Buyers Tips

Some handy tips for those about to buy a property


Get to know the local agents?

  • Register your interest
  • Be proactive chase them up
  • Follow them up with a vist

Get your money into place!

  • Get your mortgage in place (in principal)
  • Make sure you understand all the costings, so that nothing comes to you as a suprise

Legal advice

  • Line up a solicitor
  • Research the area you’re interested in buying in
  • What amenities do you require, schools, shops, transport
  • Be flexible with times and days (you may miss out if someone sees the property before you)
  • View the property more than once
  • Give the agent feedback
  • Have an open mind

Making an offer

  • Let the agent know your position “mortgage ready” “no chain” “first time buyer”
  • If you really want the property try to not offer too low, this may the seller

Offer being accepted

  • Have your solicitor in place
  • Arrange for a survey to be done as this is what usually delays the process