"..Munro gave me the confidence and tools to buying a property that I’m delighted with at a price that was really good ... "
Location: Eastern Suburbs
Buyer type: Investor
In the jungle that is Sydney’s property market it was wonderful to have Munro guiding the way, tirelessly looking for opportunities and warning of unseen dangers!
Munro spent time up front really understanding my goals, needs and psychology in relation to buying a property. In a learning journey with high stakes decisions, Munro is adept at sifting through variables to help work out what’s really important.
Not only does he really care but he makes the process as fun and his energy is infectious. We had numerous coffees and conversations, regularly refining and sharpening our focus.
At the same time Munro is very shrewd when it comes to taking actions that gave me the best chance of securing a property - such as early viewings, off market listings and plenty of background conversations with his numerous agent contacts.
In fact when I’d walk into a viewing with him, the agent would usually pay me special attention knowing that I was working with Munro.
Getting down to details… I Iike to analyse the numbers and Munro provided very informative comparables, rent estimates and capital growth forecasts, with really quick turnarounds. He has extensive knowledge of the different suburbs and the relative value of properties based on local factors. And he’s a brilliant strategist when it comes to the auction room.
During the process Munro was very transparent and I grew to trust and appreciate his savvy judgement – sometimes telling me it’s worth going for a property and other times guiding me to step back. He also really helped me navigate the complex process and connect with the maze of players from lawyers, to brokers to rental appraisers to architects and more. And up there with the property tips were his suggestions on donuts, coffee shops, restaurants and bars in all the neighbourhoods!
Bottom line is Munro gave me the confidence and tools to buying a property that I’m delighted with at a price that was really good buying, even in a crazy, sellers’ market. If you want an astute, passionate buyers’ agent on your side, and a friend, speak to Munro.
Paul returned form the USA and was referred to Munro by his Mortgage Broker as he was initially looking for a home. He had very specific requirements in the Bayside suburbs. During the search period the brief was amended to rather securing a good quality investment property with a distinct point of difference in an urban renewable location with great potential for strong capital appreciation and attractive rental return, a place that Paul could eventually occupy.
Working very closely with Paul he got to understand the Eastern Suburbs property landscape and he quickly realised that his ideal home might be outside the budget brief and on Munro’s recommendation the strategy then pivoted to one of investing in a more affordable location that ticked all the boxes in terms of location, future capital growth and strong rental return.
Principal Buyers' Agent - Munro Donen