INFORMATION FOR BUYERS - Buy properties with First National Real Estate Pope Nitschke


  1. Speak with your financier to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.
  2. Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements.
  3. Research sales in those preferred suburbs using First National Pope Nitschke recent sales. Inspect every property in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend all open homes in the area.
  4. Develop a relationship with one of our professional Sales Consultants who specialises in your preferred area. Your Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you of any new listings that hit the market before they are advertised.  

    It's also a good idea to register with us as a Priority Buyer to receive free SMS and / or email alerts about all new properties listed in your preferred suburbs and price ranges.
  5. When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your agent to send a copy of the sale contract to your solicitor or conveyancer or alternatively register online to have a contract emailed to you.
  6. If you are considering making an offer through First National Real Estate Pope Nitschke we recommend that you obtain a copy of our Purchaser Protection Pack which outlines the process of the purchase every step of the way.
  7. Your solicitor will arrange a building and pest inspection to make sure you are aware of any major defects and pest concerns eg: white ants or termites.
  8. Following your solicitors or conveyancers advice on the sale contract, and taking into consideration the building and pest reports, you are now able to make an informed decision to proceed with the purchase of the property.
  9. Once negotiations have been finalised, you will be required to sign the sale contract and pay a 10% deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account until settlement. Contracts will then be unconditionally exchanged.
  10. On settlement day it is advisable that you do a final inspection before settlement takes place. This is to ensure that the property is in the same condition as when you last inspected it and that all the inclusions are as per the contract you signed.



The best part of being a first time home owner is that you may be eligible for the first home owner grant for your first home or the land that you buy to build your first home.

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was introduced on 1 July 2000 to offset the effect of the GST on home ownership. It is a national scheme funded by the states and territories and administered under their own legislation.

Under the First Home Owner Grant scheme, a one-off grant of up to $7,000 is payable to first home owners that satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

More Information

Click here to see if you are eligible or to obtain more information about the First Home Owner Grant.



Life is full of decisions - relationships, children, career and lifestyle.
Buying a property is about the biggest financial commitment and decision you'll ever have to make. However, it's also going to be the most exciting turning point, one that will almost certainly make the most impact on your lifestyle. For many it will be something never done before. Selecting the right home in the right area, organising finance and negotiating the sale - it all sounds a little daunting. Yet it isn't as complicated as you may think and there are many ways your First National Real Estate agent can help.

First National Real Estate offer an informative Home Buyer's Guide designed to guide you through the process of buying property.  It will guide you through the complete process, from finding the home of your dreams through to finance arrangements and finally the move.  We've included work sheets that will help you prioritise and ensure you find a home that will suit your needs both now and well into the future.   

Click here to request your FREE copy of First National Real Estate's Home Buyer's Guide.

Of course, if there is anything else you need to know, just ask. We are more than happy to help.