(PRWEB) February 25, 2013
In 1997, the professionals at PK Property Search & Negotiators introduced the concept of a using a Buyer’s Agent to the Sydney marketplace, making their objective to protect buyers during the property transaction process. Many years on, the idea is catching on like wildfire, particularly amongst the busy working professional both in Australia and overseas. Industry expert and buyer’s advocate Mr. Peter Kelaher, who is also Managing Director for PK Property Search & Negotiators, says, “When it’s something as important as purchasing a piece of real estate, buyers deserve the right to be represented, just like the seller. I know this concept, which I brought to Australia many years ago, will soon become standard practice for purchasers.”
Purchasing a property as a home or investment isn’t an event taken lightly by Australians. Particulars of the deal, such as price negotiations, stamp duty, rates, and legal matters often overwhelm the least experienced of the transaction: the buyer and the seller. Hence, the seller engages an agent to represent their interests; however until 1997, the buyer was simply left to fend for themselves.
That all changed when PK Property Search & Negotiators revealed their ‘Buyer’s Agent’ service to the Sydney marketplace 16 years ago. Their main focus was a simple, yet noble one: protect the purchaser during the property transaction process.
Mr. Kelaher states that, “The services of a buyer’s agent are a ‘must’ for people that just don’t have the time to be searching on weekends, and most of all, need help through what can be a property minefield at times.”
He further explains that, “a Buyer’s Agent represents only one party in the real estate transaction, and that’s the buyer.” Traditional real estate agents, otherwise known as selling agents, represent the interests of the vendor (or seller). Mr. Kelaher continues by saying that even though a Buyer’s Agent doesn’t sell property, they “should be licensed real estate agents and professional real estate negotiators.”
With his extensive knowledge and familiarity within the marketplace, having purchased over 1,500 properties Sydney-wide since 1997, Mr. Kelaher comments on why he believes buyer’s agents will soon become a standard practice in real estate dealings, “It’s logical to engage a PK Property Buyer’s Agent because purchasers get the benefit of our expertise and industry knowledge to find the best home or investment. Then, because we know all the ins and outs, what the best prices are, and are skilled negotiators, we always obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.”
Mr. Kelaher further explains that when first meeting with a potential home purchaser, a Buyer’s Agent will take a brief of the client’s requirements, then search for and recommend suitable properties. It saves property buyers time and money because “we have access to many properties both on and off the market, and in most cases should be able to negotiate more than the fee they charge you.”
What’s more, using a Buyer’s Agent is ideal for bidding on the buyer’s behalf at auction because they can negotiate terms and conditions to suit the buyer, not the seller. Mr. Kelaher also says that “the property market is really starting to gain some momentum now. Interest rates are at an all-time low and I recommend people looking to buy should buy now.”
Most importantly, he adds, “I really do believe we will have capital gains of around 5 to 7% in Sydney this year and I urge people, if they can afford it, to take the leap of faith now.”
The real estate market is ripe for buyers, with low interest rates and eager sellers, making the demand for Buyer’s Agents rise. Although it’s relatively new to the Australian property sector, Mr. Kehaler urges buyers to, “Use Buyer’s Agents now, because they’ll soon be a normal part of the real estate transaction. And because you deserve to feel confident that you’re getting the best home or investment, at the best value for your money.”
For further information about Buyer’s Agents, or any of PK Property Search & Negotiators’ services, please contact Peter Kelaher directly on +61 0419-200-018, or visit: http://pkproperty.com.au/
About PK Property Search & Negotiators
Since introducing the concept of Buyer's Agents to the Sydney Marketplace in 1997, PK Property Search & Negotiators has successfully purchased approximately 1,500 properties worth around $2 Billion dollars.
As Sydney’s first, largest and most experienced buyers agents, PK Property covers all aspects of the purchasing process - from finding the right property and determining its true market value, to negotiating the best possible price and bidding on the buyer’s behalf at auction.
Their mission is simple: to help buyers counter misinformation, overpricing and emotional impulse buying.