VIC Buyers Agents

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Finfreedom, 15th Jan, 2020.

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  1. Finfreedom

    Finfreedom Member

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    Hi All

    Wondering if I can get some advise and recommendations on buyers agents. I am looking to buy a house in Melbourne and have a limited budget and a strict criteria. I can obviously do the search on the internet and narrow down properties.
    what I am looking for is someone who can:
    1. Advise why a property on my list is a good/not so good buy
    2. within suburbs, which streets to aim for and which ones to stay clear of
    3. With a lot of the properties, the state of them gives the impression that it would be too expensive to restore/refurb especially if that initial outlay won't be coming from the bank. So someone with that experience and knowledge might be able to clarify if a job is actually as big as it may seem and approx. costing
    4. Pre Auction buy. An ability to secure the property pre auction as once it goes to auction, I am not a believer that there are many secret tactics anymore that only one buyers agent might have access to.

    Do people agree that a Buyers agent should be able to do all this ?

    On the back of this, if anyone has good contacts for buyers agents, that will be appreciated as well.

    Thanks
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Well-Known Member

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    Yes, pretty standard fare.

    There are some very good ones who are members of REBAA, search here: - Members | Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) Inc.
     
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  3. David_SYD

    David_SYD Well-Known Member

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    Anybody use a BA in VIC and want to share their experience?

    Equally, would anybody go as far as really recommending anybody?

    Cheers
     
  4. Property Twins

    Property Twins Mortgage Brokers, Buyers Agents & Mentors Business Member

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    They would be recommending you properties in most cases. However if you want to run past your own research then best to get them to agree to this upfront. As it may be on a tangent to what they believe makes a good deal and have access to research you may not have access to.
     
  5. kmrr

    kmrr Well-Known Member

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    I purchased my first IP in early 2017 with the assistance of @Jake Milne . Very happy with the experience so give him a call.
     
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  6. David_SYD

    David_SYD Well-Known Member

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    I will do.

    @Jake Milne could you please PM your number. Thanks
     
  7. VICPER

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