Our step by step guide to buying property:
The first step is to register with us either by telephone, you can visit one of our offices or register by email.
Once we have an understanding of your requirements we will send you or go through with you, a selection of properties that match your criteria.
It is important to get your finances secured and arranged as well as your mortgage agreed in principal as early as possible so you know that you can afford what you are looking for without being disappointed. We have our own in-house mortgage consultants who can offer you a FREE, no obligation quote, for more information please follow this link - Goldsmith and Company.
Once you have identified some properties to view we will arrange viewings to suit your availability and we also aim to acompany you, where possible, to enable us to get honest feedback which will then help us to find you the right property.
Once you have found a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing. We will also need to find out how you intend to fund the purchase. There is no legal obligation on either side until contracts are exchanged.
Once you offer is accepted you will then need to instruct a solicitor. If a mortgage is needed you will need to proceed with your application and also consider whether you need a survey.
A solicitor will be required to handle the legal paperwork involved and we can recommend one if required. Once the solicitor has been instructed a draft contract is drawn up by the sellers solicitor which is then sent to your solicitor who will raise some enquiries. The solicitor will use the information provided and request further searches if necessary.
Once the results of the local search are received and also any answers to preliminary enquiries a draft contract is approved by your solicitor, and if required a formal mortgage offer will need to be in place. Once the mortgage offer and the contracts have been signed by you the contract then also needs to be signed by the seller. The deposit is then lodged with your solicitor and is telegraphically transferred or paid by the solicitor in the form of a bank draft. A completion date is then set, which is normally a few days or more after exchange of contracts.
On the completion day the rest of the monies are transferred from your solicitor to the sellers solicitor. Once the sellers solicitors receive the money completion has now taken place and we will then release the keys to you when you call into our office.
i would like to thank you and all your people for the professional way your agency handled the sale. I knew exactly what was happening, almost, on a day to day basis. I would not hesitate to use your agency again and i will certainly recommend you.
I would just like to say how pleased I have been with Bacon and co managing property lettings over the years. The service has been completely trouble free and has allowed me to spend virtually no time on managing them myself. This has been so important in choosing property as an investment. Thank you very much again
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cheerful, polite and helpful manner at all times.
Just a really big 'thank you' for all your hard work in getting us into our new house… we love it! I never thought id hear myself say that an estate agents were good, but you were more than that… excellent communication, always friendly and caring and almost part of the family!
A prompt, efficient and cheerful service
Our Property Investment Company employ Hayley as our Letting and Management Agent, for one reason only "she's the best".
Thank yo so much for your hard work. You were so persistent and marketed our property so well! Thank you too for your kindness and courtesy. We will certainly recommend Bacon in the future.
I just wanted you to know how fabulous Tash and Dom have been with the sale of our house. Although there were times we didn't think it would happen Tash has been a complete superstar and deserves some recognition.
Many thanks for the Faultless help and kindness extended to me on the sale of my property. It was a pleasure to phone the office with my worries to always feel comforted and with knowing was getting genuine back up.
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