We wanted to buy a house in Sydney, to rent out initially, before eventually moving up from Melbourne. We had our sights set on the Inner West, Balmain to be exact. Although we had been to Balmain and Rozelle many times, being out of towners we weren’t 100% sure where the best pockets and best locations were.
Searching for a property is a full-time role and with the lack of time and expertise on my hands, the only solution was to engage a property agent that I got along with AKA Kevin from Parker Hadley!
We had been looking on and off for a couple of years then seriously looking for 3 months before engaging Parker Hadley. We could see the market skyrocketing weekly and would be so disappointed at how much property was selling for. It was becoming exhausting and basically really depressing. We had no idea how we were ever going to get into the Sydney market.
This was my first experience of property buying after my separation and I found I was second guessing myself and missed having someone to bounce ideas off. Kevin was invaluable at helping me to assess the properties I was interested in.
We were lucky enough to be able help this lovely young family with the purchase of their new family home. They had outgrown their old place with the arrival of their beautiful little daughter and needed a place that had more room for mountains of toys and for Mum n Dad.
We were looking to buy a place and were searching for about 1 year. But the task was daunting as no selling agent were giving us a proper selling price. They wanted to throw a price guide at the open-home and then come for an auction.
I had lost all hope in finding a property. Going to auction after auction was tiring and losing time after time was having a negative emotional impact on me.