“There’s no place like home”

Property Wizards helped UK-residing Brian and Sally find a wheelchair-friendly home and relocate to Australia to enjoy a better lifestyle.

“There is no way I could’ve achieved this. It would’ve been very expensive and I’m sure it would’ve taken a lot longer as I don’t know the market at all. We’ve also been fortunate to’ve had tenants in our property for most of the time since our purchase, allowing us to earn off our investment. It is not only the perfect home for our needs but provides a great financial asset for the future.”

The challenge

After living in the UK for many years, we decided to return to Perth where two of our daughters were born.

Warmer weather is good for my wife, Sally, as she has Multiple Sclerosis. She is wheelchair-bound and I am her primary carer.

Looking for a wheelchair-friendly property from the UK was going to prove very difficult. Both scenarios that allowed us to look would be difficult and expensive – either I leave Sally in the UK, unsure who could care for her 24/7, to come to Australia to spend weeks – maybe months – looking for a new home, or we both fly to Australia, which would be difficult, expensive and draining.

The solution

This prompted me to look for properties online, and at least do some research. When I saw an ad for Property Wizards, which said they were buyer’s agents, this sounded like the answer to my prayers. I called and had a chat with Trevor and told him my situation. Although it was a difficult brief he was sure he could help us, so we signed up.

It was great because they knew exactly what we were after and set about doing all the work for us. It took about three months to find the perfect property, which had everything we needed from the space to accessibility for a wheelchair, even down to lots of trees and shade for Sally to enjoy the outdoors.

The outcome

The home has a huge verandah overlooking the garden, and the train line is not too far away. We bought the property for $580,000 – it was originally on the market for $625,000, so Property Wizards saved us nearly $50,000 off the market price.

We are looking forward to seeing our new home and starting our new life in Australia. It is so nice knowing when we get on the plane we will have no worries or concerns upon our arrival, the transition will be stress-free as Property Wizards has done all the work already.

“There is no way I could’ve achieved this. It would’ve been very expensive and I’m sure it would’ve taken a lot longer as I don’t know the market at all. We’ve also been fortunate to’ve had tenants in our property for most of the time since our purchase, allowing us to earn off our investment. It is not only the perfect home for our needs but provides a great financial asset for the future.” –  Brian and Sally – UK

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