Are you thinking about making a move this year? Or perhaps you’re actively searching for that perfect property? Well, the good news is over the past two months, since lockdown restrictions have eased, there are more homes coming on the market; the bad news – there’s also a record number of people looking to move at the moment, with family homes at the top of many buyers’ wish lists. 

To help you keep one step ahead in today’s competitive property market, we’ve got some top tips to get you in the best possible position to buy when the perfect home comes along.

Search Online

If you know where you’re looking to buy, make sure you’re regularly checking local agent’s websites in order to stay on top of what is available in your ideal location, putting you in the best position to judge that you have found the one when it comes along.

Sign up for Mailshots & Property Alerts

Sign up for newsletters and property alerts with the agents you’ve identified in your online search. Here at Aston Knowles, we take the hard work out of your home search by reaching out to you as soon as a new property that matches your search criteria is listed with us.

Apply for a mortgage in principle – even if you haven’t found ‘the perfect property’ yet

If you’re in a position to buy, but you’ve not got your mortgage agreed in principle, start the process now and save valuable time.

When ‘the one’ comes along, you’ll no doubt want to be in a position to offer – but you can’t do that without a mortgage in principle, and proof of funds for the deposit.

Find a solicitor

It’s always a good idea to do your research and find a solicitor to help with conveyancing before an offer is made. Appointing a good solicitor will save you no end of issues during the sale progression and they really are one of the most important appointments you’ll make when moving home.

If you have to sell your home to move, instruct an estate agent now

If you have a property to sell, you might be tempted to wait until you find your dream home before putting it on the market. However, listing it with an agent when you’ve made the decision to move will put you in a much stronger position to buy, especially if you have already accepted an offer.

Our premium property experts enjoy an unsurpassed reputation and serve to guide the very best people to the very best properties available to the market.

We would be delighted to assist you in your sale or purchase and look forward to hearing from you on 0121 362 7878 or email enquiries@astonknowles.com at your earliest convenience.

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