Downsizing Home

The Ultimate Guide to Downsizing in Brisbane: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition by Sam Price, Buyers Agent Brisbane

Client's goals

Our clients had recently sold their family home where they had raised their children and were looking for a new home near to where they had lived for the last 30 odd years. They wanted a low set property, with a small yard for their dog and to continue their love of gardening.

Key requirements:

  • Within 4 kilometers of the Brisbane CBD
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garage
  • Well located single level townhouse or ground floor unit
  • Within walking of public transport and shops
  • Minimal or no stairs
  • Flexible budget range

How Templeton helped

Quality inner city low set townhouses and ground floor units with courtyards are very rare and the task challenging, though nothing is more rewarding that finding the right property for our clients. A healthy sinking fund balance and low body corporate fees is also an essential requirement of Templeton Property. With low stock levels, contacting key agents to learn about premarket and off market listings was essential to this acquisition, as was searching through properties online that had been incorrectly described.

The result

After 2 months of searching, Sam Price was successful in securing a modern low set townhouse in a complex of only 3, which provided 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and single garage with a courtyard. The property was also located 5 minutes’ walk from a neighbourhood centre and public transport 2 minutes away.

I cannot rate the service Templeton provided me with highly enough. Throughout the process Sam was in close contact with me, keeping me apprised of his progress of finding me a home and making sure I'm getting exactly what I was after. After exchange he acted as intermediary with real estate agents and solicitors to alleviate any stress and to navigate all the turns of the process. This is an invaluable service and Templeton provided it with effortless aplomb.

Sharon T.