Looking to Buy Property in Australia?
Do You Have the Time, Energy, Knowledge, Contacts and Experience to do so Successfully?
Using diligence, decisiveness, research, knowledge, experience and attention to detail Michael Bentley will work with you to secure your property in Australia.
Work personally with a leader in Australian real estate who will meet with you regularly, either in person or through Zoom, Skype or similar, AND who has the knowledge, skills and experience to exceed every expectation.
"Michael is a very resourceful and experienced expert in Australia properties market.
His rich and fruitful knowledge have enabled me to look at my potential Australia property investment from different angles and perceptions.
His sharp analysis and research work are insightful and his responses to my queries are fast and frank.
In brief, he is a very trustworthy and helpful advisor in dealing with Australia property investment. Very grateful and thanks to him."
Cho, Singapore, June 2020
EXPERIENCED ESTABLISHED INDUSTRY EXPERT
Australian born Managing Director and Founder of Citylife International Real Estate, Aurient Investment Partners and the Australian Real Estate Academy, Michael Bentley was raised and educated in Hong Kong at Peak School and King George Vth (KG5) and has over 3 decades of high level property experience and knowledge with Asian buyers investing in real estate and into Australia in particular.
He is the first person to provide Australian property services in Hong Kong, and he is widely recognised as one of the leading experts on the Australian property market in Asia. Mike is an Award Winning International Estate agent, is a regular seminar presenter, has been featured in many Australian and Asian newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes, provides advisory services to Australian property developers, and has helped overseas investors to buy, sell and manage over AUD 1 billion in Australian residential properties, and has written 3 top selling investment books.
TRUSTED INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
To deliver the best possible results for his clients , Michael Bentley is supported by a national network of top-quality developers, real estate agents, valuers, financiers, legal advisers, property consultants, research companies and legal and tax advisors. His ecosystem of partners and professionals in all disciplines relating to property enables him to undertake and deliver extensive information and expertise in the property acquisition or planning process.
"Get 30 Plus Years High Level Negotiating Experience on YOUR Side"
In addition, they ONLY get paid WHEN YOU BUY a property! Not unlike a typical and normal estate agent or project marketer. Mike charges an UPFRONT fee for his expertise and experience.
NO EXTRA fee when you buy. HE HAS no hidden agenda IN GETTING YOU TO BUY!
Mike's strong market knowledge, sound advice, extensive experience in all major cities in Australia and due-diligence steps and research all combine to deliver a stand-out service and a great end-result for his clients.
Mike's services is ideal for those who wish to play a key part themselves in the assignment, with the comfort of knowing they are being carefully guided and managed.
The same process is adopted where clients are involved in the initial inspections and shortlisting process of the property.
This exciting and unique service offers investors an exciting insight into the industry, the negotiation process and all that follows. Mike remains by their side for the entire process for up to 90 days and the objective of this style of advice is to fast-track their property investment education while assuring them of a fabulous result.
This two-way communication service has enabled clients to have confidence while Mike guides them.
Whether you are time-poor, lacking confidence or knowledge, or looking for an experienced and independent property advocate to WORK DIRECTLY with you through this delicate process, Michael Bentley can help.
Whether an investment property, or a home for your own future use! By working closely WITH you, and by guiding, advising and doing a lot of the time-consuming research and "behind the scenes" work with and for you.
A "Buyers Agent" can help and provide excellent properties and information on properties to consider, BUT..they are expensive (usually 2% to 3% of the purchase price) and are not licensed or qualified to discuss the tax, property management, legal or financing of properties, ALL crucial elements when buying.
Advice on property investment strategy formulation right through to property search, selection, negotiation and property manager, as well as TAX and FINANCE.
If you employ an Australian based Buyer Agent, they are legally not able to discuss TAX OR FINANCE with you. You would have to employ other experts to assist.
Why Work With Mike?
Get 30 Plus Years High Level Negotiating Experience on YOUR Side
Personally Available to Help Search, Source and Find the Best Property With YouAvailable for Unlimited Consultations for up to 90 days After Appointment, 7 days a Week*
Assist With renting the Property
Out Deal With Michael Personally Right Here in Hong Kong
Advice on different developers quality and also different projects on the market. (If Michael DOESN'T know, he is WILL have access to people who DO know)
Help Set Up Your Tax Affairs
Help With Opening an Australian Bank Account
Help with the FIRB Status and Approval Process
Assist With Mortgage Financing
Provide Detailed Cash Flows
Provide Exclusive Research into Vacancy Rates, Supply, Demographics, Price Analysis, Trends, Rentals, Days on Market, Stock on Market and more!
Advising the Best Legal Buying Structure
Calculating the total costs in purchasing, including stamp duty.
"If I met you two years ago, I would have held two properties now. Every time we meet I am able to pick up some very important key factors from your wisdom"
Ming Wong, Hong Kong,
CONTACT MIKE ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS
* CONDITIONS APPLY. 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 UP FRONT.
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. This is a WIN/WIN.
EXAMPLE: Purchase Price is say A$600,000. You pay A$2,800. I negotiate 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$1,800, just 0.35% of the purchase price in the example above. (or $3,600 above $1 million)
(NOTE: For Sydney and Melbourne Metro areas, above $2 million and BELOW $3 million,the applicable service fee is $4,600) Not all locations and areas qualify for this service.