Can buyers agents help find investment properties

Can buyer’s agents help find investment properties?

Can a buyer’s agent help you find investment properties? This is a key question to consider when considering purchasing any kind of property. Investing in property can be a great way to build wealth. But there are many different things to consider when buying an investment property. If you don’t get it right, you can end up making a costly mistake.

Engaging the services of a buyer’s agent can help you make the right decision, as they know exactly what makes a good investment property, and can secure you the right property at the right price.

Things a buyer’s agent looks for in an investment property

There are three key components to finding a great investment property;

1. Will the property be profitable?

The whole point of buying an investment property is to make you money in both the short and long term. In the short term, the right property will bring in a good rental income for you. In the long term, it will also increase in capital value.

Buyer’s agents know the current market conditions, each property’s worth, and its future performance. They save you money by ensuring you invest in a property likely to increase in value without overpaying.

2. Is the property in the right area?

For beginners, investing in rental property can be a minefield. You must understand both the property market and the area where you choose to buy. If you don’t live in the area, this can be particularly difficult.

A good investment property needs to be located in a respectable area where there will be a constant supply of tenants, now and in the future. It should also be located close to public transport links, shops, schools, and other amenities.

A good buyer’s agent will have a thorough knowledge of their area. They understand which neighbourhoods to avoid and which will enable you to achieve a higher rental income.

3. Is the property in good condition?

There’s nothing wrong with choosing an investment property which you can increase the value of by doing some cosmetic work. However, if it needs more than a lick of paint or a new kitchen, you can find yourself spending more than you can afford.

A buyer’s agent knows what to look for, and will make sure that there is nothing wrong with the structure or roof of the property, for example. This can help you make money more quickly in the short term, and save you a lot of money further down the line.

Can a Buyer's Agent help find investment properties?

Why use a buyer’s agent for an investment property?

Buying an investment property is a business decision. It has to be done with a calm, rational head rather than with your heart, as you are not likely to live there. Using a buyer’s agent to represent you ensures that all emotion is taken out of the process. This rational decision-making means you are likely to end up with a better investment.

Buyer’s agents are also highly experienced negotiators, so they are likely to secure you a better price on a property than you could achieve yourself. In addition, they have a wide database of contacts, so they can find you properties which are not even on the market. These could be “silent sales” known only to real estate professionals, or even new-builds which are only on offer to those who know the developers. This widens the choice of investment properties available to you, and you can end up with the ideal investment property as a result.

Want more investment property advice from A Buyer’s Agent?

There are so many things to consider when buying an investment property. It isn’t just about finding a profitable property, it’s also about avoiding expensive mistakes that protect you in the future as well as today.

If you would like investment property advice from a professional buyer’s agent, we are always happy to help. Please contact us for more information.

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