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Buyers agents articles & tips

Many people are still in the mind-set that using a buyers agent is only for those with plenty of cash, but regardless of whether you are a first home buyer or a seasoned property investor, having a buyers agent at your side can result in many different benefits. Empower Wealth have made available many videos, articles and a blog to help you understand what the role of a buyers agent is and help you decide whether their service is right for you. Start learning now!

Today Show – Investing In A Granny Flat

When it comes to property investing, sometimes you will need to think outside the box. If you can't afford to get another investment property, would you consider getting a granny flat instead? This time on Today Show, Bryce Holdaway discuss why investing in the granny flat would be an attractive choice for some property investors and what are th...

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Smoke and Mirrors

Like any other sector, there are tricks of the real estate trade that a property investor needs to be aware of. In order to ensure that you aren’t paying any unnecessary costs when investing into a new property, this article provides tips and analogies of what to avoid and look out for when dealing with real estate agents. In order to help you st...

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Today Show – What Home Buyers Want?

If you are buying a home this weekend, do you already have a feature in mind? For example, does it need to have a tennis court or perhaps, a property near a park? This time on Today Show, Ben Kingsley joins Jane to discuss the highly sought after features that Australian home buyers look for when hunting for a property. A few property search websit...

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A day in the life of a Buyers Agent

So Buyers Agents are becoming more and more known in the marketplace for the role they play but what is it that they actually do when they are faced with a client who wants them to help them out? Generally, a property has been identified or in some cases being presented from the client. And the first thing we got to do when we get that property ...

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How do you pick which apartment to invest in?

Okay, so you've decided that you want to buy an apartment as an investment so the question is, which one do you pick? And I think it's no secret to anyone who had been watching my videos for a long time now or even listening to The Property Couch podcast; they know that I am not a fan of medium to high density off the plan apartments. But there are...

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What happens when the property passes in to you?

So if you are interested in buying particularly in the bigger cities of Melbourne and Sydney, chances are for the good properties you are going to have to go to auctions to purchase them. And for a lot of people, they really don't like the auction process. It's scary and it's in that public speaking environment but what happens if the property pass...

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What is The Practicality Test?

Hi, Ben Kingsley here. In this Expert How to Video, I want to talk to you about or introduce another concept which flows on from The Buyers Decision Quadrant. Now you can check out the Buyers Decision Quadrant video in this area of the expert session under our How to Videos but I want to basically bring that further. I want to talk about the Practi...

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Relocate or Renovate?

A household's need for space changes at different stages in life. When there is only two of you, you would probably only need a 2 bedroom unit. As your family grow, potentially up to 3 kids, you might need a bigger home to cater for your household's need. Then, when the kids grow up and move out, you probably won't be needing those extra bedrooms. ...

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Common complaints from property investors

I've been involved in the property industry now for 18 years since 1998. I bought my first investment property in 1999 and during that time, I've seen a lot of things. I've helped a lot of investors across multiple states and I've also bought personally across multiple states. And one of the things that I often find interesting when I do speak to p...

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Are strata properties always a bad idea?

I’m often asked the question about whether or not an investor should discount buying strata properties. And my answer is always, depends. Because there’s no one answer for that and to be honest, it’s always preferable to be able to buy a house on its own piece of land. But let’s be honest, in a lot of the investment grade suburbs, a lot of ...

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Considerations for borderless investing

Anyone who’s a regular watcher of our videos will know that we’re proponents of borderless investing because not all of the states move in the same cycle. So whilst we think that time in the markets is a very good thing, we also think that an extension of that is actually timing the market to make sure that you’re in the state that’s got th...

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