5 useful tactics when buying your first home.
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
📍1) You desperately want that house with a driveway for 6 cars right…. But do you need it? 🤔 - So many buyers make this mistake in the beginning and end up losing out on great properties along the way. Work out what you really need from what you really want and don't get these confused.
📍2) Remember when you searched rightmove for properties at £400,000 because you “wanted to see what was on the market? 😅 Yeah, stop that! Reign it back in. A good rule is to set your search for a maximum of £10k above your affordability. That way you won't have a hard time reducing the price and estate agents may like you a little more!
📍3) If you decide that YOU want to do extra work to a property and that work might cost you an extra £40k, you can't use that to negotiate a lower offer unless that work is ESSENTIAL. By all means try your hand at a cheeky offer but don't expect the agent recommend acceptance of the or the vendor to accept.
📍4) Being a first time buyer can be difficult especially in slower markets, you may need to have patience and wait for a good while in order to find “the one” however, if you feel you've been waiting too long you'll probably need to give up one or two important requirements. Don't be scared to do that, you can always resell later down the line. #dontbestubborn
📍5) Argh! If I had a £1 coin for every phone call that has been put down on me #rude, I know right? They were so kind and friendly a few months ago but they've now found a property 🙄. Let's just say I would be in the Bahamas right now, typing this, but I'm not, I'm in bed because it's 2am in the morning. (No joke😐).
If you don't want to be bombarded with calls from all the agents you've signed up with during your search, use a separate phone number and email address for example firstname.lastname@example.org that way you can completely detach yourself when you have found what you're looking for.
💡Extra Tip: Buying your first home can be stressful, it's probably the biggest purchase of your life to date so it should be scary and stressful to an extent. My extra tip is to find yourself a great property broker who will walk you through the whole process and help you manage the sale from thought to completion.
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