Be the first to view and beat the crowd

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How to beat the crowd when buying or renting property.

Finding the best property to buy or rent can take time and making sure that you are kept up to date with all new properties coming on to the market is key.

Not all agents advertise their sale and rental properties with one property portal so make sure you are on all the portals Instant Alerts. This allow you to customise your search and get instant, daily or weekly email updates to let you know what is new to the market.

Being the first to view a property can make the difference between being successful or not. It is not unreasonable if you are offering to pay the full asking price, to request the property is immediately taken off the market and future viewings cancelled.

Be prepared
If you do find the perfect property, you need to demonstrate you are in a position to move giving the seller or landlord confidence that you have all your finances in place

Being able to move immediately after viewing can show your commitment to the transaction.

REMEMBER: Demonstrating that you’re organised and prepared will demonstrate how serious you are to the seller or landlord. When viewing the best option is to get there as early as possible and on time.

When submitting an offer, do this as soon as you can. If there are a number of people looking around on the same day, it can be easy to get carried away in the moment but a calm approach will help get the best deal. If you can match your offer to what the a seller or landlord would ideally like, you are more likely to get ahead of the crowd. Other than the price, being in a position to to move, will make your offer more attractive.

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