For many people, the reality of entering the property market can be quite daunting and stressful. Without professional guidance, the purchase journey can be filled with frustration and wasted time and effort. Having a trustworthy property advocate on your side to guide you through the entire purchase process can help you avoid costly mistakes. Moreover, having someone who’ll look after your interests will give you a peace of mind, and make the purchase journey more enjoyable.

What is a property advocate?

A property advocate is a licensed professional with extensive knowledge in real estate who represents the buyer (and or seller) and is solely committed to their buyer’s interests. They look after the buyer by actively searching, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of a property, thereby taking the stress and pressure off the buyer. They provide clients with an impartial outlook, with the support of solid property data, to make an informed decision.

What are the benefits of having a property advocate?

  • Access to an extensive database of properties

Property advocates can access information about properties that aren’t advertised to the public yet or “off the market” properties. Off-market properties can lead to a better outcome than in a competitive auction setting. They are also the first to receive information about future listings which can allow you to have a wider selection of properties to choose from.

  • Saves time

A property advocate can save you time in house hunting by eliminating the frustration of being shown properties that are out of the target budget range or that are simply not suitable. Additionally, they provide you with all the facts to make an informed decision so that you won’t have to spend ALL your time researching.

  • Saves money

Property advocates will attempt to secure the lowest possible purchase price for a property. They will help you understand what the value of a property is. As they are skilled negotiators, you will be assured that they will skilfully obtain the fairest possible purchase deal for you. Their skills will also protect and prevent you from making an emotional purchase.

  • Opportunity to leverage their market knowledge

You will be professionally represented and receive independent advice from your property advocate. If you are unfamiliar with a location, they can provide insight and advice. If the purchase process is complex, they can support you and eliminate your stress by representing your interests.

  • Help to mitigate risk and ensure you carry out due diligence

Property advocates know how to identify any potential risks with your property purchase, and they carry out all necessary steps to ensure that due diligence is met and that you are protected as the purchaser. At times this may even result in your property advocate advising that the risk is significantly high with a particular property and that it may be best to no longer include that as a possible purchase.

How do I find a Property Advocate?

The best place to start is by asking family, friends or colleagues for a recommendation on who to go to. Doing your research in the local area is also essential. Make sure that they are qualified, experienced and most importantly, that you feel comfortable and have trust in them.

Need expert advice in buying or selling your property? The Provincial Group allows you to step back and take a breath by working on your behalf through the entire process of purchasing a home. From supporting you in the search for and analysis of properties, to negotiating on a private sale or bidding at auction, the Provincial Group are there with you every step of the way.

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