Andrew W - Brisbane
Thank you, Carolyn.
Although we were happy from the outset with our choice to use Property Searchers, I had no idea what a profound difference your guidance would make during the inspections and negotiations toward buying a new home. We have clearly saved a lot of money. But more significantly, we are moving into a new home satisfied that it was the best choice in the market and confident that we will be very happy there for a long time.
The experience has us both thinking that, a few years down the track, we might look at a further investment property purchase in Brisbane!
Thank you again for your hard work and advice.DW - Brisbane
Sorry for the delay in forwarding this email to you and your colleagues.
I wanted to let you all know how fantastic I thought Sue Aspinall was during the several months she assisted me with buying a house. Sue is a true professional. I found her empathetic and strategic in all her dealings with me and more importantly – with real estate agents! Sue was efficient at prioritising and balancing her work in line with my needs as a client. I liked the way Sue quickly grasped the type of property I was interested in and then endeavoured to only show me potential possibilities. Sue also quickly picked up on when to ‘gently encourage’ me (or not!) That is a true art form and an interpersonal skill that not everyone has. Also importantly, Sue at no stage talked down to me. I was given useful information and advice about real estate in a truly understanding manner. In the end I bought a house that I love and at a great price - thanks to Sue’s keen negotiation skills. (I think Sue was very patient with me and has a great sense of humour – that’s very important!)
Amanda was terrific with her ongoing support during the process and especially once the purchasing ball started rolling. Everything, including inspections, answering my queries etc, moved smoothly and quickly!
I would also like to add that Jan Grant is great to have as a property manager and took care of me very well in the beginning stages of getting my property ready for renting. Jan had excellent advice and was always quick to follow up and support when required.
In summary – I think Property Searchers is a great team that obviously works well together, backs each other up where and when it is needed and is respectful of clients’ wishes.
Thank you too for your support and pointing me in the right direction from the beginning. As someone who is not at all familiar with the property market, your advice was greatly appreciated.
Even though I have taken a while to send this email, I have not been idle and busily recommending Property Searchers far and wide . . . .
If you would please be able to pass this on to Sue, Amanda and Jan and other colleagues thanks.
Thanks again and regards
The purchase of one’s own home includes an emotional element that is absent in an investment property purchase. Sue Aspinall understood our requirements for a house that would be both our home and an investment: she quickly built a rapport with us that meant we trusted her judgement implicitly.
We were newly arrived from interstate and knew nothing of the Brisbane market or the inherent value of ‘Queenslanders’ (Queensland style homes). Sue was always good humoured and tolerant of our whims; when she found us THE house it was love at first sight.
Sue is an outstanding buyer’s agent. We highly recommend her and the Property Searchers team.Paul and Ange
Just a quick note to thank you for the manner in which you introduced a buyer to one of my properties which led to the subsequent sale. I appreciate that the advice which you gave to them prior to entering the contract mitigated some risks that they may have otherwise been exposed to had they undertaken the negotiation without your experience. Whilst your advice protracted the sale process a little we both know that this was to safeguard your client - and I hope that they fully understand the benefit of the measures you put in place to protect their interests.
It is always nice to deal with a professonal who clearly has her own clients interests at heart - and while these interests are almost opposite to the interests of my (selling) client it was comforting for both my client and I to understand that the offer you put forward was qualified and based on your knowledge and experience in the current market. Had your offer come from an unqualified source I suspect the sellers may have been more reluctant to accept the sentiment of the current market in such a timely manner.
As a selling agent in the current market I understand the time and energy that Buyers agents spend to qualify properties - and that's even before you get to the negotiating table! As a buyer I am very time poor......and I would have no hesitation in utilising your services given the time savings and peace of mind that a professional buyers agent provides in the current market.
Thanks to all the team for your assistance with the property purchase, particularly Yvette, whose professionalism, diligence and personal attitude made this an enjoyable and successful experience.Grant Purcell
Dear Scott,John McCarthy
Thank you so much to both you and your team who assisted me in purchasing my first investment property in Brisbane while I was residing here in London.
Certainly your expertise as a Buying Agent, and the assistance you were able to provide me during the transaction made the purchase easy and enjoyable for me whilst located on the other side of the world. I really valued your input, professionalism and the support you provided through each stage of the purchase and your constant attention to detail and maintaining my best interests throughout the entire process.
Once again. Scott thank you very much for your help and I look forward to doing business with you and Property Searchers in the future.
To Scott and the Property Searchers Team,Andrew and Cheryl Boyle
I write this to thank you for your expert and friendly service that enabled us to become stress free and I dare say successful property investors.
Cheryl and I where struggling with the simple idea that an investment does not have to be a house suitable to us as a home. We had spent some months looking at houses to buy and were unable to separate our emotion from the business of investment. Simple things like colour or roof type would put us off!
Our financial adviser recommended Property Searchers, where Scott and his team easily determined our investment aim and provided additional expert advice as to how to proceed. Within days of Property Searchers being on the job, the team had sourced a property that has proven to have an excellent income, and is located in a suburb that has been independently forecast as a good capital growth area. This was achieved without Cheryl or I seeing the property physically; to this day (18 months after purchase) Cheryl has still not visited the property.
For a stress free investment property purchase based on sound business practice without personal emotion we highly recommend Property Searchers.
Dear Scott,Andrew and Lisa Donoghoe
The purpose of this letter is to inform your potential clients of our extremely positive and supportive property purchase experience using the Property Searchers service.
In Dec 2007 I moved to Brisbane from the ACT in advance of our family to look for our next family home. New to Queensland and more importantly the Queensland property market, I spent many fruitless and wasted hours searching the Net, visiting open houses and talking to Real Estate Agents. Having little knowledge of the Brisbane property market, I had next to no idea where I wanted our family to live, in what sort of house or more importantly the price I reasonably should be expected to pay to secure our next family home.
After several months of frustration, and without having made any real progress, I was referred to Property Searchers by some friends of ours that had used Scott and his team to help with the purchase of an investment property in Brisbane. Scott and his Team came highly recommended, so with some skepticism I made the decision to visit the office and meet Scott to see what he and his Team could offer. That was the best decision we ever made.
Scott introduced us to Carolyn Campbell and from that point forward, our entry into the Brisbane property market was hassle and stress free. Carolyn helped us to decide on the size, type and cost of our prospective home, and then importantly narrowed our search area based on our requirements.
Carolyn did all the hard work, searching properties, inspecting, researching and valuing them, and finally making recommendations based on their respective attributes. I visited a selected few with Carolyn, who provided advice about the state of the market, the value of the property and location.
Eventually we settled on a home in Ashgrove and from there Carolyn and the team took over, negotiating, securing the home and organising all aspects of the purchase. The negotiation and purchase process was seamless, closely monitored by Carolyn and her experienced team. We are extremely happy with our whole experience!
For anyone considering using the Property Searchers team I would add this last comment: As qualified valuers, the Property Searchers Team understand the market and work hard for you - not the property owner or their agent. They understand the market and the process, and are able to remove the emotion that buyers often inadvertently inject into the process. We are thoroughly impressed with the team, their service and professionalism. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Property Searchers to any prospective clients.
Dear Scott and Carolyn,Bruce and Ruth Kidd
Thank you for the opportunity to write a few words of recommendation to potential clients. Being away from the Brisbane property market the team at Property Searchers provided an excellent method by which we were able to access and more importantly to filter properties suited to our guidelines. While it may seem onerous to a potential buyer to focus on a particular property description it was a good personal discipline to establish your requirements from the outset. The team are very approachable, competent and efficient with a wide experience in the market. We found the whole process very worthwhile with quality service and good value for money. We are thinking of doing some more real estate activity in the near future.
Hi Carolyn,Jeff O'Keefe
I just would like to take this opportunity of saying thank you for all your help and perseverance on my recent purchase.
Your involvement and professionalism took all the hassles out the transaction for me and was much appreciated.
Should I wish to look at further properties rest assured I will be in touch.
We cannot speak too highly of the service that Carolyn and the team at Property Searchers provided in helping us find our new home. Our criteria were very specific, and they left no stone unturned in finding us a property which suited our requirements. Their negotiation skills, once a suitable property had been identified, then came to the fore and saved us their fees alone off the purchase price, not to mention the considerable time saved in researching and inspecting the numerous properties involved in the search process.Peter and Tania Clarke
Dear Scott,John Worrall
Thank you for you assistance in the purchase of our apartment at Sanctuary Cove.
You and your staff not only provided expert advice in Australian Real Estate matters but also provided very much appreciated general advice. While it cannot be proved, I believe that the negotiating skills of you and your staff shaved more off the ultimate purchase price that I have paid you in fees.
Dear Scott,Ziad Hamad
Firstly I would like to thank you and your office for the help and support in helping me find my new home. I will have to say that without your help it would have been very hard for me to buy a house in a short time especially since I am not present in Brisbane to do all this myself.
I think it was the best decision that I have made to contact you and ask for your service. I will never hesitate to recommend your office to anyone requiring your services.
Best regards and many thanks to you.
Dear Scott,Robert Schob
Thank you and your team for recently assisting me in the purchase of a waterfront investment property on the Gold Coast. Your service saved many more thousands than it actually cost. I would have however been happy to pay your fee anyway as your market knowledge, responsiveness and ability to locate those "hidden jewel" properties was invaluable.
I thought it was timely to write you this letter, as it has been a little over two months since the property settled. I had an independent valuer provide a current assessment of value for the property and I am pleased to say it came in $75,000"!! above the original purchase price. The valuer also confirmed the overall quality of the investment and strong potential for sustained growth. This is obviously a further testament to the impeccable service and value provided by you and your team.
I look forward to utilizing your service again in the near future when I am in a position to purchase again. In the mean time, if you have any prospective clients contemplating using your service, I would be honored to speak to them as a reference on your behalf.
Dear Amanda & Scott,Cherie J Matthews
Both Dixon and I were delighted with the service you provided particularly as it was such short notice to coincide with our visit to the Gold Coast.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your service to any potential customers considering the purchase of property in Queensland. We both hope we can use your services again in the not too distant future - stranger things have happened!
Many thanks again for a great effort and a tremendous result.
Dear Scott,Kyle and Fiona Howland-Rose
We would like to thank you and Carolyn for all your hard work in researching, finding and negotiating the purchase of our new investment property in Coolum Beach. We would also like to thank Victoria and Amanda for their help with the legal and administrative parts of the process.
This was the first time we have used a buyer's agent, although we have purchased 5 properties previously ourselves. It was such a good experience, and saved us so much time, that we would definitely use you again to buy in Queensland.
We were pleased with your approach from our very first telephone discussion. As we were armed with a list of potential investment areas that seemed to meet our selection criteria, but little local knowledge, it was invaluable to us that you and Carolyn were immediately able to eliminate nearly all our selections, down to a couple of potential areas which you confirmed were indeed worth considering. We would have had to take numerous flights up to Queensland over many weekends solely to attempt this process, and even so would not have had the assurance that we were making a truly informed decision. That alone saved us the cost of your fee.
In addition, we were very pleased with the detailed photographs and property descriptions you provided when we were actually viewing potential properties. We very much appreciated your willingness to discuss the properties by phone when necessary for as long as we needed to.
We were very satisfied with your approach to the valuation and negotiation process. We felt that we ultimately paid the vendors a fair price for the property, but not one that was unreasonable, and we were pleased that you were able to negotiate the price down by several thousand dollars, since our budget was genuinely limited. We also felt that this property was the best one we could have found for our budget in the area, and that it met all our hopes and selection criteria.
The good news for us later was that the property was rented out 5 days after settlement, at a rent $40 higher per week than you had predicted. So our cashflow was ultimately better than we had anticipated. Also, the agent we rented it through was very impressed with the purchase price, and felt they could have marketed it at $40,000 more than we paid, and sold it at $30,000 more. That is over 10% more than our purchase price, and is testimony to both the growth rate in the area and your finding and purchasing skills.
Our thanks go to the entire team at Property Searchers. We would not hesitate to use you again and would highly recommend your services to anyone else considering using a buyer's agent.
To Whom It May Concern:Jennie and Adrian Bucknell
We would like to thoroughly recommend Scott McGeever as a buyer's agent. When buying in an
unfamiliar market, it is imperative to have someone working with you who knows the market well and is
capable of acting in your best interest at all times. In our opinion, Scott has excellent knowledge of the
housing market, being capable of researching, negotiating and completing deals with our best interests
in mind. With every stage of our dealings with Scott, he proved to be a true professional, displaying
efficiency, honesty and integrity.
When deciding on a property to purchase, we received many e-mailed photos of each potential house,
yet we were never placed under any pressure to buy quickly. When we decided on a suitable property
Scott negotiated well and was always able to act in a non-emotional way with the deals, thus saving us
from over-spending or making the wrong decision. During his research, we noticed how thorough he
was, making sure that any uncertainty we felt was completely addressed. His advice was always
honest and considerate of our goal.
We decided on and bought a house four months ago. It has been valued at approximately $90,000
more than we paid for it and we have bought towards the end of the property cycle in a very difficult
To anyone who is serious about getting into property, yet hesitant about buyer's agents, we can only
encourage you to try Property Searchers. The money we spent with the company is immaterial when
compared to the money we will make long term on this property. And the best part? The procedure was
all without angst, sweat and sleepless nights - that was Scott's job!
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