Five steps to confidently buy your first home & secure your financial
future, in three months or less, without sacrificing your current lifestyle
You know it’s time to get into the market – you need to get financially consolidated and get your money working for you – but you’re just not sure what to do or how to go about it or where to start?
Buying your first home can be a big task. Maybe you’re concerned about paying too much or buying in the wrong suburb? Perhaps you avoid homes that are listed without a price or are for sale by negotiation? You might have been told it’s important to do your own inspections first, but you’re not sure what to look for. You’re not alone. It’s a big job … and one we can help you with.
We know what it’s like. We’ve been exactly where you are today and we know how it feels. That’s why we developed the Smart Home Buyers Kick Start coaching program. This program will show you how to confidently buy your new home within 3 months and set you up for future financial success, without sacrificing your lifestyle.
How Can We Help You Confidently Buy Within 3 Months, without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle?
Smart Home Buyers Kick Start takes our 20+ years of experience and boils it down into a simple, 5-step process that will guide you through each part of the home buying process. It will teach you what makes a smart buy and why. By the end of the program you will know exactly where to buy, what to look for and how to negotiate your new home.
You’ll finish the program feeling energised and assured you’ll be making a smart buying decision that will set you up for financial success.
This program will walk you step-by-step through the process from property research through to negotiation and property settlement. You’ll have support every step of the way so that you are set up for success in the property market. Only by joining this program will you get access to our Smart Buyers Index, our proprietary analytics tool that gives our buyers the inside running on the true property hotspots in Brisbane.
Why I developed Smart Buyers Kick Start to help first home buyers get started
My name is Paul Palella and I’m Principal of Brisbane Buyers Agency. I developed this coaching program because I know what it’s like to be a first home buyer – it can be a big, stressful, time-consuming task that most people have no training or experience in. In fact most people only buy or sell two or three times in their lives.
This really concerns me as buying your first home is the biggest financial commitment of your life – one that can set you up for future financial success. On the flipside, if it’s not done properly it can mean losing ground in the property market and in the worst case, financial hardship.
When I purchased my first home I was very lucky as I had the best property coach of all …My Dad … who had bought and sold countless properties. He was great. When I started looking and showed him the first home I liked he told me “keep looking – you need to inspect at least 1000 homes before you buy your first home.”. I said to him “1000! Surely you do not mean that?”. I am here to tell you he certainly did.
I can’t tell you how daunting that was – but being the good son I spent two years looking before I purchased my first home. When I was ready to buy I was extremely confident about my asking price, the quality and value of the home. I didn’t know it at the time, but at the end of two years I no longer needed my father’s help. He’d taught me – by getting me to look constantly – to be a smart, informed buyer who knew what to look for, where to look and what was a good buy financially.
Now a lot has changed since I purchased my first home and I have many more years experience in the property industry. As a buyer’s agent I do the hard work for my clients so you don’t have to inspect 1000 homes – as I know most people don’t have two years to look and can be very overwhelmed by the property data available now. In fact too much data can be a hindrance – people can get caught in analysis paralysis. Even building and pest inspection reports can be overwhelming, some of them written in way that scares buyers and has them running for the hills when they may be a simple solution to resolve the problem found.
Buying a property is an extremely emotional event and you really cannot afford to make a mistake. I have seen some buyers make a round peg try to fit in a square hole because they get caught up and lose sight of their property and financial goals. I’ve seen people who want something so badly they will interpret the data incorrectly or force a situation to work despite the reality.
When you are starting out you need to make your money work for you and you want to make sure you are buying right the first time. This is important because circumstances can change. You might be with a partner and suddenly decide you want to start a family sooner or, a baby might unexpectedly come along which means you must upsize. You should always buy with the view that you can recoup your money should you need to sell sooner than you planned.
I put this program together so other people don’t have to go through the same worries, fears and frustration that I and many others have been through. This program is a shortcut for you as it distills more than 20 years of property experience into five simple steps. It will give you an incredible advantage at a very important time in your life.
Oh – and despite all my years of training and experience, I miss my Dad’s valuable opinion. He was a great teacher.
SO WHAT’S IN THE PROGRAM?
How does Smart Buyers’ Kick Start work:
Smart Buyer Kick Start is a coaching program. It offers 5 modules (online video) delivered to you every two weeks over 10 weeks. It is designed to take you through the buying process so within 10 weeks you can be purchasing your new home. This is a guide only – you can also pace your learning to suit you and your lifestyle.
You will get checklists, cheat sheets and step by step guidance. You will also gain access to 3 one-on-one personal consultations with our experts so you can confirm your property brief, check your progress on your inspections and get advice on negotiating your price for your home.
What will I learn in Smart Buyers’ Kick Start?
STEP #1 – PREPARE
In this module you will:
- Get clear on your ideal home by creating a brief and vision board & learning your buyer type
- Discover exactly what suburbs are right for you and your budget
- Create a Smart Buyers’ Property Road Map that will take you from research to settlement
- Gain access to the 7 deadly sins of property research – saving you time, energy & frustration.
STEP #2 – RESEARCH
In this module you will:
- Get the inside running on Brisbane’s property hotspots via access to our Smart Buyers Index
- Get into the field – using your learnings from Step One to zero in on your perfect home
- Gain peace of mind by accessing a private consultation with our team to check your research
- Learn the secrets of dealing with sales agents – so you remain in control at all times.
STEP #3 – DECIDE
In this module you will:
- Learn how to confidently assess the market value of a home – no relying on an agent with vested interests to do this
- Access the same resources professional valuers rely on – get your own personal access to sales database to conduct research
- Conduct inspections like a professional – so you don’t waste time making offers on unsuitable homes (we still recommend a formal Building and Pest Inspection once you have decided on the home you will buy)
- Gain access to a private consultation so you can debrief with our experts.
STEP #4 – NEGOTIATE
In this module you will:
- Learn how to make and negotiate a smart offer with agents
- Unlock the keys to negotiating contract conditions that will save you money
- Discover how to manage your emotions and FOMO … sometimes walking away is the best thing
- Gain access to a private consultation to discuss your negotiation game plan.
STEP #5 – SETTLE
In this module you will:
- Gain access to specific clauses to manage special conditions you negotiated in your contract
- Discover exactly what must happen during settlement so there are no last minute issues
- Learn how to conduct a pre-settlement inspection to ensure you receive what you pay for
- Gain access to our trusted service providers to help you make the most of your new home.
To learn how to confidently buy your first home and set yourself up for financial success register now on 0409 499 034.
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?
“We had been looking for a suitable property for a year before we met Paul. After missing out on a few houses we were beginning to feel frustrated with the process and worried that this might lead to an irrational investment decision. We consulted Paul to help bring some clarity to the situation. Paul was a pleasure to deal with. He is very personable, knowledgeable and generous with his time. The advice he gave us helped us to be more confident in our communication with the seller’s agent, who we found to be intimidating. Paul also strongly encouraged us to negotiate which resulted in $10,000 off the contract price.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Paul’s services to anyone looking to purchase a home or investment property. We were thoroughly pleased with his services and will be seeking them again in the future.”
“We recently used Brisbane Buyers Agency when my husband and I were looking to buy our first home. Paul made the process of looking so much easier with his expert knowledge and experience in the field. We wanted someone to help guide us with honesty and that is exactly what we got.
Paul met us at all the open homes we went too, and because we had someone we trusted helping us it was a much less stressful process. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy a property. When we are in the position to buy again we will surely use his services again.”
landa and David Mcintosh
“I used Brisbane Buyers Agency in 2014 when I was looking for my first property to buy on my own. Having previously bought properties with other people I was a little nervous this time as it was my first solo adventure. It was very comforting and reassuring to have someone on my team who was knowledgeable across all areas of property buying. I have found it challenging in the past to find people in the real-estate business you can trust and who genuinely have your best interests at heart. This was not the case with my interactions with Paul.
I was always 100% confident with his advice and ideas and that he had my best interests in mind. Paul walked me through the process of buying a new property from beginning to end and this gave me peace of mind knowing I wasn’t on my own. Paul provided me with honest advice and support I could trust. His approachability, friendliness and understanding of my needs and preferences made the acquisition smooth sailing and stress-free. His research process into the body corporate was quite detailed and very reassuring.
I would highly recommend Paul’s services to anyone looking for assistance in the property market. 100% happy customer.”
WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM WORK?
1. Our experience
We have more than 20 years industry experience in the property industry and we are buying houses on behalf of our clients every week. This amount of activity means we have our finger on the pulse in the market. We know what makes a smart buy and we are committed to helping our clients set themselves up for future success.
We regularly help our clients with everything they need to make a smart buy including:
- Property research
- Property inspections (note we still recommend a formal Building and Pest inspection as part of contract arrangements)
- Liaison with financial advisors and banks
- Property appraisals
- Auction bidding
- Settlement due diligence
- Pre-settlement inspections
- Post-settlement support including: taxation depreciation reports and renovation advice.
2. Our research and insights – Our Smart Buyers Index
We know the market and we give you access to this knowledge through our Smart Buyers Index which gives our clients the inside running on property hotspots in Brisbane. As part of Smart Buyers Kick Start you get access to our Index.
3. Our commitment
We know how stressful and overwhelming buying a property can be – especially when it is your first property. We’ve developed Smart Buyers Kick Start because we want to save you time, money and frustration in the buying process. We also want to make sure you set yourself up for success in life by buying a property that will give you the best foundation for your financial future.