Lloyd and the team at Aus Property Professionals are seasoned buyers’ agents, with offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.
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. A good buyers’ agent can achieve this for you.
Many buyers feel disadvantaged as the favour is stacked towards vendors. By employing a Newcastle buyers agent, you are able to have someone advocating for you. This means you can mitigate the risk as you will have someone who is independent, experienced, and can perform all the leg-work.
Why you should use Aus Property Professionals as your Newcastle Buyers’ Agents
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 complement your portfolio. This will assist with your serviceability when you look to purchase your next property.
For many of our clients, they just do not know where to start when it comes to purchasing a property for the purpose of investment. Working in multiple markets means we can provide advice independently and have access to many investment tools to understand the feasibility of the current market.
Working as a buyers agent in Newcastle, we 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 is based on thorough research and experience in the market.
You can easily save money by 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 better and avoid purchasing the wrong property, which could end up costing you thousands. Our job is to ensure you get the right property in Newcastle, at the right price.
You will also be able to save time and money by 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. You wouldn’t dare try to sell a property in Newcastle without the help of a local real estate agents. So why should purchasing a property be any different?
Our Newcastle buyers agent services include:
- 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 we recommend to you.
- Due Diligence – including strata, arranging the building and pest inspections, etc.
- Checking final contracts.
Newcastle High Growth Areas
The harbour city of Newcastle, 160 kilometres north of Sydney, has been attracting significant interest from investors. House prices have continued to stay strong even though Sydney has peaked.
Newcastle, particularly, has excellent prospects and is getting strong rental returns. The city also has all the major growth drivers of a capital city but at a much cheaper price point. The affordability factor and the potential to manufacture growth through duplex developments and granny flats are big draw cards for Newcastle, bringing investors from other capital cities, especially Sydney.
There is a lot of new infrastructure, including the new light rail and significant areas of rezoning across the city.
Hotspotting founder Terry Ryder put Newcastle on his top five “boom towns” nationally, due to a large pipeline of residential and non-residential construction. Put simply, Newcastle is the ideal place to begin or continue your property journey. Streamline the process by working with a Newcastle buyer’s agent you can trust with Aus Property Professionals.
Properties in Newcastle we’ve helped our clients purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
Why work with a Newcastle buyer’s agent?
Say goodbye to competition
Working with a buyer’s agent means that you’ll have an agent on-side to find, inspect, and lease with real estate agents on your behalf. That means that you can say goodbye to eyeing off the competition at every house inspection, with the exclusivity that can only be provided to another professional in the industry.
Experience the property market on your terms
There’s no doubt about it – once you’ve decided that you’re ready to buy, it can be an extremely exciting period. However, the excitement can completely wear off within weeks after traipsing through disappointing properties and scrolling through lacklustre listings.
After your initial consultation, your buyer’s agent will work with you to draft a list of your property requirements and non-negotiables. From there, you can leave the process of finding potential properties in their hands. While it might seem like your dream property is impossible to find, believe us, we’ll find it. By working with a buyer’s agent, you’ll only see the cream of the crop. Experience the property market like never before by working with the experts at Aus Property Professionals.
Access to off-market opportunities
There are a number of reasons for a seller to keep their property off market. For starters, they may want to get the deal wrapped up relatively quickly, without having to go to market. Sellers may want more privacy, and other’s may have a good relationship with their selling agent and feel that they can trust them to get a good deal without hitting the market.
Here at Aus Property Professionals, we have fostered and nurtured excellent relationships with local selling agents in Newcastle, which means we’re often one of the first contacts if the agent has a new property to sell. Whether the seller wants to keep it off-market, or the real estate agent wants to offer pre-access before it gets listed, we’ll be the first to know about it. If the property ticks your boxes, we’ll be sure to make sure you’re the second to know!
Unparalleled investment advice
One of the main point of differences between Aus Property Professionals and other buyer’s agents in Newcastle is our real-world investment experience. Director and lead agent at Aus Property Professionals, Lloyd Edge, is an award-winning buyer’s agent who personally went from a $250,000 one-bedroom unit on a schoolteacher’s salary, to expanding his $15m property portfolio.
Over the years, Lloyd has personally experienced many trials and tribulations with property investment. Combining this learned experience with a genuine passion for property and excellent educational and communication skills, Lloyd is able to provide unmatched investment advice and knowledge. Lloyd and the Aus Property Professionals team have helped hundreds of Australians get ahead in property – whether they’re looking at their next beachside family home in Newcastle, or their next investment property.
Skip the fluff
Navigating the property market alone can be daunting. There are large sums of money involved, time and financial commitments to consider, and serious decisions to make – not to mention real estate agents are extremely persuasive, and wherever you go, you’ll find countless ‘experts’ who claim to know where you should be putting your money and why.
Working with a buyer’s advocate, you can relax knowing you’ve got an expert on-side with your best interests front of mind. Your agent can source properties, advise on location and budget, review contracts, bid at auctions, and negotiate with real estate agents on your behalf. Buying property in Newcastle doesn’t have to be complicated.
How much does it cost to work with buyer’s agents?
Generally, buyer’s agents in Newcastle will charge fees that range from 1.5% to 3.5% of the property purchase price, or they will have a fixed fee based on a sliding scale.
However – buying agent fees can vary enormously because not all agents are created equal. If you’re looking for a buyer’s agent with local knowledge of the Newcastle real estate market, who has experience, off market access, and can negotiate your property purchase, you’re going to pay more than if you were to work with a newly qualified agent. This doesn’t mean that more expensive fees will always yield better results – so your measuring stick should come down to experience, track record, and established names rather than the most costly services.
At the end of the day, a property purchase is going to be one of the (if not the) biggest purchases of your life. While it’s important to be budget conscious during this period (after all, you’re in the property market now), it’s also important to work with someone that you can trust.
Our fees? We operate off a fixed fee rate, depending on your specific requirements and level of service you need. We provide cost-effective solutions to Newcastle buyers of all profiles. If you’d like to set up a strategy consult with one of our experts, get in touch with Aus Property Professionals today.
Working with a buyers’ agent will save you immeasurable amounts of time and even prevent you from paying too much for a property, so the better question to ask is -what is the cost of NOT hiring a buyer’s agent?
Can you work with my mortgage broker or lender?
You bet. Having a great mortgage broker and buyer’s agent goes hand in hand with a seamless property transaction. We’ll work closely with your mortgage broker and lender to ensure you’re getting the best possible outcome.
Can my buyer’s agent go to auction for me?
Absolutely. Auctions aren’t for everyone! The high-stress nature of an auction is where we thrive – but we understand if you’re not up for it. Your Newcastle buyers agent can work on your behalf to bid at an auction, make decisions, and secure the property of your dreams. Within the local Newcastle real estate market, we regularly attend and win auctions for our clients.
Which areas will you cover in your property search?
We understand that you likely have a specific property and location in mind – we’ll do everything we can to tick those boxes. Our buyer’s agents may expand the search for Newcastle buyers into the local areas of Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and wider Hunter region, and Maitland. When you decide to buy property, it’s important to keep an open mind without compromising on your must-haves. As such, we’ll discuss the Newcastle area with you extensively to ensure we’re on the same page.