Purchasing her first home could have been a complex task for Mary, who spent most of the year out of town, leaving little time to search for properties.
Mary asked credit adviser Nicholas Kirlew, of Arafura Finance Brokers in Darwin, for help with a particular challenge in finding her first property – she was away from her home base for much of the year, so she didn’t have time to look for properties every weekend.
“From the beginning, I was impressed,” Mary says. “Nicholas drove from Darwin to Humpty Doo to provide his professional advice in my own home, which saved me precious time and money.”
As I work away from home, it took longer for me to find a place than usual and Nicholas was extremely patient.”
Nicholas estimates that he provided Mary with 10 property reports so she could make an informed decision.
“The reports give an insight into the property and the suburb that you wish to buy in,” he explains. “They have very valuable information about the property, including the price range, which gives clients a very informed decision-making platform.”
Using a credit adviser helped Mary in unexpected ways – Nicholas went above and beyond to make sure the first home buyer got a great property at a great price, as well as the advice she needed about buying at a mortgagee auction.
“Nicholas provided me with a free property appraisal, as well as advising me on how I should bid and how much I should bid up to,” she says. “I’d never been to an auction before and am a first home buyer, so this information was invaluable. It helped me win the bidding and acquire a penthouse unit at a bargain basement price. I’m absolutely thrilled.”
Unfortunately Mary used a conveyancer who did not answer her questions. “Being a first home buyer, I had many,” she says. ‘Subsequently I fielded these questions to Nicholas who, without fail, provided a prompt and succinct answer.”
In fact, Mary was so impressed at Nicholas’ professionalism and industry knowledge that she’ll be coming back. “I hope to purchase an investment property in the future and will also use his services again when the time arises,” she says.
*Client’s name has been changed.
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