My partner and I are interested in a property in North Brisbane that is going to Auction this Saturday. It is a little sooner than we were planning on buying, but our DD has checked out and it looks like it would be a good fit for us at this point in time. Unfortunately, our broker is overseas on holidays at the moment so we're unable to arrange finance/pre-approval prior to the auction. This will be our first IP and we only settled on our PPOR a couple of months ago, so we don't want to stick our necks out too far with regard to finance before sitting down and going through everything with our broker when he's back in just over a week. If the property is passed in this weekend, we would like to negotiate and make an offer. Does anyone have any tips on getting infront of the agent and discussing post auction? We plan to be there on the day, but should we discuss with the agent prior to auction? To date the agent has been quite slack - not advertising open for inspections until the morning of, very brief responses to questions etc. The vendor is from overseas, but not sure as to reason for selling at this stage. Any tips would be much appreciated.