Cute home came with an even sweeter price

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FIRST-HOME buyer Alisia Ristevski (above) is thrilled with the ‘‘cute’’ 1950s Reser­voir home she bought last year with help from a buyer agent.

Ms Ristevski de­clined to say what she paid for the three-bed­room home but es­ti­mated she paid about $100,000 un­der mar­ket value thanks to Cather­ine Cashmore of National Prop­erty Buy­ers, who clinched the deal on her client’s be­half.

‘‘It was great be­cause she did all the ne­go­ti­at­ing so I didn’t have to deal with real es­tate agents, and she re­ally un­der­stood my needs and searched just for properties that fit­ted my cri­te­ria and bud­get,’’ Ms Ristevski said.

Rob Ber­aldo bought a rental unit in Bal­wyn last year for ‘‘around $500,000’’ thanks to his prop­erty scout, Brad Straugh­air of Do­main Prop­erty Ad­vo­cates.

Mr Ber­aldo said ‘‘we did feel we paid a lit­tle less for the prop­erty and a lit­tle be­low our bud­get’’.

Tap­ping the buyer’s agent’s mar­ket knowl­edge was the main ad­van­tage of us­ing an ad­vo­cate, he said. ‘‘It is purely an in­vest­ment prop­erty so no emo­tion was at­tached to it but I am very happy with the way it is go­ing.’’

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