I live in Perth and wanted to purchase an investment property in Melbourne. I had never been to Melbourne and so had no local knowledge with regards to the suburbs or what would be a fair price. To avoid the time and expense of multiple trips to Melbourne, I decided to engage a buyer’s agent and The Advocates was recommended to me by my financial advisor.
I had a brief meeting with Andrew in The Advocates Melbourne office where we went through my requirements and discussed the type of properties he would be focusing on and the anticipated price range. I then left the process of finding a property entirely to him. We corresponded frequently by e-mail, Andrew searching out properties and sending copious amounts of photos of the ones he thought suitable. After a relatively brief search, and one failed auction bid, he procured at auction a house that met all of our requirements with regards to location, size and internal standard. It was with some trepidation that we made our first visit to the house after settlement, having only seen photographs before, but we were delighted with our new house.
Andrew was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable throughout the whole process, from starting the search to performing the final inspection and even organising a plumber to fix a leaking drain pipe. He has managed to take our vague aspirations and successfully visualise and procure the type of property we could be happy living in ourselves. Who knows, we may get the opportunity to do so in future.
I have no hesitation in recommending The Advocates to anyone looking for their ideal property. Keep up the good work guys.