Independent Buyer's Agent on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Helping busy professionals save time, stress and money when buying their next home or investment property.
Do you want to make a move towards buying your first property and unsure where to start?
Do you want to know if it's better to keep renting and buy an investment property instead?
Do you have an established property portfolio already and want to explore what to do next?
We can help you map out a property strategy to help you take the right step towards your desired property and financial goals.
Are you a busy professional and value your weekends, family time or downtime more than searching for property?
Are you ready to buy but don't want the stress of all the research, inspections and dealing with multiple sales agents?
Are you looking to save money by purchasing the right property for the right price and don't want to make expensive mistakes?
We can guide you through the whole buying process to save you time, stress and money and help you buy your next property sooner.
“Our purpose is to help busy professionals create financial security and a desired lifestyle through strategic property buying.”
With over 20 years of building design and construction expertise internationally and with personal and professional property buying experience, STRAND Property Group are more than qualified to help you acquire your first home, next home or investment property. With a strong emphasis on matching the ideal property to your personal needs, you can be assured that we will find and secure an asset that suits your individual criteria and desired lifestyle, rather than view your purchase as just a transaction.
Our Full Search & Negotiation service comprises the following 9-step process to help you find, assess, appraise and secure your next property:
The STRAND Process
As fully Licensed Buyer's Agents, we act exclusively for the buyer in the real estate transaction and find and secure a property that is matched to you. We offer an independent service where all fees are fully transparent and fixed up-front, and we do not receive commissions from any third-party service provider associated with your purchase. We are exclusive Buyers Agency members of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) and accredited members of the national Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA), so you can be assured you are working with an experienced, reputable and professional Buyers Agency. As Property Advisors and corporate members of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), we follow a strict code of conduct to ensure that the advice we give is only in the client’s best interest.
Founder & Director
BEng (Hons), LREA, REINSW Committee Member
Qualified Architectural Engineer, Independent Buyer's Agent & Property Advisor
Michael is a Sydney based property industry professional, having worked in construction, design, development and investment since 1999. After moving from the UK to Australia in 2005 Michael pursued his passion for property investment and renovation and has personally acquired a multi-million-dollar portfolio of residential property, diversified across several states. He now draws on those years of personal and professional experience to dedicate his time to help others also achieve financial security and a desired lifestyle through strategic property buying.
Michael was also nominated and elected as the current NSW State Representative for REBAA to represent the association and the profession at a state level. He is also the Deputy Chair of the REINSW Buyer's Agents Chapter and is actively involved in raising the profile and understanding of buyer's agents, promoting best practice guidelines, and lobbying government for increased training requirements to improve standards across the industry.
There appears to be a disconnect between market reality and market dreaming for some potential buyers in the Northern Beaches property market at present. Of course, the pandemic has created unprecedented uncertainty for all of us, but...
“Michael went above and beyond to get us our first property. He made the whole process seamless with no question too small.”
Simon & Michelle, Manly Vale
"We are absolutely astonished at the property we have secured and this is solely due to Michael's work. After months of searching ourselves, Michael came up with our forever home within two weeks and we can never thank him and his team enough."
Trini & Peter, North Narrabeen
"We would recommend Michael to anyone who is preparing to get serious about managing their financial future in a measured and prudent approach, or someone with the need to acquire a property but is lacking in time or experience."
“I met with three or four buyer’s agents before choosing Michael from STRAND as the person who was going to walk me through buying my first home. From start to finish he was reassuring, transparent, patient and determined to get me the best deal. All in all, a great experience and one I would happily repeat.”
"Michael helped us formulate our investment strategy and advise on locations, price and future cash flows. He identified a number of properties and once we decided to move forward then Michael managed the whole process for us."
Dave & Cat, Sydney
“Michael managed to negotiate a fantastic price from a buyers perspective which really highlighted the value of engaging professional buyers agents. Professional and personable, thoroughly recommended!”
"The service Michael provided to us in facilitating the purchase of an investment property went above and beyond our expectations. It was our first time using a buyer's agent and being very time poor, we felt that Michael helped make the whole process seamless and reduced the administrative burden on us to almost nil."
Tom & Giselle, Sydney
"I would like to thank Michael Ossitt and STRAND Property Group for their help and guidance getting me into property investment. Michael has been nothing short of amazing!
"Michael provides sound and sensible advice. His approach is holistic and his plan is comprehensive. We look forward to realising our financial plan with Michael's assistance!"
"Michael was friendly, a real pleasure to deal with and the service he provided exceeded our expectations. We’ll definitely be using Michael’s services again and have no hesitation recommending him to others."
"We decided to use a buyers agent to assist us as we were buying the property from overseas, however after this experience, we would look to work with Michael again for our next property even if we are back in Australia."
"We settled on the property without having seen it, because Michael demonstrated that we can trust his agency. Since our settlement, I’ve already recommended him to two friends, which speaks for itself."
Nancy, Hong Kong
"Whether you need help in finding the right property or to managing the purchasing process for you, I couldn't recommend Michael highly enough."
"Michael helped us buy a great property prior to auction at a price we were very happy with. I would definitely recommend Michael for anyone looking for a property buyer."
Charles, Hong Kong
“Michael answered all our questions and guided us through the entire process. We really appreciated Michael's support in buying our first investment property, and would recommend him highly.”
"Michael is very professional in his business dealings and helped us save thousands of dollars off the purchase price. When we purchase our 2nd investment property, we will certainly use your help again!"
"We have been able to secure our ‘unicorn’ property, perfect for us and right in the location we had been dreaming of. This was possible only because of the work that you did for us - finding a property that was off market, assessing it so diligently so that we knew that it was worth our time to inspect, and then all the negotiations so that we could purchase within our price range. It would have been literally impossible without your work."
Tony & Alex, Balgowlah Heights
"Working with Michael from STRAND Property Group was an absolute pleasure. He leaves no stone unturned, is thorough, measured and responsive and always operates with your best interests at heart. We will sing Michael's praises to whoever will listen!"
Kate & Len, Beacon Hill
“I would recommend STRAND Property Group to anyone considering buying a home, especially in the current market. We can’t wait to use your services again when the time comes and in the meantime will be recommending you to all of our friends and family!”
Ellie & Tom, Manly Vale
"We would recommend Michael and STRAND Property Group to anyone who is considering buying on the Northern Beaches. This was our first home which we believe could very well be our last, and we wouldn’t be sitting here without Michael by our side on the journey."
Alec & Nicki, Cromer
If you would like to find out how to take the next step towards buying property, please get in touch on:
(02) 8324 7438
Suite 3, Building 6, 49 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
PO Box 461, Frenchs Forest, NSW 1640