A property concierge,
exclusively for Australian expats.
A property concierge,
exclusively for Australian expats.
We purchase established Australian property and project manage renovations for Australian expats.
We work in our clients timezones and provide a convenient, transparent, detailed end-to-end management solution. Our platform covers the required insights and due-diligence tailored to making rational purchasing decisions that are backed by comprehensive data, experience, and information.
Purchasing a property can be a daunting experience, with common hurdles being not knowing where to start, what areas to buy in, what stats and data to look out for, physically inspecting a property, negotiating with the agent and generally managing the process from start to finish.
To give you an idea, we manage the following on your behalf:
We have bought, renovated and sold countless residential and commercial properties over the past 12 years. To do this successfully we have to be diligent in our research, resourceful in our thinking and passionate about real estate. Taking these three traits, we help our clients find and buy the right property, in the right state, in the right suburb, in the right street. Our property search always has value and potential value front of mind. It’s in our DNA.
|Initial consultation and understanding of your exact requirements||Detailed research of states, suburbs and streets using our Data Scientist|
|Viewing properties on your behalf||Recommendation on purchase price and rental yield for an investment|
|Providing a detailed short list||Document/Data control|
We are on hand to give you the best advice. We view properties and provide a detailed short list, negotiate the purchase price and handle all the relevant purchase requirements. We will also handle the property management if you’re purchasing an investment property. Or alternatively we offer a Moving Concierge service if it's for your principal place of residence.
|All dealings with real estate agents||Client representation|
|Purchase price negotiations||Bidding at auction|
|Recommendations on property managing agents||Moving Concierge service|
|Recommendations on insurances||Negotiating settlement terms|
|Dealing with solicitors/conveyancers on your behalf||Working with your bank/mortgage broker on your behalf|
|Liaising with your accountant if required||All reports including strata, building and pest|
|Liaising with the council||Power of Attorney|
|Interior Design consultation||Viewing properties on your behalf|
This is a brutally simple summary of how we do things. Consider it a trailer. Hopefully it gets you wanting to see the movie.
Milk Chocolate are experienced Project Managers for any cosmetic and structural renovations. With our years of Project Management experience comes a large network of suppliers and design sensibility. We are on hand to look after any renovations your property may need.
Milk Chocolate uses a rigorous purchasing methodology to purchase property on behalf of our clients for their home or to help grow their property portfolios.
Our purchasing methodology is based on these steps:
We educate our clients on the Australian property market, giving them the real facts. Our information comes from hundreds of past and present data sources.
We work with a property Data Scientist that is constantly monitoring the Australian property market from a macro to micro level. The data is then compared to past data which enables us to study property patterns and trends.
We work with professional service teams in each state from mortgage brokers, conveyancers, builders, town planners, insurance and real estate professionals to ensure we have intimate knowledge of each area and can act quickly to secure properties. Any region, suburb or property presented has also been personally inspected by us.
When we present recommended regions, suburbs and properties we provide a full data analysis on infrastructure, transport, schools, amenities and town planning information to name a few. Each property is also presented with a full cash flow analysis and financial feasibility study.
Some people find it very difficult to visualise what a property could become. Included in our service fee, is an interior design consultation so you can see how the property could look after some minor improvements or a structural renovation. Any property that we recommend requiring cosmetic or structural improvements, is presented with a full cost analysis to undertake those works. We provide your estimated equity return and increased rental yield derived from the capital improvements.
We don’t say goodbye once the purchase is made, we continually work with our clients on steps to continue building their property portfolios.
We build bespoke platforms that are specifically designed to give all the information needed to make an informed purchasing decision. We also use technology to directly target properties that aren’t yet on the market, opening up off-market opportunities. We are constantly looking at global markets and working with our development team on what new platforms, tools and technologies we can bring to our business for better customer information and experiences.
We present information back to our clients in a highly designed, yet simple manner - making the information easy to understand and relevant.
We’d like to get to know you a little better, so please fill out the short survey below and we’ll be in touch to chat to you in more detail.
If we do get the chance to work together, we have a full ‘Better insights’ survey that takes a deep dive into your project requirements.
This is just an ice breaker!
People often don’t like to talk money and we believe in total transparency. We charge a flat fee for our services and on-costs, no matter the purchase price. Click here to contact us about our costs.
Our fees include the following services:
|Legal documentation engaging our services||Better insights survey to understand your brief|
|Your buying persona from Milk Chocolate|
|Research of best states, suburbs and streets depending on your brief||Bespoke website to present properties and house documentation|
|Milk Chocolate will view all properties on your behalf||Pre-settlement inspection|
|All reports: strata, building and pest||Negotiating price and/or bidding at auction|
Liaising with all professional services
|Solicitor/Conveyancer||Accountant (if required)|
|Mortgage Broker (if required)||Council town planner (if required)|
|Working with a leasing agent to find an appropriate tenant||Power of Attorney (if required)|
|All our social media channels||Your bespoke website|
|Communicating in your time zone|
If we recommend an interstate property our fee includes all associated travel and accommodation expenses for:
|Viewing the property on your behalf||Bidding at auction if required|
We love writing blogs. Here we talk about purchasing and how to make better decisions. We give you the tools to get the job done when renovating and offer our unique insights on the current market conditions. We explore the in’s and out's of the wonderful (as we see it) worlds of finance, tax and legal. We provide our educated insights regarding property investment - talking of our individual experiences as well as offering guidance from some of our clients. We provide our view as to what makes a suburb tick - profiling regions around Australia and their lifestyle.
And of course, we talk a little about ourselves and our unique concierge service…
So grab a glass, put the feet up and get inspired.