Buying a property will, for the majority of us, be the biggest purchase we ever make. There’s a lot to consider when you’re thinking of buying and no two property journeys are the same. Here’s a quick breakdown of things to keep in mind when you’re looking to buy:
Knowing exactly what you can afford is going to be the first step in any search. Mortgage lenders are currently tighter than they ever have been before. Talking with a lender to see what would be possible before beginning your search will give you clearer goals and will stop any disappointment of finding your dream property only to be priced out.
Talk to your agent
No one knows your local area and the property market like your agent. Once you have a rough idea of price and you know exactly what you want from your property get in touch. Once we know exactly what it is you require from your property we can help you narrow down your search.
Talking to your agent not only helps you better target your search, but once we understand what you are looking for, we can alert you to any new properties up for sale before they are listed to the general public.
Get the most from your viewings
Don’t be afraid to be honest with your viewings! If you don’t like a property, be sure to tell us. Knowing what you do and don’t like will help us better track down your ideal property.
Don’t fall into the trap of judging a property by its current furnishings and decorations. Time after time people are put off by an ugly sofa or some ill-advised wallpaper, these things will change and you’ll make the property your own in no time.
Putting in an offer
You’ve done it, you’ve found a property that you could call home! It’s time to make an offer.
As we mentioned on our sales page, we’re currently in a seller’s market so don’t delay! We’ll help you put together a realistic offer and begin the negotiation process. This can take a while and can involve quite a lot of back and forth from both parties, it can be quite taxing. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you’re updated every step of the way and you know the exact status of your purchase at all times.
We’ll be here to help every step of the way and will assist you with any other obstacles that may crop up during the buying process. If you would like any more information or want to discuss buying a property in any more detail, get in touch! We’re always more than happy to help.