Consider using a
Property Search Agent if your
property search is at a distance or in an area that you are not familiar with.
The support of a person with local knowledge and
existing relationships with Estate Agents could be very beneficial in saving you time and money in the long run. Consider
the benefits of putting together a buyers pack so that you
are as prepared as possible for your property
search and know exactly what your priorities are
for your ideal home. Have a hit list, be focussed
- and don't waste time viewing houses too way over
your budget, away from transport links to your
work, family friends etc. And if a large kitchen
is on your priority list or a separate downstairs
room for entertaining or a study then make sure
that if it doesn't already exist there is space
and option to make it happen by building,
extending or removing walls.
Searching online for property for sale
makes it is easy to check the asking property price and compare what you can afford to your wish list!
The property searches are usually very user friendly and you can search by a set
criteria such as location post code, numbers of bedrooms and
price. You can see 90% of UK
property for sale with floor plans, room images and property
descriptions at Rightmove.co.uk, Find a Property and Prime Location.
Estate Agents are listed with contact details in order to arrange a
suitable viewing appointment for your shortlist of preferred
properties. Take your buyers
along as a focussed checklist so that you are not too influenced by
other factors. For a click-able list of online
property search portals
check the useful links section.
Looking for a house in a local area? A local property search benefits from getting out onto the streets and familiarising yourself with alternative areas to try and identify which properties
match up closest to your buyers
list. Driving around and checking streets that you haven't visited before will be an eye opener. You will see for sale boards for property you may not have noticed
online before. Getting a feel for the
area, the local amenities, restaurants, nearest grocery store, parks and public transport will be valuable research when looking for a house. Visit three or four estate agents in each patch. Talk to them about your search brief and which issues
you're trying to balance out. Ask their advice and when you've collated sufficient info on pro's and con's together with realities of the housing stock and prices you'll be able to make an informed decision about where to concentrate
your search. If you want a new house then searching the new house
category on rightmove will make finding the ideal house all the easier.
View show homes and compare builders for your type of property. There
are many offers available from builders and developers for first time
buyers looking for a home. These offers include cash for legal fees,
FirstBuy scheme with help to the deposit and more.