Welcome to James Buy Sell!

You’re probably here via personal referral, reading Marketnews or have seen us in action over the last 20 plus years.

 

Maybe you’re a doctor, a mum, time poor? It’s 50/50 you’re local or OS/interstate.

 

Are you here to find what you cannotvalue how others do not or to secure the unlikely?

Great, then we can help you with advice.

Advice that makes a difference, a positive one to your result. Advice that really matters.

20 years Melbourne Top End

1000+ buy sell transactions

$3m – $30m+

2022 BUY SELLS

OUR AVG BUY PRICE $7M

OUR AVG SELL PRICE $5M

3 DEALS OVER $20M

> $150M IN QUALITY HOMES

TOORAK

SOLD > $22M

SOUTH MELBOURNE

BOUGHT > $10M

ASPENDALE

BOUGHT > $10M

INNER MELBOURNE

BOUGHT > $22M

HAWTHORN

BOUGHT > $7M

BRIGHTON

SOLD > $6M

ARMADALE

SOLD > $8M

WINERY

BOUGHT > $3M

CANTERBURY

BOUGHT > $3M

SOUTH YARRA

SOLD > $5M

HOLISTIC VALUE ADVICE    $30m – $50m

Towers Toorak

Our clients rang us from overseas. In 2016 we found and bought the most expensive house ever bought in Victoria for them. It was at the top of the cycle.

 

Between 2017 to 2020 the market fell – yet during this time, 30% to 40% more was offered on this same home, without going to market, not once, but 3 times. 

Clendon Toorak

St Georges Road Toorak

Two doctors had heard of us from colleagues and phoned to buy and sell well. We bought a home for $4m. Seven years later in 2021, that home was sale managed by us off-market for $14m. The two doctors are great at doctoring, geniuses at listening and different.

PROVENANCE ADVICE  $20M – $30M

Beachfront Aspendale

Grace Park Hawthorn

We all like a good tip, even more so, when it’s free. But who is giving it?

 

  • Well-meaning bad advice costs millions
  • Unknown agendas are often dangerous
  • Lack of expertise doesn’t stop many from still giving.

 

Great advice is measurable, creates wealth, options and time. Great advice matters.

Inner Melbourne 2022

Some purchases are subject to formal and all to informal confidentiality understandings.

 

You will never see our name, next to a client’s name, next to a home in the general media, without written permission, as some clients don’t want their name up in lights.

 

Like this home that we bought in this $20m to $30m price bracket against 8 other bids.

 

It was the second job for this family, the first 20 years ago, and the first ended in an equally exciting and positive result.

 

In 2 weeks – 4 heritage architects, 3 town planners, 3 solicitors, a building inspection company, 6 outside agent opinions and alternatives were arranged on top of general advice which on one day included back to back to back to back meetings to work through clarity, assessment and strategies AND ultimately gave advice that the home was B position, B property and probably B price but represented an A for what was wanted and unlikely to be repeated due to 2 specific requirements and matching characteristics.

 

Our advice also included that the agent’s number could be and despite being in a difficult market, 50% off the mark to the final result – given in writing before any offers.

 

These results are more difficult if you do not have a successful behind-the-scenes team.

Bay Brighton

Our clients were readers of Marketnews, when in 2013 we were engaged for advice on how to buy a home for $5m in Bayside – and sell their previous home that same day.

 

Fast forward to 2021 – we advised on selling their home (without agents), whilst buying them another. Simultaneously we sold for that buyer. All off-market. All 3 same day. No banks.  No media. $20m+.

EVIDENCE BASED ADVICE  $10M – $20M

Our advice keys you into precincts, properties, prices you may think impossible.

Howe South Melbourne

Scotch Hill Hawthorn

Macquarie Toorak

Middle Brighton

bought 2006, sold for same clients 2021

bought another off market 2021

Sackville Ward Kew

twice

Commercial – Offices & Playing Fields

Surf Coast Council

Apartments

Gascoigne Malvern East

GAME-CHANGING BUYING ADVICE $5M – $10M

Milan Mentone

Eaglemont

Chaucer Canterbury

Middle Park Waterfront

St Vincents Albert Park

Buy & Sell at same time – Glen Iris

BUY SELL GROWTH ADVICE   < $5M

when relatives pass-on – Dandenong Ranges 

Tree Change – Warrandyte

Sea Change – Portsea/Sorrento

Child/Family Investment – Fitzroy

Neighbours for Organisations / Individuals – Kew

Our client’s home is on the busiest street in Melbourne, on top of an industrial laundry and near a drug injecting room. We’d guess you say location, location, location.

 

No buyers through with the previous selling agent. Our advice resulted in 70 inquiries, 5 multiple visits, 2 offers, sold at full ask.

IMPACT ADVICE

EOI, Off-market, Auctions, Tenders

Find what you can’t

Value how most don’t

Secure the unlikely

Compress learning time/cost to your advantage