Property Case Studies – Melbourne

Thanks Mike couldn’t have done it without you. The experience you bring to the process and advice you have to offer is comforting and we are all delighted with the outcome.

Eileen, Ashwood, First-time Investor, FEB 2020

Mike has just managed my second investment purchase in Melbourne. This time I had a very specific suburb target and despite this seemingly making the task more difficult, we had an incredible outcome and have settled in a remarkably short period of time. I am an inter-state investor and due to Mike at Strategic Buyers, the experience was assured, well-managed and ultimately, entirely successful. 

Andy, Sydney investor, DEC 2019

I had been tirelessly looking to purchase my first home for 7 months. Once I met Mike, I secured a property in a matter of weeks! Mike made what is normally a stressful process run incredibly smoothly and I definitely couldn’t have done it without him! His planning and expertise proved incredibly valuable.

Anna, North Warrandyte, First Homebuyer, NOV 2019

We want to thank you for your involvement in the purchase of our new house in Doncaster, as Buyer’s Advocate, and the sale of our Donvale home (Seller’s Advocate) all within a two-month time frame. In both cases you exceeded the outcomes we had hoped for and your expert skills and patience in guiding us through the processes involved were invaluable.

Marion and Russell Hick, Downsizers, Doncaster, September 2019

After being unhappy with aspects of our first investment, we chose professional help for our second. Mike efficiently found us a lovely property in a great location which was easily tenanted. He had an intimidating presence at the auction which helped keep the price low. Mike was also available to us for help and advice after the sale and up until settlement.

Paul, Second-time Investor, Carnegie

I recently used Mike’s Assisted Property Buying Service to purchase my first home.  After I found the property I hoped to buy, I called Mike and 12 days later I was signing the contract.  As a time-poor first home buyer, it was invaluable having Mike to oversee the purchase for me.  He removed the uncertainty and stress from the process, staying in close communication as he conducted a comprehensive review of the property, arranged the building inspection and legal advice and offered sound guidance every step of the way.  On the day of the auction, Mike’s experience and expertise was very reassuring and I was very pleased that he was able to secure the property for me at such a reasonable price.  I would recommend his services to anyone looking to save time, money and sanity during their property search. 

James, Ringwood

Hi Mike, Just paid your final invoice. Am getting through the paper work pre-settlement. Thanks for everything, couldn’t have been happier with your service. I’ll be more than happy to provide a testimonial the moment the property settles!!

Andy, Randwick, NSW

After being unhappy with aspects of our first investment, we chose professional help for our second. Mike efficiently found us a lovely property in a great location which was easily tenanted. He had an intimidating presence at the auction which helped keep the price low. Mike was also available to us for help and advice after the sale and up until settlement.

Paul, Second-time Investor, Carnegie

Hello Mike, A quick ‘thankyou’ to Strategic Buyers Agents for persisting over 3 months with finding and negotiating the purchase of my fantastic 1 BR investment apartment in Ormond. After some high auction competition in the area it was great to buy an ‘off-market’ in the end. It has already been let up from the day I settle, at  $330 per week, so I will be earning from Day 1.

MM, Ormond, Investor

Hi Mike, thanks for your assistance with purchasing my new unit. I couldn’t have done it without you, due to your professional and astute approach and knowledge of successful purchasing strategies. I am extremely happy with the result.

Jan, Homebuyer, Sandringham

Chris, AshburtonDear Mike, I just wanted to say thankyou so much for everything you’ve done to help me secure my first investment property. I certainly could not have done it without you. With $280 PW in rent, it covers my mortgage and property manager’s fee with $10 to spare! Perfect.

Chris, Investor

My wife and I engaged a buyers agent to purchase a townhouse for me in the Eastern suburbs initially as an investment but with a view to downsizing in the future. Mike McNamara was very patient with us as we looked at close to 75 properties over nearly 4 months before we finally found the “right one”. Using a buyers agent saved us a lot of time and money in the purchase of our property. I would never buy property any other way.

Chris, Ashburton

The thought of buying a home for a first investment was daunting. Working full time and studying part time meant I had little time to be fully committed to the searching task. It was incredibly lucky that I had bumped into Mike whom was very patient and took me through the journey of understanding his services and the value he can add to my property search efforts. Only 20 days after I had engaged Mike, I was able to secure an investment property that met all of my requirements and achieved it at an excellent price. But most importantly, it was how Mike made the full process from searching through to settlement such a seamless and effortless process. I will certainly be recommending Mike to friends and family.

William, Investor, Bentleigh East

Having worked with Buyer Agents before I had high expectations of Mike McNamara – he met these in a professional and personable manner. Patient and considered in his approach he has helped me develop my investment portfolio through the purchase of an Art Deco apartment. Mike’s auction experience was invaluable in securing the investment at an excellent price. Mike has high ethical and professional standards and I plan to continue working with him to add high quality investments to the portfolio.

Having worked with Buyer Agents before I had high expectations of Mike McNamara – he met these in a professional and personable manner. Patient and considered in his approach he has helped me develop my investment portfolio through the purchase of an Art Deco apartment. Mike’s auction experience was invaluable in securing the investment at an excellent price. Mike has high ethical and professional standards and I plan to continue working with him to add high quality investments to the portfolio.     

A Deep, Ashburton, Investor

I am lucky to have found a very good buyer agent in Brisbane for our property there and also you to help with Bendigo. Both properties seem to be working very well.

I will need to review our finance before making another move, especially when we are planning to do some extension in our current house. But you will be the first one to call when we decide to invest in property market again.

Ming, Strathdale

Just a quick note to the team– thanks for everything! Not only did we work together to secure the ‘right’ investment property within a very short period but you also managed to secure a tenant for me the day after settlement. Now looking forward to the future. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Matt, Investor, Carnegie

Yes things are going smoothly towards settlement and at a steady pace as we arrange quotes from tradespeople to tackle some areas before we move into the house. As a consequence I have not yet had a chance to thank you for all your effort in helping us secure such a great home in a lovely location. So thanks from Paul, myself and the girls. I trust you have received our full payment last week. I have also passed your details to a colleague who has recently sold with a quick settlement and is keen to find a new place soon.  Once again thanks for your excellent service.

Claire W, Bayswater

Mike McNamara from Strategic Buyer’s Agents was recommended to me by an industry professional. Being a first home buyer I was rather overwhelmed by the whole process and also, because I work overseas, I only had about three weeks to search for, view and buy a property. Mike was extremely professional, experienced and focused!  He organised the entire process for me – including Building Reports, Property Viewings, Lawyers and Conveyancers. He kept me focused on the goal of owning my own home.  I might not have got the bargain that I wanted but I am now on the property ladder – which – if I had been left to my own devices – I definitely wouldn’t be! Thank you Mike for your patience and expertise!

Andrea, First Home Buyer, Ferntree Gully,

Ï engaged Strategic Buyers Agents for the Assisted Property Buying Service, where I undertook to find the property to purchase.

​When I found a property I wished to purchase, I had no hesitation in contacting Mike. I have absolutely no expertise or experience in buying houses, negotiating with estate agents or bidding at auction and realised that I required the services of an expert in the field. Mike discussed the property and suggested a budget that would secure the property.

Mike explained the process he would undertake. He contacted the estate agent to gain some information about the property. He accompanied me to an open for inspection and again, discussed the property with the agent.

He arranged for a building and pest inspector to view the property and make a report on its condition.

When the Section 32 was provided, he dissected it and found a number of mistakes which he referred to the solicitor for his comments.

Mike maintained contact with me at all times prior to the auction.

On auction day, Mike was one of a number of bidders. He bid brilliantly and secured the property.

I am absolutely thrilled with the result and recommend Mike McNamara unreservedly.

Gillian, Glen Waverley

Being my first investment purchase I was concerned regarding all the potential mistakes I could potentially make not to mention the amount of time required. Using Mike’s services really helped to take away that pressure and also gave me the flexibility to carry on my busy life/work schedule. I encountered a few issues along the way but Mike was able to assist instantaneously, as there was no scenario he wasn’t familiar with. Thanks a lot Mike, I dare so I’d never have gotten the outcome I did without you! 

Josh, First-time Investor, Carnegie

Mike assisted us with advice about the sale of our home.  The time period was somewhat protracted as we had planned an overseas trip, before deciding to sell, and the programme included both pre and post trip scheduling and preparation.  Mike’s input to this process was valuable.

Mike also introduced us to an excellent agent who we would not have considered but for his suggestion. Together, they achieved a very satisfactory outcome for us.

Ted and Rosemarie, Home-sellers, Mt Waverley

Thank you so much for your professional ability to get the best deal for me whilst I’m interstate.  It certainly eased a lot of pressure for me.

I will definitely keep you in mind and will have no hesitation recommending you to friends and family.

Gail, Seller of Melbourne property, after moving to Queensland, Kuwungun QLD

Thanks, so much for your assistance. You have made this time of selling house so much easier than I thought. 

Jessica, Pascoe Vale

Thank you for your assistance in the sale of our property. We could not have done it without your support and advice. We are looking forward to working with you in the future.

Michael, Pascoe Vale

I hope that you’re all having an excellent weekend so far. I sure am with the pleasing result and weight off my shoulders thanks to you, your team at Brunswick Jellis Craig and Mike (at Strategic Buyers Agents) for bringing us all together in the first place.

I’d like to thank you immensely for your hard work and diligence to achieve a result that I am pleased with. But more importantly, your professionalism and attitude throughout the whole process has been comforting and a delight to deal with. This is my first sale and I can surely say that it’s been a seamless process with all your experiences combined.

Once again, I am incredibly thankful and look forward to the settlement date. It means so much to me as it has placed me in a great position to move forward with my personal passions and career. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Thank you so much!

Will, Home-seller, Preston

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