Buyer’s Agent – Step by Step Process

Buyer’s Agent process – how we work with you

You benefit from our proven 5 step process as outlined below.

You are also always in control and we communicate regularly to ensure you are comfortable, consulted and informed every step of the way.

Step 1 - Requirements and Strategy

Understanding your needs and curating a strategy are critical to success.  Starting with a strategy session we unpack and prioritise the needs for your new home or investment property.   We develop a summary brief for your project which includes budget, suggested approach, target suburbs, as well as detailed location and/or property characteristics. 

If you’re an investor, we set target financial parameters such as yield, cash flow and projected capital growth.

Step 2 - Research

We do all the research online so you don’t have to.   We also get access to property not online by leveraging relationships with sales agents or by finding off-market properties just for your brief.  The research phase includes initial due diligence on every suitable property; this can include the zoning, title, environmental risks, nearby developments and initial inspection(s).   Collaborating with you on potential properties, we move to acquisition once a highly suitable property is selected and agreed with you.

Step 3 - Acquisition

We attend to property inspections, liaise with real estate agents, coordinate trusted 3rd parties (conveyancer, building and pest, strata etc.) and undertake all negotiations.  If a property goes to Auction we bid on your behalf.

Detailed due diligence is also done on each property, efficiently working through our 70-point checklist to ensure no stone is left unturned.  We provide you with due diligence reports and this includes a curated appraisal of fair value for each taget property.

We can’t always control everything and if a competitor has more budget than us or if we decide to walk away during this phase, we move to another property or recommence research.

The Acquisition phases concludes when we have success and Contracts are exchanged.

Step 4 - Settlement (and celebration)

After Contracts are exchanged, your conveyancer/solicitor now takes a more active role.   We are still working for you, keeping across developments and liaising with the agent and conveyancer to check on status.

We keep you informed and make sure you are comfortable all the way to settlement.  We attend the pre-settlement inspection on your behalf and provide you and the solicitor/conveyancer with a detailed report, so that settlement can occur.  Then it is time to celebrate!

Step 5 - Ongoing Support

Many property owners have a desire to acquire more assets, be they for an investment or to upsize or downsize.  We view our relationship with you as long-term and are always here to support your journey with independent, professional and personalised service.

If your acquisition is an investment property, our ongoing support can include annual reviews of the asset performance to help you ensure you get maximum return on your investment.

Contact us about your upcoming acquisition
Made our job of buying property easy

“Niva Property made our job of selecting a property very easy. We saved time by not having to inspect properties nor do all the checks and balances on each property.

Nigel from Niva did all this for us and more, and had access to various tools and real-time data that we simply didn’t have.

The level of due diligence and professionalism was first class and no stone was left unturned when assessing potential properties. They ruled out many good looking properties due to various unforseen risks and this helped ensure we selected the right one.

The end result is we got a great property that met our requirements now, but also one that provides lots of options in the future. If you’re looking for help buying a property I’d thoroughly recommend Niva Property. ”

Frank B, Newcastle NSW

Throroughly recommended as a buyer's agent

"Nigel from Niva Property was a great help in securing our family a property recently on the Gold Coast. His timely, expert knowledge of the buying process helped us secure the property ahead of our competitors. He also made us aware of all the risks and detailed due diligence, so we could make decisions quickly and easily, making the buying process much less stressful. I’d thoroughly recommend Nigel as a buyer’s agent for your next property purchase."

James H, Sydney

Goes above and beyond

“Nigel from Niva Property was a great help in securing us a property. He is highly professional, maintains clear communication throughout the process and has a thorough knowledge of the housing market. He went above and beyond to help, saved us so much time and helped us to minimise any risks in the purchase.

“We have now bought our perfect abode in a short duration with the help of Nigel and feel he is, by far, a great agent to work with. Quite simply, it would not have been possible for us to do this without his support. We would highly recommend Nigel and Niva Property to anyone who is looking for an owner occupier property or a high performing investment.

“We will be sure to engage his services again for our next purchase. Thank you so much Nigel”

Vel and Ayyappan, Geelong

Communication, knowledge and advice was next level

“We could not have been happier with Nigel from Niva Property. At every turn his advice, communication and knowledge was next level. We gave him a pretty specific set of quite complex criteria and he totally came through for us. As a busy professional, I didn't have time to attend inspections, talk to agents, research streets and suburbs. Nigel did all this and much more.

In securing our Newcastle property, Nigel saved us significant time and project managed the entire process to ensure a successful and stress-free acquisition. He also provided us with detailed but very clear due diligence reporting which helped me make a decision with a very high level of confidence. He was always available whenever we needed to talk and his local connections with trusted 3rd parties (i.e. mortgage broker and a conveyancer) was another great benefit.

If you are looking to buy your own home, investment property or potential development site in Newcastle Niva Property has to be on the top of your list of agents. ”

Nathan C, Malaysia

Thoroughly recommended

“Nigel from Niva Property Buyers was a great help in securing our family a property in Lake Macquarie.

When we decided on the property we really wanted, he went above and beyond on due diligence, ensured we were aware of all risks, and acted quickly to help us secure it ahead of the competition.

He proactively guided us every step of the way through this emotionally intense journey.
We'd thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking to buy their dream home.

Edouard R, Merewether, NSW

Highly Recommended

"Nigel saved us a lot of time liaising with the local sales agents, doing inspections and providing well-researched property appraisals.  He was always thorough and clear in his communications and I'd highly recommend him as a buyer's agent."

Michael B, Sydney

Helped me make decisions with confidence

"Nigel saved me a huge amount of time, and I would highly recommend him to help you buy your next investment property. His property due diligence was also very detailed and clear, making it easy for me to make decisions with confidence."

Tim G, Newcastle NSW

A great help when buying our home

"Nigel was a great help when buying our home. His knowledge and prompt, professional advice was really beneficial to ensure the process was as smooth as possible."

Venkatesh J, Sydney

Always learning about property

"... Nigel would ask questions most that most property investors would not.... to enhance his learning. His attention to detail was remarkable, and he was always clear and concise in all discussions."

Edward R, QPIA, Brisbane QLD (Director EKR Property)

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