Buying Tips

Research

Questions to Answer...

- What do you really want? - type, size of property

- How much money can you realistically spend and borrow?
(To help, go to Financial Calculator at jockgilbert.com.au)

- In what area do you want to live?

Through website search engines realestate.com.au / domain.com.au source all properties which suit your criteria for location, price range and size.

Short list

- Attend open inspections, auctions to ascertain properties available and asking/selling price.

- Contact a Jock Gilbert agent who will, show you comparative property sales and advise you.

- Contact your financier - talk to several lenders to know types of finance available and how much you can spend.

- Emotions can get the better of you, so when you find your home, get an independent opinion on value - one of our agents will be happy to assist.

- Balance what you hear with your heart and what you can spend.

- Auction and negotiating the sale... If buying at auction, attend some auctions to get a "feel" of what it is like.

- Our auctioneers are skilled in this area - why not use the skills of a professional?

- If negotiating... Once a price has been agreed and "cooling off" (if applicable) has ended you will be asked to pay a deposit (usually 5% - 10% of the sale price).