Buying Guide

At Hampsons, our priority is helping our clients make the best decisions to guarantee they achieve the outcome they desire. We have simplified the process down to just 6 SIMPLE STEPS to consider when buying your next home:

1 Sell your home first (if you need to)

In our mind, there is no doubt – SELLING FIRST puts you in the strongest position to find and secure a property. Free Instant Online Valuation.

2 Focus on your needs with your property search

Hampsons work closely with every client, building a relationship and really getting an understanding of why they are moving, what they would like but more importantly what they really need!

3 Have financial arrangements in place

Make sure you have your financial arrangements agreed before you start to look at properties. If you need a mortgage, start the arrangements as soon as you can. Work with a trusted financial adviser who if you are accepted will arrange a ‘mortgage agreement in principle certificate’, which will support you as a serious buyer!

If you have cash, prepare a letter from your bank/accountant or solicitor to show the estate agent when you offer. The agent has to check this and it will remain confidential. Request a call from one of our agents.

4 Use recommended solicitors or conveyancers

Look for recommended local solicitors who have the experience, the personal communication service and the desire to help you to reach your goal of buying your new home. A good relationship between your appointed legal representatives and your agent are vital for a swift sale and for any problem solving that may arise. Request a quote.

5 Take your time to view

We will always do our best to accommodate viewing appointments at a time that suits both yourself and the vendor. Remember this is one of the biggest financial and emotional commitments you will ever make, so take your time. Do not rush through a viewing; our experts are there to answer any questions you may have about the property or its location.

6 Making an offer

Establish the seller’s circumstances and timeframes, check these work with your agent to ensure expectations are set from the start. Regular communication between all parties will reduce assumptions and avoid disappointment when an offer is made. Be clear with your offer, your reasons of why you have offered a certain amount and also on what you expect to be included in your offer. Be clear on why you need the property and be available to help answer any important questions in order to place you in a great position to be considered.