Our viewing recommendations
(no, not the kind you’re thinking about)
First Impressions are important, before viewing the property drive past it, get a feel of the neighbourhood. Have a listen for noise, look for any developments that could sway your decision. Get a feel for the area. If you like what you see, and you could see yourself living there, book a viewing!
Create a list
Create a mental list, or even a physical list. Include questions that you want to ask and get them prepared beforehand so that you don’t regret not asking an important question.
Remember you’re creating a bond with the homeowner (or estate agent), if you’re happy and friendly, the process could run a lot smoother.
Take a partner, parent or friend.
Although the properties that we sell have been checked, it is important to take someone you know for safety reasons. Not only that, they may also ask good questions, spot important features or downfalls and give you a second opinion!
On many of the property portals such as Zoopla, Primelocation and Rightmove, you can see the average monthly costs of the property and even the average bandwith (WIFI) that you could potentially get. These are important to research as it should be included in your budgeting.
Questions to consider asking the seller
How old is the boiler?
How old are the windows?
What are the neighbours like?
Why do you want to move?
What work has been done recently?
Have you had much interest?
Have you had any problems obtaining buildings insurance?