Buyer Management Service
So what is a Buyer Manager or "Buyers Agent"?
Buyer’s agents are certified Real Estate professionals that specialise in searching, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of property on behalf of the buyer. The key difference between a buyers’ agent and a traditional selling agent is who they represent. A buyers’ agent works exclusively for the buyer, whereas the selling agent works for the vendor (seller).
Most buyers’ agents offer at least two levels of service:
The full search service, whereby the buyers’ agent actively searches the market and shortlists properties meeting the specific criteria of the client and then evaluates and negotiates the recommended property.
The negotiation or auction bidding only service – this is where the client finds the property and engages the buyers agent to evaluate and negotiate a private treaty or bid at auction.
Using a buyers’ agent to purchase real estate is becoming more widespread throughout Australia as investors and home buyers understand the benefits they provide. A professional buyers’ agent can provide you with all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the value of a property without all of the sales “hype” often generated by sales agents and glossy brochures.
Buyers’ agents can save you money, time and stress, whatever your budget. In most cases they will save you the fee and provide a whole lot more benefits. In the US, over 50% of the population use a buyers’ agent to assist in the purchasing process.
Buyers agents can give you the upper hand by their understanding of the auction process, bidding tactics and by not being emotionally involved in the auction or negotiation process.
Buyers’ agents will also ensure you don’t pay too much by providing background information about the true value of the property you are seeking to buy, so that you can make an informed choice. If you choose a certified, professional buyers’ agent, the saving you make on your next property could run into tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, could be less stressful and is likely to take less of your precious time.
Be sure to contact Mason Properties today to see what we can do to help you find your new home!
Here are some reasons why a Buyers Agent might be a good decision for you:
1. Gain access to a wider choice of properties (many not even advertised) via the contacts/ network of the buyers’ agent
2. Leverage your time – instead of searching the newspapers and internet every weekend, get someone else to do the hard work short listing suitable properties.
3. Use a professional negotiator to obtain the lowest possible price
4. Eliminate the stress and frustration of being shown inappropriate and unsuitable properties by selling agents that don't listen to the buyers’ needs
5.Source the right type of property in locations with good prospects for capital growth
6. Help investors build their property portfolio faster by buying in growth areas.
Do you want an apartment or a house? Are you planning on having kids? Are you planning on having your kids move out?
All important points to consider when you are researching your future home! Look for something that suits yours and your families needs. Research public transport, flood history and crime rates to ensure you are making the best investment you can.
2. Talk to your bank
We know, it's always daunting making a trip to the bank. We think it's going to be a stuffy baby boomer who have been working in finance for the last 50 years with white hair who is definitely going to make a comment about avocado toast... Fear not! Here are some points to consider:
What can you afford?
Determine your essential and nonessential expenses.
How much can you borrow?
Choose the loan that is right for you.
3. Go to open homes and auctions
Get a feel for what you are getting into so it's not as daunting when you go to an auction or viewing for a property that you love.
4. Talk to us!
We are here to help you by cutting out the endless hours of scrolling through real estate websites where nothing is ever quite right. We can help you look for a property that will suit your needs