Buying power: How to get yourself in the best position to buy your next home

Buyers   |   February 8, 2022   |   twentytwo


Have you noticed properties are selling quickly? The demand for property is hot. Make sure you stand out as an attractive buyer and are in the best position to buy your next home.

Competing with other buyers can be tough if you don’t have the right information or guidance. You can find out all you need to know from a trusty and experienced estate agent.

Steps you can take to be in a strong position to buy:

  • Be a qualified buyer

Being pre-qualified and obtaining a Mortgage in Principle, if required, will mean you have been given the green light financially. Your credit history would have been checked and carried out by the mortgage provider. They will have looked into your address history, whether you have missed any payments and more.

This will also help you figure out how much you can afford and it’s frequently asked by many agents when you view a property. It will help verify you are a buyer who is interested and would be ready to move onto the next stage.

  • Having paperwork in order

Collating and having all the necessary paperwork to hand will make the process a lot smoother for all parties involved. When buying a property, the main types of paperwork your solicitor will ask for are proof of funds and mortgage offer as well as proof of identity.

  • Dealing with your existing property

Are you selling a property yourself? It’s important you handle your own property before searching for your next home. You’ll be in a really strong position to buy and have your offer accepted if you have already sold your property or you’re not in a chain. If a seller has to wait for a buyer to sell their property it can slow down the process and really put them off, even at the viewing stage.

We can help you on your way, our tailored selling service is aimed at achieving the best possible price in the shortest time.

  • Find out about properties first

When searching and looking for properties online, you want to make sure you’re giving yourself the best chance of being the first buyer to view and put in an offer. Register with your estate agent to hear about properties that come onto the market meeting your requirements.

At Hills, you can also follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  We have coming soon ads and sneak peek previews for new homes days before they hit the national portals. In many cases viewing slots are filled prior to properties going on the portals, so make sure to follow us to find homes first!

We hope our tips help you get yourself into a better position to buy. If you would like to know more or ask questions about them, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’ll get you moving in Salford and the Greater Manchester area

Hills are your local estate agent, here to help you find and buy your dream home. Taking you through each stage, we’ll make sure your experience with us is as stress free as possible.

If you have a home to sell, we can also help with that. Your first step would be to find out what your home is worth with a free valuation. Using our local area and industry knowledge you’ll receive a reliable and accurate property valuation.

Let us know if you have any questions about selling, letting, buying, renting or property management in Salford and Greater Manchester, our team would be happy to help. Get in touch by calling us on 0161 7074900 or email


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