Auctions represent a great way to get the home of your dreams. If you’re lucky, you may even score a great price for it. However, if you aren’t exactly experienced in buying a house at an auction, this may turn into a roller coaster ride of hell that you’ll just wish you never got on in the first place.

If you don’t learn some tips to buying property at auctions, our advice for you is to “chill” and see how the pros do their work. If you do it without any experience backing you, not only do you risk losing a lot of money, but you may also have to deal with the fact that the house you had your eyes on may not be within your budget.

On the other hand, if you feel like investing in a home using an auction, you may want to arm yourself with some auctioning tips. Since the competition in Australia’s real estate is pretty hard, you won’t stand a chance if you don’t suit up, stand tall and do your research.

Here are some tips for buying property at auctions that you won’t want to miss.

  1. Don’t bid before visiting the auction

Auctions aren’t always 100% sure and the ones holding the bidding will try as much as possible to make you see only what is nice and great about the house – while conveniently glossing over the negative sides.

So before bidding all confidently on an auction, make sure that you are completely aware of what you are trying to buy. Getting a home is as important as it is expensive, so you may want to find out all there is to know about the auction before placing your bid.


  1. Get professional help

You know the saying, “better safe than sorry.” Having a lawyer on your side when you buy a house can be very helpful. That’s what every advice column tells you to look out for before buying property at auctions. And sure enough, they can be very convenient since they can help you understand much better the legal implications and also speak on your behalf.

  1. Set your budget

If you don’t want to go into personal financial bankruptcy, you may want to set a budget before confidently throwing your money at an auction. It would be very awkward if you realised at some point that you can’t afford to pay the bid. Therefore, establish the amount of money that you can borrow from the bank – or the sum of money that you already have in your possession.

  1. Stand confident

When you go to a job interview, you know that you need to dress properly in order to impress and act like you know exactly what you are doing – even though you may not. Well, if we were to take into consideration the top tips for buying property at auctions, this also applies to bidding for a house.

If you look confident and knowledgeable as you bid, this can actually work in your favour.

This is how you can safely land the house of your dreams. Do you have any other tips for buying property at auctions? We’d like to hear your thoughts. Or if you want specific advice on borrowing money before you go on an auction, call us on 1300 138 188 or enquire with us today.