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MANLY REAL ESTATE BUYERS' AGENTS

 

Property in Manly

Team up with PropertyBuyer to super-charge your property investment portfolio or secure your dream home. Our expert property buyers' have many years of proven success in locating off-market opportunities and suitable listed properties, including investment, commercial and prestige properties throughout Australia's eastern seaboard. Our licensed buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for Manly property and conduct purchasing price negotiations to save your the time, money and stress of doing it alone.

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

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

Area information

 

Location and Transport Links in Manly

Manly is located 13 kilometres north east of the Sydney CBD and is the administrative centre of the local government area of Manly Council. Easily accessible by road or water, the drive to the city is via the Harbour bridge or tunnel and there are plenty of buses, but most residents relax and enjoy a 20-30 minute fast ferry or ferry ride to Circular Quay.

 

Property Types in Manly

Manly’s diverse dwellings range from multi-million dollar homes to modern beachfront apartments, art-deco units, townhouses and semis. There is a blend of architectural styles that represent period and purpose. Contemporary homes are built to take full advantage of the sublime beach views, there are Federation mansions of substance, and lovingly restored semis. Most of the beachfront properties have now been fully redeveloped into multi-story apartments with exceptional finishes and style.

 

Shops and Restaurants in Manly

Manly is mostly about casual dining. The classic experience is to relax with a steak and beer at the old beachfront Steyne hotel or at Hugo’s on the wharf. On the Corso, the food of the world is on display or just grab some fish and chips and head on down to the beachfront. Recently Manly has become home to trendy restaurants/bars such as Papi Chulo on the wharf (from the Merivale group) and the new Daniel San, a mega Japanese restaurant that is unlike no other.

 

Schools and Educational Facilities in Manly

St. Keiran’s Primary, Stella Maris and St. Pauls are Manly’s private schools, with Manly Vale Primary, Manly West Primary and Mackellar Girls High representing the State schools. It is also only a 10 minute drive to other private schools such as St. Luke’s and the prestigious St. Augustine’s College.

 

Recreation and Other Amenities in Manly

Feed the sharks at Oceanworld, wander the retail precinct of the Corso, and if you’re feeling energetic, take a walk up the eastern hill. At the end, you’ll find the North Head lookout, to the east , the gothic towers of St Patrick’s Seminary, and to the south, the Artillery Museum and Quarantine Station. And all this surrounded by spectacular views of arguably the world’s best harbour, beaches and bush reserves. Manly is a mecca for sport and fitness fanatics and provides a wonderful backdrop for running, walking, swimming or surfing. But those in need of alternatives might try 18 holes at the Manly Golf Course, or head down to District Park for a little football, cricket or tennis. Manly draws the sporting greats with its comfortable lifestyle and brilliant beaches. Athletes Zali Steggle, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Lucas Neil and George Smith had made it their home at some stage. It is also the home of the NRL premiers, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, who boast several internationals.

 

Why people live in Manly?

Manly is a thriving beach and harbour-side suburb. The lifestyle is layback, yet can be sophisticated, with a huge supply of fine restaurants, cafes and bars. With direct access to beautiful beaches, Sydney’s fabulous harbour and national parks, it really is a special place. Where else will you find a suburb bordering the ocean and still water, and only 20 minutes to the largest city in Australia? The Corso and its intersecting streets are perfect for beachside retail therapy, and day to day needs. Manly is also only a 5 minute drive away to Australia’ s largest outdoor shopping centre, Warringah Mall with both major department stores, Myer and David Jones.

 

Buyers' Agent for Manly

To get a buyers’ agent or buyers’ advocate on your side searching for a property in Manly, 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 Manly, call us today on 1300 655 615.

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Manly

Matt Corbett

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE

North Shore & Northern Beaches

Matt is a licensed real estate buyers’ agent with extensive experience in purchasing residential homes and investment properties for both local and international clients. He specialises in the North Shore and Northern Beaches and has secured dream homes for buyers with a wide range of needs, investment goals and budgets. A brilliant negotiator with expert knowledge. Matt is a great buyers' agent to have on your side.

Speak to Matt

"It paid off for us. I thought Matt was fantastic, I was very impressed with his skills and also with his network. He has that rapport with most real estate agents and he also knows their backstory. He's a great buyer's agent, he's got a lot of experience and is a fantastic negotiator. I'll rate Propertybuyer 10 out of 10 to be honest, they're very professional and have very good knowledge of the market."

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 Manly

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 Manly

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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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47-49 The Centre

Forestville

NSW 2087 Australia

 

 

 

 

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