Some common pitfalls when buying a home

  • Lack of preparation – avoiding impulse decisions. This is not to be confused with ‘shopping early to avoid the rush’. Often an opportunity presents itself and you need to be ready to take advantage of that before others swoop.
  • Paying too much – it can be easy to get emotionally attached to a home.
  • Missing out on a great opportunity – Off-markets are a big part of what we do.
  • Buying a ‘bad’ home – By ‘Bad’ we mean that it is poorly orientated for light, located in an inferior location or one that is poorly balanced in a package sense (i.e. land not in the right place where you want it, floor layout etc).
  • Not buying a ‘good enough home’ – Often buyers sell themselves short and may have been able to buy slightly closer, bigger, newer etc.
  • Inadequate due diligence – Contract reviews, Council checks, building and pest inspections, land measurements, auction planning. There are plenty of things to think about, and for one of the biggest purchases you may make, you may be surprised to consider that more time is often put into buying a car, boat or holiday than buying the family home.
  • Being fooled by WOW – This often involves a gimmicky design, awkward room proportions or unrealistic furniture placement.
  • Being confused with information – Relying on what the agent says can be a real mistake (they are acting for the vendor, remember), and, in the technical age, we are living in, you are often flooded with too much information. You need to be able to sift through this to make good decisions – and the most reliable and relevant information sources are hard, if not impossible, to find. We will be your filter, and provide to you in a succinct way, what you need to know.

How we help

  • We deal with real estate agents
  • You will have access to off market opportunities
  • We will do your bidding at auction and manage the entire buying process
  • We will save you time and stress
  • You will know fair value – you won’t pay too much
  • You won’t buy a bad home!
  • We keep your identity private


“A combination of aspects make a good home. Our architectural advice will help you understand what combinations will or won’t work.”