Buying a new home? 5 foolproof tips for a stress-free house move – expert advice

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Buying a new home? 5 foolproof tips for a stress-free house move – expert advice

For some people moving out of their old property and into a new one can be a stressful period, owing to the amount of time and planning that is nee

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For some people moving out of their old property and into a new one can be a stressful period, owing to the amount of time and planning that is needed to ensure no mistakes are made. Whether it’s dealing with estate agents or drawing up a list of items to fill your latest home with, it can be easy to fall foul of a number of pitfalls. So, how can you ensure you don’t end up making these mistakes?

Henry Pryor is a buying agent and housing market commentator, who has been involved in purchasing and selling properties for more than 38 years.

In recent years, he has also provided expert analysis for the BBC on a number of different topics relating to the UK property sector.

Speaking to Express.co.uk he explained his top five tips for anyone who is looking to buy a home imminently.

1.) Make sure you have the money

By this Mr Pryor means that before you arrange to view a property you take time to guarantee that you have the necessary funds in place to submit an acceptable offer.

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Mr Pryor said: “Agents get paid when they do deals. In the first instance make it look like you will be easy to deal with.

“And if agreed, a deal will be fast and they will get their commission faster than agreeing a deal with someone else.”

Asked whether moving house should be an exhausting ordeal Mr Pryor added: “Buying a home should be the ultimate retail experience.

“If you’re not prepared then it usually becomes stressful. Like anything in life, if it hurts you’re doing it wrong. Adopt the boy scout motto ‘be prepared’”.



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