Our value

Our fees are typically a fraction of what we’ll save you when you engage us to find and secure your next home or investment property. We save you the valuable time and the high emotional cost associated with trying to find the perfect property that is just right for your needs. We can also introduce you to properties that aren’t listed with agents for sale – the untapped hidden property market. And most importantly, we’ll never let you pay one dollar more than it takes to secure the property of your dreams.

Full service

For sourcing, researching and securing a property for you, whether at auction or by private sale, our fee is 2% plus GST of the purchase price up to $1 million and 1% plus GST of the purchase price above $1 million. Alternatively we can agree on a flat fee at the time you give us the requirements for your ideal property to buy. This amount will depend on how much research is required and the extent of your brief.

These fees are payable only when we are successful in securing a property that you buy.

An engagement fee of $2,000 plus GST is payable prior to the search commencing. This amount is deducted from the final invoice after we have secured a property on your behalf. The engagement fee is retained by The Advocates if you choose to stop the search before buying a property.

You’ll save money, time and emotional wear and tear by having us do all the hard work for you.  You’ll also benefit from our market value analysis and negotiation expertise that ensures you will pay the lowest possible price for your dream property.

Securing a property that you have found

If you have already nominated the property you want to buy, a fee of 1% of the purchase price, plus GST, is payable to represent you at auction or in a private sale to secure the property. This is charged only after you buy the property. This work includes our familiarisation with the property, an evaluation of price and formulation of the most effective bidding method to secure the property for the lowest possible price. The value we add through this service, and the money you’ll save, are usually well in excess of the cost.


We offer a consultancy service that can be used to establish information on a particular property, the market in general, investment information, or any other property matter. The cost for our consultancy work is $200 per hour, plus GST.

Vendor advocacy

Our vendor advocacy service is fee-free. For more information click here.

And finally – no risk!

All first appointments are without obligation and completely free of charge. If for any reason you’re not utterly convinced that we’re the team for you, that’s OK.

Our overall objective is to assist you, the purchaser, to secure the ideal property for the lowest price, in the shortest amount of time and with minimum fuss.