Search and Secure Package

Home Search and Secure Package

Buy Real Estate in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, NSW | Open Doors Buyers AgentBuying a new home in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie can be a tough process. Where do you start and how do you know if you are actually getting a good deal or buying the right home? Whether this is your first home, upsizing, downsizing or relocating, Open Doors Buyers Agent will make sure you have someone who knows your needs and has your best interests are heart. If you looking to buy an investment property check out our Investment Package for more details

At Open Doors Buyers Agent we simplify the whole process for you and source, negotiate and secure your dream home. We conduct all the due diligence to make sure you have all the information you need to make a wise and informed decision. Buying a property is one of the most expensive purchases in your life. Don’t just “think” you’re getting a good deal, “know” you’re getting a good deal with the experts by your side the entire way.

The Search and Secure Package is a comprehensive service that takes care of every aspect of purchasing a property around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley. You can be involved as much as you like or as little as you like. We tailor the service dependent on your needs.

Here are the Steps Involved:

  • Step 1 – Strategy Session
    We conduct a strategy session to ascertain the best approach for you personally. This is where we will discuss all the options for you and the best way to go about it. Depending on your financial situation, current living arrangements, future plans etc, we will explore the different scenarios and outline a plan to move forward. There is no cookie cutter approach so we will tailor a plan that is specific to your situation. 
  • Step 2 – Property Brief
    Based on your strategy moving forward, we will start to detail a full property brief to help paint the picture of the type of property, location and preferences you prefer. We will look at past sales, properties you may have inspected and current properties on the market to help determine a list of wants/needs, non-negotiables and dream features for your next property. Occasionally, this brief changes as the search progresses, but it’s a great place to start. (Steps 1 and 2 are conducted at the same time, which usually takes between 45min – 1hr and can be held over Zoom, in person (usually with a coffee) or even on a phone call. We like all stake holders to be present during this time.) 
  • Step 3 – Search
    This is when we start the search for the right property. This includes contacting our network including agents, vendors etc to source properties that fit your brief. We also regularly scan the online property sites to see what is available on the market. We obtain some off-market options that we receive from agents or private vendors. There are some properties that won’t go to market and we get lots of pre-market opportunities before the public know about them. We can’t guarantee that we will get an off-market property that fits your brief, and we always determine if an off market property is the best option. We are completely independent and don’t work with any selling agents exclusively or receive any “kick back” if we buy through them (which isn’t the case for some Buyers Agents). Our dealings are strictly for the benefit of our client. Selling agents, who may promise to find you a property, will only show you properties that they have on their books and push you to buy this way. Their job is to represent the seller not the buyer, therefore they don’t always have your best interests at heart.
  • Step 4 – Due Diligence 
    Once we have sourced and inspected a suitable property (we offer a full “real” video walk throughs if you cannot make it to the inspection) and you are happy to start the negotiation process, that’s when we start to prepare to make an offer. Before we do that, we provide a full property analysis and market review both on the property and the location, to make sure you get a true valuation and don’t pay too much for the property. We also check for things like future development in the area, government housing, flood zones etc that may affect the property. We also consult with town planners, council etc in regards to any future development opportunities for the site. We obtain pest and building reports and/or strata reports (extra costs required) from professionals we know and trust and if one is provided, we make sure it from a reputable business. There is no perfect property, but part of our role is to help highlight any issues and help work with you to decide if they are ‘deal breakers’ or just something to ‘deal with’. 
  • Step 5 – Secure
    Once all the due diligence is completed, we go into dealing making mode and make sure you get the best deal with the best conditions. Depending on the type of sale (usually private treaty or auction), the negotiation strategy used can depend on various factors i.e the unique strategies used by sales agents. Once the offer is accepted or the auction is won, we project manage the whole process including pest and building/strata (if within a cooling off period), conveyancer communication, contract exchange etc to make sure it is a smooth and easy process. If we aren’t successful in securing that property, we go back to Step 3 and continue the search. There is no limit on the amount of properties that we try and secure for you. 
  • Step 6 – Pre-settlement
    We even go through the property at the pre-settlement inspection to make sure everything is in order.

We are 100% independent and act on your behalf every step of the way. Selling agents are always representing the vendor, who is representing the buyer? Let us represent you and unlock the door to your dream property.

Newcastle Buyers Agent – Our Pricing

We work on a fixed fee service rather than a moving % as we believe this is fairest way to do business. Each package price is custom designed to suit each client.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our Search and Secure Package please get in touch with us by phoning 0456 845 528 or send us an enquiry!

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