How to get the most from your buyer’s agent

So, you’ve decided to employ a buyer’s agent. Maybe you’re tearing your hair out after a long and fruitless search, keep missing out auctions, or perhaps you simply don’t have the time to look for yourself. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you should know to get the most out of the relationship with your buyer’s agent and achieve your property goals.

Your dream home is out there, and together we’ll find it.

First up, your initial consultation is your chance to lay it all on the table. Don’t be shy. Let us know exactly what your priorities are, what you’re prepared to compromise on, and what are your absolute deal breakers.

Make sure you ask lots of questions at this point. For you to get maximum benefit, it’s important for you to understand the entire property search process, the current state of the market, and how your buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf. Learn as much as you can so you’re ready to make informed decisions when the time is right.

It’s search time. At this stage, it’s important to be completely honest. You aren’t going to hurt your buyer’s agent’s feelings if you don’t fall in love with the first property they show you. Be upfront and let us know exactly what you love and what you hate so we can start building a picture of your dream home.

None of the properties you’ve been shown fit the bill? Try not to stress because you’ve hired a professional property buyer for a reason – rest assured we are exploring every avenue, street, cul-de-sac and laneway to find a property that fits within your criteria.

When you find the perfect home, let your buyer’s agent do the talking, negotiating and any bidding at auction. We are experienced negotiators and nobody is better placed to secure your dream home for the best possible price. Our experience and knowledge is invaluable at this crucial stage and we will guide you through the entire process efficiently and professionally.

In addition to negotiating on your behalf, we also have access to a trusted team of solicitors, mortgage brokers and strata and building inspectors. You can benefit greatly from allowing us to bring in these professionals to form your home buying team. They all have an established track record of completing the purchase process with the minimum of stress and expense.

Once you finally secure your perfect property, don’t end the relationship with your buyer’s agent. If you purchased an investment property, we can offer assistance with the management and leasing of that property. If you purchased a home, you might not need our services immediately, but may wish to invest in the future.

Just remember, a buyer’s agent is an invaluable asset whenever you need property investment assistance or advice.

• To find out more about working with a buyer’s agent contact Skeen Property on 02 9033 8616 or

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