A lot of people talk about their dream home – a suburban brick or weatherboard house, a bedroom each for their 2.5 future kids, a bathtub with legs and a nice yard for barbies and the dog to run around in. My dream home is a little more original though. I want something high up on a hill with a nice view. I don’t care what it’s of – whether it be a sprawl of dazzling city lights, a rock-strewn beach or perhaps the rolling patchwork of farmlands. I know that with such a specific dream in mind, I’ll be scouring the property market for ages trying to find something that tickles my fancy. However, I could get a better match with what I want, and get it much faster, if I get help from a buyers agent. Melbourne suburbs have so many secret unlisted properties up for grabs, and so a buyers advocate actually has access to tonnes more houses for sale than you could have ever sourced yourself. This is especially true of more up market places, and I reckon places with a good view would definitely count as up market. I mean, who doesn’t want a lofty home within which you can look down at all the puny masses.
Melbourne property advocates can actually take you through the whole process, from assessing your needs and your budget to finalising the paperwork when you’re ready to seal the deal. While they do charge you, you’re way better off getting them to help you through the process because you could actually save much more with their services. They can evaluate the property you’re after to make sure you don’t get ripped off for it, based on all these complex variables like projected worth in that particular area and of course depreciation of the house itself based on its construction, age, etc.