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Property in Frenchs Forest

We are experts in securing off-market prestige or commercial real estate property as well as sourcing positive geared property to super-charge your real estate investment portfolio. Our licensed real estate buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for real estate in Frenchs Forest to meet your requirements. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, our team will negotiate on your behalf to get your the best deal for your property investment.

Our Award-Winning buyers' agents can help you secure the following:
  • Commercial Property in Frenchs Forest
  • Prestige Property & Luxury Real-Estate in Frenchs Forest
  • Property for Overseas Buyers or Expats in Frenchs Forest
  • Real Estate for Home Buyers in Frenchs Forest
  • Investment Property in Frenchs Forest

To engage one of our Buyers' Agents' to help you find and secure a property in Frenchs Forest, book your free consultation today.
 

Area information

 

Where is Frenchs Forest Located?

Frenchs Forest is located 13 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of Warringah. It is about a 15-minute drive to the beaches and a 25-minute drive outside peak hour to the city.  Commuting to the city takes around 40 minutes via regular bus services. Bus services running between Dee Why and Chatswood along Warringah Road are bolstered with the opening of the Northern Beaches Hospital and the new underpass. Also, the new Northern Beaches Tunnel to be completed by 2026 will slash travel times to the city and airport by up to 40 minutes.

 

What Housing Types are Predominant in Frenchs Forest?

Frenchs Forest is a predominantly low-density housing area, featuring many older homes dating back to the 1960’s on medium sized blocks of land. Knock down and rebuilds have also been popular over the last decade.  Due to the strict planning laws imposed by Warringah Council, apartments are not very common in the area.

 

Shops and Restaurants in Frenchs Forest

Forestway Shopping Centre is where the locals go for their main shopping needs. The shopping centre currently offers Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets, the major banks and a host of variety stores and cafés, but has recently been sold and will likely be redeveloped to include apartments and an expanded retail area, however no plans have been announced yet.

 

Schools and Educational Facilities in Frenchs Forest

Local primary schools include Frenchs Forest Public School and Mimosa Public School. Local high schools include Davidson High School and The Forest High School. Arranounbai School offers places for moderate to high needs students at both primary and secondary levels. Combined primary/secondary independent schools in the area include Covenant Christian School in Belrose, Forestville Montessori School, Oxford Falls Grammar and Aspect Vern Barnett School (which caters for autistic children).

 

What Attracts Home Buyers and Investors to Frenchs Forest?

Frenchs Forest is relatively affordable compared to neighbours such as North Balgowlah or Roseville Chase despite all the new hospital and planned infrastructure. The new 488 bed hospital will be able to cater for approximately 2,000 patients per day and will generate significant demand for improved local amenities and housing.

 

Surrounded by a number of parks and wildlife reserves, Frenchs Forest is an ideal family friendly environment for growing kids. Freestanding homes on relatively large block sizes with proximity to the CBD, beach, recreation areas and relative affordability (for the time being) are the key drivers. 

 

Restaurants, Shops and Amenities in Frenchs Forest

Forestway Shopping Centre is where the locals go for their main shopping needs. The shopping centre currently offers Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets, the major banks and a host of variety stores and cafés. The Centre sold in 2015 following approval of plans to redevelop the site into a mixed use development, although the plans are on hold until there is more certainty around local rezoning. Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market is very popular and operates every Sunday on Frenchs Forest Road East.

 

Sports and Fitness in Frenchs Forest

Manly Dam Reserve (also known as the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park) covers 376 hectares and offers a variety of recreational activities including bushwalking, mountain biking, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming and 45 picnic tables which have scenic views and most have wood fired barbeques. Walking, running and cycling mountain biking paths also extend all the way up to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. There is a popular Organic Food Market every Sunday at 5 Frenchs Forest Road East. Local off-leash dog parks include Frenchs Forest Showground and the reserve on Currie Road just before Forestville Park. Local gyms include CrossFit, Virgin Active and Anytime Fitness.

 

What can my money buy in Frenchs Forest?

Residex reports that 92% of properties on the market are houses, 2% are semi-detached and there are no finished units. 6% is commercial/other. 37% of people are aged 0 – 29 years, 29% are 30 – 49 years and 34% are 50 years and over. The median price for a house in 2020 is $1,582,000 and for a unit is $1,320,000. Home owners and investors are both attracted to Frenchs Forest for its proximity to amenities.

 

Why people live in Frenchs Forest?

Surrounded by a number of parks and wildlife reserves, Frenchs Forest is an ideal family friendly environment for growing kids. Proximity to the beach, recreation areas and relative affordability are the key drivers.   

 

Buyers' agent for Frenchs Forest

To get a buyers’ agent / advocate on your side searching for a property in Frenchs Forest, please call us on 1300 655 615, email us, or send us your buyers wishlist today by clicking here. If you would like to know the latest median values and statistics for Frenchs Forest, call us today on 1300 655 615.

 

Meet your buyers' agents in Frenchs Forest

Rich Harvey

CEO & Founder

Rich specialises in the Eastern suburbs & Lower North Shore, prestige, commercial and investment property markets and development sites. With a Masters in Economics and extensive understanding of property markets, Rich enjoys advising his clients on the best strategy for their situation. Rich has served as President of REBAA and Chairman of the REINSW Buyers Agent chapter. He is also a regular media commentator. 

Speak to Rich

"Rich said at the time, you know most people get a house between eight to twelve weeks, and I was having my doubts towards the end of last year that that was going to be me. But it all just worked and it was so smooth. So no, I couldn't fault the experience, couldn't fault working with Rich, and would recommend using him to anyone."

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.

 

 

Buyers' agent testimonials near to Frenchs Forest

Fraser

Buyer type: Home Buyer
Buyers' agent: Matt Corbett

"We struggled, some properties were advertised ten percent less than our budget but unfortunately went for way above. Matt knows all of the agents in the beaches very well, and he knows how to play a strategy for each type of property as well as each type of agent."

Sandy

Buyer type: Home Buyer
Buyers' agent: Matt Corbett

"Well for me being a single women was quite challenging and i think some real estate agents find it difficult to communicate with a women. The main reason was that in 2016 I used a buyers agent and that was a great outcome. I probably looked at 20 homes with Matt and decided to use him again… he was like a lifeline to me. He communicated with the estate agents, he met all my needs, he was reassuring that everything was going to be okay and in addition to that he was incredibly approachable. 

In my second experience, it elevated all the stress and made the challenge of buying a home much easier. I felt understood and supported all the way along during the whole process."

 

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Google reviews for buyers' agents near Frenchs Forest

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Michelle Hanrahan
May 2018

Matt Corbett made it all happen. We really appreciated him working so hard for us over the past few weeks. He exceeded our expectations in helping us secure our dream ...

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Sarah Mulray
September 2019

We would highly recommend Property Buyer, Rich and his team were able to find us 2 investment properties in a short space of time that we would never have been able to ...

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Paul Farrar
September 2021

We engaged Propertybuyer to help us purchase a property after experiencing disappointment at auction. Our initial hope was to secure a property off market although it ...

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Andrew Stone
June 2018

Matt Corbett was fantastic and clearly made the difference for us. He listened to our needs and used his expertise to remove the stress and secure us our new family home. ...

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John Grant
December 2020

Matt from Property Buyer was able to bring his extensive real estate expertise, local knowledge and professional networks to the table. In the end, Matt was able to ...

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J Leith
May 2021

I’ve worked with Rich Harvey in multiple occasions around the Forest area. I found his honest and transparent approach very easy to deal with. He communicated very ...

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Anoush D
May 2021

Looking for a house to buy is an exhausting and frustrating process. We were looking for a while and getting quite desperate as our family is expanding and needing more ...

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Brian Fairweather
May 2021

We have had Rich Harvey and other members of his team buy properties from us on several occasions - they give clear communication, negotiate professionally and clearly ...

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Justin Riddett
May 2021

Matt Corbett at Property Buyer was fantastic. There is no way we would of got the house without him. If you're thinking of buying a property, contact Matt @ Property ...

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Fraser Turnbull
September 2021

Matt Corbett @ Propertybuyer Buyer's Agents comes very highly recommended from us. We were advised to go with a buyer's agent the way the market is currently going in ...

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Colin Irvine
November 2021
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Rebecca Furzer
May 2021

We approached Rich on a trusted referral as we were trying to achieve what felt like the near impossible - upgrading street and suburb with three kids in tow.  From ...

 

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1300 655 615

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