As there are a lot of new investors (and not so new) here looking to purchase interstate at the moment, I thought I would post the logistics how I executed it to help investors gain a better understanding behind it. The following process I have applied over the past 15 years has allowed us to build the Multi-Million Dollar Residential Property portfolio we hold today spread all over Australia. Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to traveling I make all my online bookings for air fares, motel accommodation and car hire. A mobile phone, digital camera & a notebook/laptop with internet access are mandatory tools to take with you. In between purchases, prior to me flying I do all my MACRO level due diligence via the internet. This provides me a couple of areas to do my MICRO due diligence once I hit the ground interstate. I fly over usually for a period of 7 to 10 days. Upon arrival I usually spend the first 2-3 days driving around getting to know the areas I picked out from my MACRO due diligence prior to arrival. From there, I decide the area that I prefer and then hit the internet, phone, email and agents inspecting all the properties I can over the following week that meet my purchasing criteria at the Micro DD level. I do not make any property inspection appointments prior to departure. If I see a property that exceptional I will put in an offer there and then, otherwise I will bring all my micro level inspection notes back home, then over the following weeks pick the best of the crop and make an offer remotely from home. The offer/contract process I conduct by phone, fax, email & registered express post. Once an offer is accepted a signed contract copy is forwarded to my mortgage broker to get the finance process under way. I also immediately forward a copy of the signed contract to our Solicitor to start their side of the conveyancing process. I always use a Solicitor / Conveyancer that is located locally to the state the property purchase is in because they are familiar with the settlement process system for that locality. I then organise the relevant contractors / agencies required in relation to fulfilling our contract conditions / requirements , such as, ie. independent valuers, building inspections, pest inspections etc etc. Once these requirements have been met satisfactory to myself I then notify my solicitor of such and the solicitor liaises with my mortgage broker to take the contract through to settlement. Once settlement is complete I set up systems to have our portfolio pretty much operate on auto-pilot. All IP outgoings such as insurances, council & water rates notices, repairs & maintenance bills etc get posted from our creditors directly to our property managers who then pay all of them from rental income collected each month. At the end of the month my property managers deposit all rental incomes direct into our bank account and forward a management statement to us listing all incomings & outgoings. Over the years we have found the whole process to run fairly smoothly. With each subsequent purchase you learn from the previous ones so you can fine tune the way you do things along the way. This kind of stuff you don't learn form text books. Its hands on practical experience where the nuts & bolts learning is really acquired. The biggest obstacle that needs to be conquered is your own thinking or mindset. Basically it's the having the courage to over come the fear of stepping out of your comfort zone to things that are all new and foreign to you. Are you doing things right, what do you need to do next and the fear of losing are all thoughts you will have to move through to succeed. At the end of the day once you have moved through these barriers that stop the majority of people you will think to yourself that it wasn't as bad as you thought it was going to be. Chances are you will be revved up wanting to do it all again - I know I was. You dont have to get it right you just have to get it going! Hope this helps & demystify things for you.