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Jen's Story

Northern Beaches Homebuyer

"..Why would you choose to go it alone when you can have Rich!?... "

Location: Northern Beaches

Price: $ 2,250,000

Buyer type: Homebuyer

Client Comments:

We approached Rich Harvey to assist us in looking for a property suitable for dual living. We needed level access, privacy and independence for my elderly parents, downsizing after 50 years in the same home. We also needed to amply accommodate our own family with two fast growing primary-age children. We had limited budget and time constraints as well as family medical challenges to contend with. It was a tricky brief even without the housing market taking off like a rocket in the midst!

In coming to this situation, we lacked experience as buyers but carried plenty of responsibility with the commitment to support my parents through this transition. As a buyer’s agent, Rich helped us to really work out what we actually wanted and then guided us to the most suitable properties. He did all this with compassion, superior insight and experience, and regular clear honest communication. He also strongly supported us to stay the journey of finding the right house for us, despite the pressures of a white-hot market, helping us to stay optimistic despite the apparent circumstances, at times!

Our new property was purchased off-market but even so there was a tight bidding process behind the scenes. Right until the last minute, Rich supported us with his calm clear presence of mind, focus and drive. He helped to keep us on-track when we might have otherwise given way under the adrenalin!

We can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Rich we would not have been had access to the property we ended up buying let alone been successful in purchasing it. We are extremely thankful for his services to us as an extended family.

We can’t recommend Rich Harvey and Propertybuyer more highly. We would not hesitate to seek his help again and we highly recommend him to all our friends. After our experience, the question we would ask is this: why would you choose to go it alone when you can have Rich!?

Jen

 

Buyers’ Agents Comments:

Jen and Damian required a dual living home with space for their two primary aged children and their elderly mother.

The “Buyers Brief” was 4-5 bedroom home configured for a separate living space for Mum.
Target suburbs were Frenchs Forest, Davidson, Belrose, Forestville, Beacon Hill or Allambie Heights.
Budget was up to $2.3m.

The biggest challenges with this brief was finding rare dual living homes with level access (not steep driveways) in a rapidly rising boom market.
Every week I called and emailed agents asking for access to new listings and off market opportunities to show my clients. It was a very challenging search.
I conducted letterbox drops in specific areas to help find more opportunities as stock levels were down over 20% and demand for houses had literally taken off.

Eventually, one of my close agent contacts advised me of an off-market opportunity in Belrose. The house comprised three bedrooms upstairs with its own kitchen, lounge and dining while downstairs provided a separate living area, single bedroom and converted garage studio.
It was located in a cul-de-sac street walking distance to shops, school and bus stop – in short the ideal property.

I arranged an independent pest and building inspection the same day we inspected and completed a detailed appraisal. And the next day negotiated the price and exchanged contracts so that it had a matching settlement with Jen’s parents’ home.
Jen and Damian Fay were absolutely thrilled.

Rich Harvey

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