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Making an Offer on Your Dream Home in Burton on Trent or Swadlincote


In the exciting journey of finding your dream home in Burton on Trent or Swadlincote, making the right offer is crucial. You’ll know when you’ve found the perfect property, it may have taken weeks to find the right property, sometimes even months! You finally find yourself ready to make an offer!

but how exactly do you go about making an offer? Let’s break it down for you.

Step 1: Express Your Intent to the Estate Agent

After weeks or even months of searching, you’ve finally found the ideal property. Let the Estate Agent know that you’re interested in making an offer.

Step 2: Assess Your Financial Position

Before making the offer, ensure your numbers stack up. Speak to your broker, double-check interest rates, monthly repayments, and confirm that you have enough savings to cover solicitor costs and additional surveys.

Step 3: Make the Offer in Writing

Formally submit your offer in writing, typically through an email. Clearly state your desire to make an offer and the specific amount you’re willing to pay.

Step 4: Emphasize Your Position

Highlight your position as a buyer. First-time buyers are often preferred as they avoid long chains and potential delays. Being a cash buyer can also expedite the process. Show that you’re ready to act swiftly.

Step 5: Prepare for Negotiations

If the seller shows interest in your offer, negotiations will be handled through the estate agent. Stay flexible during this stage.

Step 6: Offer Accepted? Take the Property Off the Market

Once your offer is accepted, request that the property be taken off the market to avoid further offers from other buyers.

Step 7: Agree on Fixtures and Fittings

Work with the agent to create a written list of fixtures and fittings that will be included with the property. Having this in writing minimizes the chances of disputes later in the process.


Making an offer on a property can be a thrilling experience. If you need guidance throughout the process, don’t hesitate to contact us at Open house Burton on Trent and Swadlincote on 01283 240632

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