Buying Tips


Purchasing residential real estate can be a very exciting process, however it can also be a confusing time for the prospective buyer. As you may already be aware, different agencies usually have different sets of rules and standards, so we would like to inform you of the buying process should you decide to purchase a property through myself.

As recommended by the Office of Fair Trading, it is our practice, that all negotiations be put in writing as a contract rather than undertaken verbally to the owner. Should you decide to make an offer to secure one of our listed properties, I will ask you to confirm the following details.

1. The actual purchase price you will be paying.
2. The method by which you choose to pay the deposit. e.g. cheque/ bank bond /direct debit.
3. The settlement period that you require.
4.The name of your Solicitor or Conveyancer.
5. The name of your bank or lending institution.
6. Any other conditions (pest and/or building) or other special conditions required on the contract.

It is important that buyers seek independent legal advice – a licensed solicitor will be able to advise you on any conditions of the sale and/or take the appropriate steps to include conditions that you want made.

Once we have the above information, we are in a position to arrange a meeting with the vendor.

Useful links

Mortgage calculators & home loan calculators

Office of State Revenue includes information on taxs & purchasing guide

South East Queensland Regional Plan