Buyer Tips – Research, Research, Research

Get a headstart on the competition with our buyer tips!

Buddy Up

Align yourself with a few agents that can keep you updated on the local market. Our team of agents are experienced, know the local area back to front and are happy to assist you in purchasing a property (even if it is not listed with our company). We love our area and are happy to share our knowledge and insights. So keep in touch.

Do Your Research

Simply looking at a property online will not give you the same insight to the property as walking through and inspecting it first hand. Online images will highlight the key selling features of the home but you may not get an indication of the aspect, dimensions, quality of fittings, general maintenance, your neighbours and the street.

One of the best ways to see a lot of properties is to plan your day around the open homes in the area.  Work out in advance what properties you want to view and don’t simply be led by the directional signs you see on the day.  Most agencies in the local area run open homes on Saturdays for approx 30 minutes. A handy hint is to remember to wear slip on shoes (if you need to remove them) and plan out your day in advance to ensure you make the most of your time.

Get On Line

Carry out research through the various online property portals to get an understanding of what properties are available for sale and what properties have recently sold.

What’s Nearby

An area of research that is often overlooked by buyers is the benefits and lifestyle amenities on offer from each specific location. Many buyers focus too much on the actual property itself and underestimate the importance of the location they choose to buy. Take into consideration what activities you like doing and rate each property on how well it fulfills that need.

For example, if you like to walk, what are the nearby walking tracks, parks and how far to the beach. Do you like grabbing a coffee out to start your morning.  Do you prefer the sun first thing in the morning or in the afternoon. Is there somewhere to entertain or simply relax and enjoy a view. How private are you living spaces and bedrooms. Is their traffic noise that will impact on your enjoyment of the property.

Need advice buying or selling?  Call our Coolum Beach Real Estate Agency -Sales team today 07 5446 1133