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Tips for Buyers Looking for Their Dream Home in Kent

Tips for Buyers Looking for Their Dream Home in Kent

Tips for Buyers
Looking for Their Dream Home in Kent

In this two-minute
read, we give our best recommendations on how to find your dream home in Kent.

Searching for your
next home can be an exciting process, but it can also feel daunting and even
frustrating at times. Use these suggestions to ensure that when you’re house
hunting in AREA, you remain as calm as possible.

Get your ducks in a

There is little point
going shopping without your wallet. The same thing applies to property. Before
you even begin looking for a property, make sure you have spoken to an
independent financial adviser first. They will help you uncover the
possibilities and ensure you’re starting your search with a realistic budget in

Use the internet

This is nigh on a moot
point as the internet is such a ubiquitous force in all our lives nowadays.
Many people begin their online browsing many months before making a move. This
gives you a good impression of what’s available in your price range. Try not to
limit your ‘must-have’ features using the online filters. You could miss
something simply because of an input error.

Speak to estate agents

The best way to find
out about the best properties for you and your needs is to speak to the
experts. The estate agents that cover your preferred area will hear about
properties coming to the market long before paperwork, photos, videos, etc. are
done and finally put online.

Also, estate agents
are trained to hear the ‘needs’ in your description of your dream home. When we
search for ourselves, we can struggle to find what we really need because we’re
too focused on what we ‘want’.

Be patient

It can seem really
tempting to go looking at properties before your house has sold, or before your
inheritance has landed, or however you’re funding the purchase. This is the
quickest way to heartbreak.

If you aren’t sold or
able to proceed with the purchase straightaway, the seller is unlikely to take
it off the market. You then will lose out to someone who was in a better
position than you. Wait to view homes ‘in the flesh’ until you’re ready to buy.
It saves you a lot of time and heartache.

Don’t lowball

When you find the
right property and you’re in a position to make an offer, don’t start your
negotiations with a low offer. It’s normal to try a ‘cheeky’ offer but if you
start really low, you risk offending the sellers. Once that’s happened,
people’s defences are raised and even if you offered over the asking price,
they might not want to sell to you on principle.

If you really want the
property, just pay the right price.

If you’re looking for
your dream home in Kent, get in touch with us on 01634304326 and we can chat
through your ‘must-haves’, ‘would-likes’, and the whole process.