Our 5 strategic approach to home buying
When you choose Metropole to help you locate your next home, the following process occurs:
Step 1 – We establish your requirements
We offer a free initial consultation to establish your requirements. Your family’s short and long term needs will be critical in determining the type of property, the suburb and the strategy that we use. If necessary, we will refer you to our finance affiliates, accountants and solicitors to assist you.
Step 2 – Property search
Once you give us the go ahead, we’ll undertake a comprehensive search of properties available for sale in your target market. We not only have access to the properties listed on the open market, but also to many “silent sales” before they come on the market.
We will inspect many properties on your behalf, saving you time and money. We then prioritize them, identify good opportunities and present them to you (initially by email if required) for your selection. To assist you, we include digital photos of the property, location maps, floor plans and further details as required. If one of the properties is suitable, we will then arrange an inspection time for you.
Step 3 – Due diligence process
If you are keen to proceed with one of the properties, we will then further evaluate and assess it. We may arrange a building inspection or get your solicitor to assess documentation and the Contract of Sale.
We will research why the vendor is selling the property and establish a level of interest in the property by the general market to enable us to establish the best way of negotiating for its purchase. We will identify comparable sales and rentals in the area and assess the potential capital growth of your property based on historical trends and future indicators.
Step 4 – Valuation
Through our access to industry databases, we can obtain up to date information about the history of the property, including its last sale price. We will assist in determining its value using comparable sales data. We can also arrange a valuation by a registered valuer if needed.
Step 5 – Acquisition strategy
If you decide to proceed, we will develop a suitable acquisition strategy to ensure we buy the property at the best price for you. We will negotiate with the agent on your behalf or bid at auction to ensure that you obtain the property for the lowest possible price.
Please call us on 1300 20 30 30 to find out how we can help you or complete this form to send us your wish list and we will contact you.