What is the key to finding the right property for you?
In the current property market with a shortage of stock it is getting increasingly difficult to find that right property.
Be clear when registering with the Estate Agents and work out which of your requirements are a ‘must have’ in your potential property. Often buyers register their ‘wants’ and six weeks down the line they have narrowed it down to their ‘needs’. Be clear with yourself from the outset on the difference. When viewing a property with an Estate Agent let them know what you like and which features of the property do not suit you. This will help the Estate Agent to get to know you, the potential buyer and to understand what you need from a property. They will then be able to notify you if a property comes onto the market that they think will suit you.
If during your search your criteria changes, make sure that you inform the Estate Agents with whom you have registered previously. Often potential buyers are heard to say “there is no need to register with an Estate Agent as I can just check Rightmove myself” … WRONG!
Whilst Rightmove or On the Market (other portals are available) do offer copious amounts of property information, they will not hold the details on the properties that are being marketed ‘off-market’ i.e. those properties where the vendors have requested that their home is not put onto the internet. Again check-in regularly with the Estate Agents who are based in the areas that you are most interested in and ask if they have any of these properties on their books.
No time to look for a property?
If the very thought of trying to find your next home because of your time constraints is daunting, you could take advantage of JCP Estate Agents acquisitions department. By utilizing our extensive knowledge of the local property market and numerous connections, our acquisitions department can guarantee that the properties that they present for your consideration are only those that will best fit your criteria and requirements. For a percentage of the purchaser price, you can employ JCP Estate Agents in Oxford to be your very own personal property shopper!