How to speed up the house buying process

Once you have found the home of your dreams, it is natural to want to move in as soon as possible. However, the house buying process can be notoriously slow, especially if you have a property to sell first. Take the following steps to ensure that you can move into your new home as quickly as possible.

Select the estate agent for selling your home with care. As most property searches start out online, it is crucial that the estate agent is signed up to portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. This will provide maximum exposure for your home.

Before you put your home on the market, have a major clear out, from the attic or loft, down to the smallest cupboard in the house. Get rid of all clutter and anything which you either don’t use anymore or don’t need. The general rule is if you haven’t used it in the last year, you probably won’t need to in the future. This will also mean that you are only paying the removal firm to transport the items you truly need.

Consider the buyer of your home with care before taking your property off the market. If you have found your new home, you want the process of selling your current home to go smoothly. If the prospective buyer needs a mortgage to finance the purchase, ask for an Agreement In Principal. If they also have a property to sell, make sure it is under offer before you take your home off the market. Mortgage advisers are CeMAP qualified and are able to assist with the house buying process.


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