Buying Tips


Looking to Buy Property in Sydney?

Sydney is a very beautiful, exciting and vibrant city with different ambiances in various locations. When choosing to buy rel estate prepare a short list of your preferred areas which fall within your lifestyle, affordability and accommodation requirements.  Domain Harbourside has an extensive international data base of clients waiting to purchase or sell their properties.

Domain Harbourside Services

    * We will advise you on how to co-ordinate buying and selling
    * We will source properties which match your criteria (see register for buying)
    * If you are purchasing a property for an investment, we will source a reputable tenant and manage the property on your behalf.

Buying Tips

When to buy, when to sell, how to co-ordinate your move and how to balance finance. Timing is important and you will need the assistance of an experienced real estate agent to help you through the alternatives.

Activity in any real estate market can be affected by many different external factors. Under some conditions a sale in summer is suggested because many buyers are active then however there can also be a great deal of stock for sale. During the winter the market is less active and this could be an opportunity to buy or sell when stock volumes are lower. There are no hard and fast fules. It is Domain Harboursides’ experience that every sale requires personal attention.

While there are several alternative methods available to organise the sale of your property, the two most popular are auctions and private treaty sales. Each of our clients will have different needs and no two properties are the same. For each client we discuss the best method of sale for their property, depending upon their personal circumstances and the current market conditions.

Understanding Auctions

There is little doubt that auctions are one of the most popular and successful ways to market property. Domain Harbourside would welcome an opportunity of outlining how auctions can work for you.

When selling at auction, individual marketing recommendations are provided for each client. These cover timing, advertising and other marketing ideas, such as public relations, signs, brochures the Internet and property presentation.

Buying at auction is not difficult, however we recommend that you discuss your interest in any property with the marketing agent well ahead of the auction date. We also suggest that potential buyers attend several auctions before they intend to bid. This simple step will help make any bidder more familiar and more self-assured about auctions.

Check List

One of the simplest ways of helping you identify which property to buy is to prepare a checklist of the features you are looking for. Divide your list into those items that you must have, those you would like and those you would consider an extra bonus.

Keeping a checklist for each property you inspect so that you have an easy comparison.  Also keep any brochures or advertisements used to market the property so that you can refresh your memory. It is also a good idea to visit any property which interests you at several different times of the day.


You will also find the use of the internet is a popular way to promote properties. In finding a property you can refer to the Internet 24 hours a day.