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PROMOTION How to buy well in a tough market Will Heigham from Garrington Property Finders describes some of the difficulties homebuyers are experiencing looking for their next property, and suggests ways buyers can improve their chances of buying effectively in this challenging market Ever since the first signs of spring emerged and release from lockdown became a Selling agents are busy and appreciate buyers who have done their homework. Of course, having viewed a property you may decide that you simply don't like it, but discounting it because, for example, there aren't enough bedrooms, is frustrating as reality, an already busy housing market has further accelerated. At Garrington we Will Heigham hear daily stories of buyers' frustrations, struggling to find whar they are looking for, missing out to other purchasers, and some feeling fearful of the repereussions of the ambitious prices being demanded by sellers GARRINGTON that information was available beforehand. Perceived time wasters may not get a look-in when the next property is launched. willing to adopt a longer-term strategy. moving into rented may well be worth the -and often being paid. Despite this, the cards are not all stacked in the seller's favour. It's good to remember that while achieving the highest price may bea priority for most sellers, other factors do come into play and these can be explored by buyers to increase their chances of buying well. We are often asked ifit isa sellers' or buyers make you a more attractive buyer. market and, at the moment, it is largely the former. So, how do you buy well in these turbulent timest Here are a few top tips ifyou are struggling to buy in Norfolk: additional upheaval. Offering flexibility on dates can be viewed favourably and cash buyers will often trump those who need financing, but ultimately it will likely be a combination of factors that garners success, so alming to fulfil as many as possible will Don't get carried away by the competition Dolng your homework, putting yourself in the best position, and knowing what you are willing to spend, will help you to resist the pressure from other buyers and any inflated asking prices. As a long term investment or for a particularly special property, you may decide to pay a premium price, but it will be an informed choice, made with your eyes wide open. Do your homework Selling agents' property details have largely improved in quality and include far more detail and it is important for buyers to study these before arranging a viewing However, the smart buyer also researches the information that isn't usually inchaded in the agent's particulars. Good broadband connectivity. mobile reception and an edacated assessment Get help Ifthis all sounds rather intimidating, a professional property finder can help you cut through all the noise and help you find suitable properties, assess their relative worth, carry out due diligence, negotiate the deal, and guide it through to exchange and completion. In the current market it pays to have an expert on your side. Become an attractive buyer Extreme competition in the market and a contimuing shortage of stock means quality properties launched onto the market receive considerable attention. As such, some selling agents have moved into a gatekeeper role, restricting requests to viewa property based on their perception of the 'quality' of the buyer. There are no hard and fast rules, but if your current home is not under offer, or even on the market, you likely won't be seriously considered. A buyer with nothing to sell is the most attractive, so if you are of the asking price in the context of other similar recently sold properties are all essentlal factors to consider before viewing a property. It may be worth doinga 'drive by' if you're local or using online street-view and satellite maps to assess the immediate area and the outlook of the property, ifonline be sure to check the date stamp. Garrington's conssitants hep buyers ndand parchase properries hat meer heir liestyle requirements. heir docal experrieand in depoh knouledge of the property markerasin homelugers So conalder a wider cholce of propernies and parchar more eflectirely. If you are considering your moving options in 2021 and would like further information on how Garrington can save you time and money making the right decision, contact Will Heigham: 01603 327527 info@garrington.co.uk www.garringtoneast.co.uk PROMOTION How to buy well in a tough market Will Heigham from Garrington Property Finders describes some of the difficulties homebuyers are experiencing looking for their next property, and suggests ways buyers can improve their chances of buying effectively in this challenging market Ever since the first signs of spring emerged and release from lockdown became a Selling agents are busy and appreciate buyers who have done their homework. Of course, having viewed a property you may decide that you simply don't like it, but discounting it because, for example, there aren't enough bedrooms, is frustrating as reality, an already busy housing market has further accelerated. At Garrington we Will Heigham hear daily stories of buyers' frustrations, struggling to find whar they are looking for, missing out to other purchasers, and some feeling fearful of the repereussions of the ambitious prices being demanded by sellers GARRINGTON that information was available beforehand. Perceived time wasters may not get a look-in when the next property is launched. willing to adopt a longer-term strategy. moving into rented may well be worth the -and often being paid. Despite this, the cards are not all stacked in the seller's favour. It's good to remember that while achieving the highest price may bea priority for most sellers, other factors do come into play and these can be explored by buyers to increase their chances of buying well. We are often asked ifit isa sellers' or buyers make you a more attractive buyer. market and, at the moment, it is largely the former. So, how do you buy well in these turbulent timest Here are a few top tips ifyou are struggling to buy in Norfolk: additional upheaval. Offering flexibility on dates can be viewed favourably and cash buyers will often trump those who need financing, but ultimately it will likely be a combination of factors that garners success, so alming to fulfil as many as possible will Don't get carried away by the competition Dolng your homework, putting yourself in the best position, and knowing what you are willing to spend, will help you to resist the pressure from other buyers and any inflated asking prices. As a long term investment or for a particularly special property, you may decide to pay a premium price, but it will be an informed choice, made with your eyes wide open. Do your homework Selling agents' property details have largely improved in quality and include far more detail and it is important for buyers to study these before arranging a viewing However, the smart buyer also researches the information that isn't usually inchaded in the agent's particulars. Good broadband connectivity. mobile reception and an edacated assessment Get help Ifthis all sounds rather intimidating, a professional property finder can help you cut through all the noise and help you find suitable properties, assess their relative worth, carry out due diligence, negotiate the deal, and guide it through to exchange and completion. In the current market it pays to have an expert on your side. Become an attractive buyer Extreme competition in the market and a contimuing shortage of stock means quality properties launched onto the market receive considerable attention. As such, some selling agents have moved into a gatekeeper role, restricting requests to viewa property based on their perception of the 'quality' of the buyer. There are no hard and fast rules, but if your current home is not under offer, or even on the market, you likely won't be seriously considered. A buyer with nothing to sell is the most attractive, so if you are of the asking price in the context of other similar recently sold properties are all essentlal factors to consider before viewing a property. It may be worth doinga 'drive by' if you're local or using online street-view and satellite maps to assess the immediate area and the outlook of the property, ifonline be sure to check the date stamp. Garrington's conssitants hep buyers ndand parchase properries hat meer heir liestyle requirements. heir docal experrieand in depoh knouledge of the property markerasin homelugers So conalder a wider cholce of propernies and parchar more eflectirely. If you are considering your moving options in 2021 and would like further information on how Garrington can save you time and money making the right decision, contact Will Heigham: 01603 327527 info@garrington.co.uk www.garringtoneast.co.uk