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FAQ

WHY SHOULD I USE INVESTING IN PROPERTIES?

You are probably familiar with the services provided by a traditional real estate agent who is appointed to sell a property. In fact you may have sold a property using an estate agent. If you are selling a property you use the services of a “selling” agent because you do not have the expertise to ensure you are getting the best price and you probably don’t have the time to devote to the sale process.

When selling you want the highest price with the best possible terms so you employ a real estate “selling”agent.

By contrast, when buying a property you want the lowest price possible, on terms which favour you. So why do individuals believe they have the expertise to buy a property? The astute real estate homebuyer and investor will engage the services of a real estate buyers’ advocate, (buyer’s agent), to act on their behalf, it just makes good sense.

Selling agents are ethically unable to help you buy at the lowest price as they are appointed by the seller and must act in the seller’s best interests at all times and the seller/vendor is paying them.

We are retained by you, the purchaser, so that’s who we are working for – just you. By using our services you get our experience and expertise which has been honed over decades of working in the real estate industry.

You have the upper hand, which will save you money, time and stress. We do all the work which keeps your weekends free from scouring through newspapers, searching on the internet, meeting with agents and attending inspections and auctions.

We offer two types of services. The full service where we look for suitable properties meeting our client’s criteria and we negotiate the purchase of the property. Alternatively, buyers may engage us to bid for them at an auction or negotiate for a property which they have found themselves.

We understand the entire auction and bidding process and this enables us to act more confidently at auctions without emotional attachment. The appropriate bidding strategy and tactics can then be utilized to realise a successful outcome.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES TO BE PART OF A BUYING GROUP?

The only prerequisite needed to join a Buying Group is that you must be interested in buying a property, saving money on your property purchase and, if you are an investor, finding out how you can create wealth from your investments.

To join the Buying Group you need to sign an Engagement Agreement which sets out what our services are and you need to pay a $2,000 registration fee which is fully refundable, if you do not buy a property through Investing In Properties.


WHY CAN I TRUST YOU?

Unlike any other Buying Agent we put our money where our mouth is. We are part of the Buying Group! We are investing and growing our investment portfolio just like you. We only want to buy the very best properties which will attract outstanding capital growth and rental income. We won’t just recommend any property. The property must fit our strict criteria, which we discuss with our clients from the outset. Our philosophy is, if the property isn’t good enough for us, it’s not good enough for our clients.

Our wish is to make clients for life. People we can work with who want to work with us. As a Buying Group we can accomplish great results because collectively we are helping each other by using our combined negotiating power. We want to help people create wealth through investing in real estate. We are doing this with you.

You can trust us because we are right beside you throughout the entire process and the result you get for your property is the same result we personally get. All negotiations are transparent and can be seen by everyone in the Group. When we select our investment properties our clients always choose their preferred property before we do. It’s all very fair, honest and open.

If you choose not to participate in the current Buying Group you can elect to pass and join the next Buying Group. There is no pushy sales pressure or obligations. You choose.


DO YOU BUY ONLY IN MELBOURNE?

I can help buyers anywhere in Victoria. I have always lived and worked in Victoria, except for a brief work transfer to Perth, WA. If you are thinking about buying a property within Victoria I can help, because I am familiar with the State and, importantly, I can travel anywhere within Victoria to carry out market research.


ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP ME BUY AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY INTERSTATE?

Unfortunately, I cannot help you if you are looking for a property interstate. I’m a fully licensed real estate agent in Victoria. I only ever provide information and make recommendations if I have personally done it. All of my books are a first hand account of what I have done. I don’t give advice on anything which I haven’t done personally, and currently I do not have any experience of buying investment properties outside of Victoria.


ARE YOU LICENSED?

Yes, I am a Fully Licensed Estate Agent and Auctioneer (Estate Agents License REIV CEA 107973). I am also a member of the REIV and abide by their Code of Ethics.