Our top tip for buyers even before starting to look for property is to get clear on finances. If a mortgage is involved it's worth meeting with a financial adviser who can get a mortgage agreed in principle for you and discuss the costs of moving.
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Whilst there is a wealth of information available on popular property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla, registering with us so that we understand your requirements and can advise you of new properties as soon as they are available is important too.
Once you have found your possible new home make an offer and we will put this forward to the owner in writing as well as verbally. The owner may require evidence of your ability to proceed with the transaction. Having a mortgage agreed in principle may help at this stage.
Once the offer is agreed we will prepare a notification of sale and write to all parties outlining the agreed price, special conditions and broad timescales. You will need to appoint a conveyancer, Lawlors can help you with this if you don't already have one in mind.
Open and honest communication between everyone at this stage is the key to a successful transaction so its important to talk to us about any issues that may come up. We will allocate a dedicated sales progressor who will liaise with you and pass on any relevant information, please feel free to call them at anytime.
When the finances are available, all enquiries have been agreed and the contract has been signed we are ready to exchange. At this point a completion date is agreed and the buyer will put down a deposit which is normally 10%. On completion day the balance is transferred and you can come and pick up your keys.