Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home will probably be one of the most daunting transactions of your life! We will demystify the buying process and assist you all the way.

PRE-QUALIFY

We would recommend that you first visit your bank to determine what size (amount) of mortgage they will give you. How much deposit they will require, what your bond repayments will be etc. Your OLR-sa.com real estate professional could assist you.  

Bear in mind that once your bank has pre-approved you for a mortgage you have a better chance of negotiating a better deal.

HOME SEARCH

Now you are ready to start your search.

Create a list of criteria that is important to you – price, accommodation and special features – study, entertainment area etc. suburb and location or other important factors like public transport, schools, church, shopping centre and distance to work.

Most property portals have search filters like price range and city/suburb.

Remember 92% of prospective buyers start their search for property online

VIEWING YOUR CHOICES

You have now selected some properties that suit your criteria – price, location etc.

Contact the listing agent who will make an appointment with you to view your selection – they may even show you more listings that may suit you!

Bear in mind though that all properties you are shown, will most probably be traditional agent's listings and will attract a higher commission of up to 7.5%

OLR-sa.com listings will only attract between 1% and 5% commission! OLR-sa.com viewings will also be by the owners or one of our professional selected agents.

MAKE AN OFFER

You have now “fallen in love” with your dream home. Time to consider making an offer.

Our professional real estate team can assist you.

We are available to assist you not only with our OLR-sa.com listings but with any other transaction you may be considering.

Don’t forget we have the experience and expertise to assist you with all aspects of your real estate investment, to ultimately assist you in making the best investment.