There are three ways of buying your property:
1 - Private Treaty
This is when the property is on the market for sale at an advertised price.
You can make an offer to purchase this property in two ways:
Unconditional - purchase the property at a price agreed to by both parties
Conditional - you will purchase the property at the agreed price, providing certain conditions are met, such as a leaking shower is repaired etc.
In both cases, David Jones at Real Estate Southern Highlands will handle all the negotiations for you. You submit your offer to David and he will liaise with the vendor on your behalf.
2 - Auction
Keep your financial limit/budget in mind at all times - once you have made a bid, it cannot be withdrawn.
To buy at auction, you also need to have your finance approved and a 10% deposit available to you on the day of the auction.
You should also ensure you have had the contract checked by your solicitor/conveyancer and a pest/building inspection done prior to the auction.
3 - Offer By Tender
You submit your offer in writing to Real Estate Southern Highlands, and David will then pass it on to the vendors for their consideration.
A property will be advertised as "Expressions of Interest" and usually a price guide as well, so you have a good understanding of the vendors expectation.