Buying with us

To start your search just give us a call and let us know what you’re looking for.  We’ll register you and let you know about new properties coming to market.  Of course, you’ll see most of our properties listed on the usual portals, but there are also properties that owners do not want widely advertised – the only way you’ll know about these is if we know about you.

Once you see a property that catches your eye, the first step is the virtual viewing.  Using Matterport we capture 3d models of every property that we sell, allowing you to take a good look at the space and the flow from the comfort of your own home.  If you think it might be the home for you, it’s time to talk to us about an in-person viewing.

Proceedable buyers

As a general rule, we can only offer viewings to what we call proceedable buyers.  This means people who are in a position to move ahead with a purchase.  Broadly speaking, there are four types of proceedable buyers.

  • FTBs. First time buyers, with deposit in place and a mortgage decision in principle (AIP/DIP).
  • Movers. who have an agreed sale and if they need additional lending an AIP/DIP in place.
  • Cash buyers. Buyers who have the full purchase price including SDLT in cash at the bank.
  • Nothing to sell. Buyers who do not need to sell a property, and have the deposit and AIP/DIP in hand.

Mortgage Advice

If you do not yet have a mortgage AIP/DIP in place, we strongly recommend that you see a good broker.  If you have not already got a good broker, we can recommend Mike Haupt of Tomorrow Mortgages – and here’s a link to book a call with him if you need it:

Making an offer

Once you’ve found your new home, you’ll need to make an offer.  Bear in mind that the Agent is acting for the seller – and must secure the best sale that they can for the seller.  That said, it is in the interests of both buyer and seller that the sale complete quickly and with a minimum of fuss.  At the point of making your offer, the Agent will need from you:

  • That you are proceedable, with evidence.
  • Any other properties/sellers in a chain with you, and details about other agents, conveyancers etc.
  • Any specific requests and timings.
  • Proof of ID & address.
  • Which conveyancer you intend to use.

Where there are multiple offers, it will not just be the highest offer that wins – the likelihood of a sale completing is a major factor in the decision to accept or reject.


Once your offer is accepted, it’s time to instruct a conveyancer.  It’s our experience that choosing a good, local conveyancer is critical to ensuring a timely, minimal stress purchase.  Click the button below to view our Conveyancing page.

The big day

Once we have word from the conveyancers that the sale is complete, we can hand you your keys and welcome you to your new home.

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