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Dedicated Buyer Advocates in Melbourne & Victoria

We are Licensed Real Estate Agents that specialise in buying property. We are known as Buyer Advocates, Buyer Agents or Property Finders. We are licensed in the state of Victoria in the same way as any selling agent is, and we are members of the REIV. As Buyer Advocates we work only for the buyer.

We will not sell you any properties. We will not tell you to buy an apartment because that is what we always buy. We will not tell you that one suburb is a better area for you to buy in than another. Because every person buying property is different. You have different needs, budgets and goals. We will listen to you and then give opinions of what to purchase that will fit your goals.

Our aim is to assist the buyer to find the right property at the right price in the right time.

What is a Buyer’s Advocate or Buyer’s Agent?

A Buyer’s Advocate or Buyer’s Agent is a licensed Real Estate Agent that works for the buyer. The Estate Agents Act tells us that an estate agent can only have one principal and that the principal is the person who pays the agent. In the situation of a vendor selling his property; He engages a selling agent and pays them a commission and therefore the selling agent must work in the best interests of the seller. The selling agent is contractually obligated not to assist a buyer.

A buyer’s advocate or buyer’s agent is paid by the purchaser and is contractually obligated to only assist the buyer. A buyer’s advocate typically can assist with information about where to buy (budget, types and styles of property) searching, assessing and of course, negotiating. A good buyer’s advocate will level the playing field between the buyer and seller and mitigate the one sidedness of the property purchase.

Who uses a Buyer’s Advocate?

Simply put – anyone purchasing a property should be using a buyer’s advocate or buyer’s agent. It is no different to going to court and one side has legal representation and the other does not. It would be seen in the courts as totally unfair, however nobody actually warns a purchaser they should seek their own representation. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria have now adopted a policy to encourage ALL purchasers to engage the services of a licensed REIV Buyers Agent in order to receive professional advice whenever they purchase property. This was adopted by their Board of Directors in 2013.

Market News RSS

When will the Market Reignite?

On July 18, 2018 By Ian James

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is an independent body that supervises banking institutions and has been a useful toolRead more

Should you purchase before auction?

On June 18, 2018 By Ian James

It is the media that screams out that property prices are falling. It is the media who tells us that the interest rates are going to remainRead more

Auctioneers flout pass in laws

On May 31, 2018 By Ian James

With the advent of lower clearance rates, we are seeing more auctions ending in a pass in. A “pass in” occurs when the bidding at an auctionRead more

Reserve Bank freezes cash rate

On April 4, 2018 By Ian James

After the 20th month of no change to the cash rate, we are now in a new era for the Reserve Bank. Since rates have been examined on a monthRead more

Just because the mass media says the sky is falling, it doesn’t make it so.

On February 28, 2018 By Ian James

You can sell a property and make a very good return if you watch how you market, and how you manage the campaign and know when to say NO! BuRead more

Weekly Stats

Monday 16th July
Total Auctions401
Passed In154
Passed in after Vendor's Bid60
Sold Before Auction48
Sold at Auction199
Sold after Auction0
Clearance Rate62%
Total Private Sales165
Source: REIV, week ending 15/07/2018
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Testimonials

Emil and Penny

On January 12, 2017

When we bought our current house 5 years ago we asked JPP to help us find it. WhRead more

Wayne

On November 22, 2016

Justin provided excellent communication and service. He attended to all our querRead more

Daniel

On October 19, 2016

Your service is very great! We very satisfy!Read more

Sandra

On March 2, 2016

Hi Justin and Ian, Thanks very much for all your assistance in helping me to buyRead more

Carla & Paul

On June 29, 2015

When you haven’t bought property before, you should consider a buyers advoRead more

Anna

On April 30, 2015

I’m really glad I made the decision to use JPP Buyer Advocates. Justin gavRead more

Anonymous

On January 28, 2015

We’d like to acknowledge the excellent service you provided us with in buyRead more

Anonymous

On January 28, 2015

Hi Sam, Sorry, I have not been able to get back to you and Ian sooner but MeaganRead more

Anonymous

On January 28, 2015

Ian, I am writing to express my appreciation for the services you and your firmRead more

Anonymous

On January 28, 2015

It was only a few short months ago that we first read through the testimonials oRead more

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