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
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.
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:
- 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
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
- 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.
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.