Meet the Business changing the Housing Market

A new generation of property entrepreneurs are transforming the multi-billion dollar industry, to give the power back to buyers.

THE PROPERTY sector affects most Australian’s at some point in their lives, but has traditionally been dominated by high-street estate agents and operates in a way that feels confusing and disempowering for those involved.

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But Universal Buyers Agents property expert Darren Piper is hoping to give the real estate industry a shake up by putting buyers back in the drivers seat giving them an in edge in the competitive housing market.

“Brisbane’s median house price hit an all time high in the past year to a record breaking $673,000,” Mr Piper said.

“That’s a 2.5 per cent increase in the last year alone.

“For sellers that is music to their ears, but for buyers that also puts the dream of owning a home increasingly out of reach for many.

“But wouldn’t it be nice if things were reversed and buyers could by in the driving seat?”

Buyers are now doing just that with the help of buyer’s agents who secure discounts on properties or identify bargains in the market using their expertise to create a stronger negotiating position on behalf of clients.

Mr Piper said unlike traditional real estate sales where a buyer would handle the search, negotiate and purchase on their own, his business steps in to take care of the heavy lifting and ensure their clients get the best bang for their buck.

“Employing someone to find your dream home, tackle estate agents and fend off other buyers used to be something on the rich could afford, but we’re focused on bringing it within reach of all buyers,” he said.

Since launching Universal in 2016, Darren has purchased for a mix of investors and owner occupiers across Brisbane & the Gold Coast.

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“Buying a property is the biggest purchase most people will make in their life time, we’re there to make sure they can get in the market, but do it in a way that they aren’t left short changed,” he said.

“We also have inside knowledge on off market sales as well giving you an edge over every other buyer in the market.

“I truly do see this business becoming part of the modern home buying process as more buyers become fatigued with the often tedious traditional track.”

To ensure you buy the right property at the right price give our team a call now on 1300 117 561

If sellers have agents, why can’t buyers?

Meet Darren Piper  – The buyer’s agent changing the way property is purchased!

DarrenEmploying someone to find your dream home, tackle estate agents and fend off other buyers used to be something only the rich could afford. But the director of Universal Buyers Agents Darren Piper has redeveloped the property agent market bringing it within reach of all buyers.

Since launching the Universal brand in 2016, Darren and his team of highly qualified Brisbane buyers agents have disrupted the status quo by working exclusively for buyers. Using his insider knowledge of the Queensland property market, Darren has purchased $30 million in real estate for a mix of investors and owner-occupiers.

In a fiercely competitive property market, Darren manages every aspect of the buying process including auction bidding, assessing, inspections, negotiations, settlement and managing assets long term. Unlike traditional estate agents, Darren represents the interests of buyers to ensure they are getting the best deal possible. Universal Buyers Agents has grown 25% per cent year on year as more and more property buyers look for a helping hand, saving them money, time and effort.

Darren has a range of services which offer unique insider knowledge, off-market property listings, buying and banking advice and tailored assistance navigating the market for first home buyers.

For more information please call Darren directly on 0423 853 771.

To ensure you buy the right property at the right price give our team a call now on 1300 117 561

Don’t dawdle – it could cost you

Experts say buyers are missing out on deals or paying too much because they are slow to act on home sales.

TIME is money when buying a home as experts warn failing to pull the trigger in a negotiation could cost buyers big bucks or miss out on a sale altogether.

Universal Buyers Agents property expert Darren Piper said timing is crucial in a negotiation, but many buyers lack the confidence to act quickly and with authority during a deal.

“I recently had a client make an offer on a house for $725,000 and after an intense 24 hours of back and forth I knew I could wrap up the deal for $750,000 but this client wanted to wait and think about it for 48 hours,” Mr Piper said.
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“In that short period, another agent spoke to the vendor and told them it was worth a lot more, closer to $800,000.

“The seller then went cold and the deal fell over.

“My advice to buyers is to engage the help of an expert who can help you identify a good purchase to begin with so you have confidence that you’re making the right decision.

“Once you have made the decision to submit an offer, negotiate hard and keep the momentum as it shows you’re serious.”

On average it takes 30 days to sell a home in Australia, compared to more mature markets like the United Kingdom where it takes 91 days.

Mr Piper said real estate doesn’t stop of anyone, just because it is late at night or a weekend doesn’t mean that another buyer can’t swoop in and out bid.


mackellar 4“If it’s Sunday night at 10pm and you can buy your dream property, do it, don’t be fooled into thinking nothing can happen while you’re asleep,” he said.

“And just like it dating, it can be daunting to move quickly but if you have done your research and have a good buying expert on your side you can do so confident that you’re making the right choice.

To ensure you buy the right property at the right price give our team a call now on 1300 117 561

Why you should refer to Universal Buyers Agents


Are your clients looking to buy a property but don’t know where to start? Are they nervous about possibly paying too much for a property and not getting your money’s worth? What about the area it’s in and drafting a contract? Does this all sound overwhelming to your client? Buying a property, whether it be a home, business or vacation spot, is stressful and hard to do for anyone. That’s why using a service like Universal Buyers Group is ideal for any property buying situation.


What exactly does Universal Buyers Agents do?

Our services include:


Universal Buyers Agents is a group of buyers agents. We are here to get your clients the best property for the best possible price. Universal Buyers Agents is here to protect the buyer, not the seller. Buying property is confusing whether it’s your first or tenth time doing so. And, something can always go wrong without you noticing it. We want to make sure your potential clients are buying the right property at the right time and getting exactly what they want.

Think of us as a guide and expert negotiator to lead you during the buying process. From finding the perfect property to signing the final contract, as the buyer’s agent we are here to help your clients in every way possible. It’s ultimately up to them what they want out of a buyer’s agent.

We have help clients find their dream property, help them bid at auction and draft up contracts. Your clients can get as much or as little help as you need.

If you want your clients to purchase outstanding investments, please contact our team today


Why Universal Buyers Group?

Universal Buyers Group is Australian owned and has a combined 20 years experience. The agents at Universal Buyers Group have transacted over 500 million dollars worth of property across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

We have helped a variety of clients throughout the years find their dream property through communication, understand and hard work. We also don’t take on more than 5 clients at a time to ensure that the clients are taken care of fully.

Your client’s satisfaction in their new property is our goal.


To get in touch about referring to Universal Buyers’ Agents, please give our team a call now on 1300 117 561

Don’t be scared of Auctions

Almost one in five Aussies are missing out on bargains because they are scared off by auctions.

BUYERS are throwing great property bargains onto the scrapheap before they have even seen them because they’re scared off by auctions, experts say.

Universal Buyers Agent property expert Darren piper said buyers are missing out on bargains of up to 25% because they are frightened off by auction sales.

“It can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing,” Mr Piper

“With television shows turning up the theatre and adrenaline of an auction it can cause buyers quite a lot of anxiety.

“But for those who aren’t put off it can be a great way to get in the door and find a real bargain.”

A recent survey by found one in five Aussies are “terrified” of auctions with many buyers passing over listings with an auction process.

Although the process can be intimidating Mr Piper said professional buyers agents can help to do the heavy lifting for buyers by attending auctions, making bids and finding properties worth inspecting.

“The first reaction many people have when they see a listing set as an auction is to give it a 3

“We cut through the smoke and mirrors and ask the hard questions to determine if the auction if worth pursuing and just what kind of bargain you could get.

Mr Piper said a client had discounted a listing at 27 Cowper Street, Bulimba believing the auction listing was likely out of their price range. But after enquiring with the estate agent and working out the value the client was able to secure the property at auction for $50k less than their max price range.

Mr Piper said it is also worth finding out how many bidders are expected to manage expectations and avoid falling into a price war.

auction 2“Most buyers turn to water at the thought of standing in a public place staring down other buyers and engaging with a boisterous auctioneer.

“We make the process less scary so buyers have the choice of handing over bidding to an expert and ensuring they get the best deal possible.

“There’s nothing worse than being out bid after you’ve spent time and money on a property, but with the right help you can snap up a real bargain.”

To ensure you buy the right property at the right price give our team a call now on 1300 117 561

Various Selling Techniques


When it comes to selling your home, there are many ways to go about it. Some options are not for everyone, but it’s good to explore the different ways of getting your house on the market.

Various selling methods include:

Auctioning can seem scary and make it seem as if you won’t get your home’s worth. Auctioning can be fast, efficient and effective for whatever you may be selling. Once someone has made the final bid on your home, the buyer is legally obliged to that price and going through with the purchase. This takes the fear of a buyer pulling out of a sale in a traditional selling method. Once the hammer falls, that house is now theirs.


Selling your house by tender means selling your home via private auction. The seller accepts tenders from prospective buyers and considers all offers on a specific date. Each buyer does not know how much the other buyers are bidding at, giving you a much better chance at a high offer.

Advantages to selling via tender:


Listing your house “For sale” is the most common to selling a home today. This can be done in a number of ways. You can list your home with an agent, online, or by owner. When listing your home “for sale”, anyone searching can find your home and your asking price. Buyers will come to you in this situation and it’s up to you on who to sell to!


Selling your home via negotiation can be tricky, but worth it in the end.

First, you need to price your house right then consider the counter offer if there is one. Pay attention to this offer, because it could be the best one. Think like a salesperson, and know the worth of your home and don’t let the emotions of selling your home take over.

Selling your home can have its ups and downs, but here are some tips on how to get through it:

  1. Do your homework
  2. Ask the right questions to the agent
  3. Look at comparable properties in the area
  4. Beware of the method of sale – don’t get caught up in it. It’s all about doing your homework to understand where the value lies
  5. Engage professionals to help


To ensure you buy the right property at the right price give our team a call now on 1300 117 561