Whether you’re investing, buying your first home, upgrading or downsizing, a property buyer’s agent is your best ally.
Buyer’s agents represent your best interests and help you find the perfect property.
But the right person – and their role in the process – depends on your property investment strategy.
So, we put together this guide to help you find the best buyer’s agent, navigate the property market and realise your investment goals.
What is a property buyer’s agent?
Before diving into the ways a buyer’s agent can help your property search, let’s zoom out and look at their role more generally.
Property buyer’s agents help prospective buyers find the right home and negotiate the best price.
They represent the buyer throughout the search, sale and settlement, applying expertise and insight to achieve the buyer’s goals.
They can also offer strategic investment advice and support buyers after settlement—more on that a little later.
Is a buyer’s agent the same as a real estate agent?
Real estate agents tend to work on the seller’s side, while buyer’s agents support the purchaser.
The two work together to facilitate the property purchase.
This full-service expertise means one experienced partner can support a buyer through the entire property journey.
How a Perth buyer’s agent helps in your property search
The name “property buyer’s agent” doesn’t properly credit the range of services a full-fledged property professional can provide.
Buyer’s agents are the gurus and guides of the Perth property market, helping prospective buyers save money, time and stress in several ways.
Search and screen properties
Finding a decent property takes time.
Finding the perfect property, however, requires market insight, lateral thinking and property investment experience.
A buyer’s agent searches for properties on behalf of buyers, using specialist tools, insight, networks and experience to shortlist the best options.
Understand the market
The best property might be somewhere you don’t think to look.
A buyer’s agent searches for homes that best fit the client’s criteria, accounting for things like:
- Target suburbs
- Ideal size
- Current market values
- Future price potential
- Up-and-coming suburbs
- Renovation needs
A good buyer’s agent will have a ‘sixth sense’ for the Perth property market. They know the up-and-coming hotspots and how to find homes that tick all the boxes.
The resulting shortlist will be tailored to the client’s goals.
It could even include properties that aren’t listed online.
Find unlisted properties
One of the (many) reasons that it’s worth partnering with an experienced buyer’s agent is for their market connections.
Buyer’s agents often have good relationships with real estate agents and property developers.
Their network and reputation can grant you access to properties before they reach the open market, giving you an exclusive chance to secure your dream home.
Set up inspections
The time you spend scrolling through listing photos, emailing real estate agents and coordinating calendars could be better spent elsewhere.
Let your buyer’s agent do the legwork.
A good buyer’s agent will work with listing agents to arrange viewings at a time that suits you, and fill you in on any behind-the-scenes information about the property.
They can even conduct a preliminary inspection on your behalf to determine whether a property (such as a development, vacant block or “renovator’s delight”) is worth your consideration.
Negotiate the best price
Buyer’s agents know the market, and they know listing agents.
When you find the right property, they will help you:
- Negotiate the best price
- Present the most attractive offer
- Agree on conditions
- Finalise terms of sale
- Assess counteroffers
With the purchaser’s goals as their guide, a good buyer’s agent will apply their knowledge and insight to secure the best deal.
For example, if a buyer wants to cash out quickly, the buyer’s agent will help to negotiate a cash sale that makes you the preferred buyer.
Support you through the purchase (and after)
The property purchase process involves a good deal of legal and logistical complexity.
Buyer’s agents guide their clients step-by-step through the process, eliminating stress and reducing unnecessary costs.
They work with lenders, regulators and conveyancers (settlement agents) to smooth out steps like:
- Title checks
- Loan pre-approval
- Mortgage contracts
- Pre-purchase inspections
Buying a home is a significant financial and emotional investment.
It pays to have a partner by your side who is genuinely committed to supporting you at every step.
How to find the right buyer’s agent in Perth
Because there is so much a buyer’s agent can do to support your property journey, it’s essential to work with someone you trust.
Don’t settle for the first Perth buyer’s agent you come across.
A small investment in finding the right buyer’s agent pays off many times over throughout your property search.
Scrutinise their skills
A good buyer’s agent is a master of many trades.
For example, the Multiply Property Group team comprises experienced buyer’s agents, sales agents, subdivision experts and property managers.
Our role at Multiply Property Group does not end when we find a property that suits your immediate needs.
Instead, we look long-term, positioning your property purchase in a strategy that builds wealth for your future.
Whether you’re buying a home to live in, rent out, renovate or subdivide, you should always approach property investment strategically.
Research agents your target areas
Some buyer’s agents in Perth concentrate their networks and knowledge in specific suburbs or regions.
If you have a target suburb, it could be worth searching for buyer’s agents based in the area.
Just make sure the buyer’s agent is also keeping an eye on the surrounding areas so they can find properties that might not pop up in your initial search.
Assess their experience
Choose a buyer’s agent with proven, relevant experience:
- Recent experience in your target suburb
- Strong connections with real estate agents
- Contractor network if you need renovations
- Clients in similar financial and lifestyle positions
- Specialist services to provide end-to-end support
The Perth property market is fluctuating fast, making a buyer’s agent’s experience even more valuable.
We’ve seen situations like this before. We understand how to ride the highs and lows to get the best long-term results.
Trust your gut
Finally, trust your instincts when choosing a buyer’s agent in Perth.
You will know from the first meeting whether the person or company is professional, organised and attentive to your requirements.
More importantly, you will know whether they are on your side.
Perth’s preferred property buyer’s agent
Multiply Property Group is an experienced full-service partner with over 15 years of industry experience.
We work with prospective buyers and investors across the spectrum, from first home buyers to established investors, property developers and subdividers.
Our expertise, personal approach, and focus on long-term wealth creation make Multiply Property Group the best partner for your property investment strategy.