Before we start searching for your ideal property, there’s important groundwork to be done!
The first step is for Buyer Marketing to take a full brief to find out the exact definition of your ideal property – likes, dislikes, budget, must-haves and so on.
Then we conduct a thorough analysis of recent sales comparable to the property you so desire – which helps us determine if your property criteria and budget are compatible with current market conditions.
We also examine properties currently on the market and using genuine past sales – not the agent’s quoted price – as a guide, determine what these properties are likely to sell for.
Once this research is complete, the search for your ideal home or investment begins!
There are two key ways we search for property: on market and off market.
Properties available ‘on market’ are visible and promoted to the general public. These are the ones you’ll find on major real estate internet portals like realestate.com.au and domain.com.au, and those the selling agent will tell you about if you contact them directly.
In many cases however, the volume of properties advertised and inconsistencies in how they are described and priced can make it both confusing and time consuming to search.
As your buyer advocate, Buyer Marketing does the legwork for you, creating a shortlist of properties that accurately meet your criteria so you don’t waste valuable time sifting through information and calling agents in your search for the ideal property.
Many properties are sold without ever being advertised.
Commonly known as ‘silent’ listings, these properties bypass the usual marketing and auction process. This can occur for several reasons, including:
Agents invite other real estate industry professionals like us to view the property before a campaign begins.
A sales agent may introduce the new listing to their property management department, inviting inspection by current landlords.
Sometimes a property owner wants to sell without making it public knowledge. This might be to avoid family conflict or curious neighbours, or simply because they value their privacy. It could be they don’t trust the auction process, want to avoid advertising costs or have other financial pressures.
The selling agent may believe they’ll achieve a better sale result by approaching qualified buyers individually, rather than by advertising or selling at auction.
“Peter made the process of buying an investment property so much easier, in fact I have no doubt we’d still be looking if we tried to do it ourselves. Peter’s enthusiasm, integrity and industry knowledge meant the process was stress free for us, especially not having to negotiate with the vendors agent to secure the purchase. We’d highly recommend his services for anyone looking to buy.”
“We did have a wonderful experience with Peter finding our home, in Bentleigh, in a very competitive and tough market. Peter had given us advice and at the same time being careful and always taking into account our feedback. We were new into de realestate market and his vision and experience of the field were proven invalueable. It will require a bit a trust and sometimes a bit of mind shifting but Peter will get you there. 5 stars for his services.”
“We are first home buyers during the crazy house buying season post covid where house prices were sky rocketing. Peter was honest and open about our options and inspected all the houses we suggested. He was even better than the real estate agent in looking after us! It only took us a month after engaging him to find our first home and it was within budget and within our tight criteria too. Always on time and in constant communication, even through to our final inspection which happened during the fourth lockdown. Will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to be led through the whole process without the stress of negotiating or time to go to hundreds of inspections.”
“Peter. What a life saver. We were first time buyers, and to every question, Peter had a wealth of knowledge to share. He came with us to inspections, called or emailed every day with updates, negotiated offers with agents, and looked after us every step of the way. He even found an off marked property, in the middle of the housing boom, and negotiated a better price than we had dreamed of. What made us trust Peter was when he told us no. Steering our hopeful eyes away from structurally unsound places. Steering hopeful hearts away from negotiations that had exceeded our budget. Steering us into our dream home at the end. Thanks Peter!”
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Peter’s services as a buyer’s advocate. Peter’s help in purchasing our home was game changing. Before he officially started working for us, we did some initial research and turned up to house inspections. Very quickly – in an overheated, extremely competitive market – it became evident that we were completely out of our depth and made mince meat of by the agents. I have no doubt that the purchase of my home would not have happened without his help, or that I would have paid way too much. I have worked with advocates in the past, and Peter stands out as the most experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled. He was available virtually around the clock during critical times, consulting closely on a regular basis. His feedback and guidance in the process was well balanced. He provided expert guidance where needed, while being careful not to influence me in decisions of personal taste, listening to and respecting my preferences. His ability to perform under pressure (indeed he seems to thrive on it!), and ability to handle my anxieties under pressure, were exceptional. On top of this, he is personally engaging, and a highly skilled negotiator. His passion and energy for his work are contagious, and his calm guidance and breezy good humour in the midst of a stressful process helped carry me through moments of doubt and despair. Perhaps the most impressive moment was the way he handled my sudden and unexpected “cold feet” at the eleventh hour. It became clear to me at that point that he was not trying to make a quick sale but truly wanted to get a result that I was happy and comfortable with. In a field of sharks, he impresses as a man of integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my closest friends and family.”
“Peter helped us acquire a wonderful first home within 9 days of us engaging him. He took into account our long list of criteria, was highly responsive and made the time to attend a last minute inspection. Peter calmly guided us through the negotiation process and attended the property with one hour’s notice to finalise the contract. Thank you Peter for making the process so smooth!”
“I cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Peter. He was an absolute pleasure to operate with and his direction and guidance was invaluable, helping to alleviate much of our anxiety and uncertainty. Peter was constantly on hand to answer any of our queries and we felt he completely understood what we were looking for. Ultimately, we found the perfect home thanks to Peter. We will definitely be looking to seek his services again in the future and would certainly recommend him to anyone considering to employ a Buyers Advocate.”
“I am writing to say, that I found Peter Fox, my Buyers advocate, to be very professional and knowledgeable, he certainly knows his job. He found me, my perfect home. And with his bargaining powers,I was able to purchase the property, for a price that I was very happy with. Having Peter always on hand, gave so much confidence. I am so glad that Peter was on the house buying journey, with me.”
“Thank-you Peter for your professional help in purchasing 1 Princess Street Richmond, all settled first meal on the floor. Thank you so much for your help in getting us our little dream home, wouldn’t have happened without you! Kind regards, Jon & Nic.”
“Peter’s professionalism in assisting us buying our house was invaluable. As someone who does not like “swimming with the sharks”, I was very happy with the way Peter engaged the Vendor agent and brought the purchase to fruition quickly and painlessly. For us it was money well spent.”
“My experience with Peter was that he was easy to deal with, motivated and excited by the chase! He helped streamline the process and take the stress out of bidding at auction!”
“Peter Fox helped us buy a property in Fitzroy North through a process of “Expressions of Interest”. He was very professional and made the job of purchasing the property so much easier than it would otherwise have been. I believe without Peter’s skills we wouldn’t have been successful in our purchase. I would recommend anybody buying a house to speak to Peter first.”
“It was a pleasure working with Peter Fox from Buyer Marketing. He listened attentively and researched the areas that I wanted to buy my investment home. I gave his some starting research of my own and we went together on a journey of due diligence, where it became very clear to me what my budget could afford and clarified what was not possible. Given the choices available and during negotiations and initial offers he changed my mind on going too far in price, and diverted me quickly to the best offer on hand. Once the decision was made, he told me we had to work quickly. His vast experience was evident. There were now other interested parties and he was right to urge me to move quickly and with confidence. This house was one I actually found first, and I was the first person to see this house. The value I got from Peter was the confidence that Peter and I walked the same path together and did all our research and came to the best decision and moved quickly when we had to secure the house. I would highly recommend Peter if you are looking for a Buyers Advocate, due to his many years of experience and his attention to detail, where other very high profile Buyers Advocates that I spoke to before Peter, first were not listening to my needs, were not as experienced, and had little knowledge of the areas I was interested in, as if these locations were already way too close to the city to be in my price range. Peter just worked all around.”
“I would like to state with all sincerity that Peter acted with honesty and integrity during the whole negotiating process for the purchase of my new home in Richmond hence no need to go to Auction at a very attractive price for myself. His advice and constant updates were informative and reassuring. I felt consulted and on board with all matters pertaining to my purchase. Peter is a charming and personable man. I interviewed other Buyer Advocates and felt Peter is the best in the business. He is an honest man and his integrity and due diligence was obvious to me from the start of engaging his services. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Peter to other purchasers.”
“I want to thank you so much for the concentrated effort that you put into purchasing our new home. We have known and dealt with Peter for over 8 years. Peter has shown us through many properties and has purchased our third property, a prominent blue-stone house in Williamstown. We have always been very happy with Peter’s casually sophisticated negotiating style. Peter has always been a pleasure to deal with, a real gentleman, we look forward to dealing with Peter again whether we buy another property. Peter is our man!”
“Hello Peter, I just wanted to write a note thanking you for your professionalism in negotiating the purchase of our new home in Camberwell. We are obviously wrapped with the actual purchase of the home but we have also been impressed with your honesty, courteous and thorough disposition. We knew the house was going to move fast and to turn around a same day inspection along with all of the necessary documentation of assessments, contracts etc and be able to make a same day purchase super simple was impressive. I look forward to future transactions in expanding my Real Estate Portfolio and will be seeking your services again when I am back in the market.”
“I would love to thank Peter for his prompt attention in helping us find our lovely Victorian Terrace in Richmond. Peter was extremely helpful throughout the process in finding the right property in a very competitive market place. His negotiation skills were outstanding. He in bought our property at the right price to fit our budget. We will be recommending Peter to our friends trying also to buy a property in the near future.”
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