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

Family home found!

“John Molloy from Prosper Group made what could have been a taxing and draining process of selling and buying houses a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Providing sage, good humoured and thoughtful advice at every turn, John had every angle covered. His patient and professional approach helped us feel part of the process. His calm and strategic thinking helped us navigate the anxiety of a volatile property market and nothing was too much to ask.

In helping us choose the right property and securing it at a good price, the final result was worth every penny. What John and his colleagues at Prosper ultimately save you is time and frustration by gently guiding you where you need to go.“

 


Michael & Edwina
Turramurra

Ticks all the boxes

“Prosper Group assisted me to purchase a beautiful terrace which is conveniently located and needing minimal work – it ticks all the boxes! The research included in the pricing allowed me to make informed decisions during the negotiation process and I felt secure with the knowledge that I had not paid too much. I have no hesitation in using Prosper Group again to purchase an investment property, as the service they offer pays for itself.”

 


JW
Bondi Junction

We Could Have Gone All Year Looking and Searching

“We are thrilled with the outcome and securing in our preferred suburb is even better. We have to give praise to John Malloy, he is such a delightful man and I loved our working relationship. We could have gone all year looking and searching. We are positive we could not have found a better home that suits our needs, and it is truly exciting. We want to thank you and your team once again for providing a service that we will only ‘sing it’s praises’!”

 


Lloyd & Sharon
Northbridge

Bought for $61,000 below the initial price guide

“Prosper Group helped me purchase my new home which I am absolutely thrilled about. The property was supposed to go to auction, but ended up in a best-on-offer contract show-down. This would have been a pretty daunting situation if it hadn’t have been for John’s experience, charm and professionalism. I ended up spending $61,000 below the initial price guide.”

 


Caroline
Rose Bay

New home for young family in sought after location

“Highly recommend Prosper Group. They were highly professional, knowledgeable and flexible when our brief changed! Also a pleasure to work with and we’re thrilled with our result.”

 


Louise & Andrew
Mosman

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