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Know Your Why
We want you to set some big-picture lifestyle goals. The process starts with goal setting. This is a vital first step to creating your property investment strategy. We will help you determine your long-term lifestyle goals, then look at how you can achieve these goals using property as the vehicle.
Founder & Managing Director
Lloyd Edge is a passionate property investor who has achieved financial independence through property. He is the author of Positively Geared, a book in which he wrote about his journey from teacher to building up a large property portfolio and achieving financial independence while still on a teachers' salary. Positively Geared is published by well known international publisher John Wiley and Sons and Lloyd aims to inspire people to achieve their dreams. He explains step by step, how to set an effective investment strategy and that Australia is still the lucky country and that Australian's can still get onto the property ladder with a minimal deposit and achieve their goals. Lloyd has been nominated several times as a finalist in the REINSW awards for excellence and the Real Estate Business (REB) awards. In 2018 he received 'Your Investment Property' Top Buyers' Agent award. Aus Property professionals has also been a finalist in the REINSW awards for best buyers' agency on a number of occasions.Read More
Buyer’s Agent Sydney
An experienced buyer’s agent is indispensable for clients who want to find the right properties for the right price. Without a buyer’s agent, Sydney, Brisbane, and Newcastle real estate investors are at the mercy of seller’s agents, who will only show properties they list, as opposed to properties that meet the needs of you, the savvy buyer. Lloyd Edge and his team are savvy buyer’s agents with a passion to help you succeed in real estate investment and achieve your lifestyle goals.
A Property Buyers’ Agent That Focusses on Clients’ Financial Freedom
Lloyd Edge and his team at Aus Property Professionals are your best choice for a property buyers’ agent who are on your side. A former teacher, Lloyd created real estate investment strategies that helped him garner a multi-million-dollar property portfolio that brings him enough money to retire outright. But he hasn’t retired. Instead, he started Aus Property Professionals to help investors just like you achieve their own financial freedom.
An Experienced Buyers’ Agent Buyers Can Trust
Lloyd and his team guide their clients through the inspection and buying process every day. With this extensive experience, they have the expertise to avoid the kinds of errors that amateur buyers make. Lloyd has learnt all the angles that make a real estate buyers’ agent worth his weight in gold to investors like you. He’ll discourage impulse buying and identify properties that sellers have overpriced with clever staging to attract unwitting buyers. You’ll never pay a single dollar more than you should to get your property.
With 16 years’ experience in the industry, including managing his own twelve million-dollar plus portfolio, Lloyd walks the talk. As a former teacher, he educates you to make informed decisions about a property’s potential value, as opposed to the sales hype most real estate agents make their stock-in-trade.
A Buyers’ Agent Who Can Find the Exact Properties You Want
A wide range of property choices: Aus Property Professionals have the kind of experience and connections that can help them find properties that range from small apartments, villas and duplexes, to multi–unit apartment buildings. They cover a wide range of areas and cities: Sydney, Brisbane, and Newcastle; South East Queensland, the Central Coast and the NSW Hunter region.
A total focus on buyers: Unlike other agents, the team at Aus Property Professionals will never show you unsuitable properties simply because they has to unload them for their seller clients. They simply don’t have sellers as clients—only buyers like you. With this kind of focussed strategy, you’ll find your property more quickly, negotiate the lowest price, and save time.
Connections in the Trades Gives Lloyd & His Team A Tactical Advantage
With Lloyd at your side, you’ll have someone that can recommend the best people to get your property in your hands, tidied up, and ready to lease or sell. Whether you need a solicitor, a building inspector, pest control professional, a mortgage broker, or a tradesman to get your property in better shape, Lloyd can get it done.
A Fully Licensed Buyers’ Agent That Works for You
Licensed as a buyers’ agent in multiple states, Lloyd holds a diploma in property services, giving him a huge advantage in the competitive multi-state markets. He appears often in print and radio media to promote property investment—allowing him to leverage his public persona for your advantage.
Put Lloyd’s Award-Winning Real Estate Expertise to Work for You
An expert negotiator, calm even under extreme pressure, Lloyd was a finalist in the REINSW Awards for Excellence — the most distinguished awards category for buyers’ agents in all NSW. With his red-carpet service for even beginning investors, he invests himself in your success. To enjoy the real estate investment success you’ve always dreamed of, contact Lloyd and his team at Aus Property Professionals today.
Featured on 'Real Estate Talk'
with Kevin Turner
Lloyd started his investment journey on a teacher’s income and today owns a property portfolio worth over $12 million and now helps his clients achieve their own lifestyle goals through strategic property investing. Lloyd joins Kevin Turner from Real Estate Talk to share his diverse range of investment strategies.Listen Now
What our clients are saying about us
Lloyd is very passionate and knowledgeable in the property space. He provides professional service with personal touch. He is hard working, genuinely cares and always looks after the best interests of his clients.David ChiaYellow Brick Road Wealth Management, Randwick
I have had experience with a lot of buyer's agents and Lloyd is the by far the best I have encountered. He not only acts as a normal buyer's agent but is a great project manager when putting together a duplex/triplex/complex build.
You learn directly from him and his fees are the most competitive I've seen for the services he provides. I will be working with him on as many projects as he'll take on for me 🙂
Can't recommend him enough.Nishan SequeiraSydney
I used Aus Property Professionals to help me purchase an investment property – they not only did the hard yards in creating a short list of properties to look at but when I had decided on the one they did the negotiation and saved me $30K from what I would have offered. This was much more than their fee.
I would highly recommend Aus Property Professionals to anyone looking to get into the investment property market.SuzanneBrisbane
Lloyd's duplex strategy is fantastic for immediate equity gain and moving forward quickly. If you don't have time on your side to wait for capital growth contact Lloyd at Aus Property to see his clever strategies.MichaelNewcastle
Aus Property Professionals set a clear strategy taking into account financial and lifestyle ambitions. They impressed me with their efficient and professional manner and were focused on the results I wanted.
Lloyd really listened and took time to understand me. He is also very contactable – any day, any time.
I have no hesitation in recommending Aus Property Professionals.David H.Sydney
My wife & I have used Aus Property Professionals to help us find our first investment property. Lloyd was very pleasant and proficient with all the steps leading up to the sale.
We are really happy with the duplex he has found us and with his prompt service.
We would highly recommend him and will definitely be using his services for our second one when it comes time.Michael LynchSydney
Lloyd provides a service that is world class. Being new to the property market, we have been so impressed with his expertise, knowledge and his ability to explain to us all that we need to know (in terms we understand!). He offers great advice and delivers on everything he promises.Lou LingSydney
I engaged Lloyd to project manage my triplex construction, and this has been one of the best decisions I have made.
Lloyd was involved in all of the project, from land selection, identification and purchase, design approvals, construction and tenanting the units.
In doing so, I made use of Lloyd’s vast knowledge, experience and relationships within real estate, which has been invaluable for me and my family.
Lloyd has kept me informed throughout the project, and I have been able to learn a lot as a result.
I am truly grateful, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lloyd and his team for anyone looking for an agent and/or project manager for all things relating to property.Alex EspinasSydney
What are the benefits of using a Buyers’ Agent to purchase an Investment Property in Sydney?
When looking to buy an investment property in Sydney, the process can be stressful, time consuming and taxing. For the inexperienced, purchasing the wrong investment property could also be very costly and not provide the outcomes you desired – and end up being more detrimental to achieving your long term lifestyle goals.
Choosing the right investment property comes down to knowing what you need, knowing what you can afford, and knowing all the market factors in play when you’re ready to buy.
Many buyers feel disadvantaged as the favour is stacked towards vendors. By employing a Sydney Buyers’ agent you are able to “level the playing field” by having someone advocating for you. By hiring an experienced buyers’ agent in Sydney, you are able to mitigate this risk as you will have someone who is independent, experienced, and can perform all the leg-work.
At Aus Property Professionals, we do not only provide services to purchase properties on your behalf, but we also mentor you through the process of growing an investment portfolio and help you design property investment strategies that are right for you. This level of service is invaluable to anyone wanting to create an investment portfolio over the long-term as we look at your portfolio as a whole and look for properties that will compliment your portfolio. This will assist with your serviceability when you look to purchase your next property.
Working as a Buyer’s Agent in Sydney, my clients often just do not know where to start to purchase an investment property. Working in multiple markets means I can provide advice independently and have access to many investment tools to understand the feasibility of the current market.
Auctions can also be a very stressful time for buyers, in particularly in a fast market like Sydney. I am often employed to attend auctions to assist with the anxiety, and to give our client an advantage over other bidders at the auction. I am there to guide a client on their strategic move and ensure my client does not over pay for the property as my judgement is not clouded by the emotions of the situation
Being experienced at bidding at auction and often the techniques I employ can be the difference in obtaining the property for my client. This is because I am able to maintain a level of objectivity, which is essential during auctions. My judgments are driven by research and facts so I am able to provide the buyer with advice and support.
Can I afford a Buyers’ Agent?
The question should be, can I afford not to employ a buyers’ agent?
For starters, a buyers’ agent is experienced in purchasing property and understanding the market value of a property. A Buyers’ agent will assist you to not over pay for a property, as well as employing expert negotiation skills to get you the best price attainable.
Working as a Buyers’ Agent in Sydney, I often get access to properties that you would never have known about, including private sales and properties yet to be listed.
Many properties that are sold never hit the public market.
A buyers’ Agent can also mitigate the risk of purchasing the wrong investment property as we are highly experienced, trained, and emotionally independent from the purchase. Out judgement is not biased and based on thorough research and experience in the market.
You can easily save money through employing a Buyers’ Agent, as getting access to their research will save you a lot of time and money. You will be able to understand the market a lot better and avoid purchasing the wrong property which could end up costing you thousands. Our job is ensure you get the right property at the right price.
You will also be able to save time and money through getting early access to growth areas. A Buyers’ Agent has access to valuable market knowledge, including the ability to identify new or upcoming ‘hotspots’. By the time an area is publicised as a hotspot, it is probably too late for the average investor to get into the market. Buyers’ agents make it their job to be ahead of the game, identifying key market trends and up-and-coming areas well ahead of the average buyer.
Saving you time, an experienced Buyers’ Agent will assist you with all areas of the property transaction, from setting an investment strategy, initial research, feasibility analysis, negotiation/ bidding, through to the settlement process.
Our fees cover:
- Setting an initial strategy session
- All meetings and communications with you, your broker, your accountant, and your solicitor.
- Access to our network of finance brokers, property managers, property insurance, solicitors.
- Property search, research, feasibility analysis, liaising with Real Estate Agents.
- Evaluating properties to ensure they suit your criteria.
- Preparation of property reports to help you evaluate the properties they recommend to you.
- Due Diligence – including strata, arranging the building and pest inspections, etc.
- Checking final contracts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buyers’ agents are licensed professionals who can assist a buyer in purchasing a home or an investment property. They will guide and advise you from the initial planning stage, through search, property appraisals, due diligence, background checks, negotiation, auction attendance, exchange of contracts, through to settlement.
Buyers’ agents also act as the middleman, liaising between your solicitor’s, accountants, financial advisors, and mortgage broker so you don’t have to. They will also be able to interpret these specialists’ “lingo” and explain everything to you in simple terms.
- Tailored strategy session including evaluating where you are in your current portfolio and how they can help you achieve your lifestyle goals
- Property search, research, and evaluation according to your criteria
- Source properties with the best capital growth prospects
- Feasibility study once you find the right property
- Attend public and private inspections
- Negotiate the right price
- Liaison with solicitor/conveyancer, accountant, mortgage broker, real estate agents, property valuer, building and pest inspections
- Liaise with Council and town planners
- Can sometimes assist in finding the right property manager
- Most importantly, a good buyers ‘ agent will educate you to make informed decisions about the value of a property
- Buyers’ agents have vast industry knowledge as well as insider contacts which means they can get a first look at a property before it is advertised and even access to properties off-market.
- They will save you a lot of time. They will complete all the groundwork and only present you a shortlist of properties that meet your criteria. You will get your weekends back, and they can assist in arranging private inspections at times that are suitable for you.
- They perform due diligence & research and can assist you to arrange a building and pest inspection to ensure all the necessary checks are completed.
- A good buyer’s agent is also an experienced investor and is on top of any market changes. They will prevent you from falling for novice investors traps.
- They can negotiate the lowest price on a property due to their experienced negotiation and auction bidding skills. They are independent and unemotional so will prevent you from falling for typical real estate sales tactics.
- They will be your support and explain the whole process along the way.
- They act as the main “go to” person between your solicitor, accountant, mortgage broker and financial advisor.
Buyers’ Agent fees will depend on the demand and experience of the Buyer’s Agent. Not all Buyers’ Agents are equal. The most experienced and established agents which have proven results will be in more demand, so will often charge more for their services than the newcomers to the industry. This does not at all indicate that the more expensive fees will get better results, you are paying for an established name and reputation in the industry. It is best to ensure you work with a Buyer’s Agent you trust, has a track record, and understands your long term property strategy
Your Buyers’ agent will guide you through the planning to ensure you are clear on what you can afford for your budget. They will also provide suggestions on what you need to be flexible on, as well as provide advice on your location.
They will save you time by shortlisting properties that fulfil your criteria so you don’t have to spend each weekend trawling through open homes. They can also assist arranging private inspections in times that suit you and your family.
If you’re nervous about purchasing your first property, a Buyers’ agent will be by your side guiding you to ensure you don’t pay too much for a property, or get caught up in emotions at the auction. They are independent and unemotional about the purchase, so will provide their honest feedback as well as prevent you from paying too much for a property.
Your Buyers’ agent can assist you in purchasing an investment property from initially setting a strategy to achieve your goal. They will be able to guide you on the best suburbs to purchase based on your budget and strategy, and ensure you avoid the typical mistakes novice investors might make.
Often investment properties are purchased in locations not close to where you live, and a Buyers’ agent will be able to guide you on the best locations to achieve your strategy due to their vast knowledge of the markets, because they are working in the markets every day.
Your Buyers’ agent will be able to explain all the requirements for an “investment grade” property and assist you to understand yields, returns, capital growth, and cash flow.
Yes, a Buyers’ agent is required to be licensed in the state they are operating in (different licenses per state due to legislation differences).
A Buyers’ agent should also be a member of a professional body such as the Real Estate Institute of NSW (or QLD, VIC, WA etc), Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), or Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA).
You can check a Buyers’ Agents license registration on the Fair Trading website.
The buyer pays the buyers’ agent their fixed fee or commission, as they are acting on behalf of the buyer.
Every buyers’ agent has their own payment schedule and structure, which they will go through with you prior to signing the buyers’ agency agreement.
Regardless whether it is a fixed fee or commission based, they’ll most likely charge you a certain amount upfront as an ‘engagement fee’ so that they can commence the property search and be remunerated for their time, with the bulk of the payment due when the contract goes unconditional.
Purchasing A Home
Buyer’s Agent fees will not be tax deductible if the agent has helped you buy a property to live in. This Is because the property you are living in will not be generating you any income (i.e. there is no rental income). The tax office views that only expenses incurred relating to you earning any assessable income can be deducted.
Therefore, you will not be able to claim as a tax deduction the expenses incurred relating to the agent finding the property and negotiating the contract.
Purchasing An Investment Property
If you employed a Buyer’s Agent to assist you with purchasing an investment property, although not immediately tax deductible against income tax, their fees may form part of the cost base for capital gains purposes in future. This means the fees charged by your Buyer’s Agent will reduce any capital gains tax you will have to pay when it comes to selling your property. The cost base is made up of the purchase price of the property along with many of the costs associated with the purchase, holding and sale of the investment property, e.g. stamp duty, borrowing expenses (loan application fees), legal expenses, auctioneer’s fees, capital improvement outlays and buyer’s agent’s fees.
Whilst an offset against future CGT may not be as financially beneficial as an immediate income tax deduction, it will offer some tax benefit in the future when you sell your property, which you may need to account for in your investing strategy.