elite property settlements

independent real estate settlement agency

unit 4, 454 scarborough beach road, osborne park, wa 6017

entrance off sundercombe street

po box 1524, osborne park, wa 6916

info@eliteps.net.au tel : 08 9201 1855 Fax : 08 9201 1455

Professional Service Fees

You have no doubt heard the old saying "you get what you pay for".

When purchasing anything it is always nice to know you got a 'bargain' as you paid a lower price for something that appeared to be of the same standard or quality. How many times have you been disappointed when you find out that you did not get what you expected? The settlement industry is no different! However, others prefer to "shop the price around" and may get a quote for $20 to $50 less, only to see many of these clients go back to them saying they are experiencing difficulties or delays with the other agency, that may now cost them penalty charges at settlement.

When comparing quotes we ask that you consider all the questions listed below. This will help you make an informed choice when selecting your settlement agent.

Does the quoted settlement fees include the total service i.e Does the settlement agent/lawyer apply additional list for services, commonly known PDS (product disclosure statement)?

Some settlement agents and lawyers advertise (paid Google ads) unusually low settlement fees, but then charge you hundreds of dollars extra for "services" which should be included in the upfront quoted price. Many Clients don't realise that the upfront low settlement quote will not cover the entire settlement process and if the Client wants to see the settlement completed, they will be subjected to "additional service fees". With Elite PS there are no hidden fees. We do not charge extra for:

  • Assist both parties to prepare the Offer and Acceptance document
  • Verification of Identity Checks
  • Preparing various settlement documents
  • Working with overseas clients
  • Liaising with other parties to resolve termite & building issues
  • Providing regular updates for off-the-plan purchases
  • Adjusting rent at settlement
  • Depositing your cheques at settlement
  • SMS notifications of settlement progress
  • Booking/re-booking the settlement
  • Attending the settlement
Who will be taking care of your settlement and are they qualified to do the work?

Elite Property Settlements has two Senior settlement agents to oversee your settlement. Many settlement agencies and law firms use untrained and unqualified office clerks to do vital settlement work. Do you really want to entrust your transaction of hundreds of thousands (or millions) of dollars in the hands of unqualified clerks?

If I have problems with property inspections / finances / other issues will you spend the time to help me out?

We are always available during business hours (for urgent queries outside business hours as well) to answer your questions and help resolve disputes. You can speak to the same small team, every time you contact us. Some settlement agents work obscure hours from home and are impossible to contact when you need them. Others will have your file passed around from one agent to another and you will most likely end up speaking with a different person every time! Our office's policy is to respond to your enquiries within the same business day so you won't be left wondering if your queries have been actioned or not.

Is the Settlement Agent financially independent from all other parties involved (e.g Real Estate Agents), or do they pay (financial) kick-back fees to get the work

By being truly independent and not paying kick-back fees to agents and brokers, Elite PS represents our clients' best interests at all times. This is essential, to avoid situations where there may be a conflict of interest. Real Estate Agents and Brokers recommend our services to their Clients and business partners because of the exceptional service we offer, not because they are being paid a fee for their recommendation.

Is the agent registered for "Revenue On Line"?

Elite PS is registered for ROL which means you do not need to provide the Stamp Duty payment prior to settlement, and the duty is instead paid at the time of settlement.

Team Elite is about keeping their clients happy with superior service levels and in turn this will help sustain a healthy growth in their business. "It is not about being the cheapest, but rather being the best at a fair and reasonable price" For a competitive quote, please contact our office on (08) 9201 1855. We can give you all the initial advice you need and ensure that you are getting the very best value & service for your settlement needs.
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