Top tips for buyers in a busy property market


Are you searching for your next home right now? There’s a record number of people looking to move at the moment, with family homes at the top of many buyers’ wish-lists.
The good news is that in the past two months we’re now seeing more homes coming up for sale.
So, if you’re looking to buy and you do manage to find the right property, you will need to be ready to move more quickly than ever before.

Top tips on how to get to the front of the queue when you find ‘the one’

Search on Rightmove

You can be sure that you will be viewing more homes for sale at any time than on any other property website. All agents list to Rightmove whereas not all agents list on the other available property websites. This means you will stay on top of what is available in your ideal location, putting you in the best position to judge that you have found the one.

Sign up for our Instant Property Alerts with WR Estate Agents

Have you signed up for our Instant Property Alerts with WR Estate Agents. We take the hard work out of your home search by emailing you as soon as a new property that matches your search criteria is listed. You will also receive an alert if one of those properties has had a price reduction.

Apply for a mortgage in principle – even if you haven’t found ‘the one’ yet

If you are ready to buy, but you haven’t got a mortgage agreed in principle yet, you will save valuable time by starting this process now.
If you find your dream home, you will want to make an offer. The first two things your estate agent will ask at this stage is if you have a mortgage in principle, and if you have proof of funds ready to pay the deposit.
Get started by confirming your budget. We can put you in touch with Kellie or Chris at Worcestershire Mortgage Services who will be happy to help.

Find a solicitor

Do you have a solicitor ready to go to help you with conveyancing? Valuable time can be lost once your offer has been accepted if you still need to find someone to help you to get the documentation for the sale completed.
You can easily do this research now, which will also show the estate agent you are a serious buyer.
We can help by recommending the best local solicitors to help with your purchase and even arrange quotes on your behalf.

If you have to sell your home to move, instruct an estate agent now

If you have a property to sell, contact WR Estate Agents now about getting it listed for sale. You’ll be in a much stronger position as a buyer if you are in the process of selling your home, or have already accepted an offer. For a free and no obligation sales strategy meeting please get in touch on 01905 613910 or