How Does It Work?
Simply read the steps below to find out how I can guide you though your journey.
Contact Your Savvy Fox, Jacqueline
Contact us today by phone, email or by completing the on-line enquiry form.
Our First Coffee Date
Our first meeting is arranged for either in person, or by phone/Skype. It’s a ‘no expectations’ chance for us to work out if we might be a good fit to work together and start this property hunt. The purpose of the meeting is to:
- You share your current situation and what it is you are trying to achieve
- I explain the services we offer and what you can expect from us
- I answer your questions about using a Buyers Agent and address any concerns you may have about purchasing property. All going well we move onto Step 3.
The ‘Get Set to Buy’ Process Begins
Once you agree to engage the services of Savvy Fox Property Buyers Agent, the appointment fee is payable. Together we complete a ‘Wish List’ which is a detailed profile of your property needs and helps to identify the type of abode and what unique characteristics you are looking for.
We also ensure your finance are in tip top shape in order to pounce on the chosen property without lengthy finance delays.
Your Savvy Fox Is Released And Your Property Hunt Begins Immediately
Don’t worry… I already know you have stalked every property on realestate.com and domain.com. Our first port of call is our extensive network. A variety of properties are sourced from both listed and unlisted properties.
Owners are contacted directly in specific area’s bypassing the need for the seller to have an agent as we are contacting them directly. Our searches are tailored to the needs of individual clients taking into account location, amenity and the physical characteristics of the property.
For investors, specific attention is given to capital growth potential, rental returns/ tenant desirability and possible taxation benefits.
When specific properties are identified a valuation report is then undertaken. 95% of Buyers Agents are unable to include this vital step as they are not Registered Valuers.
Previous area sale prices, site specific and local development applications, flood reports, Airport overlays, easements, title search etc are all discovered and reported on.
The report is prepared including suburb profiles, comparative market appraisals and rental appraisals (if applicable). We usually charge $550 for a one off valuation so when you are a full service client you get a number of these included in your fee.
Your Savvy Fox will physically inspect and video all suitable properties and the surrounding area to investigate the appeal of the property for home-buyers, investors and potential tenants. Selling Agents tend to focus on positive characters of the property only. Jacqueline works for you to identify ALL aspects of the property and any possible problems before you purchase.
A shortlist of potential properties is presented to you and we encourage you to inspect all short-listed properties.
If this is not possible (usually interstate or overseas buyers) then Jacqueline can provide digital photographs and/or video to create a ‘virtual tour’ of the property and surrounding area.
Or we can meet with a family member or friend if you prefer just ‘for peace of mind’. We want you to feel confident that the decision to purchase is the right one for you.
The Negotiation | The Exchange
This is the part that when we need you to just relax and let us do what we do best. Who am I kidding??…..Promise me to at least try too!! We know it’s super stressful especially if you have missed out before.
Jacqueline is trained and experienced in negotiation and every ‘buy’ is different so we devise a unique strategy for how to achieve a favourable outcome for our clients. Sometimes it’s a deceased estate with grieving and sadly ‘fighting’ family, sometimes it is divorce with shattered dreams….every situation is different and we assess all of this when we negotiate.
We work for you to obtain the best price and best conditions. We are confident that you will save significantly more money having us negotiate on your behalf than you would be able to achieve on your own.
Our ‘success fee’ is quite small compared to the savings that you achieve on the purchase price. Our experience in the market and comprehensive research will give you confidence that you are not paying too much.
We are used to dealing with Selling Agents tactics/tricks to inflate purchase prices. We know how respond in the event that ‘another offer has just come through’ or ‘the vendor is planning to take the property off the market if it doesn’t sell this week’.
Jacqueline will guide you through the contract process, ensuring that you understand the document and if it contains any special conditions.
At this point we engage the services of professionals such as building and pest inspectors and conveyancers for the legal’s and even builders or engineers if it’s a renovation you are wanting to do.
The Negotiation | The Exchange
TThis is usually the time that things can get a little stressful if you are not experienced or even if you are!! There are a lot of checks and balances with finance – your bank will lose your loan documents at least once, I wish I was kidding.
Your building inspector might not be happy with the condition of the roof, we might use this as an opportunity to re-negotiate the price, it could work in your favour if you were planning on renovating anyway.
Your Savvy Fox will guide you through the process until settlement and find solutions at each curve ball that comes our way. In conjunction with your conveyancer and your financier we will ensure that the special terms in the contract are satisfied.
This will often include:
- Full finance approval
- Building and pest inspections
- Body corporate and other conveyancing searches
Jacqueline will attend the building and pest inspections so we are fully aware of any potential problems.
Jacqueline will also attend the pre-settlement inspection right before settlement. Imagine if this wasn’t done and there was a broken window or a burst pipe flooding the laundry the week before settlement!! That would be your problem once settlement occurred if we don’t thoroughly inspect right before settlement.
The success fee is payable to your Savvy Fox when the contract becomes unconditional.
Repeat Customers | Referrals
Your Savvy Fox is confident that you will not only be completely satisfied but incredibly delighted with our service and with your property purchase. We look forward to working with you on future property purchases and welcome your referral to friends, family and colleagues.
How much would you pay in order to save $25,000-50,000 on the purchase price and end up with a quality home or investment that meets your individual needs? Especially if you had a full valuation report on it prior to purchasing and you did not have to spend every weekend looking at homes and talking to real-estate agents?
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