Buying Guide

Buying a home will probably be the most expensive thing you ever do. So it’s important to understand the buying process and to be well informed about the property market.

With so much to think about and so much money at stake, every decision is an important one. The steps listed below are designed to walk you through the process.

1. Home loan

Speak To MARTIN Finance with your financier to assist in arranging the home loan. We recommend contacting Aaron Upcroft from More Group to organize the loan to best suit your requirements.

2. Speak with us

Register your interest here (hyperlink to registering for a buyer alert) or call us on 9662 3954 so we can do the searching for you. We’ll keep you updated with suitable properties when they come onto the market.

3. Current market

Learn as much as possible about the current market. Research sales in your preferred areas using the sold sections on, and our recent sales. (Hyperlink to recent sales) Inspect properties and attend auctions in your area so you have a feel for price.

4. Solicitor/Conveyancer

The legal work involved in checking the sales contract and other related documents involves a Solicitor or Conveyancer. Once you find a property that suits what you’re looking for, ask your agent for a copy of the sale contract and send to your Solicitor or Conveyancer. Following their advice you are now able to make an educated decision on placing an offer on the property.

5. Offer accepted

Once the negotiations have been finalised and your offer is accepted, you will need to sign the sale contact and pay a 10% deposit. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

6. Settlement

Your solicitor or conveyancer might request you inspect the property again before settlement. This is called the pre-settlement inspection and is usually done on settlement day or the day before. It’s to ensure everything is in the same condition as when you saw it last and all inclusions are present.

7. Completion

Once the property has settled your agent can release the keys to you.