How our buyer’s agents can help you
For a purchase as large and as important as real estate, ensure that you’re making the right decision. Our buyer’s agents provide the guidance, connections and support you need to get the best possible outcome. Cohen Handler can open doors to properties you never knew were available, finding off-market gems that match your brief far better than anything in the classifieds. Throughout the purchasing process, we can help you negotiate and bargain more effectively, saving you time and energy while driving the final purchase price down. In the event of an auction we can even represent you on your behalf. Property investors can also make use of our extensive experience in the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne markets to help strengthen the strategy behind their portfolio.
What is a buyer’s agent?
A buyer’s agent is a real estate professional who represents you prior to and throughout the purchasing process. In the same way that a lawyer assists you in getting the best possible outcome for your case, a buyer’s agent supports you on your property journey, giving you the benefit of their experience and helping you interface with the market in the most effective way.
Is it worth getting a buyer’s agent?
A buyer’s agent can help you save time, energy and money. From our experience, we’ve seen clients dramatically cut their time to finding a new property by working with us, all while spending less on better fitting properties they would not have otherwise been able to access. Plus, there’s the relief of having someone to turn to with tough questions.
How do I choose a buyer’s agent?
Choosing a buyer’s agent is much like choosing any real estate professional. Do they know the area you’re interested in? Are they invested in your journey? Do they have a proven track record of success? Do you walk away feeling more informed and confident than when you walked in?
Are buyer’s agent fees tax deductible?
The answer differs depending on whether you’re buying a property to live in or to invest in. If you’re an owner-occupier – no, buyer’s agent fees are not tax deductible. If you’re buying for property investment, these fees are not directly deductible but may form part of the cost base for capital gains purposes, indirectly reducing your tax obligations by reducing the capital gains tax you pay when you dispose of the property.