Tips for buyers in a busy market 28 Apr 2021
The property market is moving fast, houses are selling before they are even live on the web. So how can buyers contend with this and be ready to act fast when they find the perfect home?
Here are our top tips to secure that dream home:
What is your position? If you need to sell in order to buy, you must instruct an estate agent now otherwise you may stand little chance against cash buyers with nothing to sell or those that are SSTC. Often people wait for the perfect property to come on the market before they put theirs on, but in the current market, you would have to be extremely lucky for it to still be available. You can book a free, no obligation appraisal of your home here.
Sign up for our instant property alerts so that as soon as a property goes live on our system, you will hear about it. Make sure you are registered with your preferred branch so you receive property matches and we can also give you a call about properties that might not even be live just yet.
Get your mortgage sorted. Even if you haven’t found your perfect home yet, you need to have your Agreement in Principle sorted, so you can act fast when you do. Save time by getting this sorted now – you can book a free appointment with Jon Shears Mortgage Advice here.
As well as your mortgage, it would pay to instruct your preferred solicitor now as many are extremely busy. Even if you don’t have the house, having your solicitor on stand-by will save precious time when it counts.