How deposit bonds work

Buying at auction

Auctions are a popular way of marketing a property for sale.

If you plan on using a deposit bond at auction, you will need to apply for it prior to the auction. On the day of the auction, bring the deposit bond certificate along to the auction. When you secure the winning bid, simply complete the details of the purchase on the deposit bond certificate and hand it over to the real estate agent (instead of the cash deposit) to secure the property.

Often buyers might have to attend and bid at a few auctions before being successful. Rest assured that if you are unsuccessful at the first auction, you can use the deposit bond certificate at the next auction and hopefully, you will be the successful bidder then.

Buying by offer & acceptance / private treaty

If you have found a property to buy and the seller has agreed on the price, you will have to sign the contract of sale (or offer & acceptance) and place a deposit (usually up to 10% of the property purchase price) with the real estate agent.

At this time, you will have to apply for a deposit bond. The application process is quick and easy and you will get an immediate response when you apply online. Then all you need to do is hand over the deposit bond certificate to secure the property.

Finalising the purchase

Prior to settlement (the ownership changing names to yours), your legal representative will advise the amount you need to pay to the seller. At this point, you will have to pay the full purchase price, which includes the deposit amount. Your legal representative will give you a detailed itemised break down of the costs involved.

Deposit Power Referral

Once a referral is submitted, Deposit Power will contact the customer directly to facilitate the Deposit Guarantee.

    Referrer Details

    *First Name
    *Last Name
    Business Name

    Applicant Details

    *First Name
    *Last Name

    Purchase Details

    *Purchase Price
    *Deposit bond amount

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