In our 30+ years of buyer advocacy, we have learned that just as every property is unique, so too is every buyer.
As your buyers advocate, it’s not only our role but our responsibility to ensure we meet your individual objectives.
So whether you’re a property novice buying your first home, an expat re-entering the local market or an investor building (your portfolio) your self-managed super fund, we can help.
First Home Buyers
Buying your first home is often exciting, sometimes daunting but always a learning experience! Understanding agent jargon, getting the right financial and legal advice, and knowing what and where to buy can create frustration and overwhelm.
We get it! We’ll work side by side with you to make sure you understand every step of the way, from start to sold!
Moving to a bigger or better home is often a decision made at the eleventh hour, when someone finally says ‘Enough!’ Once you’ve made the decision, finding your new home can’t happen too soon!
If your next property purchase is about improving your quality of life, we can help you find one that satisfies your new needs, with a transition that’s smooth and stress free.
Once your current home becomes more of a burden than a haven and you decide to downsize, a feeling of overwhelm can arise. It’s understandable, we often become very attached to our homes and everything in them and it may have been years, even decades, since the last move!
We can help you find an easier to maintain property that supports your desired lifestyle, save you time and money, and reduce the anxiety that comes with moving.
Securing a property for investment is a strategic business decision. But whilst it may be more pragmatic than emotional, it’s still time consuming – and we all know time is money!
We can help you source the right type of property for your investment portfolio in a location with good prospects for rental yield and capital growth. Drawing on the latest knowledge and understanding of market indicators, we’ll manage the buying process with maximum efficiency (and you can claim Buyer Marketing’s fee as a tax deduction).
Whether you’re relocating or looking to invest, buying interstate property can be a daunting prospect. Travelling to inspect the properties is time consuming and expensive with no guarantee of success, whilst purchasing from an online ad means relying on often deceiving photography. It’s a no-win situation!
Add to this the variability of market conditions, affordability and rental yields between states and it’s not hard to see why having an expert on the ground makes all the difference.
Expats and Overseas Buyers
If you’ve been living outside Australia for some time, or are looking to invest in the Australian market, securing a property from offshore is challenging. From working across different time zones to foreign investment limitations and local regulations, it can be hard to make a confident, informed decision.
There’s simply no substitute for personal inspection and local knowledge. We’ll inspect, strategically assess and advise you on each property to provide the same level of certainty you’d feel if you’d inspected the properties yourself.
Executives & Professionals
The time poor professional may sound cliché, but there’s no denying many people now lead such busy lives they simply don’t have time to devote to property hunting.
We understand that your time is better spent doing what you do best. And as an experienced buyers advocate who buy property every day, securing your ideal home or investment is what we do best.
“Working with Peter to buy my first home was one of the best decisions I made. I instantly felt at ease and had a great rapport from our first meeting and really did trust that he had my best interests at heart. In a very competitive market I was struggle but Peter was an absolute gun and through some incredible negotiations locked down my dream home within a month of us starting the search. It was a collaborative effort and even though I chopped and changed locations we got it spot on in the end! I’m over the moon. Thank you Peter!”
“I engaged Peter’s services as a first home buyer who was nervous about purchasing on my own. The experience that Peter brought to the table really put me at ease and made the whole process seem very effortless. He provided me with all the information I needed, walked me through each step, guided me when I wasn’t sure and really listened to my needs and concerns. Having Peter communicate and negotiate with real estate agents on my behalf also took a lot of pressure off of me. He knew what questions to ask and, if needed, when to keep pushing. About a month after contacting Peter, I purchased a property that I absolutely love. I really don’t think I would have done so without all of his help and assistance. I highly recommend his services.”
“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.”
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