Ok, I'm just going to ask the question, it may be a silly one but here goes; Can someone please detail how you go about purchasing a property. I mean the actual guts of it. The reason for my question; been researching and learning hard over the past 4 months, I feel like I know a good amount about the theory of investment but the idea of moving forward, contacting an agent, knowing what to offer, making an offer, negotiating, knowing how to do any of that scares the bejesuz out of me to be honest! Yet I am excellent at buying and selling and cars for example! I've spoken with MB to firm financial position and have a deadline to purchase by the end of the year (asap), but I am now at the stage of do I go through a BA or just trust in myself and what I have learned along the way to make the right first purchase. (purchasing in Brisbane, so sight unseen) So I'd like to put the question out there for those experienced investors; could you please share some of your wisdom for this newbie to get the balls to make this happen.