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Buying a Property

Buying Property with Harcourts Wairarapa

There is much to consider when buying a property. At Harcourts we aim to make the process a little easier by providing you with tools and knowledge to make informed decisions.

Meeting your needs

Harcourts has been helping people to buy and sell property for over a century. We are committed to helping you turn your property dreams into reality.
When you come to Harcourts in search of your perfect property, your personal real estate consultant looks 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 online, 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

We often hear "but the agent didn't listen to me!" While this may be true of some agents, your Harcourts consultant is trained to listen not to talk.
Knowing your requirements early really helps us help you. Sometimes however, your circumstances and priorities can change. Often, we will check with you to ensure we remain on 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 and or 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.