If you have been considering buying an investment property or home, this question may have been one of the first to come to mind. While you can always choose to conduct the research, selection, purchasing and negotiation on your own, it may not always be the best option. This is especially true if it’s your first time purchasing property.
Much like property investing , buying a home is a big decision that involves many factors to be considered to ensure you buy well. Otherwise you may end up losing money you’ve worked hard for.
Buyer’s agents are licensed qualified professionals who find, evaluate and negotiate a property purchase on behalf of a buyer. We manage the buyer’s interests ensuring the buying process is smooth and leads to a positive outcome.
Having a buyer’s agent help you purchase your desired property offers a number of advantages. Here’s why:
• Saves time, money and stress.
Searching for properties is time consuming and can be overwhelming and stressful. There’s plenty of information out there that will help you make the right decision. However deciphering this information and understanding what factors are most relevant can be confusing. Buyer’s agents have the skills, experience and knowledge to ensure you’re fully informed with the right information. Delays in buying the right property at the right price in a fast moving market actually cost you much more in the long run if you keep missing out, than the cost of buyer’s agents services. Plus they do all the work for you.
• Easy access.
Many buyer’s agents have access to a range of properties that are not even advertised – these are known as off market or silent sales. Thanks to our connections, this opens up new opportunities to help ensure you find the right property. Plus properties that are not advertised means less competition and often better prices.
• Apt for the job.
Buyer’s agents will not only understand your requirements but we also know the market very well. Pricing trends, demand and other knowledge will help you maximise your capital growth and returns if you are an investors and we can help you clarify your needs vs wants to secure your property for a home buyer.
• Bid and negotiate.
Bidding and negotiating are two daunting tasks and not for the faint hearted. But as experienced professionals, buyer’s agents know exactly how such processes are done and the tricks and techniques involved. They also have the confidence to use tactics to ensure a successful outcome, while protecting you from getting caught up in the emotion of the auction and overpaying for the property.
Miriam Sandkuhler is a Licensed Buyer’s Agent, Best Selling Author of the book Property Prosperity and founder of Property Mavens – a specialist property advisory firm based in Melbourne.
For all Profolio clients, we are offering a one hour complimentary consultation, to assess your property purchases and ensure you are on track with your portfolio strategy. This is valued at over $300.
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