Got a property that you need to sell first? Do that as soon as possible!
If you have a home that you need to sell before you can progress, ensure that you are listed on all of the major marketing portals as it ensures that you are in a much stronger position as a buyer. Talk to your local Estate Agent as they can get your home marketed to the right people at the right time.
Sign up for property alerts
Be the first to know about a property in the area that fits your criteria! This takes the hard work out of the home search task.
Apply for a mortgage in principle
If you feel ready to buy, but you haven't quite found 'the one', apply for a mortgage in principle as it will save valuable time once you do. If you find your dream home you will want to make an offer. The first two things your estate agent will ask at this stage is if you have a mortgage in principle, and if you have proof of funds to pay the deposit.
Find a solicitor
Finding someone to complete the legal documentation once a sale agreed can be time consuming which is why it's best to do your research as early as possible.