What is a Buyers Agent/Buyers Advocate?ba

Buyers agents work solely on the buyers/purchases behalf from finding the right property, to working out its true market value, negotiating the best possible price or even bidding on the buyers behalf at an auction. Buyers Agents are all about utilising their years of industry knowledge and experience to achieve the best results for their clients. Buying property either for investment or as an owner-occupier, can involve substantial risk. You want to be sure that your purchase represents value for money and is the property that is right for you. Rarely is intuition enough to scope out a good property. You need expert advice and that’s what we provide.

Why use a Buyers Agent?

The process of buying a home or investment property should be exciting, fulfilling and simple. Yet for most people, it can be the most stressful time of their lives. Using the GPS Buyers Agent will help you through the difficult process of buying a property and will save you money, time and stress.

Our expertise in property investment and attention to detail is what sets us apart. We understand the market and know where the next property hot spots are likely to emerge. We guide you through the whole process from obtaining finance if required to settlement of contracts.

We are committed to helping buyers find the right property for the very best price, terms and conditions possible. We believe that buyers deserve the same level of help that sellers have received for years. Working with an exclusive buyer’s agent will be an enjoyable experience as you have a dedicated professional on your side.

What services are provided by the Buyers Agent?

  • Intro Consultation – Initial chat, either face-to-face or over the phone, to discuss your needs and to learn more.
  • Financial Health Check – We’ll take a snap shot of where you are today, perform a thorough debt, insurance and investment analysis and work with you to build a ‘finance plan’.
  • Purchase Analysis/Property Education – In-depth discussion of your ideas, desires, requirements, and financial capacity in order to help you determine the location, price, size and type of home or investment that is best suited to your situation.
  • Property Search – We’ll provide you numerous properties that fit your criteria and for inspection at a convenient time.
  • Property Report– We’ll give you a thorough property report including area profile, demographics, capital growth potential statistics and recent comparable sales.
  • Negotiate – Once we have performed a thorough inspection of the property we’ll establish a clear strategy upfront to ensure we achieve the highest level of success.
  • Purchase – Get the property you want at the right price! Our aim is to secure your dream home or investment below its comparative market price.
  • Research Report – We offer a comprehensive report on the area you are looking to purchase within.
  • Depreciation Report if required a comprehensive report on your property claiming deductions as approved by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Who uses a Buyers Agent?

First Home Buyers
As the first homebuyer enters into their largest financial commitment in life, it can be a very confusing, stressful and emotional time. They are prime targets for the unethical real estate agents as they can be unconfident with the whole process. We can provide the guidance, protection, expertise advice and patience required.

The Owner Occupier/Interstate Re –Locating or Immigrating
When you’re looking to buy a property to live in yourself, the search and selection of that property goes beyond the physical features to a much deeper understanding of your personal style, taste and lifestyle. As your buyers agents will take the time to get to know you, your preferences and your needs at a really detailed level.

The Investor
We have several years’ experience specialising in property investment and we are completely independent. We have no preferred developers or estate agents and recommend property totally on its own merits.

Our continuous research of the property market through our network provides us with the benefit of being able to compare opportunities in the various States and in the best property cycle locations. The fact that we are absolutely independent property advisors means the entire market is available for you to choose from.

The Overseas Investor
We understand the additional requirements and special challenges of buying property remotely and we tailor our service to overseas buyers to make sure that every detail is taken care of.

Foreign Investors or Immigrating to Australia
If you not an Australian citizen and do not have a permanent resident visa for Australia, limitations are placed on the type of property you can purchase and your property purchase needs to be approved by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). Foreign investors can apply for FIRB approval to acquire residential real estate in Australia but approval subject to strict conditions.