17 Oct 2019

I've found a property I love, what do I do now?

I've found a property I love, what do I do now?

Once you've found your dream home, you’ll be keen to get the process moving. 

Aberdein Considine's Property Team walks us through the next steps.

Find a solicitor

One of the first things to do is find a solicitor who can negotiate an offer on your behalf with the estate agent or solicitor who is marketing the property.

Your solicitor will hopefully have a good knowledge of the local area and market and they’re negotiating approach will very much depend on a range of factors including the level of interest in the property, the length of time it has been on the market and your budget.

Submit an offer

If you are not competing with anyone else, your solicitor may well recommend that your initial offer is lower than your budget.

If the property is quite popular and there are potentially other parties that are interested in submitting offers, the seller may set what is called a closing date. This is when a seller sets a date and time for all interested parties to submit their best offer. Once all the offers are in, the seller will decided which they wish to proceed with.

The housing market can vary widely between areas, and this why it can be advantageous to instruct a solicitor with some local knowledge.

Once the seller has accepted your offer, they will not conduct any further viewing and the property will be classed as under offer.

Book an appointment

We buy more than 3,500 homes a year on behalf of our clients, ensuring they get their dream home on the right terms and at the right price.

To book an appointment with one of our property experts, click here.

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