Buying a house, whether it is your first time, or something you have done several times in the past, is always a stressful period in anyone’s life. A buyer’s agent will help you purchase a new home and take the stress out of the process – especially if they have a network of professional services behind them to sort out all the niggling problems that arise.
A buyer’s agent is a licensed professional that will do the hard work on your behalf – the searching, evaluating and negotiating during the purchase. The key is that the Buyer’s Agent is on your side whereas a Real Estate Agent is focused on getting the best result for the seller, so in some cases they are caught in the middle wanting to help both sides of the transaction. Clearly the money will come from the seller, so the Real Estate Agent will always swing towards the sale, not the purchase!
Why use a Buyer’s Agent?
1st question: Who should use a buyer’s agent? Well, the answer is everyone!
Think about the process of buying and moving home, firstly, once you have decided on the area to live in, you need to start looking and figuring out the market and where your preferred facilities are, e.g. schools, churches, public transportation etc. All this takes time and effort, which you may need to cram into evenings and weekends thus reducing your downtime and costing money to travel to look at properties.
When you have found the property you want, you then need to start negotationg with the Real Estate Agent to get the price you want – or you have to get into the melee at an auction! Time is a big issue, especially if you have a family to raise and have commitments around their school and sports activities.
2nd question: Why should I use a buyer’s agent?
Clearly the first reason is that it will reduce the amount of time you spend doing all that research. Many buyer’s agents specialise in a handful of closely connected suburbs and they already know what is there and where the best streets are located. They have the local knowledge and can guide you through the whole process.
Buyer’s agents can also get access to the off-market properties, can get more accurate valuations and can access the latest market data, giving you the advice quickly – something that would take months to collated on your own.
Importantly, the network supporting the buyer’s agent can bring independant professionals to the process so that you are always getting accurate information and a quality service.
Jain & Co
Astute St Leonards recognises the value and power of using a buyer’s agent and we have partnered with Jain & Co to help our customers find their dream home. The Principal, Adil Jain, is focused on finding the best property for you, sifting through the clutter and acting as your representative at the auction or negotating the best price.
If you are looking to buy a property on the Lower North Shore (Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Willoughby, Castlecrag, Middle Cove, Artarmon, Cammeray, Northbridge, Chatswood, North Sydney), the Northern Beaches (Manly, Freshwater, Balgowlah, Manly Vale, Dee Why, Brookvale, Avalon, Palm Beach, Collaroy) or even Sydney CBD and the Inner West, then give Adil a call on 0415 234 656.
A buyer’s agent will help you purchase a new home, so give Astute St Leonards a call to get a matching loan to help Adil buy your next home!