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Episode 018 | What is a Buyers Agent and Do You Need One?

We’ve all heard about real estate agents before but how much do you know about a Buyers Agent? Although this role is getting increasingly popular in Australia, not many investors are using one and some may not even know why they should use a buyers agent to start with. Ep 18 The Property Couch tips - What is a Buyers Agent and Do You Need OneSo this time on The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley help our listeners understand what is a Buyers Agent, what do they actually do, how do you find a good one and do you need one when you are buying your investment property?

 

A great analogy that Bryce used in this podcast is an investment property is like a bricks and mortar bank account. It doesn’t need to be pretty and all. It only needs to be investment-grade. And one of they key advantages of using a Buyers Agent is that you leverage on the skills and experience of a professional to help you find the best possible property for you. Both Bryce and Ben are experienced, qualified and licensed buyers agent in multiple states across Australia and in this podcast they share some of their recent stories – the successes and the challenges they and their clients face. They will also be discussing about the role professional bodies such as REBAA and PIPA play in this space.

 

 

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How To Spot A Property Spruiker?

 

The issue about Property Spruikers is not a new one but a lot of investors out there are still unaware about it and as a result, receiving bad property investment advice. With this in mind, Bryce started this How to Session by defining what is a spruiker and describe some of the common ways to spot one. Here’s a snippet of the video:

I’ve been in this Property Investment industry for over 16 years and I’m often asked this question, “How do you actually spot a Property Spruiker?”. Lots of people talk about property spruikers but what actually is it? In my view, there’s actually three, I guess, people that you can take your information from in this property investment industry. The first person is the Salesperson who is not pretending to be anything other than a salesperson that’s being employed by the developer to sell their product. They sit typically in the sales office, they invite enquiry and they try to sell one of the developer’s product whether it is an off the plan apartment or a house and land package, they are very very clear on what they do. On the other side of the equation, you got the advisor. The true property investment advisor who has no stocklist, no agenda, they want to find out exactly what is going on for the investor so they can work out what tailored solution they need to provide on behalf of the property investor. And then you’ve got this grey area in between.

 

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Bryce Holdaway - Quote of the Day - The Property CouchBryce Holdaway – Partner, Property Advisor & Buyers Agent

As co-host of The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway is also a partner at Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Relocation Relocation Australia and Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. A qualified Buyers Agent and Financial Planner, Bryce holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Real Estate Agent License and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).

 

Episode 005 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Asset Selection

In this fifth episode, Bryce and Ben disclose the third part of our Four Pillars of Mastery series:  Asset Selection. In previous episodes we talked about Cash Flow Management and Borrowing Power but Asset Selection is usually what most people are interested in. Well, let’s face it. Inspecting a property can sometimes be much more appealing than looking through the numbers. Having said that, it is in no way easier and in fact, because it creates such an emotional aspect to it a lot people make the most mistake in this section. Imagine going through a property and it has all the shiny taps and the stainless steels (or rather “The Bling!” as Ben put it), it can be quite tempting to just sign on the dotted lines and claim it your own. Bryce and Ben explains why you shouldn’t be affected by these things as a property investor and instead, to look at the other areas that are much more important.

What are the other aspects of Asset Selection that you should focus at? 

Listen to this episode to find out and if you like this Insider’s Guide to Property Investing, don’t forget to rate us at our iTunes channel (The Property Couch Podcast) and our Facebook page. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to drop us your thoughts here: http://tpcaustralia.wpengine.com/topics/

Episode 001 | We Fix Bad Property Investment Advice

Welcome to the First Episode of The Property Couch! To kick start this podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley share some of their personal property investment journey and the mistakes and lessons they learned along the way. This is the main reason why they are doing what they are doing whether as the chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) or in their daily routine as buyers agents and property investment advisors; they want to help others fix and prevent bad property investment advice. Start listening to this podcast today!

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