Fortune favours the prepared

Are you one of those people who always seems to be the last to know? Someone who gets to the shop just as they sell out of toilet roll and pasta, or that person who waits in the virtual queue for concert tickets for hours only to find that they’re sold out?

If so, you’ve probably also been tearing your hair out at the speed property has been selling. It’s on one minute and gone the next. How can you make sure that you are the one who gets in first and finds the house of your dreams?

Preparation is the key. Putting a few simple steps in place can mean that you are best placed to learn about property earlier and therefore be able to get in the door sooner.

In a digital age the internet is most often the first place a property is brought to the attention of the world. Are you registered for property alerts? With live feeds to Rightmove a property can be out in the world within 15 minutes of initiating marketing. This means that a ‘Rightmove alert’ will be sent to everyone who is registered for that particular type of property.

Another, possibly more old fashioned approach, is to register your details with estate agents. Agents will know about a property coming to the market before it hits the internet. Property matches are sent out to registered applicants at the earliest opportunity, again providing you the chance to get to see the property first.

Getting desperate? Why not go for a walk? Board spotting can be a last resort but can sometimes provide the inspiration need. Not everyone wants to be on the internet so it may be one you’ve missed.

The property market is still busy and sales still happen quickly. Put yourself in the best position to find out about new properties and don’t miss out. Contact us today.

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