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Three tips for home buyers

Hi folks,

The number of properties for sale is growing but there are also plenty of buyers out there looking. If you are one of these people, here are 3 tips that may help you make a decision sooner rather than later.

Don’t go it alone.

Finding and buying a home is tough, and finalising it even more so. You need to remember that very few people go through the entire process utterly alone, so if you want to seek help you should absolutely feel able to do so. There is plenty of help that you can find, and it is up to you how much or how little to take on board, so long as it is what works for you. Most people find that having a real estate agent like me on board makes a huge difference, as we have ways of finding the best properties, methods which you are not often privy to. But it’s also a case of getting your friends and family on board, so that you can be emotionally supported too.

Cast a wide net.

Although it helps to choose a central location that you have an affinity for, it is also likely to be a good idea to keep your options fairly wide and open. You can never be sure what properties you are missing out on by only looking in one suburb. So it is a good idea to at least partially looking to surrounding areas, even if only to cast a cursory glance. Keeping your options wide will mean that you have more chance of landing your ideal home, so you should be prepared to cast a wide net every now and then. This is especially important if the search is beginning to prove tricky anyway

Practice patience.

Patience is key in this endeavour, as you can never be sure how long it will take to come to fruition and that is after probably many months of searching for the home you can be happy with too. You need to ensure you are practicing patience as much as you can, as it will help you to deal with the process of probably not getting very far very quickly. Remember that everyone experiences the same problem, so you are by no means alone. That should help you to retain your sense of wonder and ease about the whole thing, which is vital to its success.

tips for homebuyers

If you are thinking of selling your home, would like an appraisal, or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.


Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley