Meet with Mike, in person, by phone, through Skype, through WhatsApp or through Zoom Meeting (or similar). Discuss what you are looking for, your thoughts, your previous experience, your ideas, your budget, financial position, your requirements, your timing etc.
Mike will provide his ideas, strategy, thoughts, advice and his knowledge for your consideration. He will also let you know whether he will be able to help, and if so, what services he can provide.
For example, IN SOME STATES and areas of Australia he CAN NOT HELP.
TIME: Up to one hour is usual.
OBLIGATION: Zero, from both parties.
You go away to think about it, discuss with family etc.
If you decide to proceed, check back here for availability of Mike's service for your preferred START date below.
Book a start date, and pay for the service AND SIGN THE AGREEMENT.
For properties under AU$1 million AU$2,800.
For properties over 1 million and below $2 million AU$3,600
For properties OVER $2 MILLION, THE SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE except in Sydney and Melbourne.
For properties over 2 million in Sydney and Melbourne and below $3 million AU$4,600
OBLIGATION: Both parties are now ready to start as per the details outlined in the agreement.
Mike will get to work!
For the next 90 days, you can have unlimited phones calls, meetings, WhatsApp chat, skype and emails with Mike.
MICHAEL'S OBLIGATIONS INCLUDE:
He will help you to get your finance sorted, a solicitor engaged, your tax arranged, and start helping to source locations and properties.
He will provide cash flows, costs analysis, rent analysis, research, price comparisons, per sq metre rates and suburb profile among other information.
He will wherever possible provide an inspection, comment or feedback from experts on the ground.
THE BUYERS OBLIGATIONS: You are required to assist Mike with feedback on locations and properties etc and attend to meetings with finance brokers, solicitors etc as required to ensure everything is ready for you to buy when a property is found.
A property is found!
Inspections are arranged, videos if possible, and the price can be ngotiated by Mike in close consultation with you. Mike has negotiated billions of dollars of Australian real estate transactions, and is able to assist you with the important part.
If YOU are happy with everything, contacts are drawn up, a solicitor is appointed if not yet done so, ointed. inspections are taken like building and pest inspections, your bank is placed on standby, and you pay your 10% deposit and sign the sales and purchase agreement once approved by your solicitor.
Through all these steps Mike is available to assist.
You appoint a property manager if you are going to rent it out.
Transfer your funds, and prepare for final inspections.
Maggie C and her husband and 2 children live in Hong Kong.They decided to purchase a home in Melbourne, while they were working in HK and could get a loan.
They planned on sending the children possibly to school/university in Melbourne in due course, but not for at lease 3 years.They were very busy working in Hong Kong, taking care of the children, and only had a couple of weeks holiday a year. The situation was impossible for them to buy a home without help.
They thought of engaging a Melbourne buyers agent, but they would charge a fee of 3%.
They were considering houses in good areas, priced around AU$2 million plus, which meant they would have to pay additional stamp duty AND the buyers agent fee totaling around AU$200,000 -around $1 million HK- ON TOP OF the price.
So Maggie and her husband engaged Mike Bentley's service in Hong Kong instead.
With Mike's help, they secured a wonderful home, with a nice garden, in the favoured EASTERN SUBURBS, near good schools, in their budget, AND best of all, Mike was able to negotiate over $80,000 off the price.
"Mike provided boundless energy towards our purchase, took care of the finance, arranged lawyers, a building inspection, helped us structure it correctly for tax, and when a last minute hitch occurred with the seller deciding NOT to sell, kept calm, and more importantly kept US calm, and used his amazing experience and knowledge to get the deal back for us! "
Colin and Elaine, Hong Kong, 2020
AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE:
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Mike will negotiate wherever possible a commission as realtor for the sale. He will share with you 30 per cent of the fee, meaning not only is his service FREE, BUT actually you could come out ahead! *
* CONDITIONS APPLY. QUOTED SERVICE FEE OF A$2,800 APPLIES ONLY TO PROPERTIES BELOW A$1 MILLION.
FOR $1-2 MILLION THE FEE IS A$3,600.
SERVICE FEE IS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE AND IS NON- REFUNDABLE.
When a successful property is secured, whatever (if any) commission is payable to Michael Bentley or Citylife International Realty, you will be rebated 30% of the commission received.
(NOTE: For Sydney and Melbourne Metro areas, above $2 million and BELOW $3 million,the applicable service fee is $4,600)
Not all locations, areas qualify for this service.
This is a WIN/WIN.
Purchase Price is say A$600,000.
You pay A$2,800.
Michael negotiate's from the seller a real estate agents fee of 4%.
Rebate payable to you $7,200. (30% of a 4% commission)
In the event the property found does not pay an agency commission or referral fee, your fee to gain all of Michael's assistance, help and advice and research represents a MAXIMUM of A$2,800, just 0.35% of the purchase price in the example above. (or $3,600 above $1 million)
NOTE: This mostly works with NEW properties, and may not be available with secondary sale properties.