Using a Buyers’ Agent to purchase property is becoming more widespread throughout Australia as Investors and Home Buyers understand the BENEFITS they provide. A professional Buyers’ Agent can provide you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the value of a property without the sales “HYPE” often generated by sales agents.
Many think that using the Services of a Buyers’ Agent is too expensive. This is not the case. Buyers’ Agents can SAVE you Money, Time, and Stress, whatever your Budget. In most cases, they will SAVE you the Fee and provide a whole lot of BENEFITS.
Buyers’ Agents can give you the Upper Hand by their understanding of the Auction Process, Bidding TACTICS and by Not Being emotionally involved in the Auction or NEGOTIATION PROCESS.
For Investor, the Buyers’ Agent Fees are “TAX DEDUCTIBLE”.
Buyers’ Agents generally charge an ENGAGEMENT FEE before they begin the search. The FEES are either a FLAT FEE or a PERCENTAGE of the property purchase price.
An important question to ask a Buyers’ Agent is whether they are truly “EXCLUSIVE” or INDEPENDENT”. This is critically important.
If Buyers’ Agents represent the interests of the Seller/Lessor or Developer in anyway or earns a commission from the Seller/Lessor or Developer, then they cannot be classified as neither “EXCLUSIVE” nor “INDEPENDENT” and MUST BE AVOIDED.