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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by detags, 26th Oct, 2019.

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  1. detags

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    Hey all, has anyone used 'Buyers Home Base' before as a buyers advocate?

    I came across their site and they seem much less expensive than most. It looks like they cater more for the 1st home buyer.

    Has anyone heard of them? Are they reputable? Should I steer clear?

    Any further info is appreciated,

    Thanks..
     
  2. Trainee

    Trainee Well-Known Member

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    Step back a bit. If you dont know enough to evaluate a buyers agent, maybe learn a few things yourself first?
     
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  3. detags

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    ok, i thought this site was a tool for advice and suggestions? but yeah cheers for the msg.
     
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  5. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgages, Finance & Property Strategy Aust Wide Business Member

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    Hey there and welcome to the forum :)

    Generally when BA's a re significantly cheaper than others, I'd be wary that they're also getting paid another way - usually, it'll be by the vendor of the house they're recommending, or the developer if they're recommending OTP apartments or a house and land package.

    If that's the case, it's a direct conflict of interest as they're incentivised to sell you their stock which may not be as good as other options.

    But, you may have stumbled on a gem, so due some due diligence and see what you come up with.
     
  6. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem with a public forum is that you may get:

    1. someone connected to the business selling it up
    2. a competitor talking them down
    3. a genuine recommendation

    ...but you can't really tell which one (unless it is some old time poster who just happen to have used them).

    Also, one size never fits all - so a service that is great for one may be rubbish for another,.

    What @Trainee is trying to say is learn to fish, not shop for the fish.

    "Are they any good" is not the best question.

    "What should I be checking for and how do I do the due diligence on a BA?" is a better question (as per response from @Sackie ).

    The Y-man
     
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  7. datageek

    datageek Well-Known Member

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    An easy question to ask is how they get paid. If they receive anything in any way from a developer, they're not working for you. If they're recommending you buy new or OTP, it's a bad sign. I checked out their website and couldn't see anything obvious along those lines.
     
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