New to Real Estate - Tips

Real estate agents can be the gateway to snapping up a bargain. In most property transactions you are likely to have to deal with a real estate agent, so it’s worth taking time to understand what makes them tick.

 

View the Negotiating With Agents informaiton sheet (PDF) to find out more

Negotiating With Agents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Real Estate Finder

 


www.realestate.com.au

 

www.property.com.au

 

www.reiv.com.au

 




www.realestateveiw.com.au

 

www.myhome.com.au

 

www.domain.com.au

 

 

 

Moving Tips

Planning your move

  • Make sure you plan as far ahead as possible.
  • Remember that the removalists will be handling your valued and often irreplaceable possessions, so it is important to use a reputable firm.
  • Consider insurance to cover your contents while they are being moved. Discuss this with the removal company.
  • Obtain a quote for moving and ask for a flat rate rather than an hourly rate. If there are any delays and you have an hourly rate it can become more expensive than you anticipated.

Packing and Removal

  • If you are packing yourself, start well in advance of the moving day and avoid the last minute panic.
  • Defrost your fridge the day before moving.
  • Go through the house with the removalists when they arrive, giving any special instructions you may have. Do the same when you arrive at your new place.
  • When packing cartons, it is a good idea to mark the contents on the top and on the side for easy identification.
  • It is not necessary to empty dresser drawers, but remove all fragile and heavy items and all liquids. Do not overload the drawers.
  • You can use clean tea towels or tissue to pack breakable objects.
  • Carry money, jewellery and valuable papers with you. Removalists will not accept responsibility for articles of extraordinary value.

Change of Address

  • Notify utility companies (gas, electricity, water and telephone) when to discontinue services.
  • Make arrangements in advance for all services to be connected at your new home.
  • Notify people of your change of address, including bank, motor vehicle registration, post office and organisations of which you are a member.

Getting Help

www.movinghome.com.au

 

 

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