We are a little different to your traditional estate agents, we want to change how people sell and buy their homes as a less complicated option. We are about making buying your next (or first) home faster, effortless and free. By buying a property through us, you will benefit from our transparent and honest customer service.
Every communication we have with you is a chance for us to get to know you better and understand what you want. We have created the guide below to help you on your journey to buying your next property, with absolutely no obligation to use our services.
We can help you buy a house in as little as 28 days, from start to completion. We have hundreds of beautiful properties on our website, all of which can be filtered by property type, size and location. If you can’t find a property that suits your needs, feel free to contact us, and one of our expert consultants will find the right property for you.
Starting your journey into buying property can be daunting even for a veteran house flipper, let alone if you’re a first-time buyer. But we aim to completely change how you sell and buy homes, below is our guide to buying a new home.
There’s no faking it till you make it by buying a property. It would help if you had all your finances in check because any savings or debt can make a massive difference in how much you can spend on a home. The process of buying a home could be disastrous if you don’t have the correct funds to pay for your dream property.
You’ve got your finances sorted – cool! Now you can join the house hunt, and just like every other hunt, you need to decide on a location and a strategy.
Location can be one of the most important things to consider when buying a house. The site can sway the price of a property because of its proximity to schools, healthcare, high crime rate areas etc.
Choosing a house in a low crime, park eccentric, high disposable income location will dramatically increase its market value even if the home itself isn’t that great. Some people will buy a beautiful house in a high-crime inner city area for cheaper just because of the price. So you need to know which side of the line you want to walk.
As a rule of thumb, houses in the South of England are slightly more pricey than in the North – especially as you get closer to London.
You can find information about an area via services like the HM Land Registry, Zoopla Price Estimate and Home.co.uk.
Choosing a strategy while looking for houses can save a lot of time and money in the long run; it’s a good idea to think about what type of property you are looking for, what condition and what size.
You need to ask yourself or your partner how much time and money you want to invest in your new house. Some houses are ready to be sold and moved into, whereas others need tender loving care.
All listed properties on our website have been sold to us by people like you. You can filter by property type, size, location and price.
See a couple of houses or flats that you like? Awesome! You can now take part in our free hosted house viewings. We recommend looking at the floor plan first and making sure that the house’s layout is up to your expectations (although you can change this if you move in); then, you can visit the property digitally via an online walkthrough.
Once you have taken part in the online walkthrough, you can request to visit the property in person if you like what you see. The property viewing will take 20 – 30 minutes, and you should make a checklist of things you are expecting from the property — go back to your strategy and see if there is anything you started looking for but have forgotten about.
Having questions at the ready during a property viewing is also a great way to prepare.
If you are happy with the condition, location, asking price and style of the property and you’re ready to make an offer – all you need to do is let us know, and we’ll get the ball rolling.
There usually are two routes to making an offer – go big or go home, or steady wins the race. The first option is to create a very high and final bid and not budge on the price or go for a lower price – but are more willing to move to something slightly higher if the seller asks. And it’s completely okay whichever you want to be!
We will support you every step and help negotiate this stage for you, as there can be quite a bit of bartering – but since the houses are on our portal, it should be easier to barter than if it was with a separate estate agency.
We will cover all the fees associated with buying and selling a house, including solicitors. If you’ve already had a stumble around our site, you’ve probably heard us mention conveyancers. These are effectively just property lawyers who act as surveyors and cover the legal side of house sales; they get the results of surveys and analyse them for you. We will cover and negotiate this entire process for you.
The conveyancer will carry out a valuation survey/report or a homebuyer survey where they assess the property in question for any damage or structural flaws. Ensuring that the property’s value is true to what you are about to pay for it and there aren’t any nasty surprises later down the road.
We will do our due diligence on a property before we list it on our website, but occasionally there can be unforeseen problems. Based on any surprises brought to your attention during the surveys, you may want to adjust your offer, which is something we will negotiate.
At this stage, before the dreaded or much-anticipated exchange of contracts, you should finalise your mortgage with your bank or lender — ensuring that they are still satisfied with your loan.
You will also need to ensure that you have 10% of the purchase price available for the deposit on the house; your solicitor will hand this across for the exchange of contracts. If you back out of the sale, you can lose this deposit, so you must ensure you’re ready to go through with the purchase.
In England and Wales, this is the legally binding step of the house buying & selling process. You could lose your deposit if you backed out – if the seller backs out, they will return the deposit plus interest.
Most, if not all, negotiating will be done between the two solicitors, but they will keep you informed throughout the process. All you need to do is sign along the dotted line and release your deposit funds to your solicitor, who will transfer them to the seller’s solicitor.
Completion is just what it sounds like; it’s the encompassing event of the entire process. It’s when you finally get the keys to your new home, and we pay the solicitor fees for you.
The final steps? Your solicitor will organise paying stamp duty and any mortgage fees. It may also be a good idea to sort out your move – our consultants can help you arrange any removal/moving firms, or you can bribe your friends with a curry and a bottle of bubbly.
Whether you are moving out of your parent’s home, or you are downsizing, knowing who to notify that you’ve moved house can be a daunting task – there are so many parties! We have gathered a list below of the most important people you should notify: