Top tips to en­sure a stress-free move

Harefield Gazette - - UXBRIDGE PROPERTY -

TONY Birch, sales man­ager at Ro­mans West Dray­ton, in­cor­po­rat­ing Camp­sie, has put to­gether some top tips to help en­sure your move is as smooth as pos­si­ble.

Or­gan­ise your fi­nances

“Get­ting your fi­nances in or­der as early as pos­si­ble will put you in the best po­si­tion to make your first step,” ex­plained Tony.

“It's im­por­tant to understand what you can af­ford be­fore you start your property search. In fact, this is es­pe­cially vi­tal now, due to the Mort­gage Mar­ket Re­view re­forms.”

Some agen­cies pro­vide free ap­point­ments with a mort­gage ad­viser so ar­range a free con­sul­ta­tion to get you on the right path.

Should you buy or sell first?

“In most cir­cum­stances we be­lieve the best ad­vice is to put your property on the mar­ket be­fore you start look­ing,” said Tony.

“This will help you or­gan­ise your fi­nances and means you'll be taken se­ri­ously by es­tate agents and sell­ers.”

If you're strug­gling to find your next home, Ro­mans' Home Finder ser­vice is ideal as it gives you a unique op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess prop­er­ties be­fore any­one else – even those not on the mar­ket yet!

Be aware of any ex­tra ser­vices you need

In or­der to pro­tect your fu­ture out­go­ings and avoid any un­nec­es­sary de­lays, costs and frus­tra­tions, it is vi­tal you get a sur­vey of the property you are in­ter­ested in.You will also re­quire the help of con­veyanc­ing spe­cial­ists to or­gan­ise the le­gal process of trans­fer­ring your property from one per­son to an­other. “Ex­plore all of the ser­vices an agency can of­fer you – af­ter all, it's more con­ve­nient if you have ac­cess to all the ser­vices you need un­der one roof,” said Tony.

Be aware of timescales

A truly stress-free move is of­ten a quick one, and noth­ing makes things run bet­ter than ex­cel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion. “To achieve a suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion Ro­mans of­fers all cus­tomers a per­sonal Move Man­ager, who is ded­i­cated to pro­gress­ing your sale through to a swift and trou­ble-free com­ple­tion,” added Tony.

Feel com­fort­able in your choice of agency

Look for an agent who is knowl­edge­able about the lo­cal area, pas­sion­ate about see­ing your con­tract through to the end, and proac­tive in their mar­ket­ing tech­niques. Ul­ti­mately, you need to make sure you choose an agent you are happy with.

Do you have any property re­lated ques­tions you would like an­swer­ing? If so, email: ask­the­ex­pert@ro­mans.co.uk or con­tact the team at Ro­mans West Dray­ton, in­cor­po­rat­ing Camp­sie, on 01895 431 188.

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