There are a number of ways to search for potential properties.
- Real estate agent offices;
- Real estate industry magazines;
- Home ideas and lifestyle programs; and
- Real estate websites on the Internet.
Also consider talking to builders who are putting up houses in the areas you have shortlisted, as they may know of new properties for sale or the value of properties in the area. Consider attending real estate industry seminars and auctions or popping into an ‘Open Inspection’.
Some people use a buyer’s advocate or buyer’s agent, which is a professionally qualified property consultant who acts solely for the buyer by sourcing suitable properties and representing the buyer throughout the buying process.