With a background in both residential and commercial property management, Daniel Brennan always knew just how powerful property could be as an asset class.
Around 10 years ago, Daniel and his wife Violeta, started investing in property and after achieving success themselves, felt they wanted to do more to help buyers and set out to build a business as a buyer’s agent.
“We wanted to open up our own business in WA,” Daniel says.
“We saw it as an opportunity to try and get into something different because buyers’ agents are relatively unknown here.”
He says when they purchased their first property, they didn’t have anyone helping them with the transaction and they probably paid more than they needed to.
“Years later when we came across the idea of a buyers agent, we decided we wanted to give it a crack,” he explains.
Daniel and Violeta established DV Buyers Agency based in Perth, and look to help all types of homebuyers and investors who want to purchase in WA.
“Our goal is really to make sure that the buyer is being represented at all points of a transaction and to make sure they’re going to achieve a good outcome out of that process,” he says.
Daniel said that he always knew he wanted to work for himself and getting established has taken time.
“We knew that there were going to be challenges,” he says.
“You’re starting from zero, and having to build those relationships was definitely challenging.
“There was a lot of hustling and just trying to reach out to as many people as possible.”
Daniel says that in time his client base began to grow and he also started receiving a lot of work from happy clients that he had helped.
“It’s really been about just building that momentum, every day, week and month,” he believes.
Daniel worked with the Buyers Agent Institute (BAI) when he was getting started and says it was critical to his early success.
“Ben built his own business from basically nothing and the course is really a shortcut,” he says.
“He’s outlined everything he did wrong at the start, so it really helps us build our own businesses through his learnings, and not make the same mistakes he did.”
Daniel says he also loves the community aspect and the fact that there are so many experts that you can learn from across a variety of different areas of business and property.
Looking forward, Daniel says he hopes to continue to build on the strong start he’s had to his business career.
“We aren’t trying to be the biggest agency around,” he says.
“We just want to be known as one of the best and most reliable and most trusted.”
He says he is hoping to continue to expand his team and upgrade to a new office, so they have the capacity to help more buyers.
“While we might expand down the track, we want to be known as Perth specialists,” he explains.
Daniel says that anyone wanting to take on a career as a buyers agent needs to be fully committed.
“You’ve got to be one hundred per cent,” he says.
“While you can start part-time if you really want to grow the business and be successful, you’ve really got to put in all your time and effort, because it takes time to build those relationships and get that momentum going.
“You’ve got to be hungry, you’ve got to chase leads and chase business, but most of all you’ve got to achieve the best outcome for your clients.”
He said he hopes to see more buyers agents coming online in the years ahead.
“The more buyers agents that are coming into the space the better for everyone, because it means that buyers are getting looked after,” he says.
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