We take the hard work out of buying a home.
Do you know your market?
Research has shown that many buyers spend up to 8 weeks on the internet searching property before they go to their first open home or private viewing.
You can easily speed things up by building a rapport with a good local real estate professional. We are happy to work with you to understand the local market and determine where the best suburb/street for you to purchase is. We will educate you on the location and give you an idea of what has sold previously, which will in turn, help you make the important decisions.
Don’t wait till you see a house that you like before you call us. Get in touch; we may have other properties that are not being presented to the market that could be of interest to you. If we don’t have it already, we will do our best to source what you are looking for.
Do you know your price?
Many people are tempted to view homes a bit above their price limit. Or, the may start high and work their way down.
This can be fun and it can be educational, but it can also leave buyers feeling a sense of disappointment when reality checks in and the homes in your actual price range leave you wanting.
Be confident in your understanding of what you can spend and stick to looking at homes that fit your price guide. We all love to dream, but none of us really appreciate the wake up.
If the market is hot, we call it a ‘seller’s market’. This is when there are more buyers competing for homes and not enough homes to sell. Seller’s effectively have the ‘upper hand’. Shopping above your price and hoping to negotiate sellers down is rarely an option when competing offers are likely and the market is buoyant.
Is the agent working for me?
In New Zealand, the seller pays the agents commission, which is a percentage of the sale price. So technically, it is the seller who the agent is working for. However, our real estate rules and regulations dictate that all parties to a transaction must be treated fairly and in good faith. Yes, that includes you!
It is important that you have a sound understanding of the property that you are looking to buy. Always ask the important questions and our advice is, never make a decision through fear of missing out. When it is time to buy, you should always have a level of comfort that you have left no stone unturned and no questions unanswered. It is our job to help you achieve that.