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Frequently Asked Questions

Need help? Be sure to look at our FAQs below for answers to your questions!

What does a Buyers Agent actually do?

A Buyers Agent works exclusively for you and you alone. Unlike a real estate agent we are not representing the seller and do not receive any fees or commissions from them.

We work with you, the property buyer, to search, locate and appraise properties to ensure we meet your specific housing requirements; your desired wish list. Whether the property you want is for your family home or an investment property.

We do all the legwork for you; running around inspecting properties, liaising with our network of industry contacts to source properties that will meet your needs.

Once suitable properties are located we utilize our extensive property experience to carefully negotiate for you, to secure favourable terms on your behalf.

Additionally a Buyers Agent is able to provide access to ‘off market’ or private property sales. This service alone can often save you, our clients, tens of thousands of dollars as often there is less competition and the property negotiation can be carried out in a discreet and confidential manner.

If you want to save yourself time, additional stress and frustration and would like the expertise of a Buyers Agent guiding you then call Mayfield Property Buyers for an obligation free consultation today.

Who does a Property Buyer help? Do you only help property investors or do you help families and first home buyers too?

We help those who want to save time, save money and eliminate frustration and overwhelm from the property buying process.

With over 10 years’ experience buying property, Mayfield Property Buyers helps people from various stages of life to secure their desired property.

We are not defined by helping just one group of people, but rather we are able to help those who want the expertise of a buyer’s agent, a trusted adviser to work for them.

Many of our clients have come to us after being referred and are in need of our buyer advocacy service to assist them in a number of ways; we find most of our clients are:

  • Buying their first home
  • Building a property portfolio and are needing help with buying investment property
  • Are busy professionals with a growing family and need to upgrade to a bigger home, but find it hard to juggle house buying and young children
  • Are looking to buy property with super through a SMSF as recommended by their financial adviser
  • No longer need a big home and are looking to downsize and access equity for a better lifestyle.

With an extremely competitive and fast paced market in Sydney we also get the call from those who have found their ideal property but are very nervous about bidding at auction and want the guidance and expertise of a property buyer to bid and negotiate on their behalf.

As you can see, we provide real estate advice and peace of mind to property buyers from all walks of life; with various needs and goals.

If you want help with securing your next property, feel free to call for a no obligation confidential chat on 0410 545 721 or contact us here and let’s see how we can help you.

Is your Buyers Advocacy services confidential?

Absolutely! And not just because it’s the right thing to do!

Everything we do at Mayfield Property Buyers is about advocating for you, the property buyer. To best represent our clients, it’s imperative that we always act in a discreet and confidential manner.

When you engage us to act as your buyers advocate, it is essential that the selling agent can never know what you’re really thinking, what your real financial position is, or what you’re really prepared to pay for a property. By keeping our cards close to our chest it protects you the property buyer and helps us to effectively negotiate throughout the buying process; to best deliver your desired property at the right price.

Call Mayfield Property Buyers now for a free confidential chat on 0410 545 721 and discover how we can discreetly help you secure your next property.

As a buyer’s agent do you provide a guarantee that you can help me?

Mayfield Property Buyers take the time to completely understand your needs. This is determined right at the beginning when we take a client brief. If we feel that we cannot assist you we will be very upfront with you in the beginning.

Otherwise for all our clients we offer a  7 day satisfaction guarantee.

Once we are engaged as your buyer’s agent we know we can definitely find you a property that matches your brief. Sometimes it happens immediately, sometimes we have to keep searching for a little while longer, as it’s not about snapping up the first property that comes along.

We do not impose a time limit as this is when people can get impatient and risk making poor decisions. Instead we continue to work for you until we locate the property that meet your needs; whether they are for personal and lifestyle goals or to meet your investment criteria.

So if you are after an advocate to work hard for you and find you the best property for your needs then call Mayfield Property Buyers today on 0410 545 721.

With our 7 day satisfaction guarantee why not put us to the test!

Do you ever work for vendors to get the highest possible sale price?

As a Buyers Agent our business is focused on providing real estate advice for buyers and helping you, the property buyer through the property buying process.

We never represent a seller; we only ever represent you, the buyer.

Your typical real estate agent working for many of the national brands is a ‘seller’s agent’. We believe sellers have enough representation in the marketplace already.

Mayfield Property Buyers goal is always to find you the right property and to get it for the best possible price; we can’t do that if we are selling the property, as we believe this is a conflict of interest.

Many clients who we assist with our property buying services often need help with selling their home too. If this is you, we are happy to consult with you to provide unbiased real estate advice to help you in preparing your home for sale. During the process we can recommend a seller’s agent who’ll will listen to your needs and work with you to you get the best outcome, but we don’t do that sort of work ourselves.

Contact us here or call John Carew on 0410 545 721 for a confidential discussion about your vendor advocacy services.

What is the cost of using a Buyers Agent in Sydney? What do you charge? I don’t want to spend a lot!

Mayfield Property Buyers charge a fixed-price fee for our services. We are transparent and upfront so that there are no hidden surprises.

We assist clients in a number of different ways and depending on the amount of work required, the package chosen and the types of properties you are searching for. These factors will determine the fee.

Our Buyers Agent fees are not a ‘one price flat fee model for all’. This is because everyone has different needs and chooses different service offerings from us.

Our pricing structure also depends on how many suitable properties are available in your price range, and how much competition there is at the time of engaging us to work exclusively for you.

As a guide our complete comprehensive package starts from $10,000, our appraise and negotiate service starts from $6,000 and our Auction Bidding service starts from $500

Our fixed fee usually pales in comparison when you see how much we can save you on the property purchase.

We’ve saved some of our clients thousands and thousands of dollars - in same cases over $100,000! That’s why most of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals.

If you’re looking for an expert to work with you; to save you time and stress, property buyers know that having a Buyers Agent in their corner just makes sense.

Call Mayfield Property Buyers today on 0410 545 721 to discover more about how we can help you.

Can you tailor your property buying service to my budget?

Mayfield Property Buyers offer a range of services to cater for the different needs of our clients.

Some clients need help right from the very beginning of the property buying process and others may need our assistance a little later on; with property negotiation or when bidding at auctions.

You can choose your level of investment by choosing only the service that is right for your personal circumstances.

Whether you’re trying to:

You’ll find our fixed fees pricing model is affordable to most budgets.

If you have never used a buyer’s agent before we understand you may have lots of questions, feel free to call John on 0410 545 721 to learn more or you can get in contact with us here.

I’ve decided I need a Buyers Agent? How do I get started? And how does the process work?

It’s very easy to start the process. All you need to do is give John Carew a call on 0410 545 721. Or contact us here, and we will get in touch with you shortly.

We’ll have a free and confidential chat about your needs. If you decide Mayfield Property Buyers is right for you, John will organise a time to visit you to talk about your needs in greater detail.

You see, we understand not all property buyers have the same needs. Some need a little real estate advice and others prefer us to take care of everything; from start to finish.

After taking your brief we will get to work to help you secure the right property, at the best price and in the shortest possible time (often in just a few weeks!).

Take the first step towards buying exactly the right property at the best possible price. No obligation, no pressure. Just a quick chat to tell us what you're after.

We may already know of a silent or ‘off market’ listing that fits the bill perfectly.

We look forward to working with you and helping you find the best property for your needs.

If you find the property I want, can you negotiate the best possible price for me?

Other than saving you a lot of time, negotiation is a core part of what we do as property buyers. It’s critical to getting the best possible price on any property.

Sure, you can try and negotiate property terms yourself (even if we found the property for you), but negotiating is an art-form that requires experience and a cool, calm composure.

Negotiation is about more than just presenting an offer; it’s about using subtlety, objectivity, being level-headed and also having the confidence and conviction of knowing when to walk away.

It’s not easy being all those things when you have an emotional stake in the property, and a lot of your money is on the line.

If you want helping help negotiating the price and terms of your next property then talk to John from Mayfield Property Buyers on 0410 545 721; he loves negotiating property and working hard to get you the best deal.

Do buyer’s agents hear about properties before they’re listed on realestate.com.au?

Yes! Many properties often don't even make it to the public domain; these are often referred to as private house sales or ‘off market’ listings.

Good buyer’s agents are told of a property being listed for sale before it is listed online or advertised in a shop window.

There are many people selling their homes that may not want it public knowledge; they may prefer their property and personal business matters dealt with discreetly.

Mayfield Property Buyers have extensive relationships with dozens of local real estate agents, solicitors, financial planners and as such we often get the call as soon as a property is ‘on the market’ and open to negotiations.

Why is this? Because those who work in the real estate industry know that when you have engaged the services of a buyers agent in Sydney then you are serious about buying a home or buying an investment property and that you are in the position to buy now.

Give us a call on 0410 545 721 now and let’s discuss what type of property you are looking for.

Buyer’s agent versus seller’s agent: What’s the difference?

Buyer’s agents or property buyers do everything in their power to get that property at the lowest possible price. When you engage a buyer’s agent our entire focus is about supporting, you the buyer, to secure the property at the best price and do so with the least amount of stress.

So one of our goals is to save you money and do it with ease.

On the other side of the fence is a seller’s agent such as your local Ray White real estate agent. They are engaged by the seller and paid a commission by the seller. Their role is to work hard on the vendors behalf to sell the property at the highest price.

You can see that a buyer’s agent is focused on helping you, the property buyer, achieve your lifestyle and investment goals; and the real estate agent or selling agent is focused on selling the home by getting as many people interested in the listed property to drive interest and competition to get the highest price for the seller.

So you can see that there is a big difference and that your local real estate agent may not have your best interests at heart

If you want a buyer’s agent who works exclusively for you, the property buyer, to help you secure your dream property at the best price possible whilst saving you time and eliminating stress, then please contact us here or call Mayfield Property Buyers on 0410 545 721 and we will be happy to discuss your needs; obligation free.

Why should I use a Buyers Agent such as Mayfield Property Buyers? Can’t I just do it all myself?

Yes! Of course you can take care of the property buying process yourself.

But as you already know buying property is stressful, time-consuming and can be risky, especially if you don’t know what to look out for as there is so much to consider, so many moving parts and many parties involved in the property buying process.

If you are like many of our clients you may find that with the demands of your job or trying to juggle a young family it can be difficult to find the time to select suitable properties and analyse them to your ‘wishlist’, it can be confusing trying to determine the value and price point, and then negotiate with multiple real estate agents to get a better deal.

And if you have already started your property search you may have experienced the fast pace, high-pressure nature of the Sydney market. Or may have already attended an auction only to find that the properties you thought you could buy are selling way above your budget or are being snapped up even before auction day comes around.

With emotions running high, it’s long not before you feel drained, frustrated and a little overwhelmed and when you start to feel like this it’s a sign that you could run the risk of overpaying or buying the wrong property.

A good property buyers agent will save you time, save you frustration, will educate you and keep you informed. They will work with you as your partner and trusted adviser to help you secure the ‘right’ property for your needs.

Of course, a property buyer who lives and breathes property can also save you tens of thousands or more, just as we have done for a number of our clients. Learn more about our buyer’s agent services here.

Contact Mayfield Property Buyers here or call 0410 545 721 to discover how we can help you so you don’t have to do it all yourself.

As a Buyers Agent in Sydney what areas do you service?

Mayfield Property Buyers specialise in buying properties for our clients within the Sydney city fringes such as the north shore and inner west areas of Sydney.

We have a strong relationship and long standing history of helping our clients buying investment property or securing their first home in and around the areas typically referred to as:

  • Inner West

  • Upper and Lower North Shore – such as Lane Cove, Willoughby, Lindfield, Pymble

  • Northern Beaches

  • Eastern Suburbs

  • Hunters Hill,

  • Gladesville and Ryde areas

  • Inner West,

  • Sydney – such as Drummoyne, Balmain, Leichhardt, Newtown

  • North Shore, Sydney – such as Mosman, Cammeray, Seaforth

John Carew was schooled and currently resides in the Gladesville, Hunter Hill and Ryde areas of Sydney and with many family and friends using and referring his buyer advocacy services these are areas that he has a very intimate understanding of.

To learn more about the areas we service, call now for a free no obligation chat on 0410 545 721.

If I engage a buyer’s agent do I get to personally inspect the properties also?

As a Buyers agent we work solely for you our client and you can do as much or as little of the property search and selection as you require.

Most of our clients like to inspect the property themselves, especially if they are going to be living in them; so we work with you and the vendor to arrange a suitable time to do so.

Many clients we assist have bought multiple properties and are adding another property to their investment portfolio; these clients may choose to have us inspect the property on their behalf, which as your property buyer we are happy to do.

You can choose for us to inspect the properties solely on your behalf or we can visit the property together. As a good property buyers agent, we are here to support and guide you throughout the process. We will work together to achieve the best possible outcome and understand that each client has different needs and so our service is tailored to reflect accordingly.

Contact Mayfield Property Buyers today on 0410 545 721 to learn how we can help you secure your next property.

I’m a first time home buyer and am overwhelmed by how much time it is taking me? How can a buyers agent help me?

Buying property can be stressful and time consuming whether you are buying first home or you’re buying your fifth!

Mayfield Property buyers help first time home buyers by providing them with real estate advice for buyers and educating and guiding you through the house buying process. (Be sure to download our free guide to stop you from making common property buying mistakes, click here)

We can help you by firstly getting clear on what type of property you are looking for; what location and budget you have and ensuring that you have your finances sorted to allow us to go to market.

We then get to work searching for suitable properties and shortlisting them for you. We will do all the leg work racing over Sydney to find the most suitable properties for you and then you can inspect them. Click here to learn more about the areas and locations we specialise in.

Once the right property has been sourced we negotiate hard to secure the property for you within your budget at the best price. We work hard to save you money. That’s what we are skilled at since we do this all day and have been buying property for over 10 years.

As your buyer’s agent we advocate for you and your needs and can help you with ensuring the property buying process runs smoothly. We help you with building and pest inspections, removalists, interior designs, and can put you in touch with many other service providers to make sure that this process is as seamless and hassle free as possible.

We understand that buying first home is a big step and a big investment and that is why our buyers agent fees are calculated on a fixed fee model so that you know all the costs upfront.

What to learn more? Call Mayfield Property Buyers for a confidential chat now on 0410 545 721.

Can you help us buy property with our superannuation or through a SMSF?

Mayfield Property buyers have helped many clients to buy property with super. We work with you and your financial adviser to secure a suitable property that meets this strict criteria. You can learn more here.

We welcome your call to discuss your needs and are happy to talk with your financial planner or adviser on your behalf too.

Contact Mayfield Property Buyers today and let us help you with creating wealth for a stronger financial future.

I work long hours; what hours do you work?

Mayfield Property Buyers understand that many of our clients have demanding jobs requiring long hours, or may work shift work or weekends.

With our office located in the Sydney city centre, this may make it easy for busy professionals to discuss their needs, but we also are happy to travel to you and do so in the evening or morning if need be.

Once engaged as your buyers agent we understand that negotiating to secure a property is not a 9am – 5pm activity and make ourselves available to ensure that the process is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

If you are finding that your current lifestyle or demands of your job are hindering your property search, call us today to learn more how we can help you make the property buying process easier.

Contact Mayfield Property Buyers here or call 0410 545 721.

Do you buy properties in other parts of Sydney?

Yes, we do.

Many clients have been recommended to us or are repeat customers so in order to best meet their needs, we have bought properties all over Sydney, from Parramatta to the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches, and everywhere in between.

If you have any questions about the areas we look after, contact Mayfield Property Buyers here or call 0410 545 721.

John Carew Buyers Agent

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