How do I stop people from making an offer on a property I’m trying to buy?

How to take a property off the market (4 tips)

How do I stop people from making an offer on a property I’m trying to buy?

Here are some of the best tips we give to clients when they’re trying to stop other people from buying the home they want.

Tip 1

There is no such thing as a holding deposit when buying a house.

What is a holding deposit when buying a house?

There is no such thing as a holding deposit when buying a house.

Agents will NOT take the property off the market if you leave a deposit.

Holding deposits are for lay-bys…not buying a house.

Video: How do holding deposits work?

Tip 2

Signing a contract and exchanging with the agent WILL stop any other buyers from making an offer.

This is the ONLY way to take the property off the market!  The buyer will receive a cooling-off period of 5 business days, which takes us to the next tip.

Is exchanging contracts legally binding. Yes.

Tip 3

Use your cooling off period

A 5 business day cooling-off period is granted to the buyer automatically when they exchange with a real estate agent. 

What is a cooling off period in real estate?

Watch the video below to find out more about cooling-off periods and see how you can use them to your advantage.

Video: What is a cooling off period in real estate?

Tip 4

Ask the agent to send the entire contract ASAP

Ask the agent to scan the whole contract and email it to you, your conveyancer and to your lender. 

The sooner your conveyancer and lender know about your purchase, the quicker they can start their processes.

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