Your Property
in Safe Hands

Whether you’re selling, letting or renting,
we have the expertise to help you

Whether you’re selling,
letting or renting

Keates Hulme have the experience
and expertise to help you

Commercial Property
Services

Keates Hulme have the experience
and expertise to help you

Our Latest New Build
Developments

Keates Hulme are active in
a number of new build sites

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Buying & Selling Tips

Buying

  • Try to have several properties under consideration – this will help to compare prices and avoid disappointment.
  • Don’t make your best offer first unless you know someone has already bid higher than yourself. You can always go higher but dropping your offer creates bad feeling.
  • If you have a buyer or are a first time buyer this will put you in a better position to act quickly. Stress this to the vendor and use it as a negotiating tool.
  • Calculate your costs of moving. Find out if carpets, curtains and other items are included. Research the stamp duty and legal fees payable on purchase.
  • We strongly recommend you have an independent valuation and survey before committing to the property (see our section on residential surveys).
  • Finally, ensure you have funding before you start the process. We are in contact with a mortgage broker who would be pleased to advise you on the best deal for you in the market at the time.

Selling

  • Make sure your property is clean and tidy and if necessary “de-clutter” and store items in garage or loft.
    undertake decoration where required.
  • The approach to the property is important so have flower tubs renewed, lawns mowed and drives cleaned or resurfaced.
  • Find out if your buyers have funding and if they are first time buyers or have a buyer for their property or if indeed it is on the market!
  • Ensure you understand the fees basis to be charged by your agent and solicitor and remember there is VAT to pay.
  • Ask for a set of details from your agent and check all details are correct. You also will be able to give details to anyone who calls “on spec”.