You may be wondering – why use a buyers agent ? Most people employ a selling agent to sell their house and pay around a 2% commission for a job that often only takes a month (for an auction campaign). The purchase of a property is a far more complex and time consuming task, and as it is for most people the largest financial outlay they will ever make, it stands to reason that professional advice is very important.
Who benefits from Homesearch Solutions services?
- Those with limited experience in purchasing a property
- Overseas, interstate & regional buyers who are unable to physically look at properties
- Time poor executives, working couples or families
- Property investors
- Those seeking confidentiality
- Buyers not wanting to deal directly with selling agents
- The bargain hunter
- People intimidated by auctions
Some of the reasons that people have contracted Homesearch Solutions as their Buyer’s Agent include :
Homesearch Solutions are highly experienced and professional
Homesearch Solutions commenced operations in 1999. Over this period we have purchased hundreds of properties on behalf of clients, and inspected or appraised countless thousands of other properties. Therefore you can feel confident that we have very strong market knowledge and our experience enables us to be able to recommend quality property for our clients, and to negotiate skilfully on your behalf.
Homesearch Solutions saves you valuable time & effort
We know that your time is valuable. That is why we take the time to really understand the type of property that you are searching for. We will then look in the market to see what properties meet those needs, and we inspect each property before recommending suitable places for you to view. That way, you do not need to waste your time looking at properties that do not meet your unique requirements, and can instead enjoy your leisure time or concentrate on your work.
For most people the search to buy a property will take months and even years. The average time it has taken our clients to buy a property is around 6 weeks.
Homesearch Solutions can save you money
As we work on a fixed fee rather than a commission, we will be looking to try and find you properties from the lower end of your budget, and will be able to identify and present properties that you may not have been able to locate yourself. We pride ourselves on having been able to save our client’s up to hundreds of thousands of dollars off their budgets by being able to locate these cheaper properties.
Our negotiation skills are able to professionally counter the tricks of the selling agents, and we will be working to get you the lowest possible price for a property purchase. Also for auctions we use confident bidding techniques, and by employing us to represent you, we will ensure that you do not make the common mistakeof paying too much for a property due to emotion, rather than keeping to the realistic valuation.
Reduce your stress levels
The process of buying a property can for some be a very stressful experience, especially when confronted with skilled or deceptive selling agents raising your expectations, which can often end with disappointment and frustration. We will give a proper assessment of your real opportunities with each suitable property, and will do all of the groundwork, negotiations & due diligence with the selling agents. This means that you can enjoy your leisure & work life without the hassles generally involved in the purchase.
Be represented by a professional to counter the selling agent
The legal and ethical obligation of the selling agent is to the vendor, not you the buyer. Therefore the selling agent cannot represent you regardless of any rhetoric that you may hear, and will be working to get the best price & terms for their client. By employing us as your advocate, we will work to swing the pendulum back in your favour in the property purchase.
We are constantly on the lookout
We know that when you have a busy life full of commitments, you can miss properties that may have met your needs. This can prolong your search. We are looking full time to find you a suitable home and we liaise with you every step of the way to ensure that you are kept fully up to date with the progress of the search.
Access to “Non-Advertised Listings” and preview inspections
We are in regular contact with the selling agents and are constantly updated on properties that are for sale but are not advertised. Also when we commence the property search for clients we email and/or phone all of the selling agents in your search area. This can enable us to be able to access these “Non-Advertised Listings” as well as being able to inspect properties before their official public inspection dates. Early offers can often secure the property before the competition gets their opportunity.
We are not in the business of selling property
We are a service that works for you, and no one else in the transaction. We have never acted directly as selling agents and we do not work for, nor do we have any ties with any real estate agent or developer.
Importantly we will not push you into buying a property just to get the deal completed. If you are not completely satisfied with any property that we have recommended to you as suitable, we will simply leave it and move onto the next one. Also we respect your maximum price limits and will not try to convince you to spend more. If our business was simply based on the “list & sell” mentality, then we would have become selling agents.
Homesearch Solutions is a one stop service
We can arrange all of the additional services that are required to complete the purchase of your home. Homesearch Solutions can organise building inspections, pest inspections, strata reports, conveyancing, finance, architects, property management for investors, and other necessary services.
Deal only with the principals
At Homesearch Solutions you will be dealing only with the Principals of the business during the purchasing process, ensuring a high level of service and standards.
At Homesearch Solutions we are a small firm that prides itself on a personal & professional service, and you will be guaranteed full attention from start to finish.
Our aim is to provide the best service and results, not to be the biggest buyers agency.
Homesearch Solutions rates are very competitive
At Homesearch Solutions we pride ourselves on achieving exceptional service levels and results for our clients at a reasonable rate – we offer generally more competitive rates than many other Sydney Buyer’s Agents with a very high level of customer satisfaction.
We can offer confidentiality
From the first enquiry through to completion, your identity can remain confidential if required. We have represented judges, senior business people & celebrities, who do not want the media to scrutinise their purchase, and would prefer to be left out of the property social pages.
We are professionally insured
Homesearch Solutions is covered by full public liability and indemnity insurance.
Real Estate Institute of NSW
Henry Wilkinson served on the Buyer’s Agents Chapter Committee between 2009 and 2011.
Henry Wilkinson was a finalist for the 2010 & 2011 NSW Real Estate Institute Awards for Excellence in the Buyers Agent Category (the only 2 years we participated in the awards).
Members of the Real Estate Buyers Agents of Australia (REBAA)
Homesearch Solutions is a member of REBAA , which is the main Australian body of professional real estate buyer’s agents. The body has a code of standards and ethics and helps to raise the profile of buyer’s agents in Australia.
Principal Henry Wilkinson served on the executive committee of REBAA for over 4 years as Treasurer between 2007 & 2011.
Our firm is fully licensed
Homesearch Property Group Pty Ltd holds a corporation real estate licence. In addition, director Henry Wilkinson holds a full real estate agents licence.
Click below links to view both licences.