About our team

Utilising our exceptional experience, qualifications and knowledge of financial and real estate markets our team can assist you.

Our Mission

 

Our Mission is to:

  • Provide our clients with the best real estate advice and service available
  • Work with integrity, candor, and imagination with our clients, other agents, their advisors and our partners
  • Help each of our employees/partners attain his or her best level of achievement and professional satisfaction
  • Set a standard of excellence in our profession reflecting the importance of our work and achieving the highest public regard

Our Core Values

 

The Core Values of our company are so integral to our agency that they we make every important decision in the context of our core values. 

 

Our core values are as follows:

  • A passion to help
  • Place client’s needs first
  • Absolute honesty and integrity
  • Competency is necessary before we act
  • Empower our employees
  • Treat everyone with fairness, respect and dignity
  • Contribute to the profession
  • Enjoy what we are doing

Our Vision

 

Our Vision is to:

  • Help clients throughout the real estate process
  • Through our detailed and comprehensive approach, develop customised strategies
  • To be independent advisors meaning that our real estate dealings are always in the best interest of our clients and their needs are at the core of everything we do
  • Together we hope to go above and beyond your needs

Our Philosophy


The entire staff of Society Real Estate participates at different levels in the development of our Philosophy. 


All members of the firm are committed to its consistent implementation.

We are committed to:

  • The real estate process
  • Professionalism
  • Our clients’ individual needs
  • A customised approached and implementation

Meet our team

If you want the best possible outcome for your real estate needs, our experienced and qualified professionals are here to help.

Eivyda McCullum

Assistant Agent
“The position of Sales Coordinator is definitely perfect for me as it combines my ab ...

Nathan McCullum

Founder & Director
Nathan’s sociability, independent spirit, and incredible customer service set him apart. A ...

Frequently Asked Questions

You can use this guide to familiarise yourself with rules, laws and other important information relating to property.

If you have engaged a real estate agent to sell your property then make sure you arrange for a contract for sale of land to be prepared by your conveyancer or solicitor before the agent starts their marketing campaign. Your property can’t be advertised by a real estate agent until a Contract for Sale of Land has been prepared. In order to prepare your contract, you will need to obtain all the “prescribed documents” such as a council zoning certificate, a copy of the title and other title documents, strata plans and sewer diagram. The contract can usually be prepared in around 5 business days.

When a strata unit is advertised and purchased before the building process has begun, it is referred to as buying ‘off the plan’. There are many issues that can be encountered with an off the plan purchase, which is why it is imperative to work with a solicitor or licensed conveyancer who will ensure the risks are mitigated.

You need to understand your on your rights and responsibilities prior to purchasing an off the plan house or unit, your conveyancer or solicitor will discuss and explain the terms of your contract, ensuring that you clearly understand it’s terms and conditions. 

 

Some of the most important considerations when buying off the plan include:

  • Whether there are penalties from withdrawing from a contract.
  • Whether the developer can make changes to the unit.
  • The risks involved with a purchase that is subject to financing.
  • Whether on-selling is allowed.
  • How long a developer can delay settlement.
  • Issues and risks relating to building defects.

Despite there being risks involved in purchasing a strata unit, the benefits are appealing to many home buyers. Some of the greatest advantages include benefits with off the plan stamp duty and finance. Your conveyancer or solicitor when assessing your current circumstances, will advise you on whether you are eligible for government benefits (such as a first-home buyers grant), as this can have a significant impact on stamp duty. 

Typically, 10% of the purchase price is the deposit paid on exchange of contracts. However, this may be negotiated before exchange to accept a 5% deposit, bank guarantee or deposit bond. Most cash deposits are held in an interest bearing account arranged by the agent with the interest being split 50/50 between the purchaser and vendor after settlement. If there is no agent involved on the sale then the deposit may be held in your conveyancers or solicitors trust account.

Your real estate agent should let you know when an offer is given by a prospective purchaser. Once you’ve accepted an offer, the agent will issue a sales advice to all parties with details of the agreed price and possibly some special conditions that have been agreed. The contract is binding when contracts are exchanged and a deposit is paid and is then legally binding.

Contracts are exchanged when you and the purchaser have signed separate but identical copies of the contract and the agreed deposit is paid. Contracts are dated and your signed contract is given to the purchaser’s Licensed Conveyancer/Solicitor, and the purchaser’s signed contract is given to your conveyancer or solicitor (hence the term “exchange”).

Every standard Contract for Sale of Land for residential property includes a 5 business day cooling-off period, starting the day contracts are exchanged. The cooling-off period exists in case the purchaser changes their mind after exchange. You, as the vendor, don’t have this right. If the purchaser backs out, they’re required to pay you 0.25% of the purchase price. Cooling-off periods don’t apply at auctions. Cooling off periods can be extended if agreed by both parties in writing before the expiry of the cooling off period.

The cooling-off period can be waived as part of the negotiation process. A Section 66W certificate provided by the purchaser’s Licensed Conveyancer/Solicitor, will waive the cooling off period on exchange of contracts.

Settlement, otherwise known as completion, is the date that your property is legally transferred to the purchaser. This is also the day the purchaser takes possession of the property, and the balance of the purchase price is paid to you.

Our team stats

We are experienced agents and our stats are as follows.

Current Listing Volume
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Total Sold 2015 - 2022
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Lifetime Mortgage and Financing Volume
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