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What To Look Out For When Buying A Property in Wellington


With amazing work and study opportunities, fabulous night life and a great cafe culture in the city, Wellington has a lot to offer its residents. Not surprisingly, many families and professionals want to find a permanent home in the Wellington region, Wellington city and in the suburbs. If you are looking to buy a property in Wellington then consider using the services of a real estate professional. 

Nicki Cruickshank is a renowned local real estate agent who can help you find the perfect home in Wellington. She is knowledgeable, approachable and is passionate about providing a high quality service to all her clients. Visit Nicki's website to view her latest listings or join her mailing list for regular updates on the Wellington property market. 

If you’re looking to buy a property in Wellington, here are some top tips for you! 

1) Discover Wellington before you buy


If you've never lived in Wellington before, living in a rental property for a few months while you get a feel for the region, the city and its various suburbs is a good idea. You can always rent from listings on the internet, but when it comes to buying, get in touch with a professional real estate agent. 

You can see as many properties as you wish through your agent and decide which area you like the best. The vibe across Wellington varies widely which is something you can’t figure out until you’re actually here so rent first and buy later.

2) Be rational and realistic 

Buying a home is always an emotional decision. As disappointing as it sounds, it’s very important to be realistic about what you can afford. A beautiful property with a deck in Wellington harbour may be your dream, but you may have to choose from the properties available in the suburbs. 

Working with a real estate agent is a great way to keep your expectations in check, while also ensuring that you get to see a range of properties you can afford. This approach improves your chances of finding something you can fall in love with – without stretching your budget. 

3) What works best

What is important for you? A school nearby? A park for the children to play? In which case, a home in the suburbs may be perfect for you. If you’re a young professional and want to stay close to the action then finding an apartment in the city will be ideal. Make a list of priorities and be sure to communicate them to your real estate agent. 

4) Essential inspection 


Despite all assurances, buyers are usually very nervous at the time of signing the agreement. What if the building is structurally weak or there are other damages you can’t see? Such concerns are quite valid. If you’ve found your dream home then get in touch with a company that offers pre-purchase inspections before you sign on the dotted line. Most real estate agents have a fabulous network of professionals who can confirm the state of the property before you buy so take advantage of their trusted contacts and put your mind at rest.     

5) Choose the right partner

Last but not the least, choose the right real estate agent in Wellington. There are many in the city and across the region but it is hard to find someone who you know will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you into your dream home. Contact Nicki Cruickshank today and get advice from the most trusted real estate expert in Wellington

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