Buyers Agent Inner West

Unicorn Buyers Agents is an area specialist in and around Sydney’s Inner West.

Buy 'The One' In Sydney's Inner West

As specialists in this vibrant and diverse region, Dan Sofo and his team at Unicorn Buyers Agents understand the unique charm, investment potential, and lifestyle offerings that make the Inner West one of the most sought-after areas in Sydney.



Whether you’re a first-time buyer, seasoned investor, or looking to upgrade your current property, our team is dedicated to providing personalised guidance and expert advice to help you find your ideal home or investment property in this thriving urban landscape.

Meet Trusted Inner West
Buyers Agent Dan Sofo

Sydney’s inner west is a melting pot of culture and a mecca for foodies.


It’s dense and a little gritty, but the energy and the sense of community are palpable, as is the creativity, with artisan maker spaces, local markets, craft breweries, coffee roasters on every corner.


In fact, the inner west feels like a collection of small villages, each with their own niche tribe and appeal.


The inner west is changing rapidly, driven by a progressive council and the arrival of the South West Metro and the West Connects, and a state government mandate to increase density. So, it’s more important than ever to have an inner west local buyers agent to guide you through the house hunting process.


If you’re looking to buy in Sydney’s inner west, I’m here to help. If you’re looking to buy in Sydney’s inner west, I’m here to help. Please get in touch.


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Our Services


Full Service

Our Search, Appraise, Negotiate option is our complete property buying service.



Property Negotiation

If you’ve already identified properties that you like then this service may suit you.


Bid at Auction

We know the rules, we know the games and we know how to win.



Vendor Advocacy

We help you find the best sales agent to sell your property.


Recent Inner West Testimonials

"Armed with Dan’s expertise in the field and market I had the confidence to pursue the property, someone to guide me through the legal maze and ensure that the property and conditions of sale were fair. But perhaps, most importantly, an assurance that the long term prospects and potential for improvement of the property would continue to increase in value. I’ll be seeing the New Year in from my top floor balcony, looking out across the city skyline and toasting to Dan who secured me my dream first home! I’ll be grateful for the next 30 years!!"

Master the Market:

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The Process To Buy Your Dream
Inner West Property

When it comes to buying property everyone’s needs are different. My proven process will ensure I find you an Inner West property you love. You’ll be delighted with the result.

Discovery Session

We’ll meet to discuss your needs and how I will work to help you. We’ll create a detailed brief together outlining your must-have’s and nice to have and setting your budget.

The Search

You’ll get access to on, off, and pre-market property available to purchase that meets your brief. We’ll share videos and photos and walk you through any property you choose to shortlist.

The Appraisal

We apply our stringent 22 point checklists to ensure your purchase is problem-free and co-ordinate contract and strata review, building and pest, and any other reports required.

The Negotiation

We're in your corner to secure your home, on your terms for the lowest possible price I’ll then co-ordinate your solicitor and broker to ensure the transaction is trouble-free, all the way to settlement.

Inner West Property Market FAQs

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    1. What are the key considerations when buying property in the inner west?

    What defines the inner west


    When buying property in Sydney’s Inner West, several key considerations can help you make a well-informed decision:



    Determine your budget and financial limits before beginning your property search. Take into account factors such as your deposit, mortgage affordability, and additional costs like stamp duty, legal fees, and ongoing maintenance expenses.




    The Inner West encompasses a variety of suburbs, each with its own unique character and amenities. Consider factors such as proximity to public transportation, schools, parks, shopping precincts, and employment hubs. Think about your lifestyle preferences and long-term needs when choosing a location.



    Property type and features

    Decide on the type of property that suits your requirements, whether it’s a house, apartment, townhouse, or terrace. Consider factors such as the size of the property, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, layout, parking availability, and any additional features or amenities you desire.



    Condition of the property

    Conduct a thorough inspection of the property to assess its condition and identify any potential issues or maintenance requirements. Consider hiring a professional building inspector to help uncover hidden problems and ensure you’re making an informed decision.



    Market trends and growth potential

    Research the historical and projected growth trends in property prices for the specific suburb you’re interested in within the Inner West. Look for indicators of strong demand, such as low vacancy rates, high auction clearance rates, and infrastructure developments that could drive future capital growth.



    Legal and regulatory considerations

    Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of purchasing property in Sydney, including contract terms, zoning regulations, strata by-laws (if applicable), and any restrictions or planning controls that may affect the property.



    Future development and infrastructure projects

    Research any planned infrastructure projects, rezoning proposals, or developments that could impact the area’s property market and livability.



    Consider how these projects may affect property values and your quality of life in the long term.


    By considering these factors and conducting thorough research, you can make a well-informed decision when buying property in Sydney’s Inner West that aligns with your financial goals and lifestyle preferences.

    2. What defines Sydney's inner west?

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    The inner west of Sydney is a diverse region consisting of a number of suburbs, each with its own unique character and charm. Some of the most well-known suburbs in the inner west include Newtown, Birchgrove, Marrickville, Balmain, Summer Hill, and Annandale, all of which offer a wide range of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as excellent transport links to the rest of the city.

    These suburbs are located to the west of the city centre and are generally known for their vibrant, creative and multicultural communities. The area is home to a mix of old and new architecture, with many historic buildings and charming terrace houses alongside modern apartments and renovated warehouses.

    The inner west is also known for its many parks and green spaces, including the popular Sydney Park, which offers panoramic views of the city skyline.

    Here’s an overview of some of the most well-known suburbs in the Inner West:


    Newtown is a bustling suburb renowned for its eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars, and vintage shops. It’s a hub for artists, musicians, and students, with a vibrant arts and music scene. Newtown offers a diverse range of housing options, including Victorian terraces, modern apartments, and converted warehouses.


    Balmain is a picturesque harborside suburb with a strong sense of community and a rich maritime heritage. It features charming streets lined with historic sandstone cottages, waterfront parks, and trendy boutiques. Balmain is known for its lively pub culture, gourmet food scene, and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.


    Glebe is a bohemian suburb with a mix of Victorian terraces, workers’ cottages, and modern apartments. It’s home to the University of Sydney and offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Glebe’s bustling main street, Glebe Point Road, is lined with cafes, bookstores, and specialty shops.


    Known as Sydney’s “Little Italy,” Leichhardt is famous for its Italian heritage and authentic cuisine. It features leafy streets, historic architecture, and a thriving dining and shopping precinct along Norton Street. Leichhardt offers a mix of housing options, including Victorian terraces, federation-era homes, and modern apartments.


    Marrickville is a diverse and multicultural suburb known for its thriving food scene, creative arts community, and leafy parks. It’s home to a mix of families, young professionals, and artists, with a strong sense of community spirit. Marrickville’s main thoroughfare, Marrickville Road, is lined with multicultural eateries, cafes, and specialty shops.


    Annandale is a charming suburb with tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and a village-like atmosphere. It features a mix of Victorian terraces, federation-era homes, and modern developments. Annandale offers easy access to parks, waterfront reserves, and local amenities.

    3. Which suburbs In the inner west are most poised for growth?


    Marrickville has been experiencing gentrification and increasing popularity among buyers and investors in recent years. Its proximity to the CBD, vibrant cultural scene, diverse dining options, and relatively more affordable property prices compared to neighbouring suburbs make it attractive. Additionally, Marrickville has seen improvements in infrastructure, including the Marrickville Metro shopping center redevelopment, which has contributed to its growth potential.



    Petersham is another Inner West suburb that has been attracting attention for its affordability, leafy streets, and proximity to the CBD. The suburb offers a mix of housing options, including Victorian terraces and apartments, making it appealing to a diverse range of buyers. Petersham’s vibrant dining scene, cultural diversity, and community atmosphere contribute to its growth potential.



    Ashfield is undergoing significant transformation with several urban renewal projects and infrastructure developments underway. The Ashfield Town Centre revitalization project aims to enhance public spaces, streetscapes, and amenities, making the suburb more attractive to residents and investors. Ashfield’s convenient location, good transport links, and diverse housing stock make it a suburb to watch for future growth.


    Dulwich Hill

    Dulwich Hill has seen steady growth in property prices and popularity in recent years, driven by its leafy streets, village atmosphere, and proximity to amenities. The light rail extension to Dulwich Hill has improved transport connectivity and accessibility to the CBD, further enhancing its appeal. Dulwich Hill’s mix of housing options, including period homes and apartments, make it an attractive choice for buyers seeking a suburban lifestyle with urban conveniences.


    Summer Hill

    Summer Hill is known for its historic charm, tree-lined streets, and village atmosphere. The suburb offers a mix of Victorian and federation-era homes, as well as apartments and townhouses. Summer Hill’s proximity to schools, parks, and public transport, along with its vibrant village center and community events, make it an appealing suburb for families and professionals alike.

    While these suburbs show promise for future growth based on current trends and developments, it’s essential to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any property investment decisions. Factors such as market conditions, economic trends, and government policies can influence the growth potential of a suburb over time.

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