After hearing for some time about the many new mining jobs up north, it appears things are starting to take off up there. This is welcome news for Perth property buyers and owners.
It’s reflected in the extensive developments taking place up in Karratha. New flights have been laid on, new FIFO camps are being built and housing availability has fallen to 1.5%. These are sure signs of increasing population and demand.
Property Wizards has been awarded Buyer’s Agent of the Year 2019 at the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) annual Awards for Excellence.
Taking out the top honour in their industry, managing director Liz Sterzel said she was honoured to be recognized by the state’s peak industry body.
“We are thrilled to be acknowledged for the work we’re doing at Property Wizards for our buyer clients,” she said.
“We believe our recipe for success is that we put the buyer’s interests first and continually adapt our buying strategies to the changing property market. This helps our clients tremendously, where they tread a fine line between missing out on a great property and making a disastrous mistake. (more…)
While most Perth property is only just starting to perk up, interest in subdivision and development sites has been building up for the last year. The right sites have a buzz of interested buyers at the home opens.
As an example, a corner triplex site in Greenwood auctioned recently had 9 registered bidders vying for the property in a fierce bidding war. A whopping 61 bids delivered a sale price of $521,000. This was $80,000 over the reserve price! It was by no means a bargain, and there were many hugely disappointed bidders left without a property.(more…)
Buyers now understand that it’s important to have expert help when they are buying property, as well as when they are selling, to ensure they get the best deal.
As well, investors are realising buyer’s agents save them precious time and money. While they spend their time where they can earn money – in their profession – buyer’s agents are locating the ideal property for them.
There is also the benefit that a buyer’s agent can save buyers money on the purchase price because they research the property market intimately and so stop them from overpaying.
Buyer’s agents also have the expertise and access to information that can prevent them selecting a property that will under-perform.
Buyers’ agents have now become a permanent fixture in the Perth real estate market – and it seems investors aren’t the only ones taking up the service. There’s a rapidly growing trend for homebuyers to enlist the help of experts in their search for the family home.
Using a buyer’s agent was once mostly the domain of property investors, but a growing number of owner-occupiers are taking up the trend and with a degree of uncertainty plaguing buyers in today’s market, it’s an area that’s tipped to grow strongly. (more…)
“Our family is set for an easy move to our dream home in Perth. We couldn’t have done it without Property Wizards and we’re stoked with how smoothly and quickly it’s gone. The buyer’s agent fee is well worth the money and we’d do it again in a flash.” Steve Hartman, Sydney
Steve and his young family were packing for Perth. Steve’s work transfer was a permanent one so he wanted a home where they would be happy for many years, and where their children could thrive. They longed to be near the beach and coming from high-priced Sydney to more affordable Perth, they could afford their dream home.
NO TIME WASTED
Being a busy professional, Steve was accustomed to using other professional services to accomplish important projects and had no hesitation in appointing a buyer’s agent to find them a new home. The Hartmans wanted to be settled in time for the start of the kids’ school semester so there was no time to waste.
Are you new to real estate investment? Do you want to know some practical ways on how to get started?In this article, you will learn what you need to know about property investment, straight from the experts who have been in the business for years.
Getting started in property investing can be confusing and costly if mistakes are made, but with careful planning and first-class market information, kick-starting your financial future can be a breeze! (more…)
As we announced recently, Property Wizards has launched its finance brokerage arm – so we can now offer property buying and finance services under one roof.
The move was fuelled by our customers’ demand for quality financing:
“Throughout our property buying process so many of our clients ask for help with their finance. They want a smooth process where their property and finance is all taken care of without any hassles, and with a single point of contact. So it made sense to us to extend our service offer to include finance.” – Liz Sterzel, Property Wizards director. Continue Reading…
Property Wizards represented a client at auction over the weekend and achieved a fantastic outcome – securing them a beautiful home in the Perth hills.
The property was secured at $25,000 below the bank’s reserve using auction techniques and skills to ensure bids did not reach any higher than they had to and through skilled post-auction negotiation. Here’s how… (more…)
When you think about property investing, a lot of people immediately think of residential property.
But there are also opportunities to generate wealth from commercial property investment, so long as you understand the key differences between commercial and residential investment markets.
While many investors understand residential property because they may have bought and sold homes themselves, commercial property is more complex. The factors that drive the success are different and the things to consider when choosing your purchase are different.
And before you start, you need to get a few things in order: