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Best buyer's agents in Brisbane

March 23, 2022
by
Craig Gibson

Do you want to track down the best buyer’s agent in Brisbane?

If you’re new to property investment or a first-time buyer, a buyer’s agent can help navigate the entire process and secure the right property at the right price. This can include anything from helping you source suitable properties to bidding at auction and negotiating with vendors.

Read our guide, which highlights the top 10 buyer’s agents in Brisbane, including key details about each agent, such as the area the service, their fee structure, and any awards they have won. The agents featured here were chosen after extensive research and selected based on their strong customer testimonials, range of services, and reputation. They all have an impressive understanding of the best suburbs to live in Brisbane, as well as the top property investment hot spots in the city.

We’ve also included a FAQ at the end of this guide to answer questions buyers often have about these professionals. If you’re looking to use one in another city, check out our guides to top agents in other capital cities including the best buyer's agents in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as top property buyer’s agents on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane Buyers Agency - Fortitude Valley based buyer’s agent in Brisbane

Paul Palella from Brisbane Buyers Agency

Brisbane Buyers Agency is based in the Fortitude Valley, with a focus on helping their clients at every point of the buying process, “from research and sales negotiations through to post-sale support including taxation depreciation reports and renovation advice.”

Founder and principal of Brisbane Buyers Agency Paul Palella has over 20 years experience in the property sector. Some highlights include acting as a Registered Property Valuer for Ernst & Young, operating throughout Queensland. This means you get his in-depth knowledge of the Brisbane real estate market, which includes working across both the residential and commercial property sectors. 

Brisbane Buyers Agency is solely focused on the Brisbane market, which they maintain means they, “know what suburbs are hot and where you can find smart buying opportunities that suit you and your financial goals.”

Get in touch with Brisbane Buyers Agency directly to find out about their fee structure.

Cohen Handler Brisbane - Fortitude Valley based buyer’s agent in Brisbane

Simon Cohen from Cohen Handler Brisbane

Cohen Handler is a property buyer's agency with a national presence. It’s one of the most reputable and well-known buyer's agents in Australia. Founded by managing director Simon Cohen in 2009 in Double Bay, it has since expanded to other state capitals. Their goal is to, “save our clients 7%-13% of the purchase on average.”

It provides a full service operation with a strong focus on the luxury, high end market. The Cohen Handler Brisbane office covers the Brisbane metro market.

Besides a national network of agents, many clients of Cohen Handler Brisbane report a positive experience. For example, Rob H highlighted: “An outstanding service: highly professional, extremely well-informed, completely thorough, but at the same time friendly and always sympathetic to our requirements. We set our sights on a particular property, which Jordan and Matt delivered within days, and within budget. Exceptional. We cannot recommend them highly enough.” 

Cohen Handler has also been recognised in the SmartCompany SMART50 Awards, in recognition of the company’s rapid growth rate. They have also been recognised in the Real Estate Business Awards (REB) 2020, as finalists in the Buyer’s Agent of The Year category. 

Get in touch with Cohen Handler Brisbane to find out about their fee structure.

Universal Buyers Agents - Newstead based buyer’s agent operating in Brisbane

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

Universal Buyers Agents are Brisbane-based property buyer's agency led by Darren Piper. The agency services first-time buyers, investors, and international buyers. They take care of all aspects of the purchase process, “including bidding at auction, assessing, inspecting, negotiating, settling and then managing your asset.”

Universal Buyers Agents cover the Brisbane metro market, and also has a presence on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

One unique drawcard of the agency is that they have a cap of 5 clients per agent, so you get the most out of them and secure the best home for the best price.

So what do their clients think of their service? Marisha M gave this glowing testimonial: “Would highly recommend Darren and his team to anyone buying a property. He made the process incredibly stress-free, seamless and enjoyable throughout. Darren is extremely knowledgeable of property in the Brisbane area and well-connected. He understood our needs extremely well and provided excellent advice. His quick response times were second to none and no doubt ensured us of getting the house of our dreams.”

Universal Buyers Agents work on a flat fee, paid up front approach. For more information, contact them directly.

Streamline Property - Wilston based buyer’s agent specialising in the Brisbane City Shire and the Moreton Bay Region

Melinda Jennison from Streamline Property
Melinda Jennison from Streamline Property

Streamline Property is a Brisbane-based buyer's agency with the goal of, “simplifying the process of buying a property.” They not only conduct all of the necessary research, but they also help to educate buyers and provide clients, “with access to our extensive network of local Sales Agents and other industry professionals.”

Streamline Property has been recognised by a number of industry bodies nationally and locally in Queensland. Buyer's agent Melinda Jennison was a finalist in the REB Awards 2021 Buyer’s Agent of The Year category. In addition, the agency was also a finalist in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s (REIQ) 2021 Excellence awards.

Streamline Property service all areas throughout Greater Brisbane, and specialise in the Brisbane City Shire and select areas within the Moreton Bay Region. 

Streamline Property’s fees are payable up front and their full service fees are charged in two instalments - an engagement fee up front ($5,000+GST) and a success fee (once the purchase of a property becomes unconditional).

You can contact the agency by telephone or email. 

Wendy Russell - Ascot based Brisbane buyer’s agent

Buyer's agent Wendy Russell
Wendy Russell

With a career in real estate that spans some 24 years, Wendy Russell is uniquely positioned to offer prospective buyers informed advice on their next property investment. This includes an extensive network of contacts with key stakeholders in the Brisbane property sector.

Her focus as a Brisbane buyer’s agent is representing busy professionals in acquiring high-end home and investment property purchases.

Sign up with Wendy Russell, and you are guaranteed to be one of just 5 exclusive buyers she works with throughout Greater Brisbane at any one time. All clients also work directly one-on-one with Wendy throughout the relationship. She also maintains she focuses on getting results for her clients and not winning industry awards.

Wendy Russell charges either a fixed fee or a commission for their service, in addition to an upfront fee.

If you’d like to reach out to her, you can either book a call or email.

Templeton Property - Ashgrove based buyer’s agent in Brisbane

Buyer's agent Sam Price from Templeton Property
Sam Price from Templeton Property

Templeton Property is a leading Brisbane based buyer’s agency and property management company with a focus on valuing, buying, selling, and managing residential properties throughout South East Queensland.

Director and Senior Buyer’s Agent Sam Price has worked hard to make it one of the the best buyer's agency's in Brisbane. The agency’s staff and management are all personally active buying and managing residential properties across Brisbane, so are also investors themselves. They say they use the, “same processes and service levels we provide to our clients.” 

Templeton Property is also committed to a single point of contact throughout an engagement with them, so you deal with one agent for all aspects of their service. This is a key attribute that makes Templeton Property one of the best buyer’s agents in QLD.

The Ashgrove buyer's agency has a fixed fee pricing structure which allows you to know exactly what the total cost will be when you sign up.

To learn more, reach out to the team.

Your Property Hound - Red Hill based buyer’s agent servicing Brisbane and Regional Queensland

Matt Reeves from Your Property Hound
Matt Reeves from Your Property Hound

Your Property Hound is an independent buyer’s agency founded by Matt Reeves that aims to assist home-buyers and investors to purchase residential property in Brisbane and Regional Queensland. Engaging them will save you time and money, and help “minimise the risks inherent in the purchase process.”

Matt Reeves was awarded Buyers Agent of the Year by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) for two years running, in 2020 as well as 2021. Your Property Hound was also a finalist in the Buyers Agency of the Year category in 2019. Matt is the Queensland State Representative for Real Estate Buyers Agent Association (REBAA), so you can trust that you're in good hands.

Past clients have positive feedback about Matt’s performance and professionalism, with Rielly S commenting: “We genuinely believe he prevented us from paying more than we should have. We were not easy customers as we were always away and busy with work, but he was always calm, professional and very understanding.”

The agency charges a flat fee for their services. This varies depending on the level of service, property purchase price and location of the property. 

To learn more, contact Your Property Hound directly.

Locate Buyers Agency - Brisbane City based buyer’s agent 

Shane Hiscock from Locate Buyers Agency
Shane Hiscock from Locate Buyers Agency

Locate Buyers Agency is an independent property buyer’s agent that services Brisbane and regional Queensland. They specialise in Brisbane homes, development sites, and investment properties. Their most popular option is the full service where they take over the entire property buying process for you. 

They offer a free consultation, which gives you the opportunity to ask them anything you want and learn more about their process and approach to property purchase and investment.

Locate Buyers Agency has an extensive network of real estate agents, builders, architects, and mortgage brokers in the Brisbane property sector, which means you get to access to “off-market properties most buyers never get to see.” It’s worth keeping in mind that over 65 per cent of purchases via the agency are never advertised. 

Principal Shane Hiscock has worked in the Brisbane real estate sector for the past 11 years, so knows his patch. 

Locate Buyers Agency charges a flat fee for their services. This varies depending on the level of service, property purchase price and location of the property. 

Get in touch with the team directly for more information.

Zoran Solano (Hot Property Buyers Agency) - Buyer’s agent based in Brisbane north 

Zoran Solano from Hot Property Buyers Agency
Zoran Solano from Hot Property Buyers Agency

Hot Property Buyers Agency works solely for the benefit of the property buyer, providing independent market research and unbiased knowledge to clients. Founded by Liz Wilcox and led by Managing Director Zoran Solano, the agency has a strong commitment to helping you save time and money when purchasing Brisbane real estate. They also service south east Queensland.

The Hot Property team have an intricate understanding of the Brisbane property market, which means you get a competitive advantage with expert advice on the best growth pockets in Brisbane’s complex, ever-changing market. This insider knowledge helps them to meet your property goals and maximise your return on investment. 

If you're still unsure whether hiring a Brisbane buyer's agent is a good idea, be sure to take advantage of the agency's complimentary meet and greet, which can be done face to face, via video call or over the phone. 

The agency charges a one-off engagement fee for their services, and a success fee is payable when the property becomes unconditional.

For further information, reach out to Hot Property Buyers Agency Brisbane.

PS Property Advisory - Red Hill based buyer’s agent in Brisbane

Scott McGeever from PS Property Advisory
Scott McGeever from PS Property Advisory

PS Property Advisory, formerly known as Property Searchers, have been providing independent property advice and servicing the needs of property buyers in South East Queensland since 1999. 

Found and director Scott McGeever is a past Vice President and President of The Real Estate Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia (REBAA). PS Property Advisory has been in the sector for over 20 years, so you get their experience building wealth for local, interstate, and overseas property investors and home buyers. 

Client Swarna P had this to say about her experience: “Thank you Nick and all the Team at PS Property Advisory! We are very pleased with our first property purchase in Brisbane. After spending over a year of trying to find a property, at a time when there was more demand than supply, PS Property Advisory helped us in purchasing our house.” 

PS Property Advisory services clients across Brisbane and south east Queensland. Get in touch directly to find out more about their fees.

Let’s now look at some tips for hiring a buyer’s agent in Brisbane.

Tips for hiring Brisbane buyer’s agents

When it comes to hiring a Brisbane buyer’s agent, make sure you ask them these key questions:

  • How much experience do you have?
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What area or suburbs do you specialise in?
  • What properties have you sold recently?
  • Can I talk to some of your previous clients?
  • Are you a member of the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA)?

Final thoughts

Ultimately, only you can decide if you need the services of a buyer’s agent for your Brisbane property purchase. If you are a first-time buyer, not familiar with the local market, or live in another location, then they could definitely be worth their fee. If you still have questions about Brisbane buyer's agents, check out the FAQs below.


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