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Case Study: Buying My First Home

Purchasing her first home could have been a complex task for Lydia*, who spent most of the year out of town, leaving little time to search for properties.

Lydia asked credit adviser Mehmet Tavli, of YellowBrickRoad Nerang, 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,” Lydia says. “Mehmet drove from the Gold Coast up to the Sunshine Coast 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 Mehmet was extremely patient.”

Mehmet estimates that he provided Lydia 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.”

"I’d never been to an auction before and am a first home buyer, so this information was invaluable."

Using a credit adviser helped Lydia in unexpected ways – Mehmet 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.

“Mehmet 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.”

"I fielded these questions to Mehmet who, without fail, provided a prompt and succinct answer."

Unfortunately Lydia 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 Mehmet who, without fail, provided a prompt and succinct answer.”    

In fact, Lydia was so impressed at Mehmet’s 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.