Do your research in advance. Arrange for your finance pre approval. Account for hidden costs of buying when preparing finance. These include surveys, searches and legal fees. Speak with your Ray White home loans specialist to arrange the best loan to suit your needs. Find a solicitor. Find new properties by checking the internet regularly. A good agent will have their own site as well as being affiliated to a large property site. Be open minded about property details and view properties that might appear outside your possibilities. People frequently buy the one thing that they said they were not interested in! Secure the property as quickly as possible. Ask your agent to send a copy of the Contract of Sale to your solicitor or conveyancer for review. Arrange a building inspection. Always submit a strong competitive offer.