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Buyers Guide

What should you do as a buyer, to ensure that you are offered the best available property and also to give you the best chance of negotiating and closing a deal when you find your home?

Register with Godfrey & Barr

Be the first to be emailed the best properties on the open market. Register with us as soon as possible to receive all our latest listing by emails and to be offered by phone and new homes that we believe may suit you.

Make sure you are top of the agent's list of buyers

Estate Agents have to prioritise their time and so you need to make sure that you are the first on their list to call when a suitable property comes to the market. Although they work for the vendor try not to think of them as the enemy. Be as specific, realistic and honest about your criteria as possible. They want to find you a property to buy and, if they know what you want, it is more likely that they will find it for you.

Call a mortgage adviser

Mortgages are taking longer to secure at the moment, so contact your mortgage broker or lender at the very start of the process to ensure that you have less delay when you find a property. You can get an 'offer in principle' from many lenders. We can put you in touch with our own recommended brokers if you require. You don't want to miss out on your dream home because you have not got your finances in place to buy.

Call your solicitor

You will need to have a solicitor in place to act for you as soon as you have found a property. If you are a first time buyer or you were less than impressed with your last solicitor speak to several solicitors before instructing one. It is vital to use a solicitor that has extensive experience in carrying out transactions in the area you are buying in, as they will be more familiar with the local properties and their particular peculiarities.

Are you selling?

If you have a related property to sell, put this on the market whilst you are looking. There can be little worse than finding your dream home, only to lose it again because you are struck in a chain or can't find a buyer in time! Is your home in our area of activity? Can we help and perhaps provide you with a free market appraisal? Call +44 (0) 20 8458 9119 or email enquire@godfreyandbarr.com


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