Step 1. Register for property alerts

To find your ideal property we need to know what you’re looking for – what you do want and don’t want. You can register with us either online, by phone or by visiting our offices. And don’t worry – we won’t bombard you with marketing nonsense and you can opt out at any time.

Once you've registered with us, we assess your search criteria and send you details of suitable properties by SMS or email. You'll also have 24/7 access to My Area on this site, where you can amend your search criteria, set email alerts, make offers, arrange viewings and more.

Step 2. How much can you afford?

Before you begin your search, it's advisable to arrange your finances and (if required) get a 'Mortgage in Principle'. This is a conditional offer made by a mortgage lender that they will "in principle" give you the loan you’ve discussed with them.

Step 3. Put your property on the market

If you're also selling your current home, it’s a good idea to put your current property on the market before looking for a new home. This puts you in a better position and increases your chances of buying your dream home before somebody else does.

We can help you sell your home. Click here to arrange a free, no-obligation valuation of your home or contact us.

Step 4. Viewings

This is the fun bit! Once you've found a property you'd like to view, you'll need to get in touch to book a viewing. We’ll arrange the viewing and meet you at the property.

  • Book your viewing online.
  • 1. Register here
  • 2. Search for a property
  • 3. Click the button to “Book a viewing” found on the property details page.
    This will take you to My Area and automatically add the property to your Portfolio, giving you the option to select a viewing timeslot, or if you’d prefer you can call us on 0151 345 4490.

Step 5. Make an offer

Once you find your perfect property contact us to make an offer. We’ll work with both seller and buyer to negotiate an acceptable price. At this point you may need to show that you can proceed by providing evidence of your deposit and your mortgage in principle.

Step 6. Offer accepted

We will:

  • Prepare a memorandum of sale
  • Confirm the agreed price with all parties
  • Confirm your solicitor & mortgage details

Step 7. Instruct a solicitor

Instructing an efficient and experienced solicitor is the key to ensuring your purchase is handled smoothly. If you need a hand with finding a solicitor, just get in touch and we'll talk you through some options.

Step 8. Conveyancing

Your solicitor will receive the draft contract from the seller's solicitor, carry out searches and investigation of title, then agree on a date for exchange of contracts.

Step 9. Survey and mortgage offer

A property survey will be carried out by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value. Once the survey report is received by the lender, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor, which you will need to sign before it is returned.

Step 10. Exchange of contracts

The transaction and completion date becomes legally binding on the exchange of contracts. The deposit will be sent to the seller's solicitor and a request for your mortgage advance will be paid from your lender.

Step 11. Completion

Completion happens on the eagerly awaited “moving day” and when the full purchase price is transferred to the seller's solicitor. We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller's account.

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