The Right Time to Buy Your Home is When You Find The Right Home

There’s an expression in real estate for prospective home buyers: ‘The right time to buy your home is when you find the right home’.

An interesting conundrum can arise for home buyers in Australia is when the very first home we find for them perfectly matches what they have described as being their ideal home.

Was it too easy? Are there better ones? An even more perfect fit?

It can be a problem, and the thought has crossed our mind that it might be better to hold off from presenting a buyer with the perfect match to their property requirements because of this dynamic.

While we’ve never done things this way, it can come as a surprise to buyers who have searched unsuccessfully only to have us come up with what they were seeking, first up.

Our recommendation is just this: while we are happy to keep a search going, there is one strong recommendation: ‘the right time to buy your home is when you’re presented with the right home’.

We recommend following your ‘gut instinct’ – if the home feels right, it probably is and, on that basis, it’s the right time to buy.

It can be a tragedy to put it a property on hold when a property feels like it is the perfect fit and then find it sold to someone else. Particularly if we only put it on hold because its discovery appeared to be too easy.

Our job is to find you a home that best matches what you describe to us – within your budget and in a locality desirable to you.

Sometimes the ideal home happens to be found very quickly; other times the task is a challenge.

Whichever it is, when you put us to the test, we take the task seriously and leave very few stones unturned in our search.

First home buyers, home up-graders, home downsizers, investors, Australians working overseas and overseas buyers can all benefit from our services.

Visit us at BuyingPerthRealEstate.com or call us on 0412 926 190 and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.

“This Property Is Not Right For You!… I’ll Find You A Better One”

As a buyer of real estate, have you ever had an agent show you a property for sale that was not suitable for you? They then said they would try to find you a property better suited to your needs.

How many times has the agent followed up to find you the ideal property?

Typically, the answer to these questions is ‘never’.

Why? Because a real estate agent is engaged and paid by the seller to sell their property. They’re not paid by you, the buyer, so there’s no real incentive for them to track down the ideal property for you.

Real estate agents only show prospective buyers the properties that their company has for sale because that’s how they’re paid.

Legally and morally they are obligated to work on behalf of the seller when marketing a property.

And that is where the difference lies.

A buyer’s agent works the opposite way.

A buyer’s agent works for the buyer.

The role of BuyingPerthRealEstate.com is to find the property that best fits your needs – within your budget.

Buying Perth Real Estate prides itself in finding properties for buyers who are time poor or unable to see a range of properties. Or they lack the experience to handle challenging negotiation situations.

As highly experienced real estate agents, we have the background knowledge to know the realistic price of a specific property and to negotiate the price on your behalf.

Our knowledge of the property market ensures we find the best property for our clients’ needs and our negotiation experience enables them to have the property at the best price possible.

A highly experienced property buying agency service like BuyingPerthRealEstate.com more than pays for itself, so if you want the best value for your money on your next property purchase, why not call us for a chat?

We handle property purchases for all types of buyers – first home buyers, home upgraders, home down-sizers, investors, Australian expatriates living overseas and overseas purchasers.

Tell us what you’re seeking and your budget – and we’ll quickly assess the likelihood of us being able to act for you.

It’s so easy.

Call us for a chat on 0412 926 190, and we’ll let you know what we can do for you or visit www.buyingperthrealestate.com and find out more about us.

We can save you time, stress and money and give you the confidence of having the best property suited to you, for what your money could buy.

West Australia’s First Home Buyers Should Be Getting A Better Deal

In many states across the country including Western Australia, First Home Buyers are being encouraged to build or buy new. A question arises: is that the right move for them to make?

The First Home Buyers Grant, only available on the proviso that First Home Buyers build or buy new homes is skewed towards helping the home building industry. Is it in buyer’s interests, though?

I don’t think so!

I strongly agree with Damian Collins, President of the WA Real Estate Institute who recently said it is the first home people buy that is the most important.

It’s an accurate statement given that it is the capital growth from their first home that will enable them to be able to afford to trade up to their next home.

The reality is that better capital growth generally occurs in established suburbs rather than outer suburb localities where new housing subdivisions have been developed.

In effect, the bias of the First Home Buyers Grant is not doing First Home Buyers many favours at all.

As a Buyers’ Agent, I strongly advise First Home Buyers to purchase land extremely selectively – if they wish to build a new home. I go out of my way to find a block in a locality that has the potential for capital growth.

Unfortunately, First Home Buyers are not given the guidance they should.

Some agents and property developers see them as a market to be secured rather than helped for the future.

They’re not giving them the right sort of advice.

If a First Home Buyer can purchase without losing the advantage of the First Home Buyers Grant, they’d be best advised to buy an established property.

The reason for this, particularly when using a Buying Agent, is the price of an established home is generally negotiable.

People selling an established home are often motivated to sell and will consider offers when professionally presented.

The seller could be keen to upgrade, move to another location, or be forced to sell because of circumstances. All of these open the door to negotiation.

Unless a builder/developer is desperate to sell in abnormal market conditions, there is unlikely to be any possibility of negotiation on a new build.

What’s more, the discount obtained through a professionally negotiated price can be equal or greater than the First Home Buyers’ Grant – an excellent reason to use the services of a Professional Buyers Agent.

As a person who has been in the real estate industry for many years, it surprises me that more of Western Australia’s First Home Buyers don’t use the services of a Buyer’s Agent.

Buying Perth Real Estate is a buyer’s agency dedicated to finding the right properties for its clients and to saving them money through negotiating the best deal possible.

It takes years of experience in the real estate industry to know the right price within a particular market – it is not necessarily the asking price nor the price the homeowner may dream of realising.

An advocate acting on your behalf can save you thousands or tens of thousands while also helping you navigate through unfamiliar contracts and conditions.

For more information, call Clive Elliott from Buying Perth Real Estate on 0412 926 190.