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Understanding open apartment inspections

Choosing to inspect an apartment comes with the responsibility of taking in crucial information about the property and understanding the next steps in the sales process. We walk through how these differ from building inspections, why they are vital to the buying process, and how you can prep to inspect your dream property.

Checklists 1-3: Property Information & Key Features Outside the Apartment

In our first checklist, we start with the essentials, like the address, sale price and expected auction date to help you short-list properties from the very beginning. Checklists 2 and 3 cover the basic locational pros and cons, as well as whether outdoor features/spaces add value to you or your potential tenants' desired lifestyle.

Checklists 4-6: Interiors, Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Well-maintained bedrooms and bathrooms might pique your interest. In order to make an informed decision, it pays to know you've left no stone unturned in your inspection. These checklists help you consider everything from physical aspects (i.e. storage and air-conditioning) to property's more subtle signs (for necessary repairs and odour control).

Checklists 7-9: Kitchen, Laundry and Garage

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Still, it is easy to miss the signs of a costly renovation or poor fit for your lifestyle, which is why our 7th checklist covers all this in detail. Our last checklists cover two overlooked areas, giving you a tidy list of questions to ask the agent about parking permits and other conveniences.

Sell your property with Australia’s #1
real estate brand

With a heritage stretching back to 1928, we’ve been helping Australians like you safely navigate property investment for over 90 years. With a reputation that’s built on strength, reliability, and innovation, LJ Hooker have come to be Australia’s most recognised real estate brand.

So when you sell your property with us, you’ve got the power of the LJ Hooker name behind you. Australians know that when they choose LJ Hooker they’re getting award-winning customer service, and an unwavering dedication to our clients.

Award-winning service

Everything we do is geared towards seeing our customers succeed. It’s this commitment to exceptional service that saw us achieve the the #1 place in the 2018 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers.

But we haven’t just stopped there.

LJ Hooker offices have dominated Australia's premier ranking in the REB Top 50 Sales Offices for the 4th consecutive year.

Serving the industry since 1928

A world-wide network

Whether you’re just around the corner, or you’re partnering with us from overseas, you know you can rely on your LJ Hooker agent to get the most out of your property.

With our network of international offices spread across not just Australia, but New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, we’ve got one of the largest real estate teams in the industry.

All licenced or certified in accordance with local legislation, our highly-skilled, experienced team go above and beyond to make sure your home is looked after.

Serving the industry since 1928

Our pledge

At LJ Hooker we pledge to always surpass our customers’ expectations, by providing you with the exceptional service you’ve come to expect from Australia’s leading real estate brand.

We’re committed to improving the real estate industry, and we’re always looking at how we can do things better. This free ebook is just one element of this, and is part of our commitment to always helping and educating our customers, which has helped us build a name that’s synonymous with real estate in Australia.

recognized for industry excellence

"Communication throughout the settlement process was exceptional."

Lisa M.H.

From our initial conversation on the phone, our LJ Hooker agent displayed excellent professionalism and local knowledge of the market. His appraisal was not only realistic, but right on the money. He even predicted the time it would take to sell accurately.

He gave excellent feedback throughout, and provided regular updates after inspections. In the end, he sold the property at a price which met, and even exceeded my expectations.

His communication throughout the settlement process was exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend LJ Hooker to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area.

Thank you for your outstanding efforts, we sincerely appreciate it.

"Our LJ Hooker agent provided outstanding customer service"

Peter M.C.

Our LJ Hooker agent provided outstanding customer service, was knowledgeable and displayed high level communication and negotiation skills.

My wife and I were very pleased with the marketing of our property and the sale price achieved. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell their property.

"My property could not have been in better hands"

Majbritt P.M.

Our LJ Hooker agent was so professional in her dealings with vendors and purchasers alike, and she was honest, reliable and effective when marketing our property.

My property could not have been in better hands. I've bought and sold many properties over the years and our agent was the most outstanding agent I've ever dealt with.

"Everything was explained very well"

Trevor S.

Our agent is an asset to LJ Hooker. I have no doubt that he has a very bright future in real estate. We could not fault him if we tried !!!

He was highly motivated, has excellent product and procedural knowledge and put us first every time.

Everything was explained very well, we were never in doubt about any aspect of the sale. He is an excellent communicator, very well presented and a true professional.

"She was so bubbly and friendly"


Our agent was excellent from the moment we met her — organised with information on sales in the area, sale price and marketing strategy.

She was so bubbly and friendly, making the whole process of selling the family home so much easier. I would definitely recommend her to sell a property. P.S our dog Pablo loved her too.

"If I were selling again, I'd contact her without a second thought!"

Doug F.

We chose our LJ Hooker agent on the advice of a mutual friend, and it was a good choice for us. She was accessible, knowledgeable, helpful, organised, punctual, candid, approachable and friendly.

We felt throughout that she was working to get us the best deal in a tricky market. Her advice RE: sales strategy proved to be spot on and we sold at auction for our reserve in a market that was starting to trend downwards.

If I were selling again, I'd contact her without a second thought!

"He has many years of experience in the industry and a great knowledge of the area he services."

Di H.

I would have no hesitation in recommending our LJ Hooker agent to anyone thinking of selling their property. He has many years of experience in the industry and a great knowledge of the area he services.

I found him at all times easy to deal with and he just gets on with what he does best in selling properties.

I was extremely happy with the professional marketing of my property and outstanding result overall.

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