Elizabeth Bay

Success Story – Saved Client $900,000 off Penthouse Asking Price

An expat property buyer who was looking for a unique Sydney bolthole recently used my buyers agent service. Specifically, they were looking for an apartment with great water views in a thriving neighbourhood. They needed guidance on which Sydney suburbs met their criteria for views and community feel. We focussed on the world-class suburbs of Elizabeth Bay, Potts Point and Kirribilli, which resonated with them. After inspecting 16 apartments we found their dream apartment in Elizabeth Bay. Then came the fun part – the negotiation.

In a rising market, I secured them this beautiful unit with amazing water views for $900,000 less than the initial asking price.

How you may ask?

The main reasons were:

  • Local area property knowledge – I knew it was a good property in a good area and its market value so I kept on it
  • Good communication and relationship with the selling agent – I knew what was happening with the property in real time
  • Open communication with my client – they knew in a timely manner what was happening in the negotiation so they could respond
  • Strong negotiating skills – I included flexible settlement terms to secure the property rather than my clients paying more money

At the end of the day it was a win-win for both parties.

This is one of the many examples of how I have helped my clients buy property. If you need assistance with your next property purchase, please reach out as I’d love to help.


Bernadette Brennan is the Principal and founder of Premier Home Finders, a specialist real estate buyers agent located on Sydney's lower north shore.