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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!

Who Do You Take Your Advice From? | Free vs Fee

So the question is, who do you take your advice from when you are buying an investment property? There's really two side of the equation in this industry; someone who is prepared to give you the information for free versus someone like a Buyers Agent who is prepared to charge you a fee for service but the difference is this person who is giving you...

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Wanted: First Aussie Home

This globetrotting couple have finally put down roots here and are now searching for the Great Australian Dream - A home to call their own. In the March 2015 issue of Australian Property Investor Magazine (API), Ben Kingsley was asked to provide his professional advice to this couple who are looking to settle down in Australia by buying their Fi...

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Four Ways an Investor will Pay

It’s always interesting the psychology of property investor when I’m chatting to them the idea of if they are to pay for advice or whether they get the advice for free. Cause in my view, you are going to pay in four ways. First way is to pay through buying the wrong assets, and that is not an egotistical statement. That’s actually from exp...

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How to negotiate a great property deal out there?

Buying a property in a buyer’s market is a lot easier than buying in a seller’s market. With abundant properties, slow-moving sales, and low prices, you can snag a good deal even with rusty negotiation skills. Unfortunately, the Australian property market is not currently a buyer’s paradise. Across the country, prices have been steadily risin...

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Do Holiday Homes make Good Investments?

I’m often asked the question on whether or not Holiday homes make for great investments and generally speaking, from what I’ve seen, it doesn’t and largely it comes down to the fact that the time when you want to rent it out to get the maximum money from is actually the time when you want to spend the time in there with your family. So that...

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Buyers’ Agent Brief

Armed with an upwardly mobile couple's investment goals, three local experts set about finding the perfect strategy for kicking off their portfolio. In the January 2015 issue of Australian Property Investor Magazine (API), they introduced a new series called 'Buyers's Agent Brief'. Kieran Clair presented Bryce Holdaway with a hypothetical client...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 4

Auction Tip No.5 Now my fifth tip is if you're actually a bit fearful or have some anxiety around the auction process, why not engage the services of a professional buyers agent? Because Buyers Agents are generally in the field all week, looking at properties and have attended and bid at hundreds and hundreds of auctions. So you can actually tap i...

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Underquoting Is it a Myth or Does it Exist

“Quote it Low and Watch it Go” This is the term used by some real estate agents in the past but is now becoming extinct with updated legislation from the REIV coupled with large penalty fines. The truth is, many people buying at auction and within the general public are not aware of the relevant authorities and peak bodies that are trying to s...

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Buying at Auction in a Hot Property Market

>> Play Audio here   With the Property Market getting more competitive, you need everything you have to make sure you get across the line in an auction. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner interviews Bryce and asked him for some tips on buying at auction in a hot property market. Here's a snippet of the interview: "K...

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