Fees

When our fee is considered alongside:

  • The cost of missing out on properties;
  • A faster purchase time-frame which means you maximise the benefit of capital growth in a rising market;
  • The value of access to off-market properties;
  • The value of your time searching and inspecting properties every weekend;
  • The risk of overpaying;
  • The risk of incorrectly evaluating a property through a lack of access to professional and reliable property data;
  • The heartache and frustration that property purchases entail;

most people realise the value - and appreciate the benefit - of a professional buyer's agent.

For many reasons, I believe buyers are disadvantaged by a commission fee structure.  While I don't recommend this option, it is available to you if you prefer it.  My advice is to go with a fixed fee which is agreed upfront, as this approach best reflects a buyer's interests and the service model that is a buyer's agent service.  The advantage of a fixed fee structure is that you'll know what you're going to spend up-front with no surprises at the end. 

If you choose a fixed fee, you can expect to pay the equivalent of about 1% of the purchase price (range: 0.8% - 1.5%).  The fee is paid in three installments, with the final installment paid upon exchange.

If you choose a commission fee structure, you can anticipate paying around 2% of the purchase price (range: 1.5% - 2.5%).  An engagement fee is paid to commence the search, and that fee is deducted from the final fee which is paid upon exchange.

Each property search is unique, and my fees reflect this.  Some homes are harder to find; others are further away; some are larger (more to inspect, report on and evaluate); others are smaller.  Please complete my online property brief so that I can prepare a quote for you.

The engagement period is generally six months. 

As an independent buyer's agent, I do not accept commissions or fees from selling agents, developers or vendors.

service guarantee

After working with buyers, renters, landlords and agents, I'm confident you'll be delighted with my service.  If, for whatever reason, you are not happy, I offer a 14-day, money-back guarantee for the Full Buyer's Agent Service

You're most welcome to try the service for 14 days, and if you're not completely happy for whatever reason, I will refund your fee in full. 

The Rental Search Service has a 7-day money-back guarantee.