the Cronulla or the Wollongong train lines. Trains from Sutherland currently reach Central Station in around 30 minutes, however this time may be reduced if the express Sydney metro train line is extended to Hurstville as originally proposed. Multiple bus routes also service houses in the Shire, which may be more convenient for some people.

The six-lane Princes Highway provides the main access to Sutherland Shire via car, although a proposed ‘Southern Connector’ will join the M5 at Arncliffe to the M1 at Waterfall. The connector, once constructed, will dramatically speed up journey times. The exact route has yet to be finalised.

 

Shops and Restaurants in Sutherland Shire 

The regional shopping centre is in Chatswood, with Westfield Chatswood and Chatswood Chase having over 500 shops combined. There are also many shops and restaurants in the surrounding area, mainly targeted at the largely Asian demographic. Smaller shopping centres and shopping strips are spread throughout the Lower North Shore. Proximity to all of these shopping centres suits residents to a T, as they usually prefer to shop locally where possible.

Cafés are sprinkled throughout local streets and villages but many can be difficult to get into for Sunday brunch, particularly those with views of Sydney Harbour. Crows Nest has a particularly large selection of cafés and restaurants on and surrounding Willoughby Road and offers a broad range of cuisines from the usual favourites to Brazilian and Hungarian.

 

Schools and Educational Facilities in Sutherland Shire

The Sutherland Shire has a number of reputable schools to choose from, so there is no need to travel outside the district for schooling. Both Sutherland Shire Christian School and St Patrick’s College recently produced results that put them in the top 100 schools in NSW. This also ranks them amongst the top schools in Australia.

If you live near the Georges River, there are numerous other top schools in Hurstville and surrounding areas such as Danebank, St George Christian School, and Bethany College. In addition, Sutherland College offers a range of courses and has campuses in Gymea and Loftus.

 

Recreation and Other Amenities in Sutherland Shire

As mentioned above, one of the main attractions of the Shire is the plentiful outdoor recreation activities. Botany Bay boasts some of the best wind and kite surfing conditions in Sydney. Surfers have multiple quality surf breaks to choose from, and nature lovers have 15,000 hectares of the Royal National Park to explore.

The national park caters to bushwalkers, cyclists, campers, surfers, wildlife spotters, and those that just want to find a peaceful spot to stop and relax without travelling too far from the city. The ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena is the gateway to a nature lover’s paradise. Port Hacking waterway provides a fabulous array of water-based activities, including paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, and kayaking.

More conventional recreation options include the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, which regularly hosts international stars but also offers more intimate performances by locals. Local cinemas are located in Miranda and Cronulla. There are also a number of golf clubs to choose from, including Woolooware and Cronulla Clubs, which have stunning bay views.

Sutherland Hospital is currently undergoing a $62m redevelopment which will add 60 new in-patient beds to the existing 360 beds. This is following the construction of the $82m Clinical Services Building in 2003.

Buying a home in the Sutherland Shire offers access to great amenities, shopping opportunities, and transport to the CBD. The range of property styles and sizes ensures there is something to suit everyone, including first-home buyers who may have limited budgets.

The bonus is that they can enjoy a fantastic lifestyle while they achieve above average capital growth on their investment! Our buyers’ agents love helping people find houses in the Sutherland Shire, as there are some truly wonderful properties to be found, some of which go for surprisingly realistic prices.

 

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

Buying a property in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire can be a dream come true for many aspiring home buyers and property investors.  The stunning Shire area contains attractive water ways and surfing beaches and a wonderful lifestyle – the locals proudly call this region “God’s Country” for many good reasons! 

The Shire is boarded by the spectacular water ways of Port Hacking, the Georges River and the Royal National Park.  Our Shire buyers agent, who is a local resident of the Shire, will help you uncover off market opportunities that you'd never find on your own. From Cronulla Beach, Sylvania Waters, Burraneer Point to Gymea Bay – there are plenty of property styles and locations to choose from to fit your budget.  

Relatively undiscovered by the rest of Sydney our local Shire buyers agent will help you uncover the perfect suburbs and the ideal property type to suit your requirements.   Our Shire buyers agent has an extensive network of local agents to locate more property for your shortlist.  Using our Shire buyers agent will give you the confidence and knowledge to put you on a path to property ownership faster.

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Sutherland Shire

Stewart Fraser

DIRECTOR - BUYERS' ADVOCATE

STH & WEST SYDNEY & STH COAST NSW, QLD

Stewart’s dedication and focus for clients means you  get a stress-free service when finding your next dream home or investment. As an investment expert in positive cash flow deals and granny flats, he also has extensive networks to uncover off market properties.  Strong local experience in Sutherland Shire, Brisbane and Wollongong gives you the edge. 

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"It saved a lot of time. It got things done quickly. In a fast moving market, each month you delay it is costing you money. There was a huge opportunity cost, to miss out consistently, if I'd engaged a bit sooner, having someone that could secure the property. I was getting to a point where land taxes made it a bit more attractive to buy interstate, It just would have saved time learning the different rules to buying interstate as well. Stewart showed me properties that met the brief, probably stuff that I wouldn't have considered inititally. He also had a list of contacts that made it easier. There are a lot of people I'd recommend Propertybuyer to."

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.

 

 

 

 

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