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R & W Marrickville/Hurlstone Park Market Update 16.11.2019

November 16, 2019 by Aris Dendrinos

This week I’d like to give a special mention to Buyers Agents.

Not any one company or individual in particular but simply the entire profession.

I won’t hold back - I love buyers’ agents!

I don’t know if you were expecting that response but the main reason, I feel this way is they speak the same language as selling agents when it comes to a property transaction. And you have no idea how helpful that can be.
It’s very difficult for the average purchaser to understand the process of securing a property as well as find the necessary time away from their busy work and family commitments to act when needed.

Buyers Agents do ALL of this on a full-time basis and therefore are best placed to “read the play” so to speak and act quickly and decisively on behalf of their clients. On many occasions this can be the difference between securing the property or missing out.

The main reason I see purchasers not using this resource is purely their perception of it being too expensive for something they may be able to do themselves.

The current chronically under supplied market is illustrating exactly what a good buyer’s agent may be worth. They are able to “get to the point” with a selling agent more promptly, identify any potential issues and most important of all help you to secure the home. Any off-market properties are also traditionally advertised to the Buyers Agents first by most sales offices.

Many buyers quite understandably get overwhelmed with the endless unexpected tasks they encounter both before and after an offer is accepted which are crucial to a successful exchange of contracts. Let’s face it you may do this only a few times in your life while we are doing it every week, year after year.

So, my advice for those struggling to secure a property is simply talk to a Buyer’s Agent and see if they can help. It won’t be for everyone but the benefits are definitely there.

Today, we will be sponsoring the Marrickville Golf Club’s Annual Crystal Bowl Tournament. We have been associated with the Golf Club for over 15 years now and it’s always a pleasure to visit the only course in this southern corner of the Inner West at the end of Spring every year. If you’re interested in participating feel free to call us anytime.


Aris Dendrinos
0412 465 567
arisd@randw.com.au