What is a buyers agent?
A buyers agent is a professional property advocate who works on behalf of the buyer in the real estate market.
What is the difference between a buyers agent and a real estate agent?
A buyers agent is on your side. A real estate agent looks after the seller.
In Australia, the real estate market is skewed in favour of the seller. A real estate agent manages the sale of the property and is paid directly by the seller, through the commission on the sale. This means that the seller has access to all the resources and expertise of the real estate agent and their team of professional salespeople, photographers, stagers and so on.
A buyers agent or property advocate works directly for the buyer and looks out for their interests. This means that in a market place where significant sums of money are involved, the buyer has access to the expertise, skills, experience and resources of a professional advocate who works to achieve the best possible outcome for the buyer.
Why would I use a buyers agent rather than just buying the property myself?
A buyers agent will save you time, money and stress.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or you have previously invested in real estate, working with a professional property advocate can provide many advantages.
Finding the right property can be time consuming and quite stressful, especially in the current market. A buyers agent will do the legwork for you, finding and vetting a wide range of options – both on and off-market – to give you a short list of properties to consider.
A buyers agent will make sure there are no surprises by conducting due diligence and identifying potential problems or challenges with the property you are considering. If there are any issues, your buyers agent will help you understand the potential consequences of the issues to enable you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase. If you choose to go ahead, it will be with your eyes wide open and your buyers agent will ensure that any problems with the property are reflected in the final price.
Once you’ve found a property you’d like to invest in, a buyers agent has the expertise and experience to negotiate a great deal for you.
Why should I choose Brisbane Property Hunters?
Brisbane Property Hunters is a boutique agency sourcing property across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
We will be by your side and on your side throughout your property hunt and purchase. We will take the time to understand your lifestyle, budget and property requirements, and will take the hard work and stress out of finding and buying the right property for you. We’ll draw on our network of contacts across the real estate industry to source listed and off-market property and create a carefully tailored shortlist of options for you to consider.
When you’ve set your heart on just the right property, we will use our considerable negotiation skills to ensure the best possible price and conditions of sale for you. You’ll feel secure knowing that you have a professional advocate on your side to protect your interests.
Then, once your purchase is negotiated, we will be with you throughout the conveyancing process to make sure that your purchase goes smoothly and that settlement is concluded successfully.
Whether you have littlies of your own, or you’re juggling jobs and other commitments, or you are interstate or overseas – you’ll appreciate our understanding and personal approach, as well as our professional expertise.
How much do you charge?
Brisbane Property Hunters charges a fixed fee, dependent on the value of the property you’re looking to buy. We use a fixed fee model so that you know what your costs will be from the outset, and we don’t benefit from a higher purchase price. If you are purchasing an investment property, our fee may be tax deductible as a base cost for purchasing an asset. Fees for the purchase of owner-occupied homes are not tax deductible.
Please contact us for a chat about our services and costs, or to obtain a copy of our fee schedule.
I need to sell a property to buy or trade up. Can you help me with this?
Brisbane Property Hunters are buyers agents and act exclusively in the interest of purchasers.
Should you need to sell a property and you would like a recommendation, we can refer you to a number of real estate agents who can assist with the presentation and sale of your property.
WHAT IF THE PROPERTY I'VE SET MY HEART ON IS GOING TO AUCTION?
Auctions can cause stress because the outcome is uncertain, the price is not fixed, the conditions of sale are more stringent, and a number of special conditions apply to the sale. And then throw in the competitive nature of bidding, especially if you’re bidding on a home you’ve set your heart on! It’s hard to keep the emotion at bay, but you still have to achieve the best outcome for yourself, and for your family if you have one.
It’s no wonder buying at auction can seem daunting.
Brisbane Property Hunters will be by your side throughout the lead up to the auction, and will either manage a pre-auction purchase, or develop an appropriate auction strategy with you. If you wish, we can bid on your behalf at auction. You can rely on Brisbane Property Hunter’s experience and expertise to get the right result.