Top 10 Hacks when buying property in Manchester
5th April 2018
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Also nothing beats face to face contact. Try to pop into the estate agents’ offices as often as possible and make yourself known to our sales team.
Speaking face to face helps to build up a relationship with us and a client and gives more of a understanding of what you are looking for.
Have your money in place
Ensure your finances are in place as quickly as possible, if you’re struggling to get an appointment with your high street bank, come and see our Independent Financial Advisor.
With demand being high and the vendors receiving multiple offers on their property, they will review who is in the best position to proceed the quickest.
If you have your finances in place already, you might find yourself one step ahead of everyone else offering.
Get the legal side sorted early
Line up a solicitor so you are prepared once you have made an offer.
This is the same principle as having your finances in place.
If you can instruct your solicitor the day your offer is accepted then the sale will go through a lot quicker.
What do you really need?
Be open minded on what you can live without in a property so you are not ruling too much out.
For example: is parking really necessary is there is the option to rent a space close by?
It also helps to be flexible on location and development.
Don’t set your heart on one development and wait for something to come available.
With all popular developments such as Leftbank, Great Northern Tower, Beetham Tower etc, there is always several people waiting for these developments, therefore the apartments go very quickly and sometimes for over the asking price.
When you speak to the local agents give them an area you like instead of a building.
You might think you know all the developments in the city centre but there are some hidden gems that are not known to everyone.
Be as flexible as possible for viewings so that you don’t miss out.
If you are trying to do all your viewings on one day you will find that most of your appointments get cancelled by the agent, this is because the property has been sold before you even get in.
If you see a property you like try to arrange an appointment immediately and take the next available time you are offered, if you don’t that it then potentially someone else will and your search will never end.
Keep calm and carry on
Don’t panic if you do miss out on a property. There will be others that come up.
If you have successfully built a relationship with our agents then if you miss out on a property and they know exactly what you are looking for, they will go and try to find the idea apartment from you using our knowledge of the city centre.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
Don’t be put off by the condition of a property when you are viewing it. With just a few small changes you can make the apartment your own with very little effort.
Be quick off the mark
Be ready to move as quickly as possible. Vendors who are selling an apartment will always looks to complete as quickly as possible.
Finally, and most importantly… speak to Property Circles
At Property Circles Network, we have relationships with thousands of investors and are always aware of deals, some of which are off market so contact us TODAY to see how we can help.