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Get the most out of property viewings

Do your research before you view the next property, explore the property market, local areas, and find out how your Estate Agent can help you at the next face-to-face property viewing. Discover why you should have your Estate Agent present at the property viewings, it can be hugely beneficial to all parties. 

Online property viewings vs face to face

Virtual viewings are a very convenient introduction to a property. If you already know the area and you are simply looking for a great flat to let, then perhaps you will never need to carry out a physical viewing. In some popular areas of London, rental properties are in such high demand that face-to-face rental viewings often don’t take place. Online viewings are a great way to explore what’s really on the market and what the typical asking price is in your desired location. 

However, there is no substitute for the sensory adventure that begins as soon as you see the home you want. It’s the difference between dreams and reality. Be sure to take your Estate Agent along with you so you can ask all the important questions.

Here to enjoy the property viewing!

Buying a new home is a big decision, but it is also an exciting and adventurous journey for all your senses. Do your research first, then treat the viewing as an outing that should be enjoyed. There is no better feeling when entering a property that feels like home, it’s a unique and amazing feeling when you know it’s the property you want to buy. There is no substitute for seeing your future home in person rather than online. You should get a real sense of living there and where your belongings would go. Often gardens sell property, the size can matter, the well-kept lawn, and ultimately the future vision of your new life.

Your Estate Agent should be at the viewing 

Estate Agents sell homes for a living and are a great ally. Drawing on years of experience to guide you and point out things you may not notice after having absorbed your property checklist and requirements. It’s a comforting feeling knowing you have an expert on your side.

Estate Agents liase with house buyers & vendors

Your time is precious, and agents will liaise with buyers and vendors for you. It’s also a good thing to have an experienced person dealing with offers from buyers who may make a few cheeky offers.

Do your research & explore the local area 

It’s important to get to know the neighbourhood and surrounding areas. You want to make the right decision and enjoy the peace of mind and fulfilment that comes with loving where you live. Your estate agent will have lots of local market knowledge and may already have moved people in and out of your new neighbourhood. So take advantage of this and use it to take the stress out of your decision.

Ask your Estate Agent questions

A face-to-face viewing or valuation with your agent not only gives you the chance to test out how you feel about certain properties but also to get a thorough property valuation. It’s a chance to see your Estate Agent in action and become inspired, informed, and gain from their knowledge. A good agent will get on board with your vision for moving and help you achieve your property goals. A good Estate Agent will not try to force a sale during a viewing. After all, it’s your decision.

Simply having another pair of eyes and another perspective and answering all your property buying questions face-to-face while you can walk through the property is more convenient. This will guide you toward making the decision that makes you happy.

A property viewing checklist

Have to hand a property viewing checklist, especially useful if you are a first-time buyer. Or you might have your own already written down, like a wish list! That is one of the most exciting parts of buying a home. 

To discuss viewing any of our latest London properties for sale or to rent contact us today, we'll be happy to help. 

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Posted on: 11 May 2023


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