Our pre-purchase design advice provides you with confidence that you are making the right purchasing decision for your new home.
Before purchasing property, our Pre-Purchase Design Advice consultation provides you with an insight into whether the house or land under consideration will, in fact, meet your needs. Should the property require a renovation or perhaps a knock-down-and-rebuild option, a Pre-Purchase Design Advice service will help you make the right decision to suit both your living and financial needs.
You might be relocating from interstate or overseas, living in Brisbane or in surrounding areas but find it really hard to make the right decision when purchasing an existing house or land. Or you may want to narrow down your search time to minimise the house hunt period but know you are buying a great property that will work for you. This service will uncover what the best properties are based on your needs sourced from a questionnaire we would get you to complete. This service is not as a buyer’s agent service, we are architects so some of the many skills we offer you are knowledge of good planning, internal and external layouts, indoor and outdoor connections, an understanding as to how much things cost to renovate, environmental sustainable design (ESD), social sustainable design and economic sustainable design.
This service is about finding the best home for your lifestyle needs, what we know of the area, location issues and most importantly, given we are in a subtropical climate location, how to achieve the best climatic outcome which is already built in to many existing homes and land locations, so that you can buy the right place for you (this service does not replace the need for you to get a building and pest inspection).
If you are looking at existing homes, these homes may not need any renovation or only minor adjustments; that is fine with us as the service is about you, not us. It is about finding you the best place to live within your means. If the home you have picked does not meet all of your own objectives or is lacking in certain ways, we will identify how to add in what is needed or let you know about other opportunities or outline negatives which cannot be resolved. We will give recommendations to ensure you buy or move on with knowledge. Or you may be looking at land to build on and again our service will work with you to analyse your needs, the issues of the block and together we can determine what is going to work best for you. Again, you may not be able to afford a custom build due to budget needs and have to build a mass produced home, this is all okay with us because this service is about you, not us.
In this service, you find the property that you think would meet your needs and we give you feedback based around you and what we know about your needs, your lifestyle and your objectives. For a set fee, we will supply some initial comments, feedback and individual feedback per property (note we are not a property valueer, so we cannot comment on the sale price or a potential offered purchase price). We will assess up to 9 properties per set fee. All you need to do is complete our online questionnaire, then find properties you think best suit you. To get the ball rolling you will need to send us a link from realestate.com.au or an address of the property for sale. Ideally, it would be good if homes have a floorplan included however, we can work around this to some end if no floorplan is available.
We look forward to working with you to find the best properties based on your needs.
To assist you in your review of properties that you are considering, we have created a Pre-Purchase Review Pack, the ultimate guide/checklist for you to complete to easily narrow down which properties suit you and your family best. To download your copy click here or on the button below.
Our Pre-Purchase Design Advice service is a paid consultation conducted within the proposed home or block of land.
Being able to clearly identify your lifestyle requirements and deciding prior to purchase if the property is the right fit for you will save you long term.
Based on the information from this service you will:
"We ended up buying a brand new home in Camp Hill in November last year. We love it. There is nothing to do and we have our weekends to ourselves. Your advice helped us a great deal in our search. I guess you can close our file because we will not be needing any services. I have referred 1 or 2 of your emails to a colleague who has asked about planning for a renovation. I described your initial consultation service and recommended they call you when they're ready to start thinking about renovating their older house that they just bought. Thanks and Kind Regards."