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Why you should talk to us.


Avoid the pitfalls of buying property

Buying a property is a huge investment and a complicated process.
Here are some property buying traps to avoid.

Not being fully across what’s available.

To really know what’s out there takes time, experience and industry connections. We’re among the first to know about hot new properties, even off-market properties, which puts you ahead of the pack.

Paying more than you should.

We assess the property, the locality and the market so we know exactly what a property is worth. We use our knowledge and experience to spot the bargains and find properties with potential, while sidestepping the money-traps.

Getting emotionally involved.

Loving a property too much leaves you open to spending too much. Albion Avenue will keep the balance right between passion for a property and good business sense.

Not having the time to do it properly.

It’s time consuming to scan property ads, go to inspections, carefully assess the worth of the property, think about finance, deal with agents and go to auctions. And you might have to do all this for more than one property at a time. Albion Avenue gets all this done for you.

Giving up because it’s too stressful.

Dealing with agents, solicitors, building inspectors and other third parties can be overwhelming enough. Then there’s the negotiating and attending auctions. Albion Avenue handles every detail on your behalf while keeping you fully informed.

Property buying doesn’t have to be stressful and time consuming.



No stone left unturned

As soon as you ask us to become your buyers agent, you become part of a clear and professionally developed process that delivers results. Albion Avenue will:

Discuss your needs with you.

Whether you’re an owner-occupier or investor, we make sure we understand exactly what it is you’re after and offer advice that could secure your dream purchase even faster.

Track down properties.

We proactively seek out properties that fit your criteria by scanning all real estate media, alerting real estate agents in target areas and making direct approaches to property owners.

Inspect suitable properties.

We inspect all the properties that meet your criteria, keeping you updated with progress as often as you want us to.

Present you with a shortlist of properties.

The shortlist has insights and recommendations about each property we think is worth your while looking at. You can then choose which properties you’d like to see and we will organise the inspections for you.

Proceed to purchase or identify more properties.

If you see a property you like, we will pursue the sale on your behalf. Otherwise, we will continue looking for your perfect property. This is an organic process. So your shortlist is constantly evolving, updated with the latest market information and always matching your needs.

Albion Avenue is constantly in touch with you and with the market.




Have everything done for you

It’s great finding a property you want to buy. It’s also the start of a delicate process of negotiation and engagement. Albion Avenue takes the pressure off and will create a strategy that gets you the property you want at the right price. Albion Avenue will:

Create a price negotiation strategy whether the property is for sale by private treaty or up for auction

Address any legal requirements, co-ordinate due diligence reports and property inspections, keeping you constantly informed

Lead the offer and counter offer process or be the proxy bidder at the auction

Engage with agents, solicitors and any other parties in the process, ensuring all legal requirements are met and to your best advantage


Get in touch to find out how Albion Avenue can help you

I called on Shelley’s experience when buying a property at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. After searching far and wide, Shelley helped me to narrow my search area and find the perfect property. After having my offer accepted, excitement soon turned to worry when a few issues arose during the due diligence process. Shelley was calm throughout providing impartial and objective advice that helped me decide whether or not to go ahead with the sale. After deciding to push forward Shelley suggested turning a negative into positive by renegotiating the purchase price – a revised offer factoring in the issues was accepted. I would have no hesitation in calling on Shelley again when looking to buy another property.
Leonie, Brunswick, VIC
I recently appointed Sydney Buyers Agent Shelley Horton to help find our family home. I had been looking for several months on Sydney’s lower north shore and was becoming increasingly frustrated at missing out on properties. Shelley looked after absolutely everything for us – from researching the best properties as per our brief, inspecting and screening suitable homes, providing detailed regular reporting right the way through to leading the price negotiations and securing the property pre-auction. Albion Avenue saved us not only time and frustration but also money! I would whole-heartedly recommend Shelley and Albion Avenue as Buyers Agents. It is a strategic choice and takes all the hassle and time out of buying a home, while still keeping you in complete control of the whole decision!
Rachel, Cremorne, NSW
Shelley Horton was a major part of the decision to buy my property in Surry Hills. With her valuation background she was able to provide an accurate market opinion on what I would need to pay for the property, including the extra value of a unit being on a higher floor, having storage and a car park included. Her property and mortgage industry experience provided the additional knowledge needed when attending the auction and made the whole process of buying the property less stressful.
Mandy, Erskineville, NSW
I would not have had the confidence to purchase my home without the help of Shelley. She visited the property with me a number of times then took me through recent sales within the area to compare properties and prices to put me at ease that I wasn’t paying too much. Shelley also supported me and gave me advice during the pre-auction process. Shelley is genuine, knowledgeable and professional and I am extremely thankful to her for my lovely home!
Amanda, Edgecliff, NSW
Shelley put an end to months of painful property searching when I engaged her to help me buy my property in Neutral Bay. She did her homework before the auction and it showed on the day as she read the auction strategy to a tee. Although the property was passed in, as I was the highest bidder, after some swift negotiating post auction I managed to secure the property and sign contracts that day. I would definitely recommend using Shelley as a buyers agent. If it wasn’t for Shelley’s advice and experience I doubt I would have bought the property.
Brad, Neutral Bay, NSW
Shelley was thoroughly professional in her approach and communications from beginning to end. Her industry experience, flexibility and insight were key in securing the property I wanted for a price I was very happy with.
Cathy, St Ives, NSW
After a number of unsuccessful bids at auction and having been almost 20 years since we went through the process of purchasing a home, what should have been an exciting time for us was turning into a nightmare. Unable to find the home we were looking for and unable to compete with the relentless competition when we did, we turned to Shelley Horton from Albion Avenue. Shelley took care of the entire home buying process for us. She ensured we weren’t getting too caught up in the emotion of such a big decision. She also took the time to attend open homes with us and took the lead in the negotiation process. Shelley, we can’t thank you enough for your services over the past months – without which we wouldn’t be in our beautiful new home. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm to anyone looking to purchase a home. We only wish we had found you earlier!
Davis & Aruna, Dural, NSW
We recently engaged the services of Albion Avenue to help us with the process of buying a property in the inner east of Sydney. They took care of everything we asked them to, found a property that was exactly what we were looking for and negotiated a price for us that was well below the maximum we were prepared to pay. We couldn’t be happier with our amazing new home in Alexandria. If you are thinking about using a buyers agent to buy a property in Sydney make sure you contact Albion Avenue.
Fiona & Chris, Alexandria, NSW
We were looking to buy a property closer to the Sydney CBD and found the perfect place in Millers Point. Unfortunately we then realised we would be overseas at the time the auction was scheduled. Given the competitive market our solicitor suggested we use Sydney buyers agents Albion Avenue to bid on our behalf at auction. It was the best decision we ever made. They made the whole process seem so simple, kept us constantly updated while we were overseas and were successful in securing the property for us on auction day.
Peter & Lorraine, Rose Bay, NSW
Buying a property in Australia, as an expat living overseas can be a daunting prospect, however, using a buyers agent from Albion Avenue made it a trouble free exciting process. After our initial conversation Shelley looked after absolutely everything! Her market knowledge, experience and regular concise reports enabled me to make an informed decision on the properties she shortlisted. Shelley negotiated with agents on price, settlement, attended auctions on my behalf and secured a property within the agreed budget. Shelley was also instrumental in finding a local solicitor and an agent to manage the property. Shelley was professional, courteous, honest and thoughtful throughout the entire process and I felt very comfortable with her advice and guidance. I would have absolutely no hesitation is recommending Shelley as a buyers agent to assist you in securing your next property.
John, Singapore
Shelley was fantastic with finding me an investment property in Brisbane. She invested a significant amount of time to understand what I was looking for, guided me through the nuances of the Brisbane market and shared great insights. Her timely and personal communications were greatly appreciated. It was a wonderful customer experience and stress and hassle free process. As a first time user of the services of a buyer’s agent, I was impressed and will definitively engage her services in the (near) future again.
Nicolas, Cremorne, NSW
We can't thank you enough for all your hard work on our behalf. We valued your expertise, advice and professionalism highly. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone asking about your services.
Suzanne & Michael, West Ryde, NSW
Finding a property is comparable to a part-time job and I couldn't fit this into my busy life. Furthermore, being from overseas, the Australian property market was a new unexplored area for me. Appointing Shelley Horton was the best thing I could ever have done. With her vast knowledge of the property market and large network, she did the research and inspections which she then thoroughly reported to me. I could then focus on the apartments that met my criteria. If the inspection didn't fit my calendar, Shelley arranged private inspections with the agents. I also experienced some difficulties with the purchase process since I'm not a permanent resident. I had to go through some time consuming obstacles and experienced several turn downs. Without Shelley's support and expertise I could never have landed this purchase. Now a happy homeowner in Freshwater.
Kristina, Manly, NSW
Shelley helped us secure our dream property in only one month. She achieved above and beyond our expectations, enabling us to purchase a 3 bedroom property (despite the fact we had a 2 bedroom budget). Her expertise, advice and guidance was invaluable in the very tough Sydney real estate market. Her analytical and thorough due diligence approach combined with commercial acumen put us at ease in the search process. We are very happy in our new home, all thanks to Shelley! 
Eric & Rebecca, Surry Hills, NSW
Thank you so much. You’ve been an amazing help and I definitely could not have done it without you.
Barbara, Randwick, NSW
Shelley Horton has been extremely helpful in the purchase of my first home. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Shelley as her positive approach to finding out my needs and likes were handled with great care and professionalism. She understood the brief and only showed me properties that would be of my interest. Along this journey the experiences she gave me and areas that she advised me on were new to me however felt like it was such an easy process. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone.
Courtney, Dural, NSW
After six months looking for ourselves, we didn’t think it was possible to find something decent in Sydney's Inner West within our budget. Thankfully not long after, we were introduced to Shelley who made it all happen within a month…And in our preferred suburb! Not only was Shelley extremely professional, but she was very calm and personable at the same time which helped ease the pressure of buying our first investment property. Plus there was no doubt that she had our backs throughout the entire process. We bought the property through our Self Managed Super Fund which added a whole other level of red-tape but Shelley had us covered! We have already recommended Shelley to several other people and will be calling her again for our next purchase. Thanks again for everything Shelley.
Rachael & Andrew, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Making our first property investment back in Sydney while living abroad was made easy by Shelley from Albion Avenue. Her experience, market insight and most importantly clear communication and follow through made all the difference for us. Thank you for getting us over the finish line.
Roy & Jodie, Dubai, UAE
From start to finish Shelley has always gone above and beyond in her service. She regularly visited multiple homes on my behalf which saved me so much time, sent me in-depth reports of the houses, sales price predictions, plenty of photos, and most importantly whether it met my requirements. This was incredibly reassuring because it showed me that she was listening to what I deemed important in a home, rather than deciding for me. I was really impressed with her quick responses and clear communication at all times, even on weekends. Even though I knew she had a busy schedule she went out of her way to give me her time and acknowledge my needs and questions as a buyer. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future or recommend her to friends and family, it was an absolute pleasure working with her.
Natalia, Chatswood, NSW
Shelley helped us buy our first property after numerous false starts without her by our side. She very patiently and professionally guided us through the surprisingly complex homebuying process, helping us prioritise our approach in terms of location and desirables and then, crucially for time poor full-timers with a young family, by vetting and shortlisting suitable properties. She used her considerable experience and expertise to ask all the right questions and add insight at every step of the process, educating us along the way. She provided support after hours and went out of her way to achieve the best outcome for us and our family. We honestly cannot thank her enough, nor recommend her more highly to anyone looking to purchase a property in NSW or interstate, especially if you are short on time or new to the process or are trying to maximise an investment strategy. The guidance and peace of mind she will bring to the table as your advocate is invaluable.
Mike & Kim, Vaucluse, NSW
Knowing I would be interstate on auction day, I needed to utilise a buyer’s agent to be my representative. Shelley came into the picture just three days before auction, seamlessly coordinating inspection and strata reports, solicitor engagement, as well as providing a strong bidding presence and post-auction assistance. Needless to say, I purchased the property at a price below what I would have been content with! Even if I am in town for my next property investment, I will be using Shelley for her above-and-beyond services. Thank you!  
John, Surry Hills, NSW
Shelley's service has been incredibly professional from the outset. She knows the market, is able to confidently give advice about valuations and strategies and made us feel like we were in safe hands. Shelley's negotiation approach was successful in securing us the house we wanted. We don't think we would have been successful without her. She seamlessly coordinated the solicitor, building and pest inspections, liaising with the vendor's agent and with us. She went out of her way to get it all done in a short time frame, which was incredibly helpful to us as a family with a baby and toddler. Most importantly, she gave us confidence that our first home is the right house for us and at a price we are happy with.
Andrew & Suzie, Paddington, NSW
I could not have navigated Sydney’s property market without Shelley’s advice and support.  She helped me to secure a great home at the right price. Shelley is a very experienced buyers agent and was always able to provide strategic advice on the right property to purchase, very informative appraisals on each place I was considering and of course her skills at the auction. I was an especially particular client, with many requirements in a property. Shelley patiently assisted me, never pressured to settle on something I wasn’t 100% happy with and was always there at the other end of the phone to provide her thoughts and advice. Shelley really went above and beyond to get me into the right place. Having Shelley around took the anxiety out of house hunting. I highly recommend her to anyone thinking about using a buyers agent.
Johanna, Newtown, NSW
We recently engaged Shelley as our buyers agent to help find us a property in the Blue Mountains. We were absolutely thrilled with the results she achieved on our behalf. Shelley is a highly competent professional who leaves no stone unturned and ticks every box. She has found us the home of our dreams and negotiated a very good outcome for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shelley to anybody seeking to use the services of a buyers agent.  
Liz & Jarrah, Alexandria, NSW
Shelley helped pin down the market value of our prospective property, gave us a huge boost in feeling confident to pursue the opportunity and handled the negotiations on our behalf, ultimately securing the property for less than the asking price. We would unreservedly recommend her servcies.
Jachin & Alisi, Leura, NSW