It could be your very first home, your dream family home or perhaps you are relocating to a new location. Buying a home should be a very exciting and rewarding time and at Prosper Group, that’s the exact experience we want you to enjoy. Let Prosper Group remove the stress and provide confidence with your home purchase.

When we first meet, we will take the time to understand your exact preferences, from price, to location, features and aspirations. We then review the market, reach out to our networks for off-market opportunities and inspect homes to create a shortlist of suitable properties. We want to get our clients through properties before the general public become aware this property is for sale.

Our guarantee is to buy you the right property at the right price.

A thorough due diligence process will make sure you are fully aware of any potential risks or pitfalls to the property.

Prosper Group is not influenced by the sales method or price guide being applied by an agent. Instead we conduct our own comparative analysis of recently sold properties in the area to satisfy ourselves of what the purchase price should be for each property we assess.

As your buyer’s agent, we take a strategic approach to every stage of the process to give you the best results possible. All discussions, negotiations and bidding is undertaken by our team to ensure we secure your home of choice for the lowest possible price.

All this is done well-ahead of the time it takes most people to buy a home, enabling you to move in quickly and enjoy your new home.

View our Residential Purchased Properties.

Residential Buyers Agent FAQ’s

What’s the difference between a Buyer’s Agent and a real estate agent?

A Buyer’s Agent represents the buyer and is retained and paid exclusively by the buyer. A Buyer’s Agent does not sell property. A Buyer’s Agent acts in the best interest of a buyer.

A real estate agent represents the vendor (seller) and is retained and paid exclusively by the vendor. A real estate agent acts in the best interest of the vendor.

What’s involved with the full Buyer’s Agent service?

Prosper Group’s full Buyers Agent service covers the following aspects of a client’s property purchase:

  • Establishing the clients criteria – Our knowledge of the market allows us to evolve your requirements into a criteria which is in line with the current market
  • Sourcing of properties – We cover the market with both on market and off market opportunities
  • Presentation of short listed properties – With each property we provide a summary of our thoughts on the property and how this matches the purchasing criteria
  • Comparative market analysis – We provide an analysis of the price expectation and potential rent (if an investment property) based on recent comparative sales/rentals (note: Prosper Group are not valuers and can not provide a formal valuation)
  • Negotiations – A negotiation strategy is developed taking into account both price and terms. Regularly we are able to save more off the price than our fee.
  • Due diligence – We complete and provide our detailed due diligence report prior to the purchase becoming unconditional. In addition, we arrange and coordinate any third party contractors required for this purchase, i.e. valuers, building inspectors, fit out contractors, surveyors etc.
  • Transaction management through to settlement – We manage the purchase through to settlement, including liaising with your solicitor, financier etc.

How can I benefit from using a Buyer’s Agent?

Buyers use a Buyer’s Agent for the following reason:

  • Lack of time – Buying a property is time intensive if done correctly. A buyer’s agent removes this time restraint and allows time poor buyers to purchase their property.
  • Lack of confidence – A lack of experience or confidence should not stop a buyer from purchasing their home or investment property. By employing a Buyer’s Agent it allows buyers to get professional assistance with the purchase of their property.
  • Facts and figures over emotion – a Buyer’s Agent provides their clients with the fundamental facts and figures of each property being considered. This allows their clients to make an educated decision in regard to the property they purchase, rather than an emotional decision.
  • Negotiation – A Buyer’s Agent is an experienced and professional negotiator and auction bidder, working on behalf of the buyer to purchase the property at the lowest achievable price.
  • Greater exposure to properties for sale – A Buyer’s Agent is well connected with the real estate agents. Further, real estate agents see Buyer’s Agents as repeat buyers, rather than the average mum and dad buyer who may buy every 5 – 10 years. For this reason Buyer’s Agents are constantly being presented with off market properties, meaning their clients have a broader horizon of properties to consider.
  • Geographically restricted – a buyer being geographically located either overseas or interstate can often be a barrier to prevent a property purchase. A buyer’s agent provides these buyers with a solution to allow them to confidently purchase their property.
  • A professional VERSUS a professional – buying your home is nearly always the most expensive asset you will ever buy, therefore is it smart to do this without any professional assistance? By employing a Buyer’s Agent you are employing a professional to assist you to deal with the real estate agent, who is the professional representing the vendor.

Will they find off-market properties?

Yes, a good Buyer’s Agent is well connected and respected with real estate agents and therefore are regularly provided with off market or pre-market opportunities. Further, Buyer’s Agents have connections with developers and property owners, providing an additional source of off market properties.

Should I use a Buyer’s Agent?

Unless you have unlimited time and are an experienced property buyer with strong knowledge of the suburbs or the suburb you are planning to purchase within, then yes you should strongly consider engaging a Buyer’s Agent to purchase you the right property at the right price.

How much do Buyer’s Agents cost?

Buyer’s aAgents charge either a fixed fee or percentage of the purchase price. Generally, the fee is between 1 – 3% including GST.

Residential Buyers Agent TESTIMONIALS

First Home Buyers Enter the Market

“ I never thought I would get the house of my dreams on my first time buying – but I did – and I owe it all to Jill Cook. Buying my first property was daunting and riddled with mis-leading information from sellers agents, banks and inexperienced friends. From my first coffee with Jill I could tell she got it. She was empathetic and considered with her consultancy – but I knew under all that, she was no ones fool, and would work her hardest to get me the best property at the best price. Of course, I had reservations about paying for a buyer’s agent when I thought I could search for properties and negotiate myself – but when I saw how deep Jill got into investigating every single element of a potential property’s pros and cons (and saved me from a MAJOR poor buy, revealed only through a deep analysis of the property’s financial records) I had no doubt that the investment in a buyer’s agent would earn more than itself back through the purchase of a sound property. “

 

 

 


Lewis
Glebe

Prosper Group take the angst out of the process for young family

“ Prosper Group are true professionals; their expertise and wisdom made purchasing our new home a joy. Having John bid for us on the big day took the angst out of the process and allowed us to just enjoy ourselves as we watched him close the deal.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John and Prosper Group for a painless purchase. Thanks guys.”


Rory & Deena
St Peters

Surprised and delighted by how Prosper Group took the stress out of buying property

” I wasn’t sure what to expect from a buyers agent but, John not only provided a fantastic level of service throughout the evaluation and negotiation process, he also provided moral support and guidance throughout all the challenges I faced with my broker. Overall, he helped to take away much of the stress involved in buying property.”


Liz
Camperdown

Busy couple with challenging brief secure perfect off-market apartment in 2 weeks

“Prosper Group stepped in to help my husband and I with our property search after we had spent 3 months unsuccessfully searching ourselves. As we wanted an apartment that would be a sound investment but which would also suit us to live in, so the brief was a challenge. Prosper Group provided us with the perfect balance of hard data and professional and personal recommendations. Working with John not only removed a lot of stress from the process but, as he is such a pleasure to deal with, we actually started to enjoy the searching process rather than feeling overwhelmed by it. Prosper Group found us an off-market place that suited our brief and the whole process only took 2 weeks. Fabulous! I would, and have already, recommended Prosper Group to anyone.”

 


Alex & Mark
Alexandria

Sea-changing down-sizers get so much more than they bargained for

“We really didn’t grasp the beauty of the view when we decided to buy the house. So it’s been a pleasant surprise for us – both waking up to it and seeing the sunsets.

Overall, it couldn’t be further from our original brief of a 3 bedroom townhouse, on the flat, no stairs and near the shops. But we’ve managed to end up in a place which is far more house for the money, than we ever thought possible when moving to this area. For that we are very grateful to yourself and to Prosper. I have no doubt that your help in executing the final deal contributed to a saving of $50,000 for us.

The time we saved using your services to vet properties before we viewed them, is hard to quantify in dollar terms. But I’d say it saved us 3-4 weekends of looking at houses which looked good on Realestate.com, but were not relevant.

Being quite time poor I value our time in terms of things I’d prefer to be doing.

We’re personally happy to recommend Prosper to anyone looking to buy on the North Shore, especially if they don’t know the market, as we didn’t. We got more than our money’s worth”

 

 


Colin
Newport

Off-Market Purchase for a Client with Very Special Needs

“Prosper Group were fantastic – without their help I would never have found my beautiful new home.

Close to family and transport/shops, it also has the quiet leafy outlook I had grown used to living on the Central Coast.

Prosper Group helped me choose a sales agent and manage the sale of my home, while they also searched for a new one. They found a beautiful ‘off-market’ apartment in my preferred block, and quickly handled all the due-diligence and negotiations.

I never could have done all this myself, and the alternative would likely have been a bland nursing home.”

 

 

 


Carolyn
Hunters Hill

Having found their ‘forever’ home, this family wanted help to secure it at the right price. Located in a quiet street on the edge of Sydney Harbour, it came with approved plans for substantial additions.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your invaluable assistance with the purchase of our new (forever) home. Your wise, patient and well timed counsel got us through what could have been a very difficult negotiation through to an excellent outcome. Your knowledge of the local area and agents was incredibly helpful and put us in the best possible position.

As you know, I was initially circumspect about the value that could be added by a buyer’s agent to this process, but working with you has made me a convert to the absolute necessity of bringing in an independent and skilled agent to negotiate on our behalf.

This was the largest purchase we will ever likely make and I now cannot understand why anyone (including, at one stage, me) would contemplate going it alone.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting an agent for their property purchase and, in fact, I already have recommended you to a number of friends”.


Joanne Shepard and Chris Jolly
Balmain

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COUPLE PURCHASES THEIR IDEAL INVESTMENT APARTMENT IN A PREMIUM HIGH-GROWTH NEIGHBOURHOOD, AFTER MONTHS OF WONDERING WHERE TO START

“Prosper Group certainly helped make a very daunting task a lot easier than expected.

Thanks to the team at Prosper Group, the stress and pressure we’d placed on ourselves to purchase a property, completely dissolved.

We couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you”


Nikki and Ryan
Redfern

Expat investor looking for a high-growth low maintenance apartment in the Eastern Suburbs Beaches area.

“Prosper Group were fantastic to work with from start to finish.

They have an excellent knowledge of the market, and you don’t have to tell them anything twice.

I highly recommend their services and will definitely be using Prosper Group again for my next property purchase.

Prosper Group were not only professional but also very attentive and hard working.”


Mary
Coogee

Prosper Group makes the process so easy our client immediately re-engaged us for a second purchase

“We watched the property market intently. We saw the market moving quickly, but whilst we had our finances ready, we did not have the time to act. We then made the decision to utilise a buyers agent and are so glad we did!

The team at Prosper Group have been fantastic in providing us with top quality options, in areas that suited our brief. Had we not engaged with John, Alex and the Prosper Group team, we would still be looking at Domain wondering when would be a good time to enter the market.”


Karen and Mick
Chippendale