CohenHandler Buyers Advocate

Traits that Your Property Buyers Advocates Should Possess
Buying a property can be a very stressful process. From early viewings, to putting in an offer, getting a pest control inspection and then finalising the transaction – if there’s one thing that can guarantee an anxious few months, it’s deciding to buy a new home. Fortunately, property buyers advocates are always on hand to make the demanding processes as simple and straight forward as possible. Before deciding on the right agent for your needs – you’ll want to make sure that they tick all of the right boxes. Here are a few traits that they should possess, so if your chosen agency has all of these; then you will be able to rest assured that you’re in good hands.
A track record of reliability and satisfaction
Buying a home isn’t all about booking removal vans and storing your belongings in boxes ready for transportation – the actual process has a lot to do with the signing of paperwork, the filing of documents and a host of applications, too. Your advocate should be able to clearly demonstrate that they’ve handled a range of property transactions. You could always go a step further and request testimonials as proof of reliability and satisfaction – just to ensure that you’re making the right decision.
The cost and associated fees
Different advocate agencies in Australia will boast varying prices. In most instances, you might want to avoid the cheapest options as there’s typically a reason why they can afford to remain so low (especially in such a competitive market). On the other side of the coin, there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive a top-tier service by spending more than you have to. In most scenarios, a good agency will prioritise being affordable and competitive; whilst being able to demonstrate a superior level of knowledge and expertise in the property buying field.
Experience and skillset
Property buyers agents should be specialists in their industry – and this is something that you’ll be able to spot from the offset. There’s nothing to say that newer agencies and establishments couldn’t offer a substantial service – but it’s no secret that with age comes experience and expertise. The more experience, the higher the costs might be – so try to focus on the agencies that fall into the middle bracket.
A competitive mind-set
All agencies will understand just how competitive the industry is right now and potential buyers can use this fact to their advantage. When corresponding with your potential agent – let them know that you’re looking for a service that priorities satisfaction, results and a fair price tag. If they demand more than your budget allows for, then let them know that you’ve received a cheaper quote elsewhere. The best case scenario will result in you being offered a fairer quote – and one that you can take to the bank without any further cause for concern.