I’m uncertain if I’m even in a position to purchase an investment property or home, how do I find out?
Call us for an introductory chat (no obligation or hard sell – We promise!). From there, depending on your needs we can also put you in touch with an independent financial professional who can help get you set up for property purchase.
I’m not sure if I should buy a home to live in or one for investment, can you assist?
Yes! We have a lot of experience answering this question so we can certainly steer you in the right direction. So whether you’re thinking about buying a primary place of residence (PPOR), a property purely for investment, or even something with a mixture of both purposes, contact us for some guidance and insight.
Does Adviseable buy homes for owner occupiers as well as properties for investors?
Yes! However, our view is that buying a home to live in is a vastly different exercise to buying a property for the sole purpose of investment. For this reason we have two separate services accordingly; the Adviseable Investment Property Buyer service and the Adviseable Home Buyer service.
Can Adviseable help buy an investment property for my self-managed superfund (SMSF)?
Yes! We’ve facilitated many successful property purchases for self-managed superfunds so we’re well versed in the ins & outs, and most importantly, how to choose the right investment property for your particular SMSF strategy.
What’s the difference between a Buyer’s Agent and a Selling Agent?
A selling agent is appointed and paid by the seller to represent them during the sale of their property. During this time, the selling agent has a professional obligation to act in the best interests of their seller client and in turn strives to achieve the most favourable outcome possible for them. On the other side of the transaction, a buyer’s agent is appointed and paid by a property buyer who they represent throughout the property purchase process. A buyer’s agent also follows a professional code of conduct, and their mission is to get the best results possible for their buyer client.
Why should I use an Adviseable Buyer’s Agent when theoretically I could do it myself?
When you engage an Adviseable Buyer’s Agent, you’re also accessing an in-house team of full-time advisors and researchers who collectively have decades of experience buying properties throughout Australia. So you’ll be able to leverage off our combined expertise, resources, relationships, and efforts to ensure that you’re getting the best opportunities available in the marketplace and achieving professional results in the process.
How do I know that I’ll be getting value for money when I engage the services of Adviseable?
Our mission is to ensure that you achieve the absolute best results possible from your property purchase, and our team takes this aspect very seriously and works very hard accordingly. Whether that means securing a fantastic off-market investment opportunity in a top growth area, or simply having someone that you can trust at your side as you buy your dream home, our personalised and supportive approach will accommodate your every needs. With that in mind, the upfront financial commitment of the Adviseable fee is comparably only a very small percentage of the long-term financial benefit and peace of mind of a successful property purchase experience. Conversely, following poor advice from elsewhere and buying the wrong property or even just missing out can be a very costly mistake.
What assurance do I have that Adviseable will act to get the best results possible for me?
We genuinely care about achieving the best possible results for our clients, and as a result our business thrives almost solely as a result of repeat business and client referrals. On this basis, we have a vested interest in helping you succeed so that you’ll come back again and again and also refer your family, friends, and colleagues our way. We like to think that in turn the client testimonials we receive speak for themselves!
Does Adviseable charge a fixed fee?
Yes! We have tiered fixed fee structure depending on the client’s objective and budget. The fixed fee structure ensures that there’s no ambiguity in regards to how we’re incentivised to achieve a successful outcome for our client. Many other buyer’s agents charge based on a percentage of property purchase price – The higher the purchase price, the higher the fee. Naturally we feel that this is counterintuitive, considering that our objective as a buyer’s agent is to secure the right property for the lowest price possible.
Can Adviseable help me decide where to buy?
Yes! An integral part of our expertise and service is having a comprehensive understanding of the property markets throughout Australia and conducting research to identify the top growth areas. Naturally this research is shared with our investor and home buyer clients and forms the basis of any personalised area recommendations that we provide.
Does Adviseable focus on a capital growth or a cash-flow centric property investment strategy?
We certainly don’t adhere to a ‘one size fits all’ approach, we tailor each area recommendation and property search to the specific needs of the individual investor with both cash-flow and capital growth criteria being considered. That said, we will always focus on strong capital growth as the fundamental objective for any purchase.
I am looking to build a diverse multi-property portfolio, can Adviseable help?
Yes! Our team is equipped with the expertise and know-how to enable our investor clients to build a well-rounded and profitable property investment portfolio, whether that is to comprise of a few properties or a few dozen!
Does Adviseable offer a part service such as advice only or bidding at auction?
No. To ensure maximum success for our clients, we only offer a comprehensive buyer’s agency and property investment advisory service that encompasses the entire process from start to finish.
What methodology or process does Adviseable follow when researching areas and properties?
During our area research and selection process, we analyse 10 key aspects of an area to determine whether it meets our strict criteria. We refer to this list of qualifying criteria as our ‘Area Top 10’. As for our property specific due-diligence and selection process, we conduct a 40+ point evaluation as the basis for our property assessment.
Does Adviseable get access to off-market property listings?
Yes! As one of our essential skills as buyer’s agents is to sniff out the top opportunities ahead of the pack, we often get access to fantastic off-market options for our investor and home buyer clients.
Is the Adviseable fee tax-deductible when buying an investment property?
For the final word on the matter you should always consult with your tax accountant, however as our fee is typically considered part of the ‘cost base’ for investment property purchase it can often contribute to offsetting tax liability upon sale.
Can the Adviseable fee be paid for with borrowed funds?
Please consult your financial professional for specific advice here. However assuming that the investor has an equity loan facility available and it’s in line with their financial strategy to do so, there shouldn’t be any reason to prevent them from using these borrowed funds to pay our fee.
Does Adviseable get paid for any of the property recommendations that they provide?
No! We pride ourselves in operating an entirely ‘fee for service’ business model and strictly refusing any third party vendor ‘kickbacks’. This transparent arrangement ensures that our clients know that we’re working exclusively in their best interest at all times.
Is Adviseable a member of any industry associations or regulatory bodies?
Yes! We’re big proponents of industry regulation to maintain high professional standards and most importantly promote consumer protection. As such, we’re active and in some cases voluntary members of a number of industry associations including; Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), the Real Estate Institutes within each state, and Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA).
Does Adviseable help with finding and engaging a property manager?
Yes! Although there’s no obligation to use anyone that we recommend, part of our service includes putting forward pre-vetted referrals to the key professionals required to keep the investor safe and ensure that the property purchase is as successful as possible.
I would like to buy a property to subdivide and redevelop, can Adviseable help with this?
Yes! Our team has vast experience with development and can oversee the entire subdivision project from initial feasibility right through to tenancy. This service is delivered with the same principles as our buyer’s agency service, so you’ll receive comprehensive advice, research, due-diligence, valuation & negotiation skills, third-party professional recommendations, support & communication, and legwork from us. Furthermore, of course it goes without saying that our ethos around being 100% fee for service, unbiased, and independent apply to this model too.
I’m considering purchasing a property and adding a granny-flat, can Adviseable help with this?
Yes! As touched on above, our team has a wealth of expertise with this type of endeavour and can readily facilitate such a property acquisition and addition.
Does Adviseable sell house & land packages or off-the-plan investment properties?
No. Just to clarify, Adviseable does not sell properties. We either buy established properties on behalf our clients, or we develop them from scratch putting the investor client on the profitable side of the equation in the process. Our mission is to help our investor clients make money, not third party developers.
Does Adviseable buy commercial/industrial/retail properties in addition to residential?
No. Whilst these investments certainly have their place, we’ve elected to stay within our lane of providing premium property solutions in the standard residential real estate sector.