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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!

Key things you Look for in a Contract of Sale

The things that I look for in a Contract of Sale to protect my clients would be the terms and conditions and what Section 32 look like. The contract can set out a range of special conditions that can be adverse to a purchaser. So a contract of sale definitely favors a vendor in a standard sense so when you layer it up with special conditions, it ca...

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Bidding at Auctions between Now and Christmas

>> Play Audio Here   Christmas and New Year is getting close but never let those deter you from bidding at an auction for the property that you think ticks all the boxes. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner interviews Bryce and asked him for some tips auction during Christmas period. Here's a snippet of the interview: ...

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Property Professionals: Who do you Trust?

As a Property Investor, you want to work with the most reliable and trustworthy people to help you build up your portfolio. But how do you know who's in your corner or who's out to get you? In the December 2014 Issue of Your Investment Property Magazine, Miriam Bell interviews a panel of property professionals like Ben Kingsley to ask for their opi...

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Negotiable Terms in the Contract of Sale

There are terms that are negotiable on a Contract (Contract of Sale). Most notably, deposit, settlement date, price and sometimes there might be some subject to condition that the purchaser requires to be imported into the contract unless of course, if you're buying in an auction, you won't have the opportunity to negotiate such terms. The depos...

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What do you Look for in a Buyers Advocate?

If you're looking to work with a Buyers Advocate, you need to ask the question: What am I looking for in my Buyers Advocate/Buyers Agent? Well, the first question is coming back at you and that is why are you actually buying? If you're buying for owner occupier purposes, then a local buyers agent who knows their city, or their area within the ci...

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Buying an Off Market Property

As Buyers Agents, we absolutely love a good off market opportunity. The key here is having a great network, as these kinds of property sales, while perhaps not having to deal with anywhere near as much competition, require strong property market understanding and negotiation skills if the buyer is to get a good deal. When the market is humming a...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 3

Auction Tip No.4 Now my fourth tip is actually, don't be afraid of the Auction process because I know a lot of buyers are really scared off by bidding at auction. It's a really transparent process. If we're buying something at a private sale, say the agent rings you up and say, "Hey, I've got 2 people interested and I need you to put your best and...

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Preparing your House for Sale

A property investment strategy can be a buy and hold or sometimes, a buy, hold and sell. But for those who had gone through the selling path, you would know that most of the heavy lifting are done when preparing your house for sale. In this episode of Look At Property Season 8, Ben Kingsley offers his point of view as a Buyers Advocate and explains...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 2

Auction Tip No.3 The third tip for anyone looking to buy a property at auction is to get your ducks in a row. First is finance. I know it sounds very straightforward and simple but the amount of people who actually do turn up at auction without having their finance done is really does amaze me. But the other thing is you need to have it look at...

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Seventh Heaven

Bryce Holdaway is recently interviewed by Sunday Times, Perth on the seven top tips to help make your home ownership dreams come true. Here's a snippet of the article: "There are plenty of would-be homebuyers who are beyond desperate to get a foothold on the property ladder. In my line of work, I see so many people go through the process of buyi...

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Planning your purchase ahead of Christmas

If you’ve been in the property market long enough, you would know that the market is ever changing even on holiday seasons. With around 2 more months to Christmas, we thought it would be best for us to write about planning ahead for people who are currently looking to buy a property and what to look out for.   Owner Occupier The propert...

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