Evaluation and Negotiation Service

When you find the property but want professional, objective advice and an expert negotiator to secure the property without overpaying.

Experience makes all the difference

We Help You Get the Property You Really Want For The Right Price

Where clients find a property that they want to purchase we can inspect and provide an objective evaluation of the property and its value and negotiate for the sale or bid at auction. With this service we will also conduct the pre-settlement inspection. 

When you engage for this services you are guaranteed that you will deal directly with Cathy McGowan, that she will take time to understand your needs and that she will work solely for your best interests and desired results.

The Process …


Cathy will inspect the property and report back to you with her objective thoughts and will give you honest feedback, both positive and negative.

Sometimes through inexperience or in the emotion of the process, you may as a buyer overlook issues that aren’t ideal about the property and may impact its value or resale potential. Cathy’s clients can be assured she will give them valuable feedback so they can make an informed purchasing decision and will also provide you with the comfort of estimating a fair price, so as you don’t risk overpaying for the property.

The Process …

Due diligence

As well as ascertaining a fair market value for the property, Cathy will develop a strategy to secure the property and liaise with other trusted professionals in her network to ensure the contract is reviewed and pest and building and /or strata inspections are carried out in a timely manner.

The Process …

Negotiations or auction bidding

A negotiation or auction strategy is based on many factors including who the agent is, the method of sale, buyers and vendors situations, and other properties coming to market. There is no set in stone strategy and many factors need to be taken into account if we are to have success.

The Process …

Contract Exchange

Cathy will facilitate and assist clients to exchange in a timely manner after successful negotiations or auction success. It’s imperative that buyers don’t drop the ball once they get an offer and acceptance, securing the property through exchange of contracts is vital to avoid being gazumped by another buyer or the owner changing their mind. Cathy’s experience and expertise in strategising the timing of the offer and execution of the contracts is an invaluable part of the service not to be overlooked.

The Process …


Cathy will conduct the pre-settlement inspection and co-ordinate any additional inspections or trade quotes required post exchange until settlement. Cathy will also assist investor clients with property manager selection before settlement.

Post settlement

Cathy always checks in post-settlement. Cathy loves hearing from clients in the weeks, months and years post-settlement. She truly considers it a privilege to accompany clients on their property purchasing journey and values the relationships formed in this process. So much so that she is always very excited to hear from clients and only too happy to offer ongoing advice and support.

The Expert In Your Corner

Hi, my name is Cathy McGowan. I am an independent Property buyers agent with a passion to assist home buyers and investors find their ideal home or investment property.  I use my many years of professional experience and extensive market network to provide expert assistance to my clients in the whole buying process, from sourcing the best properties to negotiating and securing them for the best price and terms, always with my clients best interests and needs top of mind.

Giving Back

Who else do we help

McGowan Property Buyers chooses to share its successes by donating 5% of the success fee it receives on full search services to one of our three nominated charities. Cathy invites her full search clients to get involved in the gift of giving by selecting which of the nominated charities they would like her to direct the donation to. Alternatively if clients have another charity they are passionate about, Cathy is open to discussing supporting that charity, as long as its status is verified.

Assistance Dogs Australia

Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia trains and places unique dogs with Australians in unique situations. We currently train dogs that specialise in support for people with a physical disability, autism or PTSD. As well as providing a range of services to these individuals and their families.

Our free-to-client assistance dogs provide Independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families – resulting in stronger and more successful communities.

The North Foundation

The NORTH Foundation is the official charity of the Northern Sydney Local Health District which includes Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice, and the oldest research institute in NSW, the Kolling Institute. The NORTH Foundation works in partnership with our hospitals and research units to raise much needed funds so they can continue to provide the best in patient care and drive research to find solutions to real-world health problems impacting our community.

The charity supports the best in patient care and community well-being, world-class medical research and excellence in education, infrastructure and equipment. The NORTH Foundation, through the power of collective giving, endeavours to bridge the gap between what is needed today and what is possible tomorrow.


Dignity is a registered national charity established in 2015, bringing innovation and strength to the sector. At Dignity, we believe we can collaboratively end homelessness in Australia. To do this, we empower people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to prevent, respond to and end their homelessness. Dignity currently provides supported temporary accommodation and longer-term stable housing for hundreds of people every night of the year and operates multiple programs to prevent homelessness including food relief and education across Australia.

Dignity’s innovative models underpinned by dignified care for people experiencing homelessness have been presented as an agenda item at the United Nations Conference in New York and the organisation has won several prestigious awards and recognised at the Telstra Business Awards and Social Impact Measurement Awards as social changemakers.


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