Where do we buy?
Starting back in 2005, Property Search 4U has been developing expertise and market knowledge in buying Sydney real estate for its clients, in many areas including:
- Inner West – From Ultimo to Strathfield.
- Eastern Suburbs – From Little Bay to Watson Bay.
- Inner City – From the Rocks to Chippendale.
- Lower North Shore – From North Sydney to Naremburn.
- Northern Beaches – From Manly to Palm Beach.
- Upper North Shore – From Castlecrag to Hornsby Heights.
- Western Suburbs – From Burwood to the Blue Mountains.
- St George and Sutherland Shire – From Rockdale to Bundeena.
- Wollongong – From Helensburgh to Shellharbour.
We aim to understand your financial capabilities in servicing your loan, determine the maximum price and how you will pay for the acquisition costs.
We recommend You secure written pre-approved finance from your lender before you even look at a picture of a property – let alone inspect it.
We ask you to LIST the minimum requirements in a property – not the features you WANT. There are more than 20 master specifications, each with a sub-choice of between 1 and 3.
We research your preferred suburb(s), streets, public transport, schools, shops, traffic flow, council’s local environmental plan (LEP), recent sales of comparable properties.
A ship engine failed, no one could fix it.
The ship’s owners brought in an engineer with 40 years’ experience.
He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom, reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer.
He gently tapped a particular part of the engine. Instantly, the engine lurched into life.
The ship’s owners received the engineer’s bill for $10,000.
‘What?!’ the owners said. ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemised bill. ”
The itemised bill read as follows:
- Tapping with a hammer: $2.
- Knowing where to tap: $9,998.
Attentative to detail
We diligently inspect a number of properties before we shortlist the ones that match your specifications. Time is of essence but inspecting and researching each one of them is a must. We capture diligently the features of every inspected property in our database against your NEEDS.
Aware of market prices
Owning a property for its relative market cycle is a sound business proposition whether it is your home or an investment property. We believe overpaying for a property could be a deterrent to achieving real capital growth (net of consumer price index – CPI) when selling it in the future.
Every Dollar you pay over the fair market price (FMP) of a property is a Dollar potentially lost for ever.
Applying the right attitude
William James once said “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome”.
Some of our clients (before appointing our service) start the search and inspection process with a high level of dedication and enthusiasm, then confusion and disappointment set in when they keep missing out on properties they thought they could buy. Consequence? They find excuses not to continue with the search and inspections of potential properties.
They take a break to recommence the process later but somehow with a negative feeling based on their earlier experience. This is when they become most vulnerable to the market, potentially resulting in a totally emotional purchase.
There is nothing worse than the FOMO factor (Fear of Missing Out), not to mention buyer’s remorse.