Buyers who are in the fortunate position of being able to secure their first home must be active in today’s market. The strategy of waiting in anticipation that values will decline could be very costly and even detrimental in achieving what most prudent people consider to be the ultimate goal in life; that is to own your own home. Procrastinating simply prolongs the process and as has been proven over many years, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, the real estate market waits for no one. Seek and ye shall find should be your motto. Look at everything that could be desirable to you, then talk to your EVES sales consultant for advice on how to secure it. Don’t eliminate auction properties that might tick all your boxes, be the first one in with an offer if it doesn’t sell at auction and don’t give up if you miss out, there will always be another one coming so keep going and you will succeed.