Arrange finance well in advance and know how much you’re pre-approved for
Make sure you have your 10 per cent deposit readily accessible
Don’t skip on the due diligence. LIM reports, building inspections and valuations could save you from some big headaches Get a good solicitor or lawyer Be confident and don’t be afraid to ask for more time from the auctioneer if you need it
Go with a support person.
New era: Prue Watson, left, sold her Onehunga home of 10 years to Jess Fountain at auction on February 4.