Why Use an Estate Agent

Whether you fall into the first time buyer category of buying a house or this is just another to add to your growing portfolio of Devon Property, choosing an estate agent is still one of the best decisions you can make. Whilst there are plenty of different ways you can buy a house these days, like so many things, the old way is often the best way.

Finding a reputable Estate Agent that has a wealth of experience and a wide offering of property, from old cottages in rural settings to modernistic apartments in the heart of the city, will provide you with not only the best and widest choice in terms of locations and price ranges but you will receive the ultimate customer care and advice needed.

Estate Agents in Devon will offer advice and guidance on all elements of buying, selling or for those looking and whilst it is a known fact that moving house can be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life, going with a reputable agent should help relieve the stress and make the move as easy as possible.

Another reason to go for a reputable Estate Agent is they will recognise the need to optimise their presence and should be found on popular online portals too. As times have changed, so too have good estate agents who recognise the need to diversify and vary their offering. So, if you are looking for other services than help with buying or selling your house, then check out a high street estate agent. You may be surprised with what else they have to offer, from surveying to property management right through to overseas properties.

Questions to ask when buying a House

When looking to buy a Devon property there are a few questions you should always keep in mind to make sure you end up buying the house of your dreams, rather than a home from hell.

When speaking to the seller, either directly or via a Devon estate agents there are a few questions you might need to ask:

  • What exactly does the sale include – garage, size of land, fixtures and fittings etc
  • How much is the current council tax bill and utility bills
  • What are the neighbours like
  • Has the loft been insulated
  • Have there been any problems with the boiler and when was the last time it was inspected
  • Does the property have cavity wall insulation
  • Does the property have central heating, and if so how old is it?
  • Is the property a listed building or is it in a conservation area
  • Has the property been altered in anyway, and if so is it possible to see the relevant planning documents

When viewing the property there are some questions that you should be asking yourself.

  • Does the property need any updating?
  • What are the views like?
  • Do the windows need updating, if it’s a wooden frame and you can press your fingers into them they could well be rotten
  • Is there enough storage space?
  • Are there enough power points?
  • Are there any cracks in the walls that could be a sign of subsidence?
  • Can you see any signs of damp?
  • Is the pointing on the walls still intact?

If you find yourself struggling to answer any of these questions you might want to take a professional around so that they can point out any potentially problematic faults.

The biggest question you will have to ask though is one that only you can answer, does this feel like your home?