The process of buying a house or any kind of property can be one of your life’s most exciting events. We’re here to make the process as simple as possible. These steps to buying a house will give you a quick overview of how it works.
Choosing your area
Our area guides give you a flavour of the places we cover, but you can’t beat our branch staff for local area knowledge—get in touch and fire away with your questions.
Deciding your budget for borrowing
Let’s sit down and help you work out what costs are involved. We’ll happily recommend an independent mortgage advisor, who will give you advice on how much you can borrow, and explain any additional charges in a way you’ll understand.
Find your dream home and sell the old one
We’ll help you source the house of your dreams. And if you already own a home and are looking for selling advice, just ask. Our sales team is ready to give your move some real momentum. Let’s book a valuation and order that ‘for sale’ sign today.
Check out the properties you like
Take the plunge and book some viewings, especially since many properties look better in real than they do online. We’ll even accompany you if you need some extra support. If you’d like to make an offer, let us know, and we’ll pass it on to the seller’s agent.
Understanding your surveyor’s report
A survey tells us the condition of the property, but the reports can be long and difficult to decipher. Bring it to us, and we’ll help you understand the contents and work out whether you should revise your offer based on what’s detailed.
Getting the legal work done
When you have an offer accepted, it’s time to instruct a solicitor. They will look after the legal transfer, conduct searches, and co-ordinate monies. There will be lots of paperwork to read and sign, but if anything is unclear, contact us, and we’ll talk you through what’s needed.
Signing your contracts and exchanging
Signed contracts—signed by the buyer and the seller—are exchanged by the two solicitors involved. This seals the deal and makes it legally binding. Now it’s time to start packing for your move.
Completion of your sale
It’s the day everyone has been working towards. When the seller's solicitor has confirmed legal completion, you’re free to collect the keys and move in! We’ll be in the background coordinating the big day with your solicitor, but if you have any questions, please direct them to us. Congratulations!