James Buy Sell!
Welcome to James Buy Sell!
You’re probably here via personal referral, reading Marketnews or have seen us in action over the last 20 plus years.
Maybe you’re a doctor, a mum, time poor? It’s 50/50 you’re local or OS/interstate.
Are you here to find what you cannot, value how others do not or to secure the unlikely?
Great, then we can help you with advice.
Advice that makes a difference, a positive one to your result. Advice that really matters.
2022 BUY SELLS
2022 BUY SELLS
Our average buy price $7m
Our average sell price $5m
3 deals over $20m
> $150m in quality homes
HOLISTIC VALUE ADVICE $30M – $50M
Our clients rang us from overseas. In 2016 we found and bought the most expensive house ever bought in Victoria for them. It was at the top of the cycle.
Between 2017 to 2020 the market fell – yet during this time, 30% to 40% more was offered on this same home, without going to market, not once, but 3 times.
ST GEORGES ROAD
Two doctors had heard of us from colleagues and phoned to buy and sell well. We bought a home for $4m. Seven years later in 2021, that home was sale managed by us off-market for $14m.
The two doctors are great at doctoring, geniuses at listening and different.
PROVENANCE ADVICE $20M – $30M
We all like a good tip, even more so, when it’s free. But who is giving it?
Well-meaning bad advice costs millions. Unknown agendas are often dangerous. Lack of expertise doesn’t stop many from still giving.
Great advice is measurable, creates wealth, options and time. Great advice matters.
All purchases are subject to formal or informal confidentiality understandings.
You will never see our name, next to a client’s name, next to a home in the general media, as many clients don’t want their name up in lights.
Like this home that our clients bought in the $20m to $30m bracket in a volcanic scenario.
It was our second home purchased for this family, the first 20 years ago, and completed with an equally exciting and positive result.
In 2 weeks – 4 heritage architects, 3 town planners, 3 solicitors, a building inspection company, 6 outside agent opinions and alternatives were arranged on top of general advice which included back to back to back to back meetings to work through clarity, assessment and strategies AND ultimately advice that the home had issues but represented an A-Grader for what was wanted and was unlikely to be repeated due to specific requirements and matching characteristics.
Advice also included that the agent’s quote could be, despite being in a difficult market, 50% off the mark to the result – given in writing before any offers and yes it was.
Results are more difficult if you do not have a successful behind-the-scenes team.
There was no next time on this type of home.
Our clients were readers of Marketnews, when in 2013 we were engaged for advice on how to buy a home for $5m in Bayside – and sell their previous home that same day.
Fast forward to 2021 – we advised on selling their home (without agents), whilst buying them another. Simultaneously we sold for that buyer. All off-market. All 3 same day. No banks. No media. $20m+.
EVIDENCE BASED ADVICE $10M – $20M
Bought and sold twice.
COMMERCIAL OFFICES & PLAYING FIELDS
SURF COAST COUNCIL
GAME CHANGING BUYING ADVICE $5M – $10M
MIDDLE PARK WATERFRONT
BUY & SELL - AT THE SAME TIME
BUY SELL GROWTH ADVICE < $5M
- Our records show that they were Marketnews readers, just like you and they first contacted us, via a phone call to Gina on the 22nd of October 2020.
- That’s 6 weeks ago.
- Today we/they completed the buy and sell management of their family homes – total $7.3 million.
- And the settlement is same day – NO BRIDGING FINANCE.
- When we say it costs no more to Buy and Sell Manage well, we genuinely mean it.
WHEN RELATIVES PASS-ON
GAME CHANGING ADVICE
Our client’s home is on the busiest street in Melbourne, on top of an industrial laundry and near a drug injecting room. We’d guess you say location, location, location. No buyers through with the previous selling agent. Our advice resulted in 70 inquiries, 5 multiple visits, 2 offers, sold at full ask.
EOI, Off-market, Auctions, Tenders
Find what you can't
Value how most don't
Secure the unlikely
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