How to make the most of your property search in 2023

Dreaming of a new home in 2023? Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, searching for a new property is hugely exciting and important. And, with over 15 years of experience as estate agents in Manchester, the team at Kaytons have got a few tips to help you to make the most of your time. 

Set some property goals 

Now, you might want to be out of your current property by a certain date but, the truth is, the length of your property journey isn’t always easy to estimate. When we talk about setting goals, we’re talking about what you want to achieve with your next home. Perhaps it’s a certain price point or maybe it’s a specific location or number of bedrooms. It pays to be flexible though. You don’t want to miss out on your dream home just because it doesn’t have a separate garage or because it’s five minutes from your desired location. 

Look into the local area 

Before making an offer on any property, it’s important that you know exactly what the local area is like. What are the local amenities? Where is the nearest transport link? How far will you be from work and education? However, another reason to research the area is because you might find that a new scheme or development is due to be released or built very soon. Of course, if you need to move out of your rented accommodation, you might not be able to wait. But if you can delay your property search, you could be rewarded with a brand new home. 

Do some groundwork 

While it’s important to look into local areas to consider where you might want to live or can at least afford, location isn’t the only important factor when it comes to finding a new home. There’s lots of paperwork involved and specific fees associated with estate agents and the legal side of things. It may also be that you need certain documentation ready. Getting ahead with this and knowing exactly what you need to do will mean you’re in a better position. At Kaytons, we can help you to get everything in check. 

Ask questions

When you’re visiting a new property, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment but the only way to really learn about the property and the area is to ask questions. Consider how many viewings it has had, how long it has been on the market, ask about the boiler, any renovations and what is included in the sale. Don’t worry if you forget as you can always email the estate agent afterwards. At Kaytons, we recommend searching online for a list of questions to ask. 

Finally, remember to take your time and enjoy it. Take pictures of the properties you view so you can look back at them and don’t be afraid to view them again and ask a local estate agent for help. That’s exactly where we come in. Pick up the phone today to speak to our team of estate agents in Manchester or drop into our Chapel Street office

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.