PHOTO: Real estate agent Sammi Russo (pictured) revealed her top tips for buying property
- Real estate agent reveals why properties are selling way above the listed price
- The regional Victorian has top tips for keeping within budget and out of debt
- She also explained the surprising reason buyers miss out on their dream home
A real estate agent has revealed her top tips for buying property as sea changers drive up prices in suburban and rural areas.
Sammi Russo, a self-described ‘high-energy’ agent from the tiny Victorian town of Nagambie, said it was important for buyers to stick to their budgets.
‘My biggest advice would be when you’re jumping on real estate.com is to add in all your filters in the app and on the website,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Don’t go over your personal limit, don’t jump too high into debt.’
The agent said people moving away from cities was pushing up sales in regional towns and causing homeowners to increase auction reserves above the listed price.
‘If they (homeowners) do get 60 people through each open home they’re more than likely going to bump up their reserves,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
Ms Russo also said many buyers miss out on their dream homes because they don’t build a relationship with the agent or wait too long to respond to calls and emails
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