deal - how to keep everyone informed
Keep the agent regularly informed of progress.
Don't wait for them to call you and be careful not to rely completely on everything they tell you, because as you know they represent
the vendor not you the buyer.
This is often an emotional period for both buyer and seller. Be wary of allowing 'principles' to block progress. Focus on the bigger picture. There are nearly always issues to work through so
try to think creatively.
deal - how to keep things on track until you move in
Gaining momentum in the transfer of information between solicitors will be a big advantage. See also the conveyancing process for more information on stages from offer being accepted,
through searches and legal aspects, until exchange of contract and completion of the property deal when you can move into your new home.