Australian’s are very passionate when it comes to purchasing bricks and mortar. Picking the right location and buying at the right time is key to securing a solid investment. This may sound easy, however for many people, it is time consuming, daunting and they don’t know where to start.
Regardless of whether you are searching for a new home or investment, it’s essential to establish the right foundations before you start. For example, be clear about your objectives and what you are looking to achieve in the next 12 months, 2 years, 5 years and so on. Is capital growth most essential or serviceability? Have you considered your exit strategy. Many people buy to hold for the long term. However, circumstances change, and it’s important to plan an exit strategy, so you are prepared for any change to your financial position.
A significant portion of our clients are first home buyers. They are new to the real estate market and usually very excited to start their search for a first home. Unfortunately for most, they soon realise buying property on the East Coast of Australia has its challenges. The market is competitive, there are few regulations and it’s time-consuming, distracting them from work or family. There is also the inconsistency with prices due to the different selling methods applied by real estate agents (i.e. auction, private treaty, expressions of interest).
Many of my clients attempt buying independently before engaging our services as a buyer’s agent. It soon becomes too overwhelming as they have either been overlooked, missed out at auction or have seen properties sell privately without their knowledge.
Most of our clients are referrals from industry experts. They engage our services to assist them with the below:
- Save money through strategic negotiation
- Save time by offloading your search and due diligence
- Eliminate competition by accessing off-market properties
Did you know, on average 1 in 3 properties that we buy for our clients are bought off-market and not advertised to the public?
If you are a first home buyer, investor or new home buyer and feel you would benefit from using a buyer’s agent, please contact us to discuss how we can give you a competitive advantage.