Step 1 – Arranging your finances
Our office is open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00. In addition we are available for viewings outside these times, at weekends and public holidays. We are flexible to your needs. In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will arrange to meet you at your chosen property, or in the event you have selected a number of properties to view we can chauffeur you to these properties ensuring you arrive in a relaxed frame of mind. You will be accompanied throughout the viewing so that we are on hand to answer any questions and advise when needed.
Step 2 – Register your interest
The first step to finding the right property is to register with us and provide us with your requirements. You can do this by either calling on 02 815 4080, visiting our office or submitting your enquiry online. With a great range of properties to choose from and a more properties becoming available daily, you can rest assured that we have what you are looking for.
Step 3 – Finding the right property
Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email alerts when the latest properties become available.
Step 4 – The key to successful viewings
We are available at times that are convenient and that suit you. Arranging viewing after work or at weekends is a pleasure for us. In order to secure a property we recommend that you view the property as soon as possible. An early viewing will give you the best opportunity of securing the property you want.
Step 5 – Instructing a solicitor
We always recommend you use the services of an experienced Solicitor who you will be able to rely on to ensure the sale goes through smoothly. A Solicitor will be able to make all the necessary checks on the property for its legal standing, and ensure your rights are protected property when signing Preliminary contracts. We have a selection of tried and tested solicitors that are experts in Real Estate transactions. Please contact us and we will be happy to recommend them to you.
Step 6 – Making an offer
Once you have identified a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing stating any special conditions of the offer. You may need to demonstrate, if requested, that you are able to proceed (e.g. provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principle). There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.
Step 7 – Offer agreed
Once your offer is accepted we will do the following:
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
- Prepare the Reservation document detailing the terms of the sale and next steps
- Ask you to confirm your solicitors and mortgage brokers details
- Proceed to concluding a Preliminary Contract
You will need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with checking documents and encumbrances on the property. You should also instruct your mortgage broker to start processing your application.
Step 8 – Exchange of contracts
Once all the checks on the property and the financing of the mortgage provisionally agreed, the parties should sign a Preliminary Contract. Upon signing the Preliminary Contract a deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) should be paid via Bank Transfer. Within the Preliminary Contract a completion date should be mutually agreed and a Notary Public appointed.
Step 9 – Completion
Completion is when a Notary Act (Title Deed) has been signed in front of a Notary Public and all monies have been paid by Bank Transfer. Once this has been done and the Notary Public informed the Notary Public will register the new property owner(s) in the Property Register.
Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!