COHEN HANDLER FEATURE IN SMH – NATIONAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OCT 2011
Anyone who had looked for property will appreciate the exhaustive effort involved – evenings spent trawling the internet for leads and Saturday mornings that disappear in a haze of frenzied inspections and traffic snarls. Couple that with trying to hunt down property in an unfamiliar area and it’s clear why many time-strapped investors happily pay a professional to do the hard slog for them. “I ended up using a buyers’ agent because I’d been looking for an investment property for about a year and it was all just so time consuming. I was getting nowhere” says Jeremy Bedwani, 27, who eventually handed the task to buyers’ agent Ben Handler of Cohen Handler in Sydney. A buyers` agent if effectively a broker who acts on a purchaser’s behalf, researching properties that fit the required brief, inspecting prospective properties and negotiating with agents to make a successful purchase.