Thursday, 10 December 2015

Top 4 tips for making home hunting easier

Most of us have been there. Whether it’s home hunting to buy, rent or invest. We’ve looked through the local rags, searched online, or window shopped the agent down the street to find just what we’re looking for.

But, in a society where no one has time to even catch up in person (Hello Facebook), who’s got time to do all of that! Let us make it easier for you.



1. Write a list of “must haves” and stick to it.
These are the things you must have when looking for your next home. It could be things like: large outdoor entertaining area, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, air conditioning, secure building etc. This will help cut out the unnecessary listings very quickly when searching online.

2. Subscribe to alerts
Rather than always going to look, let them come to you! rentcentralbrisbane.com.au now allows users to sign up to receive targeted email property alerts. Many other real estate sites like realestate.com.au and domain.com.au also provide this service. 

3. Use your contacts
Let your contacts know you are looking for a home (back to Facebook...) – they may know of something similar to what you’re after. Talk to your colleagues at work also. You’ll be amazed at who knows who and what may be up for grabs. Your boss’ sister’s best friend’s gardener may be your new landlord! You just never know.

4. Call local agents
Get ahead of the game and call your local agents – or the agents in the area you are looking. They can keep you in mind for future properties, or better still they may know of something coming online shortly. If it fits the bill, book an inspection right away.  

Now, all of a sudden, you have your online network of friends, and your local agent looking for properties that suit your needs. 

By now you should be four steps closer to finding the perfect home!

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