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SUTHERLAND REAL ESTATE BUYERS' AGENTS

 

Property in Sutherland

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. 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 licensed real estate buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for real estate in Sutherland to meet your requirements.

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

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

Area information

 

Where is Sutherland Located?

Sutherland is located 30 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre for the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. Walk to shops and the train station and be close to beaches, a National Park, Wononora River and Miranda Westfield.

 

What Housing Types are Predominant in Sutherland? 

Units are the most common dwelling style dominating the suburb along with a variety of older & newer semi-detached dwellings. 58% of dwellings in the area are units. 25% are Houses, 11% semi-detached and 6% other/commercial.

Age mix for the suburb is 0 to 29 yo is 36%, 30 to 49 yo is 31%, 50 & above is 34% so it’s a very attractive suburb for families and retirees.

 

What Attracts Home Buyers and Investors in Sutherland? 

According to Residex, Sutherland experienced market growth of around 6.1% from February 2016 to January 2020. 

Admittedly, the central Sutherland Shire suburb of Sutherland isn’t the closest to the CBD, at more than 22km from the centre of Sydney as the crow flies. However, there is a direct rail link to Central station and to Wollongong – trains take about half an hour to reach the centre of Sydney.

 

Restaurants, Shops and Entertainment in Sutherland

The suburb also well served for amenities: there are a wide range of independent and chain stores on the Old Princes Highway and the East Parade. There are four schools in the suburb, a number of churches, and the nearest hospital is in Miranda. Sutherland also acts as a hub to access the wildlife reserves and beaches in the rest of the Shire, and the nearby Royal National Park. Every Saturday there is Shire Farmers Markets. There are also events such as Music in Peace Park with a Tapas Bar and a Wine and Beer Tasting Festival in Peace Park every year. Coles and specialty shops, pubs and cafes. The council also recently announced a Water Park is to build in the Sutherland Leisure Centre.

 

Sports, Fitness and Health in Sutherland

Prince Edward Park is a large park situated between the Woronora River and Sutherland. Along the river, a cleared area was created as a recreational park, with facilities for boating and fishing. It is also the location for the Sutherland Region Girl Guides canoeing facility, Woronora Scout Group and the Woronora Life Saving Club. Going towards Sutherland, the park is natural Eucalyptus bushland, with some walking trails.

Sutherland Leisure Centre located on Rawson Avenue features a 50-metre heated outdoor pool, an international size water polo pool and a multi-functional family fun and recreation area incorporating both a 50-metre and 25-metre indoor pool, spa and steam room. The pool is home to the swim club SLC Aquadot The gymnasium offers fitness equipment, fitness classes, boxing / fitness circuit, martial arts room and beach volleyball court.

Since 1963 Sutherland Oval has been the home ground of the North Sutherland Rockets. The club competes in the Sutherland Shire Football Association

 

Schools and Education in Sutherland

The number of schools in Sutherland. Sutherland Public School, Sutherland North Public School, Minerva School, St Patrick’s College and St Patrick’s Primary School.

 

What can my money buy in Sutherland?

Price growth in recent years has been sluggish in Sutherland with prices basically remaining stagnant from 2017 to now. Residex notes Only 0.37% of properties in the suburb are currently on the market which shows there is very limited stock available. Growth has been consistently healthy for houses averaging at 11% p.a and units achieving 10.3% for the last 10 years though so perhaps a change in the market is coming soon.

Residex notes the median house price now sits at around $1.16m. Around $1.2m to $1.35m will buy you a 3-4 bedroom 1-2 bathroom fully detached, on around 600m2 without views. Units vary significantly depending on the age of the building number in the block and proximity to amenities and views.

 

Buyers' Agent for Sutherland

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

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Sutherland

Stewart Fraser

DIRECTOR - BUYERS' ADVOCATE

STH & WEST SYDNEY & STH COAST NSW, QLD

Stewart’s dedication and focus for clients means you  get a stress-free service when finding your next dream home or investment. As an investment expert in positive cash flow deals and granny flats, he also has extensive networks to uncover off market properties.  Strong local experience in Sutherland Shire, Brisbane and Wollongong gives you the edge. 

Speak to Stewart

"It saved a lot of time. It got things done quickly. In a fast moving market, each month you delay it is costing you money. There was a huge opportunity cost, to miss out consistently, if I'd engaged a bit sooner, having someone that could secure the property. I was getting to a point where land taxes made it a bit more attractive to buy interstate, It just would have saved time learning the different rules to buying interstate as well. Stewart showed me properties that met the brief, probably stuff that I wouldn't have considered inititally. He also had a list of contacts that made it easier. There are a lot of people I'd recommend Propertybuyer to."

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.

 

 

 

 

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