"Erick, I never knew these places existed if you had not shown us. We have visited all our friend's homes here in Melbourne but their places are not as impressive as these," remarked my client when I brought them to their first property education tour, "Now that you've pointed out the differences between the estates and what to look for in a good property, I would have to upgrade my buying criteria."
I was surprised by the comment but I can understand.
Many buyers jumped into looking at properties right away when they want to buy without stepping back and explore all the possibilities first. Many times, I will help to revamp their buying projects by showing them what is superior real estate, and equally important, what is inferior. This way, buyers will learn the subtle differences and intrinsic values by combining insights on suburb evolution, demography, amenities, topography, microclimate, architecture, floor plan, built quality, property investing criteria, town planning changes, local council's approach, infrastructure planning, school zones, local vegetation, streetscapes, redevelopment potentials and elements that will affect resale values, to name a few.
When property buyers are equipped with more knowledge, they will be able to identify a true gem. As we know, good decisions come from experience. We want to make more of those decisions.