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10 tips for getting the property you want

October 2, 2015Tags: Tips | buy property

With the summer holidays now well behind us, perhaps you're using your evenings and lunchtimes to focus on your hunt for a new home. If you are, then we're here to help with some great tips on getting the home you want.

  1. Don’t only rely on property websites; you may already be too late! Register with as many agents as you can and give them a clear idea of your requirements. Help them to help you. Register with Your Move here.
  2. Keep in touch with your Estate Agent – you will be at the forefront of their minds when the right property becomes available.
  3. Be open minded. Viewing properties is a great way to get an idea of what your money will buy. Be prepared to compromise.
  4. Make sure your mortgage is in place. Arrange a mortgage appointment with a Your Move Mortgage advisor. We have appointments available in your area.
  5. Make yourself an attractive buyer by having a solicitor / conveyancing firm in place before you offer. Your Move can help you with this.
  6. Go out of your way to view something quickly. Can you dash out in your lunch hour? If possible, take a friend or relative with you to give a second opinion.
  7. Be aware of any issues with the property. Ask the agent if there is anything you should be made aware of.
  8. Be prepared to make an immediate offer. Make it clear to the agent on how quickly you can move, and provide them with how you intend to make a financial purchase.
  9. Avoid negotiating! This can take days of going backwards and forwards to agree a price, another buyer can come in and beat you to it!
  10. Don’t take your time! Implement your mortgage application urgently and ensure you chase your solicitor on a regular basis to turn the legal paperwork around straight away.

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