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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?
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 P
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.
Is it affordable to use a buyers’ agent?
Are buyers’ agents fees tax deductible?
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
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?
What is the process and how long will it take?
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
We work with you in partnership to help you
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?
What suburbs do you cover? Do you specialise in any particular areas?
We have a large team of Buyers Agents that specialise in the various geographic regions they live and work. Having expert local knowledge is what sets us apart.
Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize, a prestige buyer or first time buyer – our team can assist you in all the major cities
For residential and commercial investors, we source investment property Australia-Wide. We are constantly researching and reviewing the market for property growth spots and look for areas that have consistently performed well for capital growth and rental return.
Becoming a client of Propertybuyer means you can tap into our knowledge bank of current information and gain access to the best investment opportunities as they arise.
We also cover other areas on request or we can refer you to our network of trusted buyers agents in other states.
I live and work overseas – how can you service my needs from this distance?
Is there any limit to the number of properties you will present to me before I make a purchasing decision?
How will you contact me when you have found a suitable property? How soon do I need to make up my mind on whether to buy?
What is the difference between a buyers’ agent and a selling agent?
The key difference between a buyers’ agent and a traditional selling agent is who they represent. A buyers’ agent works exclusively for the buyer, whereas the selling agent works for the vendor (seller). By
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
A buyers’ agent aims to secure the property for the lowest price and best conditions possible for you, the buyer. The selling agent wants to get the highest price and best conditions for the vendor (seller). P
Do you ever represent the vendor in selling a property?
No. We never sell
Where a client is planning to sell their home we can provide assistance with selecting the best local agent and negotiating the best terms for the marketing strategy (this service is called “Vendor Advocacy”).
Do you source properties for home buyers (owner occupiers) as well as investors?
What if I find (or buy) a property myself after I have engaged your services for the full search?
We work in partnership with our clients. It is only natural for many people to still keep an eye on the property market, even while we are looking for you. If you do happen to identify a property that we haven’t seen, then just let us know and we can provide a full appraisal. Once P
With our help, you will make a more informed choice and won’t be swayed by emotional marketing – so you will save yourself money anyway.
One of the requirements of working with us is that you communicate openly and honestly with us at all times.
Are you a member of a professional industry association?
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NSW Real Estate Institute: Rich is the Chairman of the Buyers’ Agents Chapter Committee which meets regularly to advise the Institute on a range of policy matters to improve the professional standards within the Buyers Agents industry.
Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA). This association aims to raise the profile of the industry and to establish guidelines for the professional conduct of buyers’ agents. Rich Harvey is the current President of REBAA! (and has previously served as the NSW State Representative) and one of the original members.
PIPA- Property Investment Professionals of Australia – P
How Do I become A buyers’ agent?
Get an expert in your corner.
Tell us your requirements in the short Property Brief to be matched with one of our expert buyers’ agents who specialise in that area. Once you’ve hit send, we will review the Brief and arrange a consultation to discuss your details and the next steps. Please note the first consultation is obligation free.