We found Andrew online simply by looking at google reviews and engaged him after a chat that demonstrated he would add value in our property search. We chose him over several other contenders due to his transparent and flexible approach to our brief, and his choice to do research to get more confident he could deliver on our brief. Andrew was great to deal with, kept us up to date as we went and adapted with us when we chose to pursue a different type of property later in our search. When we found the one we wanted, Andrew approached the auction with confidence and a great strategy, all of which helped us to secure the property within our budget (and which convinced others we meant business and to not bother contesting it further). We certainly would not have been as confident, calm or have done as well if we had gone it alone. Great team at Industry Insider to support you all along the way. Highly recommend Andrew and the investment in his services.
Having engaged Andrew Date at Industry Insider to help us locate our dream home, we cannot speak highly enough of the service we received. You pay for what you get, and from Andrew and his team we got sound advice, honesty and integrity.Particularly for expats looking to buy, having those independent eyes and ears on the ground to go and look at properties for you, I felt that Andrew really understood what our needs were in terms of the house. When he'd go to inspect a property, the feedback he gave us was very much in line with how it suited our taste and our requirements.Not only did we have the pleasure of dealing with Andrew but also with Lala. The team are super friendly, efficient, prompt with their communication and deliver on all fronts. Every property that we shortlisted was promptly reviewed, and we were provided with honest feedback and appraisal. Had we not had Andrew’s expertise behind us, we might not have secured our property within 2 months of commencing our search. Even the building inspector and lawyer recommended by Andrew were great and ensured the entire purchase went through smoothly.It was a five-star process with Industry Insider Property Advocate. Everything from the initial discussions with Andrew to how smoothly we had sealed the deal in the end" Andrew and his team delivered above and beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend them.Thanks Andrew and team for a job well done.
Happily recommend and have referred many friends and colleagues to Industry Insider. We have worked with Andrew previously and had no hesitation asking him to help us find our new house. Andrew and the team are efficient, practical and always tailor their service to our needs. Most importantly, is their authenticity. Andrew seems to really love what he does which gave us a great deal of confidence in the process.
An outstanding experience. Myself and my partner had been searching for our perfect home for a long period of time so we decided to team up with Andrew and it’s a decision we are proud of and do not regret. From the very beginning Andrew and the lovely people at Industry Insider made us feel comfortable and immediately had our trust. They were able to give us a new found confidence when searching for a property and the insight was eye opening. The research and detail that went into getting the best result for us was outstanding and we were able to secure a property that we love in such a short amount of time.If you’re having doubts or contemplating using an advocate I highly suggest you use Industry Insider. A terrific experience with a great group of people.
We recently engaged Andrew and the team at Industry Insider to assist us with locating and securing our first investment property. From the outset, we had absolute confidence in Andrew, having worked with him on previous property transactions. Andrew and the team were professional throughout, maintained excellent communication and provided honest advice and feedback at every step. Andrew and the team took the hassle out of our search, streamlined everything, saved us time and kept us objective, which was critical to ensuring we secured the right property at the right price to meet our investment goals. We are really thrilled with the result and look forward to engaging Industry Insider again when we are ready to expand our portfolio in the future.
Why I would use Andrew Date’s and Industry Insider services again for both property purchase and management......Faultless service, attention to detail, resourceful, committed and empathic.Andrew has excellent knowledge of the property market.He was especially helpful at the auction and achieved a great result.I will definitely use Andrew of Industry Insider again if ever needed.He’s a good guy. Thank you Andrew.
We had been searching for our first home for just under a year when we decided to engage Andrew Date from Industry Insider. Only three months later and thanks to Andrew’s expertise we secured an OFF MARKET property in our preferred location that fitted our brief perfectly. Andrew was so supportive throughout the entire process and made us feel like we were his only clients. The team go above and beyond and make everything easy. Their communication throughout the entire process is outstanding. We could not recommend Industry Insider enough if you are looking for your next property! Thank you so much Andrew - we could not be happier.
Andrew is a value-add in every step of the home-buying process. Feeling out of our depth after an initial search on our own, we got Andrew on board to search for two homes, with varying budgets, locations and criteria. Tough ask, however he fully delivered – and within a week he secured the first property. Property number 2 was a moving brief, and props to Andrew again, he was flexible and accommodating to our changes. His advice and guidance ultimately helped us in securing our second property – the auction story is one for the books (and something Andrew can share with you). We couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
We recently bought our first home - ALL thanks to Andrew. He held our hand throughout the whole process providing sound advice on the market, property and value - all things that were foreign to us when we first began our search. Andrew was very patient and understanding of our many ‘cultural-deal-breakers’ in our home search and adaptable to our changing budget. He never rushed us into any decision and on auction day showcased absolute brilliance while we were falling apart on the sidelines. We’d highly recommend Andrew and will definitely use his services again in future - worth every penny!
I found Andrew to be extremely professional, and easy to communicate and work with from the moment we met. After months of unsuccessfully finding a home previously, Andrew was able to secure an amazing property exactly suiting my requirements, in what felt like an easy and stress-free process, and at a time when supply of properties on the market was low. Andrew’s knowledge and expertise of the industry together with his exceptional client service standards and strategic thinking, ensured he decisively negotiated and secured the deal.Thank you Andrew for helping me to find a home.I would not hesitate to secure Andrew’s services again in the future.
Andrew was unbelievable and so professional. He managed the campaign very well and understood the market and was on top of the campaign from week 1.It would be a pleasure to work with Andrew Date and I appreciate the referral from him.
Andrew was fantastic, after many months of unsuccessfully searching for a investment property by ourselves we engaged Andrews services. He was able to find us a hidden gem and negotiated a great deal. The follow up service has been over and above. We would thoroughly recommend using Andrew when searching for a property.
I met Andrew 4 years ago when I started my real estate career, and from day 1 his professionalism, relationship management skills and ongoing support for his clients is truly outstanding. Andrew gave I James Nicolaou of Buxton Port Phillip the opportunity to sell his client’s home in South Melbourne which we sold at auction with competitive bidding and achieved an outstanding result for Andrew and his client.During this whole process Andrew and his team made sure he was there every step of the way for his clients guiding them to make the best decisions moving forward, for example settlement, setting reserve and trusting their agent.It was a pleasure working with you Andrew , I look forward to helping people together in the future.
We have worked with Andrew through selling our current home and purchasing our dream downsized home in Melbourne’s inner North over an extended period of time. We cannot speak highly enough of how superb he has been to work with and how thrilled we are with the ultimate outcome.Throughout that time he never pressured us, has always listened to us and was always easily accessible.His astute understanding of the industry meant that, even in a rapidly changing and wildly unpredictable market, he was able to quickly read and adapt to fluctuations and trends as was necessary. Andrew’s communication was always clear and we always felt we could ask him to go through things with us again if it became hard to follow the process.What has impressed us most of all, however, is the way Andrew is interested in you as a person and sensitive to how you are travelling. He actually cares if you are stressed, anxious or not feeling confident about the decisions you have to make. He is patient when required but absolutely decisive at the critical moments. Andrew’s elite knowledge and contacts in the industry ultimately resulted in us making a fantastic purchase of an off market property that we would never even have seen had we been working on our own. He saw the opportunity for the purchase and decisively closed the deal, ensuring we didn't have to go to an auction process at all, getting us a fantastic buy in a rising market.Having Andrew on our team has absolutely been the difference. 5 stars doesn't even tell the half of it!
Andrew and his team did an outstanding job helping us secure an investment property. His advice, recommendations and insights into the property market were invaluable to us in being able to secure our property. We highly recommend Andrew and his team to any body looking to secure a property.
Andrew did an exceptional job in purchasing our new home. Handing over the bidding process to someone else is not something I'd ever envisaged doing and I'm certain that it was a decision that saved me $$$. Andrew was professional and clearly articulated his strategy which was not only the best in the circumstances but also made me feel comfortable during the auction as I listened in from thousands of kilometres away. Highly recommend his services.
We met Andrew many years ago when he was working as a real estate agent and he had a presence about him that was very welcoming and calm. Knowing that he had branched out into a property advocacy service, he instantly came to mind when selling our investment property recently. We didn't have the time and we didn't want the hassle of doing all the ground work. Having Andrew made it a very easy and stress-free process from the beginning to the end. He handled everything from finding an agent to offering insider tips to get the best outcome for us. We sold in 9days. Andrew was always happy to answer any questions and was very prompt on getting back to us.I would highly recommend Andrew for his knowledge in the industry, honesty and professionalism. Andrew you have made the process of selling a very positive one and we thank you again.
After months and months of searching for our first home, endless weekends of inspections and auctions going WAY over the estimated price range, we finally engaged Andrew. It was the best decision we made and we actually began to enjoy the process of purchasing our first home again! Within one month we found and bought the perfect home in what felt like a really impossible market. Andrew shared with us a wealth of advice and organised everything for us. We wouldn't buy a house in the future without him. Thanks Andrew!
My wife and I have worked with Andrew Date (industry Insiders) for over 12 months now. he has helped us complete the sale of an underperforming investment property in a low market and has been instrumental in achieving a tremendous (and way above expectation) sale price for our family home at auction. we now look forward to working with him as we find a new, downsized home. we cannot speak highly enough of Andrew’s professionalism, knowledge of the industry and clarity of expert advice. his recommendation re the timing of our auction was critical in our achieving such a wonderful result. We have never felt that any question is too simple to ask and he has never pressured us in any to make speedy or rushed decisions. quite simply, we can’t imagine having gone through what is such a difficult process as selling investment property or private home without his outstanding help and guidance. Most highly recommended.
I can certainly see why Andrew's client see value in him! Andrew Date employed myself (Barry Plant) to represent the sale of his vendors investment property. Andrew's expertise in relation to preparing the home for sale and sales method were adopted and resulted in achieving a fantastic outcome for his clients. The property sold within 9 days and multiple offers presented. I have no hesitation in recommending his services and look forward to doing business in the future!
I couldn't be happier with the service and the outcome that Andrew provided to secure my new investment property. Andrew is an absolute pleasure to communicate with, no matter the time or means. I am based overseas for the majority of the year so I relied heavily on Andrew's knowledge and experience which proved to go above and beyond my expectations. I can't thank him enough and look forward to working with him and his team again.
Andrew Date from Buyer Agents Melbourne recently assisted us with the sale of our Unit in Pascoe Vale. His initial estimate of the value of our property was spot on and with the enhancements he suggested we sold for just over that in a slowing market. Andrew was always very responsive to any requests via email or phone and we found his support to be invaluable in giving us the confidence to stick to our plan during times in the sale when we may have agreed to sell for less. We thoroughly recommend his services.
Andrew provided my wife and myself with educated advice, guidance and insight from our first meeting through to the successful sale of our home. Andrews knowledge and experience kept us focused and goal driven which resulted in multiple offers and accepted sale over asking in under two weeks. We could not have achieved this without his support and expertise. Thanks Industry Insider, two very happy people!
Andrew's knowledge and expertise are second to none. He goes above and beyond for his clients and is such a pleasure to deal with.He was integral in our quest for the perfect home - couldn't recommend him and the team more highly and have done so to many family and friends. Don't hesitate!!
I could not recommend Andrew and his team highly enough. Purchasing my first home through Industry Insider has made me realise just how essential it is to have an Advocate such as their calibre on your team. I genuinely believe we have saved tens of thousands of dollars by engaging Andrew and his team at Industry Insider. Andrew was available at all hours of the day and no task or question was ever too much. I will be recommending Industry Insider to all of my friends and family. Never have I written a more deserving 5 star review.
Having Andrew advise and guide us from our first meeting to the successful sale of our home was invaluable. Andrews knowledge and experience kept us focused and goal driven. I have no doubt he helped us achieve the best possible result. We couldn't recommend him more highly. Thanks Industry Insider, we are another happy client.
Thanks to Andrew and the Industry Insider team we now have our Dream Home.We searched for over 4 months and couldn’t find the perfect house.After seven weeks of engaging Andrew we had our Dream Home.Andrew and the Insider team are professional, empathetic, analytical and really understand the Melbourne property market.We are so thankful for our experience and will definitely be recommending Industry Insider to our friends and family. Thanks again.
We approached Andrew after some great feedback from some friends on his services with purchasing their first property. He was was cool, calm and collected. Super easy to get along with and knew his stuff! He helped us understand the process whilst not feeling overwhelmed. We learnt a LOT about property and all the little tricks to it. Thanks Andrew for helping us find our DREAM HOME and also securing it at a very full on auction! We will forever have fond memories.
My husband and I used Andrew for the recent sale of our property and purchase of our new forever home. The vendor advocacy service was great as we were given advice that was real, achievable and not overinflated especially in these uncertain times in the property market. Andrew gave us guidance in how to present our home to make it as saleable as possible. That helped us to achieve a sale in 3 weeks when other properties around us were on the shelf for 8+ weeks.The next step was to find a new home, I have never been so stressed! Andrew was always there with great advice, communication, understanding and was really thorough. Andrew’s calm and educated approach was something that calmed my stress and once we went ahead with negotiations I was certain the house would be ours, and it was! The level of communication that Andrew provided during the entire process was something that really impressed me and gave me the utmost confidence in his service and advice.We have also used his recommendations for a conveyancer and broker who have both been impressive.Thank you again Andrew for helping us so much! We got our dream home without the nightmare!!
We could not be happier with the assistance that Andrew from Industry Insider provided with the sale of our property. The service provided as a selling advisor was paramount with us achieving a selling price above our expectations in a softening market. We would have no reservations in recommending Industry Insider to take the stress way from selling a home and achieving an outstanding result.
Andrew did a wonderful job helping us find a city apartment. He was extremely thorough in his research and provide invaluable advice regarding growth prospects and quality of property. We can certainly recommend Andrew !
Andrew and his team were exceptional in the service they provided to us. They consistently up dated us, were professional in all communication and went out of their way to ensure they meet our requirements of the type of apartment we were looking to purchase. I would highly recommend you consider using them.
Andrew was incredible in both the results he got and the professionalism he showed. We engaged Andrew because we have a 3 young children with another one on the way. He took on the stress of selling 2 houses and took the emotion out of buying our future family home. Andrew's knowledge of the Mornington Peninsula is phenomenal and leg work he did for us was we are forever grateful, I could not recommend him highly enough. Good luck in the future.
We couldn’t fault Andrew’s service, having an advocate on our side made buying our upgraded family home much less stressful. Andrew took the emotional side of buying away which saved us thousands! Andrew’s guidance and advice throughout selling two homes and buying one home was so valuable and kept us focused during the process. Andrew is worth every cent as he saved us valuable time and money. Thanks again Industry Insider.
Andrew helped me lock down my favourite property by winning the auction at a significantly low price. During the last open inspection, a lot of people showed interest in the property and many of them planned to participate in the auction. That's when I decided to buy it. Within 3 days, Andrew gathered information, scheduled house inspection, formulated strategy and finally prevailed in the auction with a price much lower than I expected. His integrity, insight and professionalism ensures the accomplishment of the goal.Highly recommend!
Dean Munro helped me sell my investment property for an excellent price in Melbourne and I couldn't be happier!Dean shortlisted the best 2 Selling Agents in the area which we interviewed together, negotiated their fees down and then advised on the best method of sale which in this case was an Auction. After engaging the Agent, Dean helped me complete some minor renovations such as painting and carpeting by putting me in touch with professional tradesman before the stunning photos were taken and launched online.Dean was involved throughout the whole Auction Campaign right through to signing the Contract of Sale and Settlement where we celebrated by going out for a lovely lunch. When it comes to Vendor Advocacy, I can't recommend Dean enough!
I was recently looking at buying an investment property in Melbourne. I decided to employ Andrew Date as my buyer's advocate.
From our first conversation, I could see the tremendous value that Andrew could offer through his knowledge of the market and his contacts in the Melbourne market place.
Andrew showed me through seven properties in total before we found a property with a land component of 1000sqm and future development potential.
There was competition from other buyers at the time; however, with Andrew on my side, negotiating and completing the due diligence, I was able to secure a great investment property.
I highly recommend Andrew for anyone who is looking to purchase either their first home or investment property. Andrew was able to save me time and he knows the market.
Thanks once again, Andrew.
We bought our first home with the buyer advocacy services of through Industry Insider.
We decided to use Andrew as we were struggling to buy our first home due to lack of experience, knowledge and support.
Throughout the three months we worked with Andrew, we found him to be very approachable, knowledgeable and honest. He made buying our first home a stress-free experience and saved us money.
Andrew is very approachable – we could ring, text and email him at any time or day of the week, and we always received a prompt response. He was also prompt in his actions; property inspections were arranged very quickly, and we had our building and pest inspection completed within 24 hours of seeing a property we wanted to put an offer on.
His knowledge in real estate is second to none. The fact that he has worked as an estate agent in the past means he understands what vendors have to go through to sell their home, how agents market homes they are selling and how to negotiate. Because he knows the market inside out it gives you, the purchaser, the best chance of buying at a good price.
His experience in real estate also means he has many real estate contacts, which meant we were able to see homes privately before they went to market and, if appropriate, we could provide an offer to the vendor and potentially avoid going to auction; this was how we bought our first house.
Andrew was very realistic and honest with us. If we saw a property, no matter how much we liked it, he would honestly say if it was going to be out of our budget or if it was not in a good location or not positioned well on the block etc. Because of this, we didn’t waste time thinking about a property and didn’t get emotionally attached.
It was because Andrew did the work for us – arranging the inspections, liaising with the selling agent, negotiating on our behalf and organising his own building and pest inspectors and conveyancer – that we saved money. We didn’t have to pay for multiple building and pest inspections on properties that realistically weren’t appropriate for us, and we bought privately before it went to auction.
We can confidently say that without Andrew we would not have gotten the house we are lucky enough to call our first home.
Alana & Matt BowkerFirst home buyer
I first heard about the services of Industry Insider through a friend I do business with. I was looking to buy a larger family home and as soon as I found the property I wanted, I needed to place my home on the market. I was searching for property by myself but really didn’t understand the value of the property I was looking to purchase. I didn’t want to overpay for a property.
After deciding to employ Andrew, it was evident that his professionalism and knowledge of the real estate arena was going to make buying and selling a lot smoother than if I did it on my own.
I purchased a home in Mt Eliza on an acre of land with bay views, it is absolutely perfect for my family, and we are excited to be moving into the property. While we purchased, Andrew was able to select the best agent to help me sell my home. This was all completed off-market with no advertising, saving me time and money.
I highly recommend Andrew’s services as a vendor and buyers agent.