Below you will find a summary of our Buyers Agent process & associated Buyers Advocacy Fees.
Initial Property Assessment
Our verbal preliminary appraisal of properties for sale on the internet, taking into account your needs and wants (The Brief).
This includes location, photos, size of the property, floor plan, aspect, parking etc.
Every suburb has good and bad properties.
As Buyers Agents we then filter available properties on the market and proceed to the next step on only the best.
Detailed Assessment of Property & Sales Documents
As Buyers Agents, we then give you a detailed written Property Report, assessing the Property and the entire gambit of Sales Documents. We read every word on every page. Here is where we use our wealth of experience as Buyers Agents in Melbourne, to identify more subtle issues or hidden deal-breakers, and identify unfavourable special conditions.
Our Buyers Agent Melbourne fees or costs are based on one of the following:
A. Standard Report (no Owners Corporation)
B. Standard Report PLUS Owners Corporation Assessment
C. Standard Report PLUS Complex Owners Corporation
D. Standard Report PLUS Off Plan and Owners Corporation
Includes Special Conditions – any spec. variations, fair OC set up, best off-plan stamp duty, no power sub-stations, no material changes to Plan, etc.
Our Buyer Agent fees are payable on Seven (7) Days. Our Buyers Agents fees include GST.
If the Property is rejected at this stage, there are no further charges to you.
Formal Buyer Agent Engagement & Final Due Diligence
If the Property passes the two prior steps, and we all agree it is a good Property, that can be acquired within a suitable budget, we will seek Formal Engagement on our Authorities to Act as your Buyers Agents for the specified property.
Our Authorities to Act will include a Limited Power of Attorney (so we can do all the signing for you), and will contain a three-tier, incentive driven Buyers Agent Fee Structure, where the more cheaply we can Buy the Property for you, the more you and we both win (See “Successful Purchase” below).
We will then hunt down any outstanding issues identified in the Property Assessment Report and seek to improve the contract.
Payable upon Engagement.
Refunded to you on a successful Buy, when using Stonnington Conveyancing at Settlement.
If we are not successful in Buying the Property for you, there is no further charge to you.
If a Property passes all of the previous 3 Steps, it is then just “all about Price”. As Buyers Agents, we want to Buy Better for you so our fees encourage the best results.
Here is an example of how our Buyers Agent sliding scale price incentive fee brackets work.
e.g. the Vendors were asking $730,000 and they were quite adamant that was a bargain and “not negotiable”.
Fees Price Bracket 1
1% (plus GST) of the Purchase Price under the Contract, if the Purchase Price is higher than $690,000 but subject to and only up to the Client’s Maximum Price limit above or as otherwise Authorised by the Client (e.g at $700,000 = $7,000+GST).
Fees Price Bracket 2
1.25% (plus GST) of the Purchase Price under the Contract, if the Purchase Price is between $680,000 and $690,000 (e.g at $684,000 = $8,550+GST).Fees Price Bracket 3
1.50% (plus GST) of the Purchase Price under the Contract if the Purchase Price is less than $680,000 (e.g at $678,000 = $10,170+GST).
1.1% – 2.2% Neg. (min. fee of $5,500 incl. GST)
As professional Buyers Agents, we used our negotiation skills and negotiated the vendor down to $675,000, saving the Client $55,000 from the asking Price and our Buyers Agent Fee fell into the higher 1.5% bracket, earning us a few extra thousand for our good work!
Our Buyers Agent fee is payable prior to or at settlement (unless the Property is “Off-Plan”/Subdivisional, in which case 50% is payable on Seven (7) Days and the other 50% is payable prior to or at Settlement).
For more information regarding Melbourne buyer’s agent fees and services, feel free to contact us. You can call us on +61 3 9813 8444 or go to our Contact Us page where you will find phone numbers, email addresses, a map of our office location and an online contact form.
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1612 High Street, GLEN IRIS VIC. 3146
PO Box 207, GLEN IRIS VIC. 3146
P. +61 3 9813 8444
F. +61 3 9813 8911