Sydney Northern Beaches
Buyers Agents
As Locals we KNOWLOVEBREATHEBUY Northern Beaches Property
WHAT IS A BUYERS AGENT?

A Buyers Agent is your advocate helping you, the buyer, secure the best property for the best price. We are licensed professionals that specialise in searching, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of a property on your behalf.


We work with:

  • Home Buyers
  • Property Investors
  • Overseas Buyers
  • Out of Area Buyers
  • Property Developers
WHY

WHY USE A BUYERS AGENT

  • Have you missed out on properties and are becoming disheartened?
  • Has the price been pushed up by having to compete against others?
  • Do you want access to properties before they hit the market (off-market and pre-market)?
  • Have you been unsuccessful with bidding at Auction?
  • Are you busy and time poor with searching for the right property?
  • Do you need help in negotiating with Real Estate Agents?
  • Do you want to know the real value of a property without paying too much?
  • Are you a first home buyer needing help on where to start?
  • Are you seeking an investment property?
  • Are you an interstate or overseas buyer in need of help to search for and purchase the right property?
  • Do you want someone on your side when negotiating through the property maze?

When working with Sydney Northern Beaches Buyers Agents, at your request we will:

  • Save you time and frustration, enabling you to get your life back
  • Compile a comprehensive brief which includes your must haves and wish list along with location, type of property, your budget, lifestyle choice and family style.
  • Start the search for your ideal property. This comprises currently listed on-market properties, quietly listed or off-market properties (These are not advertised) and pre-market properties throughout the Northern Beaches.
  • Provide you with a short list of suitable properties and inspect on your behalf before arranging inspections for you as required
  • Approach specific homes that are not currently for sale if they may be suitable to you
  • Provide you with a property evaluation which includes a comprehensive property report with comparable sales data to ensure you are not paying too much
  • Negotiate hard on your behalf with the selling agent or vendor, not only on price but also on favourable terms
  • Co-ordinate pest and building inspections, liaise with your solicitor or conveyancer
  • See the entire buying process through to a successful completion and a happy client
SERVICES

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

We undertake the following key steps:

1. Determine your requirements and our strategy
We obtain a detailed ‘brief’ of your wants and goals for the property you wish to purchase. From this information we work with you in formulating the search criteria of your ideal property, whether it be your dream home or your ideal investment.

2. Research
We provide insights and recommendations, assisting you to identify the suburbs that will deliver on your criteria and budget. Providing data including recent sales, suburb profiles, key infrastructure projects, positives and negatives which could impact upon property values in the area.

3. Provide you with a Shortlist
We search for and inspect properties which meet key criteria of your ‘brief’, providing you with a shortlist of properties for you to inspect. The search for these properties can involve on-market, pre-market and off-market properties (These are not advertised). We are able to obtain information about pre-market and off-market properties via our extensive network of agents all throughout the Northern Beaches in order to find the most suitable properties to shortlist for you. This gets you ahead of the market in your property search.

4. Evaluation
Once the ideal property is found, we provide you with a complete market analysis of the property, giving you a clear indication of the likely selling price. We identify any likely problems with the property and how these could impact on the selling price. We will co-ordinate pest and building inspections as required. You will be fully informed and given valuable market insights from a professional knowledge base so that you can be confident with your buying decision.

5. Negotiate the best price to secure the property
Being skilled negotiators with many years of experience, we will be able to negotiate the best price and best terms on your behalf in order to secure the property. We will assist in the exchange of contracts and manage the entire process through to settlement and the handover of your new property keys.

Services to suit your needs
Full Service (Option 1) - complete Search, Appraise and Negotiate

We work for you as your exclusive agent. We take the stress out of the entire process of searching for and buying property, ensuring that you don’t pay too much. You just need to let us know when we have found your ideal property. We do everything else, keeping you informed and involved as much or as little as you want.

  • Compile a thorough property brief including professional advice, recommendations and feasibility. Our team works exclusively with you to find your ideal property.
  • House Hunting searches Online, Off-market and Pre-market. You will have access to properties which are not yet available to the general public, therefore giving you the advantage
  • Provide shortlist of thoroughly researched properties that have been matched for suitability to your specific requirements
  • Inspect suitable shortlisted properties and arrange inspections for you as required
  • Extensive due diligence on the property which includes a comprehensive property report with comparable sales data, discovery of any nearby council development applications and potential impact of bushfire or flood zones.
  • Arrange building and pest inspections and/or strata reports as required
  • Liaise with sales agent and solicitor or conveyancer to ensure you have favourable purchase terms and conditions.
  • Create a negotiation strategy for a successful purchase wether we are preparing for an auction campaign, considering an offer prior or negotiating by private treaty.
  • Negotiate the purchase and/or bid at auction on your behalf. Having local knowledge comes into its own here as does our relationships with local sales agents and having inside knowledge of how auctioneers play their part.
  • Once contracts are exchanged we will facilitate the process to settlement continues smoothly. We will attend the pre-settlement inspection together with you or on your behalf.
  • Property Management rent appraisal for investment property purchases. We have the experts on hand.
Appraise and Negotiate (Option 2) - Property provided by you

You identify key properties, we do the research and negotiate the purchase for you, ensuring that you don’t pay too much. You enjoy searching and inspecting properties but want help with the negotiation process.

  • Extensive due diligence on the property which includes a comprehensive property report with comparable sales data, discovery of any nearby council development applications and potential impact of bushfire or flood zones.
  • Create a negotiation strategy for a successful purchase wether we are preparing for an auction campaign, considering an offer prior or negotiating by private treaty.
  • Negotiate the purchase on your behalf. Having local knowledge and extensive experience in negotiation comes into its own here as does our relationships with local sales agents and having inside knowledge of how auctioneers play their part.
  • Property Management rent appraisal for investment property purchases. We have the experts on hand.
Auction Bidding (Option 3) - Property provided by you

You identify the property, we assist you by either negotiating prior to auction or bid on your behalf at auction.

  • Create an auction strategy for a successful purchase wether we are preparing for an auction campaign or considering an offer prior to auction.
  • Negotiate the purchase and/or bid at auction on your behalf. Having local knowledge and extensive experience in negotiation comes into its own here as does our relationships with local sales agents and having inside knowledge of how auctioneers play their part.
NORTHERN BEACHES AREA

We are spoilt for choice in both lifestyle and the great outdoors. This unique stretch of coast is our beautiful home offering a life for our families like no other. Close enough to Sydney’s CBD yet far enough away to live a relaxed and often creative life by the sea.

On weekends our family enjoys surfing, sailing, swimming, kayaking or simply relaxing in the many beaches and secluded waterways. At other times we enjoy cycling, bush walking and picnics in the National Parks. There is always a view to enjoy and a sunrise to embrace from the myriad of scenic locations throughout the area. Awash with restaurants and cafes, you will always find an amazing spot to enjoy delicious food with a slow lunch.

The Northern Beaches Council area is located on Sydney’s northern beaches, between 10 and 30 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD. The Northern Beaches Council area is bounded by Cowan Creek and Broken Bay in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Sydney Harbour and North Harbour in the south, and Middle Harbour and the Ku-ring-gai Council area in the west. It covers an area of 257 square km and has a population of approximately 274,000. The Northern Beaches is surrounded on all sides by either water or forest areas.

Why would you want to live anywhere else ?

Northern Beaches Suburbs and Localities
  • Allambie Heights
  • Avalon Beach
  • Balgowlah
  • Balgowlah Heights
  • Bayview
  • Beacon Hill
  • Belrose
  • Bilgola Beach
  • Bilgola Plateau
  • Brookvale
  • Church Point
  • Clareville
  • Clontarf
  • Coasters Retreat
  • Collaroy
  • Collaroy Plateau
  • Cottage Point
  • Cromer
  • Curl Curl
  • Currawong Beach
  • Davidson
  • Dee Why
  • Duffys Forest
  • Elanora Heights
  • Elvina Bay
  • Fairlight
  • Forestville
  • Frenchs Forest
  • Freshwater
  • Great Mackerel Beach
  • Ingleside
  • Killarney Heights
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase
  • Lovett Bay
  • Manly
  • Manly Vale
  • McCarrs Creek
  • Mona Vale
  • Morning Bay
  • Narrabeen
  • Narraweena
  • Newport
  • North Balgowlah
  • North Curl Curl
  • North Manly
  • North Narrabeen
  • Oxford Falls
  • Palm Beach
  • Pittwater
  • Queenscliff
  • Scotland Island
  • Seaforth
  • Terrey Hills
  • Warriewood
  • Whale Beach
  • Wheeler Heights
About Us

As Buyers Agents working exclusively in Sydney’s Northern Beaches we are the best choice to help you buy the right property in our area. Being local we have in-depth knowledge of the local property market, we have relationships with local selling agents and know where to start searching for your dream property, within your budget, on the Northern Beaches. We can help you find those elusive off-market opportunities.
Sydney extends from Palm Beach in the North to Cronulla in the South and Springwood in the West, covering an area of 12,367 square kilometres. We don’t have in-depth knowledge of the whole of Sydney, but we are experts in the Northern Beaches.
If you wish to purchase property in the Sydney Northern Beaches area, then you should only choose to work with a Buyers Agent who works, lives, plays and specialises in this area exclusively. We are that choice.

Marika Martinez

This is where I live, work and play.

Being a local real estate agent for over 20 years, I have changed and am now on your side, looking after the property buyers best interest, an advocate on your side.
Having witnessed first hand how buyers can struggle, out each weekend looking for the right property, then often missing out. It can be so very frustrating and costly.
I bring to the table extensive experience in searching, evaluating and negotiating with an in-depth knowledge of the local property market, where the hotspots are and what to look out for. After all this is my backyard.
I understand the character of specific areas, the pros and cons and which suburb or locality might best suit your needs.
We can find those elusive off-market and pre-market properties, putting you a step ahead of the rest.
I simply love to see the joy and excitement on a clients face when we secure that incredible home, and at a great price that’s been negotiated for them.

TESTIMONIALS

After months of searching for a unit, we felt hopeless and did not think we could get into a place in Sydney, let alone the Northern Beaches. My partner was reluctant to hire a buyers agent as historically they were more for people who looked for 3+ bedroom homes… not for first time home buyers! We reached out to a couple agents just to see if it’s even worth it. One agent called me back and basically laughed in my face and said “Sorry, we can’t help you.”

Then Marika called me back. She gave us hope when we were ready to give up. She was genuine, honest and brings so much experience. Her connections on the Northern Beaches is priceless. She helped us secure our first home in a location I never thought we could afford or find something in within 3 weeks of getting in contact with her!

Whether you’re looking for a 1 bedroom unit or a family home, I would absolutely recommend Marika.

Thanks again Marika! We are so lucky and thankful to have crossed paths with you.

Gina Wong

I am so pleased I engaged Marika, she helped me secure my new home with her fantastic negotiation skills and inside knowledge of the market. There is no way I would have been able to secure this property without her.

I am over the moon.

Natasha Turner

I entered into this process as a skeptic, I will admit. I didn’t think we needed a buyer’s agent, I thought we could do it ourselves and it was a waste of money.

I could not have been more wrong! Marika was attentive and extremely professional throughout the process, she was exactly what we needed to buy our first property, prior to auction for a great deal.

I cannot recommend Marika highly enough.

Tim Woodhouse

I used to think I couldn’t afford a buyers’ agent. Now I realise that I couldn’t have afforded not to have had one.

I was despairing after missing out on property after property in the ultra competitive Northern Beaches market.

But within a week of engaging Marika Martinez, she found me an off market four bedroom home for my kids and myself. The price was around $100, 000 less than I thought I would have to pay.

Marika’s contacts, market knowledge and tactical advice was crucial and I always felt she had the best interests of my family at heart.

I’d have no hesitation recommending her to prospective buyers.

Gary Highland

After looking in the market, we felt like we would never find our home on the northern beaches.
After hiring Marika, we found our dream home in 2 weeks. We truly believe that we have saved money and time by hiring Marika from Sydney Northern Beaches Buyers Agents and we would do it again. We highly recommended this service to anyone who is seriously looking to secure a home. Marika has a wealth of knowledge in the area and we couldn’t have done it without her.
Love Kristi and Stefan Best wishes to everyone and thank you Marika 🙂

Kristi Rossetto

I’m not an online shopping, social media following, internet trusting kind a gal. So it was quite unlike me to have randomly picked my buyer’s agent off the net and not via a personal recommendation. In fact, having bought many properties in my time, this was the first experience using a buyer’s agent. This was mainly out of necessity, being an interstate resident with no personal ties to the northern beaches area, plus the need for representation by someone on the ground, whilst being stuck once again in yet another Melbourne Covid lockdown.

Whilst all of the testimonials on Marika’s website were compelling, I’m not that naive to simply go by the word of total strangers, when it comes to handing over complete trust & responsibility in the purchase of arguably one of our biggest assets. Being a detailed person, I went to work, trawling the net to learn more about Marika and independently, I found and made contact with both past employers and others having professional associations with Marika now and in the past , such as local agents and colleagues ( I never shared any of that with her – sorry Marika to have stalked you!) I felt this was a more reliable & honest way to verify Marika’s skill, as cited references do risk being partial. I knew I was on a good thing, as each and every person came back with the same glowing reviews.

And every word was true. When it comes to property, Marika is highly skilled , experienced and professional. She maintains very good relationships with the local agents – an essential ingredient. Once you’ve provided her with your brief of what you’re looking for, she quietly and efficiently goes about information gathering and appraising potential properties and then reports back with honest and comprehensive reviews, detailing her findings. Her manner is reserved but considered, she is patient, pragmatic, diligent and has a discerning eye for quality. She was quite vocal in steering us towards the home we ultimately bought, knowing that it was the very best home for our needs, as well as being a valuable asset with excellent growth potential.

It’s also worth noting that she is fantastic under pressure, as evidenced by her steely bidding performance during a fairly fast paced auction, where we successfully purchased our home. Having watched the auction on livestream, she didn’t flinch nor give away the fact that we were teetering literally on our last bid, when the hammer came down. One more bid by the opposition, and we would’ve lost out.

It was a real pleasure working with Marika. Being quite comfortable and confident with purchasing property myself, I felt her & I were on the same page and so together we could put our heads together and really work as a team. It was 4 weeks exactly from the date I signed Marika’s agreement to the date of the auction.

Marika is also incredibly well connected in the area, in that she has contacts across the board with trades and advisers in all matters of property. She was proactive and thorough in making the necessary enquiries and seeking professional opinions when it came to doing the due diligence on the property we bought. Ours had the complication of large protected trees positioned relatively close the the dwelling, and she spent hours seeking the advice of registered arborists, the local council and the building inspector.

All in all, we are so thrilled & excited to have finally acquired our dream home in Sydney, and without her encouragement and reassurance, I’m not sure I would’ve gone for it.

Thank you Marika! I look forward to having you around when we eventually make it up there.

If you’re looking for a buyer’s agent in the Sydney Northern Beaches area, don’t even think about using anyone else.

Belinda Minc

Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming experience, particularly in the current Northern Beaches market. From the moment we engaged Marika, we knew we were in good hands. Her considerable experience, patience, and calm confidence mitigated the stressors of navigating the buying process. From showing us off-market homes to attending open inspections, answering our 100s of questions to asking them on our behalf, Marika was indispensable in helping us secure our home purchase prior to auction, and I recommend her services without hesitation.

Jodi Cabanas

With Marika’s expertise and knowledge of the Northern Beaches, we were able to secure our ideal home rather quickly after engaging her services. After over 12 months of searching by ourselves and attending numerous auctions, the first place we found with her by our side was the one we successfully bought. She was quick to respond, proactive and took the time to really understand what we were after in a home for our growing family. She knows the ins and out, the strategies agents use and how to get the upper hand. We couldn’t recommend Marika highly enough and are so grateful for her dedication to our house search.

Shalane Jones

Marika was amazing! We obtained her details via our friends who she had also assisted in purchasing land for them.

Marika was professional and determined in helping us buy our dream home. Not only is Marika professional, she truly cared about our needs in obtaining our first home and went above and beyond with presenting ongoing information/ options to us. Marika did all the hard work for us, discussing the finer details with agents/ vendors and taking the work load off our shoulders.
Because of Marika, we landed our first home in our dream suburb, that we had thought we were priced out of the area. We are extremely happy with her services and no doubt would highly recommend her to anyone and to also use her services in the near future.

Thank you so much Marika! We are extremely thankful.

Karlee Latimer

We cannot recommend Marika highly enough. She really listened to us, was able to refine our requirements and made suggestions that we hadn’t even previously considered. In the very hot Sydney market, especially Northern Beaches, Marika quickly found a perfect property for us, within our price range and was with us every step of the way right through to settlement. Her professionalism, knowledge, experience and warmth saved us time, money and stress.
Thank you very much! Klem and Malci

Klemen Popit

Working with Marika to purchase a property in Freshwater was an amazing experience. Within just two weeks of engaging her for buyers agent service, I had an offer accepted for my dream home in Freshwater. I could not have done it without her!! Her step by step guidance and offer strategy worked perfectly. I got a great value on the property and could not be happier with her service.

What sets Marika apart was her one on one personal approach. I interviewed two other buyers agencies and she was by for the most hands on and attentive. She is not a cheesy sales person but a seasoned consultant that will provide you with the real world advice/strategy to purchase a property. She proactively contacted me daily with updates and advice as we got closer to submitting an offer. With Marika’s help I was able to obtain my dream property with an offer prior to auction at the exact price other buyers were willing to pay. We got the property solely due to Marika’s advice to offer prior to auction.

Again, I cant thank Marika enough for her coaching, advice, and purchase strategy. She helped every step of the way and was dedicated to help me find the property of my dreams. Thank you Marika!

Alex Buhlman

I had been looking to buy for the best part of a year and decided to engage Marika’s service when my search had began to stall. After partnering with Marika things quickly gathered momentum and within a matter of weeks I had secured my new home.
Marika knows the industry and Northern Beaches inside out, genuinely wants to achieve the best possible outcome for her client and knows how to seal the deal.
I’m indebted to Marika for her valuable support and expertise.

David Page

Working with Marika was an excellent experience. She was attentive to our needs, always quick to respond to questions and concerns and listened to us when we talked in circles trying to make decisions! Without her, we wouldn’t have secured the beautiful home we did. We highly recommend Marika and feel very lucky to have found and worked with her.

Tara and Corey Thorne

Marika helped us look for an investment property / weekender in the upper Northern Beaches.

She was very effective in finding suitable properties and understood our requirements well. She helped us evaluate properties and also proposed some off-market options which we wouldn’t have found otherwise.

We secured a good property relatively quickly with her and are grateful for her assistance throughout the process.

Ana Luisa Laudisio de Lucca and Mike Reynolds

Marika provided a great service to us in our quest to find a deep waterfront home on Pittwater. She was authentic, took care to understand our needs and put in a hard effort to find us the perfect spot. Thanks Marika.

Chris Way

Marika is a very pro-active buyers agent always keeping her clients best interest at the forefront. As a sales agent it has been a pleasure working with Marika as we were able to achieve a win/win situation for both her client and mine with the purchase of an off-market property in Elanora Heights. She is quick to react in order to buy the right property for her client ensuring they don’t miss out in this competitive marketplace.

Rebecca Bower

Marika is an extremely competent buyers agent who helped us find a suitable property that met our requirements. I would recommend engaging her if you are considering using a buyers agent on the northern beaches of Sydney.

Brent Lawson

I recently sold a home to some buyers that were using Marika to represent them as a buyers agent.
In short, she was outstanding, which comes down to the years of experience she has had as an agent.
Highly recommended

Matthew Lemon

All my research aside…there were just so many variables to consider in my property search. Marika was heaven sent. After a single consultation she knew exactly the type of property I was after, and guess what. She found it! Thanks Marika!

John Black

I was recommended to Marika and used her services as a buyers agent. She found my ideal home after just a few weeks, whereas I had struggled for over 6 months trying to find a property on my own before that. I really valued her calm manner and logical approach.

Christine Duffy

When I bought my apartment I was fortunate enough to have Marika Martinez as my agent.
Marika was always very professional as she guided me through the whole process of buying a property and nothing was a problem.
I would have no hesitation in employing Marika for future purchases or recommending her services to any potential buyer.

Marion Clout

Marika has encyclopaedic knowledge of the local market. She helped me every step of the way during my property search. She knew exactly what to ask the vendors, and what to look for. She came back to us with an impressive shortlist. The result? My family and I have just moved into our dream house.

Erika Walker

After my divorce, the thought of re-entering the property market seemed very daunting, however after speaking with Marika she made me feel confident that I would be able to find a new home. The whole experience could not have been less complicated. My budget was limited and Marika was able to negotiate on my behalf allowing me to secure the property within my budget. I could not have been more pleased with her performance.

Michael Barr

Navigating the property market is tough. Especially, if like me you’re working 60 + hours a week. Marika took care of everything. And I mean everything. She took the time to understand our lifestyle, and our plans for our new home. She found us the perfect property, organised the private inspections, you name it. Not to mention negotiating to get us a great price.

Charles Martin

Marika was a wonderful help guiding us in a very competitive and hot market. She was a very patient listener to our needs with great advise and strategy plan. Thank you Marika we really appreciated all your expertise.

Karen and Franco Teghini

After house hunting for 7 months and losing out on multiple apartments I decided to hire Marika Martinez as my Buyers Agent.
Marika came highly recommended so I had a couple of meetings with her and after much consideration I decided to hire her.
I hired Marika Martinez on the 20th Feb 2021 and she was successful in exchanging for my new home on the 16th March 2021.
Given the current climate of competitiveness and its challenges I believe her persistence, her professionalism, negotiating skills and her knowledge in the industry has made her successful in getting my dream home.

I would highly recommend Marika if you are looking to reach your goal of owning your dream home.

Lorraine Parisotto

Marika helped us to secure our first home amidst a competitive property market. Her extensive experience and knowledge of the northern beaches market was evident. As first timers looking for a home, her personable approach make us feel comfortable to ask any questions and quickly build rapport and trust. After four months of looking, we ended up finding our dream home in no time. Would thoroughly recommend Sydney Northern Beaches Buyers Agents.

Adriarne Minter

Marika was wonderful! She was very quick to respond with accurate and concise information that helped us purchase our property. She always presented herself with great professionalism yet was also very understanding to the emotional aspects of us purchasing our new property. Thanks again Marika!

Adam Bridle

We had been looking at property for some time but struggled to secure anything in the current market. Marika was fantastic she listened to what we were looking for, new the market and regularly kept in contact with updates.
Highly recommend Marika

Sally Peers
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