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 Shoalhaven Heads First National Real Estate agent can help. Shoalhaven Heads First National Real Estate offer a range of informative guides designed to guide you through the process of buying property. For your free copy of one, or all of the following property guides, click here.

Buyers Tips

1. Speak with your financier or your bank to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.

2. Prepare a short list of preferred areas or towns that suits your lifestyle. bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements.

3. Research sales in those preferred areas or towns using First National recent sales and Inspect properties that appeal and are in your price range in your preferred area or town so you have a feel for the prices.

4. Develop a relationship with one of our professional Sales Consultants who specialises in your preferred area. Your Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you of any new listings that hit the market before they are advertise

5. If you are considering making an offer through Shoalhaven Heads First National Real Estate talk to one of our sales team and let them explain how the negotiation, offer and contract process works . Feel free to ask as many questions as you need.

6. Your may wish to arrange a building and pest inspection to make sure you are aware of any major defects and pest concerns eg: white ant, termites.

7. Once negotiations have been finalised, you will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a 10% deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account until settlement. Contracts will then be unconditionally exchanged.

8. On settlement day you may wish to 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 the inclusions are as per the contract you signed.