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Buying with Harcourts Huon Valley

Committed to Your Needs

Harcourts have been helping people to buy and sell homes for over a century. We are committed to helping you turn your property dreams into reality. When you come to Harcourts Sheppard Property in search of your perfect property, you will be assigned your own personal real estate consultant to establish your goals and set about achieving them for you. It is their job to listen to what you want and to work for you with care and consideration at all times. Your real estate consultant will guide you through the process of buying a house, providing advice on property values, investment potential, finance options and legal requirements. It is all part of the extra-effort service. And best of all, it’s all entirely free of charge.


Finding Your Home

Your Harcourts real estate consultant will begin by showing you suitable properties, which are on the market right now. You will see photographs and detailed descriptions of all the properties we have listed which meet your requirements.

When you see something you like, they will arrange a visit.

Your real estate consultant will be keeping an eye out for suitable properties in the newspapers, new listings that come up – even, if necessary, approaching the owners of properties you like which are not currently on the market.

Of course, working with a Harcourts real estate consultant does not mean you can only look at properties which are listed with Harcourts. Your personal consultant will be happy to deal with other real estate companies on your behalf.


Your Wish List

It really helps if you can let us know your requirements right at the beginning. However, we acknowledge, that sometimes your circumstances may change during the process. So your consultant will often be checking with you to ensure they remain on the right track.

Facts that help us in finding you the right property include:

  • Suburb/s
  • Price range
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Style of home
  • Proximity to childcare/primary and secondary schools
  • Garden size
  • Drive on access/garaging
  • Special requirements e.g. no stairs


Your Essentials

It is important that we know the absolute most important features you want in a property and will not compromise on. They may include:

  • A separate office/study
  • Sun aspect
  • Security
  • Garaging or mooring for a boat
  • Low maintenance grounds  

These requirements are unique to each buyer. Also give some thought to features you most definitely do not want in a property.


Searching for Properties

Many buyers search the internet prior to viewing properties. Go to our Harcourts website www.harcourts.com.au for a comprehensive search facility which will provide you with property details and up to twelve photos of each property.

If you are interested in a particular property and you know its ID number (from the advertising sign) you can search for it using the quick search function at the top of the screen.

Alternatively you can type in the suburb to do an area search of properties meeting criteria such as number of bedrooms and price.


Inspecting Properties

Your consultant will show you those properties that best fit your requirements. This will be at times to suit you and the seller. You will be kept informed of all changes relating to the properties you have viewed and you will be advised of new properties as they come on the market. Talk to your consultant about how you want to receive new property information i.e. via email, text or phone call.

Inspections of properties take time. We recommend you do not rush or disregard too quickly. Try not to judge a property from the outside only. Some properties have little or no street appeal, but have much to offer inside. An inspection will confirm your first impression or will pleasantly surprise you.

When you find a property that interests you, let your consultant know straight away. Even if you are not yet ready to make an offer your consultant will need to register your interest, especially where another consultant or agency is involved.

When the right property presents itself be prepared to make an offer. We will encourage you to do so as many people have found their perfect home and missed it because they didn’t take the opportunity when it was available to them.