Top tips to ensure a stress-free move
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: email@example.com or contact the team at Romans West Drayton, incorporating Campsie, on 01895 431 188.