Buyers Advocacy

Secure the right property
at the right price

Anyone who has purchased property knows that securing the right property, in the right area, at the right price, is not as easy as it sounds. That’s why smart property buyers and investors work with IPB.

Buy faster and smarter

On average, it takes our clients just 6 to 8 weeks to find and secure the right property, compared to the Melbourne average of 12 months. That’s because of IPB’s:

25+ years property market experience

Gives you the upper hand when it comes to finding the right property, buying, bidding and negotiating.

Access to off-market properties

View a greater range of properties, including ones that aren’t publicly listed and allow you to minimise or avoid competing with other buyers.

Melbourne selling agent network

Being independent means we have great relationships with agents across Melbourne – that work to your advantage.

Melbourne property market knowledge

We know where the best opportunities exist and most importantly where they’re emerging.

Experience and expertise that gives you the advantage

Most people buy property a handful of times in their life - we do it every day and have done for the last 25 years. We know what's good to buy, what's not and how to play the game. This knowledge and experience gives you the upper hand – whether you are:

Buying a home is a very personal and emotional thing and can often be quite stressful. For many homebuyers it takes months and months (sometimes years) of going to opens, week after week, to find what they’re looking for. Once they do, the desire to secure it can be so strong that they pay more than they should. Our focus is not just on helping you find the perfect home, but also making sure that it is smart investment.

Property investors partner with us to help them purchase and manage investment properties that will grow in value, have minimal hold costs and increasing rental returns. Having studied the Melbourne property market daily for the last 20+ years we know the historical returns of the different types of properties, the areas that perform well and where the emerging trends and opportunities are – all of which works to give you an upper hand.

Before we share a property with you we perform a comprehensive investment analysis, forecasting hold costs, rental income, depreciation and tax benefits over the next 10 years. We also search the REIV database for comparable sales and rental data to verify both values and rental returns. This means you go into the negotiation knowing exactly how the numbers stack up and are able to invest smartly and confidently.

Buying a Melbourne property can be challenging, even when you live in Melbourne. But trying to find and secure a property that meets your needs, lifestyle goals and budget when you’re overseas can be incredibly challenging. Over the years we’ve helped many overseas professionals and families find their ideal home here in Melbourne. Our knowledge of the market and Melbourne suburbs, schools and lifestyle opportunities lets them find just what they’re after, quickly and easily with confidence.

How we do it

As a boutique, family business we take a personal, hands-on approach. You work closely with the Directors, who only work with five buying clients at any one time and never clients with competing property requirements.

We take the time to understand your property goals and offer practical and useful advice, so that you make the most of your property investment – whether it’s your family home or an investment property.

Our buyers advocacy service is provided for a fixed fee and tailored to your needs and includes:

Comprehensive market research.

Search and source on and off market options.

Negotiation and acquisition.

Auction bidding (standalone service if required).

‘Justin from IPB is extremely knowledgeable, honest, professional, with very reasonable fees. We are looking forward to dealing with him again for our second investment property purchase.
Property is Justin's forte, not mine nor my husbands. Let Justin do the hard work for you AND negotiate the best price!’


‘Using IPB was a seamless process in terms of purchasing an investment property. Justin is highly knowledgeable about the property market and he literally saved me thousands of dollars and countless hours searching for a property.
I highly recommend using IPB's professional services’.

Dr. Marcus Squirrell

‘We used IPB to assist us with purchasing an investment property. We weren’t local and relied on Justin to collate a list of suitable properties and to guide us through the Melbourne property market.
Justin completed the research and managed the negotiation with the vendor for us. We were impressed by his friendly and professional service and knowledge of the Melbourne market. We have been very satisfied with the purchase’.

David Pike

‘Justin, and his team were easy to deal with, hard negotiators and I could not have purchased my property without them. I would highly recommend using IPB to anyone going into the property market’.

Nicole Canty

‘I employed IPB to find us an investment property on the Mornington Peninsula. What an excellent choice it was.
They negotiated a price well under the asking price and did all the legwork which saved us 6 months of our precious weekends. (Priceless!) They also handled the bulk of the paperwork, ultimately saving us money and time.

Ryan Fisher

‘Purchasing an investment property in Melbourne from across the country in Perth was a daunting prospect. With IPB’s assistance, the process was incredibly smooth.
Justin listened to what we were looking for and provided us with a number of options to consider, eventually helping us to secure a great deal’.

Michael Chester

‘Justin is a professional who takes an interest in the client and listens to their requirements. He found a property in a relatively short time, negotiated the final price, resulting in an excellent purchase that fulfilled all requirements’.

Bis Anderson

Looking to buy smarter and sooner?

We'd be delighted to help. Get in touch and we will arrange a time to talk about your property goals and how IPB can help you achieve them.