Buying Tips


  • Speak with your Bank or your Finance Consultant to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.
  • Prepare a short wish list which may include preferred suburbs, price range, number of bedrooms, style of house, proximity to amenities, garden size, drive in access and/or garaging plus other special requirements eg: no stairs that suits your lifestyle.
  • Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect similar properties in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the market. Attend open homes in the area.
  • Develop a relationship with one of our professional team who specialise in your preferred area. Your Koala Blue Real Estate Townsville Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you on how to register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings that hit the market.
  • When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your Sales Consultant to send a copy of the sale contract to your solicitor or conveyancer.
  • If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your Koala Blue Real Estate Townsville Sales Consultant who can guide you through the process.
  • Your solicitor or conveyance can arrange a building and pest inspection to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects.
  • Following your solicitors or conveyancer's advice on the sale contract and taking into consideration the building reports, you are now able to make an informed decision to proceed with the purchase of the property.
  • Once negotiations have been finalised, you will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account until settlement. At settlement, contracts will then be unconditionally exchanged between solicitors or conveyancers.
  • On settlement day it is advisable that you do a final inspection before settlement takes place. This is to ensure that the property is in the same condition as when you last inspected and that all inclusions are as per the signed contract.