Are you looking to work with Melbourne’s best buyer advocates?
Welcome to Parker Buyer Advocates, an award winning Melbourne Buyer Agency specialising in residential homes & investment properties.
Are you struggling with Any of these 9 Property challenges?
How much is the property worth?
Is it a lemon?
Afraid of overpaying
Don't have time to look
No negotiation training?
No bidding experience?
Un-level playing field
We eat your property challenges for breakfast
OFF Market opportunities
Average saving off purchase price
Award winning Melbourne Buyer Agents
Lisa Parker received Buyers Advocate of the Year for the second time at the 2019 REIV Awards for Excellence. In September 2018, Parker Buyer Advocates accepted it’s 6th award nomination in twelve months for the category of Buyers Agent of the Year. Having won the Buyers Advocate of the Year REI Victoria in 2017, Parker Buyer Advocates Director, Lisa Parker, became one of three finalists in Australia to compete for REIA National Buyers Agent of the Year earlier in 2018.
Lisa is humbled by the nomination and recognition of her dedication and strives to continually excel in the field of buyer advocacy.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Living outside of Australia, we really needed an expert hand to assist us with buying our Melbourne property. Lisa and her team provided brilliant advice on suitable neighbourhoods, budget expectations and all the steps of the process.”
“Absolutely recommend Parker Buyer Advocates. It was the ability to form some sort of connection you were able to get our brief quickly translate it and give us tangible results you had the our interest at heart.”
7 of our most frequently asked questions
WHAT IS A BUYERS AGENT?
This means that the selling agent’s allegiance is 100% with the vendor (the person selling the property), not you the buyer.
A Buyer’s Agent, also known as a Buyers Advocate or Property Advocate, is a specialist real estate agent that represents the buyer.
The job of the Buyers Advocate is to ensure that the buyers legal rights are protected, that they have fair representation in the buying process, don’t over pay for a property or fall victim to savvy selling techniques that aren’t easy to spot unless you have undertaken real estate sales training yourself.
A Buyers Advocate is your independent property advisor you can turn to and trust when you are buying a home or investment property.
WHO HIRE'S A BUYERS AGENT?
From busy families, to first time home buyers, time poor executives, overseas expats and interstate property investors, more and more people use buyer agents to purchase property.
HOW DOES A BUYER'S AGENT GET PAID?
Be wary of any company or person who is calling themselves a buyers agent offering a free or very cheap service.
Since there is no legislation around who can and cannot call themselves a buyers agent or buyers advocate, many “fakes” and “double agents” are beginning to capitalise on the popularity of buyer advocacy work.
If you want to work with the best buyer advocates you need to ensure you hire one who is truly independent and professional. The fee you pay will often be reflective of the level of skill, professionalism, and value the advocate brings to your transaction.
HOW MUCH DOES A BUYERS AGENT COST?
While some people may feel this is an expense they cannot pay on top of the purchase of their new home, many people find the fee very fair and reasonable when compared to the costly mistakes people make when purchasing a home or investment property.
Hiring the best buyer advocate in Melbourne will give you an unfair advantage and ultimately save you money on your purchase.
DO I NEED A BUYERS AGENT?
If you think about it, most people only ever buy 2-3 homes in their entire lifetime. Yes you will be up against trained professionals who sell 2-3 homes every single week. Are you adequately trained and experienced to outsmart and out play a sales agent who is on the vendors side?
IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?
If you have never purchased or rarely purchased a home or property investment it is reasonable to conclude that you will not do it quite as well as someone who ONLY buys property for a living. There are so many tricks and traps the agents can use against you as an inexperienced buyer, and the training and methods used are so subtle, you do not even realise they are doing it.
A seller has a professional on their side to get the highest possible price for the property. As a buyer you should have a professional on your side levelling out the playing field.
HOW CAN I RECOVER MY INVESTMENT IN USING A BUYERS AGENT?
Many clients come to us after trying to buy real estate for 12 months. When you work with us, you not only save 12 months of trying to DIY, but because of the resources we have access to and our experience, we will hone in on the right properties faster and negotiate to win the ideal property for you quickly.
2) EXPERIENCE GAINED
Some of our clients love the idea of hiring us for their first 1-2 purchases before they venture off and DIY. That way they can learn from an expert AND get their desired result saving them from having to invest money into expensive property training and mentors.
3) SAVINGS OFF ASK PRICE
Depending on the property market, your budget and your brief it is possible for you to save a lot of money off the asking price. You can view the case studies to see the varying amounts and circumstances surrounding the discounts clients have enjoyed.
4) TAX DEDUCTIONS
If you are buying an investment property part of the fee may be tax deductible. Please speak with your accountant about this and be sure to keep your invoice and receipt with your purchase details so you remember to claim the fee as part of your purchase cost. This will lower the amount of capital gains tax you will pay if your purchase is an investment property.
5) MAKE MONEY ON PURCHASE
As the old saying goes “you make money when you purchase”, and that can certainly be the case for clients when they work with us. Our experience and expertise gives you the upper hand when it comes to securing a property before it hits the market and without competition. This means you pay less for the property than you would if you were a weekend buyer competing against multiple offers. Buying below market value gives you instant equity and places you ahead of the game.