Buying Tips


House Hunting can be Overwhelming, Especially if you Aren't Organised. So be Prepared.
• Have your finance pre approval in writing and know your budget.
• Create a "needs" list and a "want" list. The needs list are items you must have and the want list is for nice to have extras.
• Narrow your search area to include 2 or 3 surrounding suburbs.
• Check out the internet for current listings and then contact selling agents to search out some relevant properties.
• Do a drive around for your "must inspect" properties.
• Map out your open house schedule - Develop some key questions to ask at the open homes.
Be careful of your information and what you are saying when you view properties! Develop a relationship with one of our professional team who specialise in your preferred area.
• Your Dalton Partners Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you how you can register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings that hit the market. You can also receive up to date property listings by finding us on Facebook just search for Dalton Partners.
• When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your agent to send a copy of the sale contract to your solicitor or conveyancer.
• If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your Dalton Partners Sales Consultant promptly who can guide you if you are in any way unsure of the process.
• Your solicitor can arrange both pest and building inspection to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects.
• Following your solicitor or conveyancer's advice on the sale contract and taking into consideration the building and pest reports, you are now able to make an informed decision to proceed with the purchase of the property.
• 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. 
• On settlement day or the day prior 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.

 

SUMMARY OF STEPS WHEN PURCHASING:
• Agreement of purchase price
• Immediately apply for finance if required (if this has not already been done)
• Contact your solicitor
• Payment of deposit to agent
• Sign contract for sale with agent or solicitor/conyencer
• Exchange of contracts affected by agent or solicitor/conveyancer
• Immediately organize pest inspection and building inspection reports required
• Outstanding balance of deposit paid to agent (prior to expiration of 'cooling off' period)