Buying Tips


Buying real estate is about the biggest financial commitment and decision you will ever have to make. However, it is also an exciting turning point, one that will almost certainly make the most impact on your lifestyle. For many it will be something never done before. Selecting the right property, in the right area, organising finance and negotiating the sale - it can be a little daunting. Yet it is not as complicated as you may think and there are many ways your First National Real Estate agent can help. First National Real Estate offer a range of informative guides designed to guide you through the process of buying property.

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1. Speak with your financier before making an offer to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.

2. Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements.

3. Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect many properties in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend open homes in the area.

4. Develop a relationship with one of our professional team who specialise in your preferred area. A Walsh & Sullivan Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and can also inform you how you can register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings that hit the market.

5. When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your agent to send a copy of the sale contract to your solicitor or conveyancer.

6. If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your Sales Consultant promptly who can guide you if you are in any way unsure of the process.

7. Your solicitor can arrange a building inspection to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects.

8. Following your solicitors or conveyancer's advice on the sale contract and taking into consideration the building reports, you are now able to make an informed decision to proceed with the purchase of the property.

9. On settlement day it is advisable that you do a final inspection before settlement takes place. This is to ensure that the property is in the same condition as when you last inspected it, and that all inclusions are as per the contract you signed.