Gun for Hire: Meet the secret weapon used by successful property buyers.
The year was 2009, when a young Simon Cohen saw a gap in Australia’s post GFC property market, launching a brave, new concept designed to put some of the power back into home buyer’s hands.
Fast forward a decade later, and Cohen Handler is one of the fastest growing companies in the country, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore.
As a Property Buyer’s agency, Cohen Handler represents house hunters in the real estate process, offering a suite of services to make the experience as streamlined and stress free as possible.
“We have empowered home buyers, saving them time and money with our negotiating services, auction bidding skills and expert knowledge,” Simon tells Mosman Collective.
“Finding the perfect property is one thing, but then securing it at the right price is a whole new ball game.
“And that’s where Cohen Handler comes in.”
With over $3 billion in property transactions and more than 3,200 homes purchased, it’s clear the 34-year-old knows what he’s talking about.
“We are the biggest buyer’s agency in Australia because we have the courage to look in different places to everyone else in the real estate industry,” Simon says.
“We work one-on-one with buyers, seeking out properties that aren’t seen on websites or apps – and we find the homes to suit our client’s precise needs.”
In the past 12 months, Cohen Handler has purchased 250 properties, with more than $80 million worth of transactions in the Mosman area alone.
“There’s a very healthy demand for homes, particularly in Mosman,” Simon says.
“And with little opportunity to find land to build a new property, it makes the area even more desirable.
“So that comes with another set of challenges for buyers.”
Simon reveals that increasing numbers of frustrated families and downsizers are “overwhelmed” by their inability to secure the right property at the right price, after months in the market.
“We have clients who come to us in desperation, after months of having no luck when looking to buy a home,” he says.
“We exist to help these people – and it makes no difference what price bracket our buyers are in.
“Every Cohen Handler client gets the same personalised attention – and a happy outcome.”