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Whether you’re looking for
your first house, an investment property or a new home to suit your growing
family, it can be challenging to navigate the Perth market and the buying and
selling process alone.
Not only is the sheer volume
of property information available staggering, but the daily stresses many
people are facing due to the coronavirus outbreak will have one wondering just
where to start on their real estate journey - this is where a buyer’s agent can
make a big difference.
A good buyer’s agent will
work with you, from helping you scour the market for your dream home or
investment, to negotiating the offer and liaising with the seller and their
Buyer’s agents can have a
significant impact on the success of your purchase. You only need to look at
the growing popularity of buyer’s agents in Sydney and Melbourne, and indeed,
in other parts of the world like the USA, to recognise that these services give
buyers and investors an edge when searching for property.
As the name would suggest,
buyer’s agents act on behalf of the buyer, helping them to locate their ideal
property, and negotiating the lowest price with the best terms and conditions
the seller will accept. They do all the groundwork and necessary research for
you, so you can be sure you’re 100 per cent informed when making the decision
On the other hand, seller’s agents, or real estate agents, ultimately work for their
client – who is the seller. Their goal is to sell property at the highest price
in the shortest timeframe, negotiating contract conditions which benefit the
seller. They have to be fair to the buyer, but their ultimate duty is to their
Comparatively, buyer’s agents are not tied to any listings, their focus is on the buyer’s wishes and they can review all properties available on the market, pointing out their strengths and weaknesses.
Additionally, a great buyer’s agent is also able to build relationships with seller’s agents, opening up opportunities to find newly listed properties which meet their client’s criteria before they hit the open market.
The real estate industry is
still operating despite these unprecedented times. Buyer’s agents understand
that everyone’s personal circumstance is different and are here to help those
who want to find their next home or investment property.
If you’re thinking about buying or investing in property, I highly recommend hiring a buyer’s agent to ensure you find the best property for your budget and situation.