FAQ's                                                                            

 

The answers to the questions you might have about using a Buyer’s Agent.                                                                          

Why use a Buyer’s Agent when I could do this myself?

Negotiating on a property is not something that most people do every day. But as experienced Real Estate and Buyer’s Agents, we’ve been doing it for years. It’s this experience that helps you get the best possible deal on a property. You’ll benefit from our extensive research of the current state of the property market which will reveal the true value of the property you’re looking to buy. We’re experts in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the surrounding locations, so we don’t waste your time looking at property that’s not right for your needs or your budget. The networks we have in our industry get us exclusive access to silent listings, urgent sales and properties that haven’t even been listed yet. Using a Buyer’s Agent gives you purchasing power you just don’t have if you go it alone.

 

 

What locations do you cover?

We are perfectly located in North Lakes, which is approximately halfway between both the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast. We cover these and all the locations between with ease. Our proximity allows us first hand local knowledge of the property and development market that surrounds us.

 

 

How long does the buying process take?

We are passionate about finding you the right property, and doing it right can take time. As a guide, for an Investment property the average time is 30 days and depending on the properties that are available when you’re looking to buy, the purchase of a home averages 45 to 60 days.

 

 

How much does a Buyers Agent cost?

Because it’s our job to represent you exclusively and without conflict of interest, we do not accept commissions from Selling Agents, Builders or Developers.

 

This means that we do charge fees for our services.

 

Our Initial Consultation is FREE.

 

When you decide to engage us, we charge an upfront retainer. This allows us to begin working towards finding the perfect property. We’ll propose properties to you on a regular basis and keep you informed every step of the way as we conduct our search.

 

When we’ve found what you’re looking for, we charge a final fee as a percentage of the purchase price. This fee is payable when the property becomes unconditional.

 

 

Is the fee a tax deduction?

If the property is purchased for an investment, the fee may form part of the 'cost base' and can generally be tax deductible. Always check with your accountant with your individual circumstances before relying on this information.

 

 

Do you sell property as well?

No. A selling agent works to get the highest price and best conditions for the Seller. We only represent Buyers and their best interests. It’s our job to negotiate with the sales agent for the lowest possible price, best conditions and terms that favour the Buyer, not the Seller.

 

 

Does a Buyers Agent need to have a Real Estate background?

Yes. To be involved in the transaction of buying or selling Real Estate you need to have a Real Estate background and work as or under a Licensee. Our Principal Mandy Gladwin is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent in Queensland and has also been licensed in Victoria and NSW. She’s also a member of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, which ensures she completes continual professional development each year.

 

 

Do you have professional indemnity insurance, and are you part of an industry association?

Yes. We are fully covered for Professional indemnity Insurance, and a member of the Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ).

 

Have another question? Let us know. We’d be happy to answer it.