Q: What is a Buyer’s Advocate or Buyer’s Agent ?
A: The major difference between a Buyer’s Agent or Buyer’s Advocate and a selling agent is who they represent. A selling agent works for the vendor, the seller, whereas a Buyer’s Agent works exclusively for the buyer. By law an agent cannot act for (and accept a commission) from both parties in the transaction.
A Buyer’s Advocate or Buyer’s Agent looks to secure a property for you for the best possible price and with the best terms for you, the buyer. On the other hand, the selling agent tries to gain the highest possible price for the seller.
Q: Do you source properties for home buyers (owner occupiers), investors and developers ?
A: Yes, our objective for every client is to find the right property, at the right price, every time.
Q: How can a Buyers Advocate or Buyer’s Agent save me money ?
A: We find we often save our clients far more than they pay in fees due to our experience in negotiation. We can assist all property buyers regardless of budget, saving you precious dollars by engaging in thorough analysis and market research, looking at comparable data from previous sales, and by expertly negotiating to secure your dream property at the best price, terms, and conditions possible. You will be in a position to make the most informed choice, and will be confident in the knowledge that you have bought well, no matter your budget. When you take into consideration the savings you will make on your purchase, engaging a Buyer’s Advocate has an incredible return on investment. On average, our clients save $10,000 on their purchase.
Q: What is the benefit of engaging a Buyers Advocate or Buyers Agent ?
A: Using a Buyer’s Agent allows you to reduce stress, save time, and save money as you have a real estate professional actively working in the market on your behalf. We have access to a huge range of properties, both on market and off market, which we access to ensure you don’t waste precious time inspecting properties that don’t fit your requirements. In a lot of cases a Buyer’s Advocate can also save you money through having access to the most up to date market information and by using their experience to know what traps to look out for, allowing you to be in the strongest position possible throughout negotiations. What price would you put on losing time every weekend for 6 months queuing at open for inspections only to be outbid at auction ?
Q: What can I expect from your services ?
A: We provide full support throughout the transaction. Depending on the service you require, we are there for you from the initial meeting all the way through to settlement. Our support is here to eliminate the multiple contact points involved in every real estate transaction. You can expect clear communication and transparency throughout the whole process, we pride ourselves on it.
Q: What are your fees ?
A: Unlike real estate agents we do not operate on a commission percentage structure. Our fees start at $550 depending on what level of service you require. All our fees are quoted as a flat fee upfront which means you won’t have to worry about the cost inflating as the value of your budget alters.
Q: Is now a good time to buy property?
A: While no one has a crystal ball we take into consideration a number of factors. We look closely at suburb and local government area (LGA) data as well as your personal circumstances to ensure buying a property is right for you. We strongly believe that property should be considered as a long term investment and with that in mind, the best time to buy is when your circumstances allow.
Q: How can I make an enquiry ? What are the next steps ?
A: We are here to listen. Feel free to contact us for an initial fact finding call. It is obligation free and we will share the steps involved in the buying process and how we can work together to get you the result you want – fast.