If you’re hunting for a property, enlist all the help you can get by getting an estate agent on board to help with both the sale of your current home, if you have one, and your search for a new one. A good agent will listen to your exact requirements. They should let you know as soon as a suitable property comes onto the market, so you’re in a good position to snap it up if it fits the bill.
If you’re looking at new build properties, make sure you ask the developer lots of questions when you visit the show home or book a viewing. Many larger new build developments have on-site sales advisers who know the development inside out. They will advise you on all aspects of your purchase, including recommendations for which solicitors, mortgage advisers or removal companies you could use.
Either way, they’re there to help, so make the most of their expertise at every opportunity.