We are passionate about property and always have an excellent selection of available homes in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding villages.
We know that sometimes we just won't have that one special property thats just right for you but here's why we think you should look to buy with us.
We are always well prepared and will know a lot about the homes we are marketing when we meet you. Plus we can help you with a wealth of useful tips and advice about moving generally. We can also help you get prepared for the move both legally, with Frost's Conveyancing, and financially by introducing you to Embrace Financial Services who can assist with your mortgage and associated protection requirements, and whose advisers can see you in our branches.
One more thing, there will always be homes we are preparing to market which are not yet available on this site.
Our top tip for buyers even before starting to look for property is to get clear on finances. If a mortgage is involved it's worth meeting with a financial advisor who can get a mortgage agreed in principle for you and discuss the costs of moving.
Finding a property
Whilst there is a wealth of information available on popular property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla, registering with us so that we understand your requirements and can advise you of new properties as soon as they are available is important too.
Making an offer
Once you have found your possible new home make an offer and we will put this forward to the owner in writing as well as verbally. The owner may require evidence of your ability to proceed with the transaction. Having a mortgage agreed in principle may help at this stage.
Instructing a Conveyancer
Once the offer is agreed we will prepare a notification of sale and write to all parties outlining the agreed price, special conditions and broad timescales. You will need to appoint a conveyancer, Frost's can help you with this if you don't already have one in mind.
Open and honest communication between everyone at this stage is the key to a successful transaction so its important to talk to us about any issues that may come up. We employ dedicated sales progressors who will liaise with you and pass on any relevant information, please feel free to call them at anytime.
Exchange and Completion
When the finances are available, all enquiries have been agreed and the contract has been signed we are ready to exchange. At this point a completion date is agreed and the buyer will put down a deposit which is normally 10%. On completion day the balance is transferred and you can come and pick up your keys.