GSS Properties, Essential Property Buyerís GuideBuying property can be an exciting but daunting process. Here are our top tips to help you find your perfect place.
Use your estate agent's knowledgeGet the most out of your estate agent. Itís their job to find a property for you. Help them do that by keeping in regular contact and being open and honest with them about what you want. All staff at Godfrey Short & Squire will have seen each and every property that is on the market with them. They can give you in depth advice about the location and any quirks the property may have.
Set your maximum budgetWork out how much you can realistically afford. Itís a very good idea to talk to an independent financial advisor who will help you work out a true picture of your finances. Should you require advice on this please ask as we can put you in touch with a reputable local adviser. (We recommend Martin Brint, local South Zeal man).
Your budget needs to include all the additional costs involved in buying a home. Mortgage fees, stamp duty , legal fees, surveyorís fees and removal costs may be a one-off payment, but need to be considered in your financial planning.
Location Location LocationAs Kirsty & Phil always say location, location, location. This is one area where most will not waiver. But sometimes it worth thinking outside of the box and looking at things that you may of initially dismissed. Properties are on the market to be viewed so do not think that you are wasting someoneís time as you never know it might be your dream property.
DetailsBefore you go and view a property make sure youíve read the particulars to make sure it fits your requirements. Check the floor plan and with todayís technology look at the satellite image on the web, this will help with the location and anything placed nearby that might attract you to the property
Donít be afraid to act!If you see something you like, VIEW! Take advice from the estate agent and view the property. If you like the property, donít be afraid to arrange a second viewing, take a friend or family member for a second opinion.
To find out more or if you have any questions, please contact us.