One-stop property shop
Words by Janie Barton
Photos by Mick Fuhrimann
Northern Property Agency
3/30-36 Rutherford Street, Cairns North
Ph: 4032 1627
Responding to the needs and requests from clients, Northern Property Valuers has opened a new Property Agency division, designed for everyone from business owners and out-of-town buyers to property investors and home buyers.
The trusted local company, which has been in North Queensland for 30 years, has teamed up with Girgenti Lawyers and FNQ Finance Guy to offer clients a convenient one-stop shop for clients purchasing property to make the process as seamless as possible for them.
“We work together to bring in property, legal and financial expertise for our clients,” NPV owner Trevor Gard said. “We work solely for the buyer.
“We have a database of thousands of properties all around the region and because we know the market, when a buyer comes to us we’ll find them a property, complete the feasibility study on that property and then approach the owner or selling agent and negotiate the price for our client.
“Our mortgage broker will look at their financial situation to determine how much they can afford to spend. The solicitors then take care of the conveyancing, contracts and all the legal aspects.”
The concept of the buyers’ division was born as clients continued to approach MVP when looking to expand their business or find investment properties. Trevor and Mareeba office partner Bruce Coates recognised the need for both local and out-of-town buyers, whether they are purchasing for the first time or adding to their property portfolio, to have someone take care of all their buying needs.
They cover from Cardwell, Cairns and Tablelands right through to Thursday Island and Cape York.
“Our large database of properties include sales and rental evidence of residential, commercial, industrial, retail and rural sites,” said Bruce, who is heading up the new buyers’ division. “Northern Property Agency enables us to offer a full comprehensive service for clients who are purchasing properties.”
Trevor said Girgenti Lawyers was his firm of choice when starting MPV’s new division.
“We have worked with them before,” he said. “Pietro (Girganti Lawyers’ director) and I clicked right away and communicate really well, so he was the first person I thought of when this buyers’ agency came up. We both have offices in Mareeba, Cairns and down south, so the businesses work very well together.”
Through NPV’s affiliation with Owen Waters from FNQ Finance Guy, clients can find out how much they can afford before they start and, if suitable, obtain pre-approved finance so they can be sure that when NPV finds the right property they doesn’t miss out.
“Our new Property Agency is all about making life easier for clients,” said Trevor. “We give them the knowledge and our expertise so they can make the right, fully informed decision.”