Our Comprehensive full Search service includes the following:
Brief – Once you’ve established your budget and are ready to buy, we arrange a thorough briefing session with you to fully understand your property needs, discuss your requirements and expectations and build a comprehensive wishlist. It is essential that you have finance or a pre-approval in place before we commence a search on your behalf.
Search – We then extensively search across the Sydney market for all available properties that match your criteria, utilizing a variety of sources, including agent-only databases. We contact every selling agent in the target area, as well as any private sellers to ensure that we have the opportunity to view the widest range of properties possible. With our continual presence in the market, we are also able to gain access to “silent listings”, which are often not advertised or available to the general public. If you are keen on a specific street/area, we can also arrange to individually canvass for private sales as well. Updates on all property inspections are emailed to you in report-style format on a regular basis, to allow you to clearly view the search progress in detail.
Shortlist – After narrowing the search to the potential properties that fit your brief we arrange inspections at your convenience. We are able to provide digital photos/video if you are unable to inspect or are purchasing from interstate or overseas.
Evaluate – Once you’ve identified shortlisted property that suits, we conduct a detailed objective market analysis to determine the current market worth of that property. With access to agent-only databases and comparable sales, we are able to determine an appropriate price for the property. This ensures you don’t overpay or allow emotion to cloud judgement in the purchasing process.
Negotiate – We commence negotiations on your behalf with the seller/selling agent, with the intention of obtaining the best possible price, terms and conditions for the property. Depending on market conditions, this process can occur over a period of days, up until formal exchange of contracts. Alternatively we bid at auction on your behalf to secure property.
Acquisition – Once an offer has been accepted, we liaise with your solicitor/conveyancer to ensure the contract of sale is reviewed and to verify that all legal requirements are met prior to unconditional exchange. We are also able to coordinate correspondence with your financier and inspectors to ensure all parties are on task for a smooth settlement.
Contact – We maintain contact with you until final settlement, to ensure all is running efficiently. If required, we are happy to conduct the pre-settlement inspection on your behalf, to ensure all inclusions are intact as per the contract of sale. For investors, we offer a complimentary property management interview service, to ensure that your investment property is managed by a reputable and experienced local property manager.
Extra Services – We are happy to also refer and/or arrange the coordination of related services, such as solicitors/conveyancers, building and pest inspectors, financiers, and independent valuers. All such external consultants’ fees are at the client’s personal expense.
For our most popular Full search service option, we charge a fixed fee, payable in two parts: an upfront retainer fee and a final success fee. Please contact the office or fill in our online wishlist form for a fixed quote. Please note that fees may vary according to the size of the search area, complexity of the individual brief and the type of property sought. As every search is different, and we cater to individual needs, we do require as much information about your search that you are able to provide upfront.
House Search Australia charges an initial retainer fee starting from $3,900 (inc GST) upon engagement for this option, with a success fee (starting from $9,000 inc GST) then payable upon unconditional exchange of contracts.