Buyer Information

1.Speak with your Finance Consultant to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.


2.Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements. 


3. Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect every property in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend all open homes in the area.


4. Develop a relationship with one of our professional team who specialise in your preferred area. Your McDonald Partners Real Estate Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you on how you can register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings that come on the market.


5. When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your agent for a copy of the sale contract and go through it with your solicitor or conveyancing agent.


6. If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your McDonald Partners Real Estate Sales Consultant  who will guide you through the process.


7. Your solicitor can arrange a building inspection to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects.


8. Following your solicitor’s or conveyancer’s advice on the sale contract and taking into consideration the building reports, you are now able to make an informed decision on how to proceed with the purchase of the property.


9. Once negotiations have been finalised, you will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a 10% deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account until settlement. At settlement, contracts will then be unconditionally exchanged.


10. On settlement day it is advisable that you conduct a final 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 inclusions are as per the contract you signed.


11. Once settlement takes place, your solicitor should call you to confirm same.  They will also provide McDonald Partners Real Estate with an order on the agent.  At that time the keys can be handed over to you, the new owner. 


12. The last and most important step is to move in and enjoy your new home!