Buyer Tips

  1. Speak with your Bank or Mortgage Broker to arrange the best loan to suit your needs. Obtain Pre-Approval of finance to assist in your search of property, knowing what you can afford to spend will be of great benefit when looking at a property available for purchase.
  2. Prepare a short list of preferred areas that suit your lifestyle, & know what type of property you’re looking for whether it be acreage, residential or investment.
  3. Research sales in those preferred areas. Inspect every property in your preferred areas so you have a feel for the prices.
  4. Develop a relationship with the agent. Your VIP Realty Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you on how you can register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings that hit the market.
  5. Make a list of not negotiable items which you must have in your new property and then discuss these with your VIP Realty Consultant so they can accurately advise you of current or upcoming opportunities…
  6. If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your VIP Realty Sales Consultant promptly who can guide you if you are in any way unsure of the process.
  7. On acceptance of your offer, liaise with the selling agent to coordinate building and pest inspections to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects.
  8. You will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a 5% or 10% deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account with your agent or solicitor until settlement.
  9. Prior to 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.
  10. Settlement Day. When the property has settled your selling agent will be advised by the solicitors or conveyancers to release the keys to you. At VIP Realty we welcome you to your new home. Congratulations!