How to buy a property

Author: Brett Sutton

Exciting times! Your broker has given you the green light to start shopping for your dream property but what happens next?

1) Define what you want

  • No matter if you are buying a property to move into or one for investment you should define what the needs the property has to fulfill and what you are prepared to compromise on.

  • Work out your musts and your would also be nice list.

  • Especially, when buying an established property it is difficult to find one that ticks every box so predefining what you want will save you a lot of time and energy.

2) Start shopping.

  • Download the real estate search apps on your device, for the areas and property types that you are looking for.

  • Start heading to open homes and don’t be afraid to call agents and book private appointments to view properties.

  • Tell the agents you are ready to buy and build relationships with them.

  • Register for any VIP lists they may have as sometimes not all properties go on the real estate websites, some agents just market to their database.

3) Once you find “the one” – do your research.