Buying Tips

  1. Speak with your financier or your Garry Dunn Property Agents Finance consultant to arrange the best loan to suit your lifestyle.
  2. Prepare a short list of preferred areas that suit your requirements.
  3. Research sales in those preferred areas using Garry Dunn Property Agents recent sales or rpdata. Inspect every property & auction in your preferred area so you have a feel for the price.
  4. Develop a relationship with a Garry Dunn Property Agents Sales Agent specialising in your selected area/s. The agent will be able to alert you to new listings before they reach the media.
  5. When you find a property that suits your criteria, ask your agent to send a copy of the sale contract to your solicitor or conveyancer.
  6. We recommend that you arrange a building & pest inspection to make you aware of any major defects and pest concerns eg: white ant, termites.
  7. Following your solicitors or conveyancers 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 an offer on the property through the agent.
  8. If you are bidding at an auction, we recommend you read the Office of Fair Trading’s “Bidder’s Guide” before you attend the auction. You can find a copy of the Bidder’s Guide at
  9. Once negotiations have been finalised, you will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a 5% or 10% deposit.
  10. On settlement day, your solicitor or conveyancer may request that you have a pre-settlement 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 the inclusions are as per the contract you signed.