Why use a buyer's agent?
Insider knowledge can secure you a better property
What does a buyer’s agent do?
Buyer’s agents work exclusively for the buyer, simplifying the home-buying process from beginning to end. Our buyer’s agents work with everyone from first home buyers to seasoned investors, to help secure a property that fits the client’s brief.
As qualified real estate professionals, Belle Property buyer’s agents guide buyers through the process of purchasing a property while providing an invaluable advocacy service. Our buyer’s agents not only search and locate suitable properties but can evaluate and bid for or negotiate the purchase of a property.
Our buyer’s agents can also assist with the administrative steps involved with loan applications, homeowner grants and liaise with conveyancers, or strata, building and pest inspectors on behalf of a property buyer.
Well-equipped to take on any brief, Belle Property buyer’s agents can manage the entire buying process or enter the process at the negotiation stage – we’re totally flexible.
Insider knowledge and off-market properties
When you engage a Belle Property buyer’s agent, you gain access to off-market properties. Some sellers choose not to publicly advertise their property, hoping for a discreet or quick sale, so buyer’s agents are often the first or only people to know about these properties.
Around 20% of properties are now sold off-market.
Buyer’s agents have far greater market knowledge than the average property buyer and can draw on their extensive industry network when searching for properties.
Belle Property buyer’s agents have access to exclusive homes from across the Belle Property network, alongside properties from other real estate agencies or property developers that have not yet hit the market.
Our buyer’s agents can open doors to more property opportunities than you would have access to otherwise.
Negotiation on the buyer’s terms
Belle Property buyer’s agents are qualified real estate agents and highly skilled negotiators. With extensive industry experience and in-house training, our buyer’s agents have honed their negotiating skills, putting property buyers on a level playing field when dealing with sales agents.
Profit potential: buying well
Our buyer’s agents are an invaluable resource for property investors. With exclusive market knowledge and insights, a buyer’s agent evaluates the property and the area’s growth potential to ensure that an educated purchasing decision is made.
Our buyer’s agents can also work with property investors on long-term property portfolio strategies, considering costs such as rates and strata fees.
The property buying process
A buyer’s agent will guide a buyer through the entire purchasing process, from search to settlement. With professional qualifications and real estate market expertise, a buyer’s agent can advise on everything from loan applications, first home owner grants, help appoint conveyancers and inspectors, through to selecting an energy scheme.
Whether a property investor makes a profit or loses money, it ultimately comes down to making the right decision at the purchase stage.
As experienced real estate professionals, our team of buyer’s agents identify any hidden risks. Methods include building and pest inspections and reviews of strata and council records.
Our buyer’s agents will ensure that all the right checks and due diligence are completed so that there are no costly surprises.
Buyer’s agents versus real estate agents
Sales agents are legally obliged to get the best deal possible for their client, the property seller.
A buyer’s agent is contracted to represent the buyer, and his or her sole duties are to find the best property and negotiate the best deal for their client.
Is a buyer's agent worth it?
Engaging a buyer’s agent opens doors to market knowledge and analytics available only to industry insiders, alongside immediate access to off-market properties.
A buyer’s agent liaises with many real estate sales agents in multiple suburbs and shortlists properties that meet their client's criteria.
A buyer’s agent suits anyone who;
- Want access to additional properties that could suit them,
- Fear they may pay too much in their negotiations with sales agents, or
- Are intimidated by the auction process.
How do buyer’s agent fees work?
Depending on the service chosen, a buyer’s agent will charge either a fixed fee or a percentage of the purchase price. (For an investment property, the fee is tax deductible.) The buyer pays the buyer’s agent fee, and the seller pays the real estate agent commission.