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Advice re estate agents

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Hi we are planning a move to Melbourne April 2019 to Bayside area.

We will do AIRBNB for the first month until our stuff arrives from UK. Can anyone recommend a good real estate agent in that area ?. We have been looking on https://www.realestate.com.au.  Is there perhaps a decent company/service we can use that would help us with the process of finding home and schools ? Thanks.

 

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15 minutes ago, IIEN said:

Hi we are planning a move to Melbourne April 2019 to Bayside area.

We will do AIRBNB for the first month until our stuff arrives from UK. Can anyone recommend a good real estate agent in that area ?. 

If you mean you're looking for a real estate agent who who'll find properties for you to look at, there's no such thing in Melbourne.  Real estate agents work for the seller, not the buyer.

Here, you just have to keep an eye on realestate.com.au and domain.com.au and trudge round the "open for inspections" on Saturdays.    Almost all property is advertised on one of those two sites.    Gone are the days of dropping into a local office to find out what's available, or searching the newspaper.

If you need help to buy a property, then Google "buyer's agent"  or "buyer's advocate".  

If you need help to find a rental property, you could try http://melbournerentalsearch.com/

If you want help with those things plus schools, then you need a relocation service. 

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If you make a free account on https://www.microburbs.com.au/ you can use the site to become more familiar with the area based on various scores including travel/convenience, tranquility,  family friendly and affluence. This should assist you in researching suburbs.

In the Life in Australia > Education forum on this website you can learn about the best schools and everything education related. 

 

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Thankyou @bayside for all of the information very helful. I tried this but microburbs only gave me info re suburbs in Sydney ? 

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