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5 Useful Tips for Buyers

Posted by Susa Guhl on 20/07/2014
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Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned property investor, there are some useful purchasing tactics which can help to make the process easier.

Here are my 5 top tips for buyers:

1. Get clear
Think carefully about the essential elements you need in a home. For example, number of bedrooms, proximity to local amenities and your budget.

2. Do your research
The web, newspapers, real estate publications and real estate offices are all good places to begin your search. Get into the habit of searching daily and make time to look around at what properties are selling and current market values.

3. Team up
Connect with a real estate salesperson who you have a rapport with. They can let you know as soon as properties come onto the market which align with what you are searching for. This can provide you with early viewing options, before homes officially ‘hit the market’, and save you hours in the process.

4. Weekly email
Contact your local real estate office or agent of choice and supply them with your email address. They can send you weekly links to their latest open homes and listings so you can keep your finger on the pulse.

5. Check and compare
When you find a property which ticks all the boxes, ask the agent for sales statistics of similar properties in the area.  If the property is to be auctioned or tendered, obtain a copy of the agreement and send it on to your solicitor.

Do you have any tips to add to the list above? Please leave your comments in the section below. 

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