Are you purchasing your first home, upgrading to a bigger one or downsizing to a more cosy and manageable space?
Do you find it difficult to envision the potential of the space? Do you feel there are too many questions and not enough time and are afraid to lose your dream home or to be rushed into a decision?
This is all perfectly normal, particularly if you are a first time buyer. Buying a house is a big commitment and it’s not as simple as it might look at first sight. Not all issues are visible and not all questions arise at the right moment. Chances are you come up with the right question once it’s too late.
Ahead planning is advisable and that is why professional support can be a game changer at this stage.
To make things more interesting, when it comes to buying and selling, there are certain ways that estate agents use to sell a property faster and at the higher price possible. They can range from exaggerated photos and inaccurate measurements to showing all the nice features whilst passing over glitching such as mould and condensation issues or poor insulation. And, needless to say, there will always be “another offer” under consideration.
This is just the right time to seek professional advice. Here is how I can help.
Before. At this early stage I offer a consultation to get the viewing process right. I will share you with a full list of questions that you should be asking at every viewing and provide you with a list of the structural features that you must take into consideration.
At the end of the consultation you will be confident in asking the right questions, focusing on hidden details and on the relevant features of every property you will be viewing.
During. Once you find a property you are interested in, we can view it together to help you have a clear picture of what might expect you once you move in and make sure it’s the right one.
Envision which changes can be made to the property to ensure it becomes your personal space – from basic makeover to structural tweaks. Not everything is possible and only a professional eye can guarantee you see the full potential and don’t underestimate the amount of work.
After you found your dream home and ready to put an offer.
Helping you create a budget. This means creating a spending plan to determine in advance whether you will have enough money to do the things you need to do or would like to do. This can include knowing that you might need a structural engineer, and planning permission and how this will affect budget and timeframes. Creating this spending plan will also allow you to prioritise your spending and focus on the things that are most important to you.
Planning your furniture arrangement. A further aspect I can support you with, is figuring out what furniture and items you might preferably bring with you from your previous home. Evaluating proportions and sizes of the new property is key here and will reduce the frustration of dismissing objects of sentimental value or the stress of unnecessary moving furniture that simply will not fit in the new place.
If you are about to purchase a new home and you are not sure what you could do with the space, get in touch to have my professional advice.