6 steps to property buying success

Which way to property success?

The essential guide for home buyers and property investors

When making an investment in property a few simple steps can help buyers to avoid mistakes or oversights and successfully complete their purchase.

Using a buyer’s agent is a good start in reducing stress in the home buying process, and the tips included in our Buyers Agent Guide series 6 steps to property buying success make understanding and completing the transaction even easier. Packed with simple exercises and useful tools, this guide is designed to be useful to property buyers of all shapes and sizes. (more…)

Financial considerations of buying a home or investment property

6 steps to property buying success: the essential guide for home buyers and property investors

Using a buyer’s agent is a good start in reducing stress when buying a property. Our Buyers Agent Guide series 6 steps to property buying success makes understanding and completing the transaction even easier.

In our previous article we laid the groundwork for beginning your property search with exercises to help you understand your needs and (more…)

Investment planning and property research

Real estate investing success

6 steps to property buying success: the essential guide for home buyers and property investors

Using a buyer’s agent is a good start in reducing stress when buying a property. Our Buyers Agent Guide series 6 steps to property buying success makes understanding and completing the transaction even easier.

In this article, the first of the series, we provide practical and straightforward guidance for buyers in a simple ‘how to’ for planning and researching your home or investment property. (more…)

Can investment tools help me decide where to buy property?

A plethora of products exist to help investors optimise the management of your property portfolio

As with most aspects of our lives, there have been major changes to the way we buy property in recent years.

With the rapid pace of technology development over the past decade or so, investors now have access to a large number of tools that can assist in sourcing and managing real estate. (more…)

How to get the best out of your buyer’s agent

Tips for getting the most from your buyer’s agent experience

Lately there has been an increase in the number of people contacting us here at Buyers Agent Guide who are looking to use a buyer’s agent for the first time. With the advent of buyer’s agents being relatively recent in the real estate industry, many of those who are new to this service may be unsure of what expectations they can have when using a specialist to help find the right property.

A good buyer’s agent can be even more effective in helping with your property purchase if you know what to expect from them. (more…)

Understanding the house price index for property investors

Statistics and reports are useful in making investment decisions – understand complex data and use it to your advantage

A house price index tracks the rise and fall of property values. Buyers’ agents use this information to help you select a suburb or region to invest in. The historical performance of real estate in a particular location may also be used to assist you in understanding the potential investment growth of a specific property.

There are a number of methods that can be used to calculate price indices for housing.  (more…)

How to use buyer’s agent reviews and testimonials

Are you getting the best mileage out of happy clients’ willingness to share their buyer’s agent experience?

Lately I have been inundated with requests for reviews and testimonials of buyer’s agents. This has prompted me to reflect on the quality of content I have come across regarding the Australian market.

Having viewed the majority of buyer’s agent websites in the Australian market, I have observed a remarkable difference in both the number and quality of testimonials from site to site. (more…)

Property Titles and Real Estate Investing

There are varying types of ownership in regards to Australian real estate, however the most common by far is freehold ownership. The others include leasehold ownership which has a finit limit and crown land where the commonwealth/state has the power to sell, lease or dispose of land. For the purpose of this article however we are focused on title specifics associated with freehold ownership.

When investing in property you need to not only determine the type of property you want but also the title arrangements you are willing to consider, as these will have investing implications and enforce certain responsibilities on you as the owner. (more…)

Commercial Buyers Agent

I have been approached quite often of late by visitors who are looking to be a commercial property buyer, and wanting to use the services of a commercial property buyers agent.

The reality is that most Buyers agents in metropolitan areas will have experience in both residential and commercial purchases bringing the same level of in market expertise to evaluate your potential commercial property purchase as they do for residential. Typically the service offerings are in line with that of residential e.g. full service where the buyers agent will identify, evaluate and negotiate the property purchase, or alternatively due diligence to give the buyer comfort in the purchase.

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Buyers Agents meeting the demands of the high-end property market

I have been meaning to review/summarise an article from the financial times for a while now, on the increased usage of Buyers Agents to purchase silent listings by privacy conscious vendors.

It is well known and documented that Buyers Agents have inside knowledge of markets and can obtain access to property listings, either not available to the general public or prior to them listing via normal mediums (e.g. online, newspaper, agency window etc).

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