London Property Buyer’s Guide

Buying your home. Everything you need to know to find and move into your dream home.

Why are you moving?

Are you ready to move on?

When you’re selling your home, you need to be fully motivated to move.  After all, there are a lot of hoops to jump through, and challenges to face, along the way.  From preparing your home for each viewing, to dealing with disappointing feedback, low offers and harsh surveyors’ reports, to putting your life on hold for months, and sometimes longer, until you finally get the keys to your new home.

To have the energy to rise to these challenges, you really have to be determined to sell your house. There are two elements that have to be present in order to sell effectively: they are, pain and desire.

Pain – to sell your home, there must be a really strong reason why your house – once perhaps your dream home – is no longer right for you.  It could be that you have six children and only two bedrooms, or that your partner can’t manage the stairs any more.  Perhaps the garden has become too much of a worry, or simply that the house isn’t in the right location for a new job or school.  Whatever the reason, it has to be tangible, and you need to be able to express it. Without the pain of your current home, it’s very difficult to separate yourself emotionally from it enough to make the break and sell it.

Desire – where are you moving to? And why are you moving? Is it to be closer to family? Or to release some capital so that you can fulfill a lifetime dream of travelling, or buying a boat? Perhaps you have an amazing job offer, one that will offer you a better standard of living in your new home.  Or maybe you are longing for space; more bedrooms, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom and large garden. Your desire has to be achievable, and something to really get excited about for you to keep your eye on the prize: a prize we’d love to help you achieve!

Why should you choose us?

  •  Daniel James Estate Agents is one of South West London’s leading and most innovative Estate and Letting agents.
  • Daniel James is an owner led company, headed up by Daniel White himself and supported by a superb team of experienced property professionals.
  • What makes us different is our passion and enthusiasm for selling and letting homes. The key to our success is our approachability and willingness to listen, understand and respond to our client’s needs.
  • We are known for our authority on the local market and straight talking good advice which clients appreciate. Experience has taught us a unique empathy with clients and we always apply discretion, humour and integrity as any situation dictates.
  • We are extremely flexible and always try to accommodate our client's busy lifestyles and commitments and can do valuations or accompany viewings out of office hours seven days a week.

Our attractive office is located opposite Tooting Bec station on Balham High Road. Please feel free to visit us at any time for an informal chat about any aspect of selling, letting or buying a property.

Call 020 8767 7001 or email or
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Things to consider

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Where are you moving to?

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Finding your dream home

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Making an offer

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Your survey

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Exchanging contracts

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Getting the keys!

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