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Best buyer’s agents on the Gold Coast

March 23, 2022
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Craig Gibson

Looking for the best buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast?

If you’re a time-poor investor, first time buyer, or part of a busy family, a buyer’s agent or buyer's advocate could help you secure your dream home. Reputable buyer’s agents offer a range of key skills including sourcing and selecting quality properties, negotiating a fair price for a property you wish to buy, and bidding at auctions. 

Our guide highlights the top buyer’s agents across the Gold Coast, taking into account their reputation, experience, fees, qualifications, and customer testimonials. We also have a selection of common questions prospective buyers often raise at the end of the article. 

If you’re a first-time buyer, then feel free to make use of the many handy resources on the Doorsteps’ website, including our home buying guide. We also have articles covering property price predictions and the cost of buying a house, to help you get up to speed.

If you’re trying to track down the buyer’s agents in other states, check out our Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane guides.

Darren Piper (Universal Buyers Agents) - Buyer’s agent servicing the Gold Coast, as well as Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast

Darren Piper from Universal Buyers Agents
Darren Piper from Universal Buyers Agents

Led by Darren Piper, Universal Buyers Agents is a buyer's agency that commands a national presence. The agency is known for helping first-time buyers, investors, and international buyers on the Gold Coast with sourcing property, inspections, bidding at auction, negotiating, settling, and managing investment properties. The agency caps their client to agent ratio at 5 clients per agent, to help each client get the most out of their services. 

In terms of reviews, the client Karen S had this positive testimonial after partnering with Darren and his team: “We've used Darren Piper in the past and found him to be a hardworking, honest and ethical agent, but most of all a fierce negotiator. Anybody looking to buy needs to contact Darren!”

Besides covering the Gold Coast market, Universal Buyers Agents also has a presence in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Universal Buyers Agents work on an upfront flat fee. For more information, contact the team directly.

Savvy Fox Buyers Agent - Currumbin based buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast

Jacqueline Dwyer from Savvy Fox Buyers Agent

Savvy Fox Buyers Agent is a Currumbin based buyer’s agent led by Jacqueline Dwyer, or Jaq as she's known to her clients. She's a licensed agent, auctioneer, and registered property valuer. The agency’s services include property purchase, auction bidding, and property valuation.

Couple Neil and Nicole had a very positive experience with Savvy Fox, commenting, “Jacq  managed to secure our family a property in our dream location (Palm Beach), off-market and under budget, during one the hardest markets to buy in. Jacq’s knowledge regarding the area, value, and potential was extremely valuable and we’re so glad we got onto her!” 

Savvy Fox Buyers Agent has two options in terms of service level. Their full-service option, where they take care of everything in the property buying process, costs an initial $2,000 when you appoint them as your buyer’s agent, with a success fee of the balance of the total cost (approx. 1.5% +GST). They also have a ‘negotiate and bid’ service which costs in the region of $1,500, depending on how complex the specific sale is.

Hunter Gather Buyers Agent - Mermaid Beach based buyer’s agent

Jacob Butler from Hunter Gather Buyers Agent
Jacob Butler from Hunter Gather Buyers Agent

Hunter Gather is a full-service independent buyer’s agency that offers, “strategic property advice and services to property buyers on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.” The agency’s founder and director Jacob Butler worked in both sales and buyers’ advocacy for leading agencies before founding Hunter Gather. 

Suburbs they have specific expertise in include Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach, Coolangatta, Sanctuary Cove, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, and the Gold Coast hinterland.

Happy customers include client Corrine, who shared this glowing testimonial: “The team was very responsive on initial enquiry. Our experience was positive throughout the whole experience, we knew little about a buyer's agent but we are so happy we decided to go ahead. Jacob was so easy to talk to and made the whole experience of buying much less stressful (and less time consuming).”

Contact Hunter Gather directly to find out more about their service and fee structure. 

Simply Gold Coast - Paradise Point based Gold Coast buyer’s agent

Eva Coughran from Simply Gold Coast

Simply Gold Coast is a Paradise Point based buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast run by Tony and Eva Coughran. They are self-confessed buyer’s agents, valuers, sales strategists, and local property nerds. Their objective is to, “help people make informed property decisions without all the BS. Offering fiercely independent property advice that's specific to the Gold Coast Real Estate market.” 

Their services cover the full range, from strategic advice, to purchasing strategy, search, and securing a property. 

Client A. Hollis had this to say about his experience with them: “Tony and the team provide a seamless hassle free service. They tailor it to you and your needs and get you what you want. No guesswork, just worry free, property advice. Exceptional value.”

Contact the agency directly to find out what fee applies to the service you require. 

NetWorth Property Consultants – Main Beach based buyers advocate on the Gold Coast

NetWorth Property Consultants Buyers Agent
NetWorth Property Consultants

NetWorth Property Consultants is a Main Beach based buyer’s agency on the Gold Coast that is all about levelling the property playing field, so not only the seller has professional representation. Craig Greer-Smith is the principal and managing director of the agency and is a licensed real estate agent who has been transacting property for 30+ years. 

Simon M had a positive experience using the agency for a property purchase at Broadbeach Waters, commenting: “I would like to formally thank you for the assistance you provided acting as a buyer's agent. From the outset the brief was clear and the path forward was very well orchestrated. Once we began to consider options the level of detail was impressive and support from your group was nothing short of amazing. When we got into the actual deal we felt we were able to make the relevant decisions with ease and knowledge. Overall we were very impressed and can’t thank you enough.”

Their full service ‘Search To Settlement’ package is the most popular option with buyers, but they can also bid for you at auction, conduct appraisals, and manage your investment property. NetWorth Property Consultants cover the entire Gold Coast and they also have a presence in Brisbane. Contact them directly for an idea of their pricing structure.

Andrew Wegener (Aquila Property Investment) - New Farm based buyer’s agent  

Andrew Wegener from Aquila Property Investment
Andrew Wegener from Aquila Property Investment

Aquila Property Investment is a boutique company that prides itself on high-quality advice and dedicated service to clients on the Gold Coast. Principal Andrew Wegener is a qualified property investment adviser, buyer’s agent, and long-term capital growth specialist. 

He has a strong preference for investing in established properties in established suburbs. The buyer’s agents at the agency undertake detailed research for clients which includes analysing the demographic mix, demand, median prices, and historical performance of a suburb before purchase. Their service covers shortlisting, analysis, comparison, and negotiation. 

Former client Jim appreciated the level of detail and local knowledge provided in his Google review: “Had a great time working with Andrew in his strategy sessions which helped us narrow down target markets, locations, and properties. Being interstate and partnering with Andrew saved us some potentially costly mistakes. Andrew’s knowledge of South East Queensland is excellent and he provides many tools to empower you to gain a better understanding of what true value is based on evidence.”

Andrew covers the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and South-East Queensland. Contact him directly for his fee structure and full service options.

Pumped on Property - Caloundra based buyer’s agent

Ben Everingham from Pumped on Property
Ben Everingham from Pumped on Property

Pumped on Property is a buyer’s agency based in Caloundra on the Gold Coast that focuses on, “buying quality property, in great markets, with the potential for long term capital growth and strong cash flow.” It’s headed by Ben Everingham, who together with his team has helped his clients buy and build over $70 million worth of property.

The team provides a comprehensive range of services, including providing expert, unbiased property investing advice, and helping clients to build a long term property investment portfolio. In addition, Pumped on Property commit to only working with 15 clients a month, so you can trust that they won’t be overcommitted and distracted. 

Clients Michael & Kylie had a positive experience partnering with Ben and his team, “Just a note of appreciation to thank you both for your professional approach and assistance with the purchase of our investment property. Your common sense approach provided much confidence in your chosen locations and individual property proposals which complimented your approachable nature and positive attitudes. I don’t believe we would have managed to purchase our property at that location and price without your help.”

Sam Gibson (Forming Futures) - Palm Beach based Gold Coast buyer’s advocate

Gold Coast buyer's agent Sam Gibson from Forming Futures
Sam Gibson from Forming Futures

Sam Gibson is the founder of Forming Futures, a Palm Breach-based buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast who has 17+ years of experience and involvement in this property market. He starts every consultation by seeking out an understanding of your current position and investment goals. The next step is to create an investment strategy and choose a suburb and asset class to invest in. 

Client Jacob had high praise for Sam, stating: “I would highly recommend working with Sam for any property projects. He was great to work with, has a very deep understanding of the market, and is very good at what he does.”

The agency covers the entire southern Gold Coast region from Mermaid Beach all the way down to Coolangatta including Nobbys, Miami, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Palm Beach, Elanora, Currumbin Beach, Currumbin Waters, the Currumbin Valley, and Tallebudgera. 

In terms of payment, clients need to pay a 50 per cent deposit when they sign up, and the remaining 50 per cent when the property purchase has gone unconditional. Contact Sam directly for more information about his fee structure. 

Rose and Jones - Miami based buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast

Bryon Rose, managing director of buyer's agency Rose and Jones
Byron Rose from Rose and Jones

Established in 1998, Rose & Jones is a buyer’s agency that has a nationwide presence, including branches covering the Gold Coast and northern NSW. Their reputation is based on, “a detailed knowledge of the markets we operate in, ensuring buyers’ make well-informed decisions under the most favourable terms.” 

They are also members of the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), which means they are held to operate to the highest professional standards in terms of integrity and ethics.

Rose and Jones services the entire Gold Coast, including northern NSW markets such as Byron Bay. Get in touch with them directly to find out about the full range of their services and fee structure.

Tips for hiring Gold Coast buyer’s agents

Like using any service or professional you need to be sure they are a good fit for you and your needs. Before you hire a buyer’s agent on the Gold Coast be sure to ask them these questions:

  • How long have you worked in this market?
  • What are your fees and how are they structured?
  • What is your success rate purchasing property for your clients?
  • Are you a member of any industry associations?
  • Do you have recent client testimonials I can see?
  • What process and steps can I expect when I work with you?

The answers will give you some indication of their relative experience, success as a buyer’s agent, and knowledge of the local market. 

Final thoughts

It's well worth considering getting a Gold Coast buyer's agent if you need some expert support purchasing your next property. They can help you narrow down your ideal property, whether it's a family home or investment property. This guide highlights the best buyer's agents in the city, so reaching out to them is a good start if you've decided to proceed. If you still have questions about Gold Coast buyer's agents, take a read of the FAQs about buyer’s agents on the Gold Coast below.


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