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WATSONS BAY REAL ESTATE BUYERS' AGENTS

 

Property in Watsons Bay

Our licensed buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for Watsons Bay property and conduct purchasing price negotiations to save your the time, money and stress of doing it alone. 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 Award-Winning buyers' agents can help you secure the following:
  • Commercial Property in Watsons Bay
  • Prestige Property & Luxury Real-Estate in Watsons Bay
  • Property for Overseas Buyers or Expats in Watsons Bay
  • Real Estate for Home Buyers in Watsons Bay
  • Investment Property in Watsons Bay

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

Area information

 

Location and Transport Links in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay sits on northern end of the South Head peninsula and is flanked by water on three sides – the Tasman Sea to the east and Sydney Harbour to the north and west. It’s only neighbouring suburb is the exclusive Vaucluse to the south. Watsons Bay’s position allows spectacular views towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the bay on its western side and to Manly at North Head and the Pacific Ocean from The Gap (an ocean cliff on the suburbs’ western side). Watsons Bay can be reached by car, bus or alternatively the scenic ferry from either the CBD or Manly.

 

Property Types in Watsons Bay

The historic suburb has a large number of sandstone and timber heritage buildings remaining in addition to unlisted small fisherman’s cottages. Alongside the cottages are larger 1950’s and 1960’s brick homes that were constructed following the conversion of the suburb from a fishing village to a desirable residential suburb. Contemporary modern two storey brick homes and boutique unit developments are also scattered throughout the suburb which incorporates a mere 245 houses.

 

Shops and Restaurants in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is home to the World famous Doyles seafood restaurant (the first of the chain, where Doyle originally sold his daily catch in 1845). Take a seat in their restaurant with some of the best views of the Sydney skyline around while enjoying top class seafood. Alternatively, they also have a takeaway shop on the wharf if you prefer to enjoy your lunch in the park. Watsons Bay Hotel is a favourite with locals with great food and wine and a beer garden to soak up the sun with another great view of the harbour. If you’re just after a coffee and light snack, the area also offers a couple of local cafes.

 

Schools and Educational Facilities in Watsons Bay

Nearby Vaucluse Public School caters for primary school children while older students can travel to nearby state schools in Bondi and Rose Bay. There are also several well regarded private schools in the surrounding area including Ascham, Cranbrook, Kambala, Kincoppal-Rose Bay and Scots College.

 

Recreation and Other Amenities in Watsons Bay

The scenic coastal walk from the wharf along South Head winds its way through the Sydney Harbour National Park and The Gap, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and is a popular Sydney tourist attraction. Alternatively a walk heading north from the wharf takes in Lady Bay and Horsby Lighthouse on South Head. Further amenities can be found at nearby Bondi Junction such as gyms and a multitude of shops.

 

Why people live in Watsons Bay?

Watsons Bay is a quiet suburb tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney and yet is a short and scenic ferry ride to the CBD. It offers a relaxed lifestyle, access to Sydney’s prestige private schools and some of the best views in Sydney.

 

Buyers' Agent for Watsons Bay

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

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Watsons Bay

Kevin Mason

DIRECTOR - BUYERS' ADVOCATE

SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST, NEWCASTLE, LAKE MACQUARIE, HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS & NORTHERN NSW

Kevin is a licenced and award winning buyers’ advocate with more than 27 years experience. His background in construction is extremely advantageous, and he specialises in helping clients build wealth and create a smart and strategic property portfolios. With high attention to detail, Kevin’s areas of expertise include Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and Northern NSW.

Speak to Kevin

"Using Propertybuyer was a very positive experience. Kevin, our agent, was very informative, kept us up to date on all the properties that we'd made offers on. For us as a busy family, it gave us a point of contact for agents to contact in relation to properties that we'd made offers on, or which Kevin had looked at on our behalf. Kevin didn't push our limits. We had a budget and he stuck to that budget. Very clear in what we wanted and I think we ended up with a good result at the end of the day."

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 Watsons Bay

Lara

Buyer type: Home Buyer
Buyers' agent: Munro Donen

"I think that times are so erratic today, that you just have to trust the person that you choose to buy your property on your behalf. I don't think there's a black and white manual for anything that's happening in the property market today.

Munro doesn't give up. Morning, noon and night he's sending you through properties, and then he follows them up with phone calls, and then he does drive by's, and then he does walk through's, and then he gives you information on the areas around your property, and then he tells you how long it'll take you to walk to the beach, and where you can get a cappuccino. I have to give Propertybuyers' service a five star rating."

Leyla

Buyer type: Home Buyer
Buyers' agent: Munro Donen

"Our biggest challenge looking on our own was the tough market, because a lot of the high quality properties are gone before they even hit the market, they didn't even publish the ad. Munro knows the Eastern Suburbs market very well. He knows the value of the property, which you as being a regular customer wouldn't be able to recognise that right away" 

 

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Google reviews for buyers' agents near Watsons Bay

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Adrina Chia
February 2021

My partner and I recently purchased a beautiful Victorian terrace in Paddington with Munro's invaluable assistance.  He was proactive, solution focussed and always ...

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Andrew Arnold
November 2021

We struggled to navigate the property market on our own, missing out on a few properties while not really knowing what we were doing. In meeting Paul, we straight away ...

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Zane McIntyre
October 2021

I was never sophisticated in property in my home state of Qld, let alone my new home state of NSW. We hesitated for a long time to get on the property ladder due to our ...

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Luke Morgan
August 2019

The process with propertybuyer was stress free and quick! Stewart was prompt with all communication and sent through some properties that fitted my criteria straight ...

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Miki E
August 2019

Propertybuyer found me a great investment property without me having to do the work. I spent so much time previously trying to find the perfect place and it just consumed ...

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Harrison Jones
February 2021

I have met Munro Donen at a number of my open for inspections and recently sold a property to one of his clients. Munro was very easy to deal with from the start and it ...

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Damian Steele
February 2021

Munro is the consummate professional who is efficient and does what he says hes going to do. Its refreshing to have dealings with the likes of Munro and I highly ...

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Basil Klevansky
February 2021

I have been involved in all forms of property for 50 years and have been intimately involved in building homes, working with incredibly talented architects, selling over ...

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David Pincus
March 2021

I worked with Munro and his team at Property Buyers to purchase my first home in Australia. From our very first meeting Munro was by my side helping me navigate the ...

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Dinnesh Anamalay
November 2021

To put it very simply, Munro Donen is a Godsend. In my opinion, One of the best Buyers Advocates Money can buy in Sydney to help you secure your dream home. His ...

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Tanya Hurwitz
November 2021

We had the most unbelievable experience using Paul to purchase our property. We live in Perth which was our biggest hurdle. From the second we signed up to use Paul he ...

 

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