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It has been said that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do!

So to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible, follow these 6 simple steps. Don't forget, if at any time you need some extra help, we are simply a phone call away!

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Know where you stand

Ensure that you know your budget before you start your property search. Arrange to speak with a mortgage advisor who will be able to advise you on whether your current mortgage can be improved and will assist you find one that is suitable for you. Our mortgage advisors have access to a large number of products and rates that are not available on the High Street.

Spend time looking for the right mortgage for you and assess whether there is anything available that could eventually save you money.

There may be a better mortgage available to you if you spend time reviewing what is on offer and this could eventually save you money.

Our very own Douglas Allen mortgage team will be able to do this for you and give you the best possible advice to find you a deal that suits your circumstances.

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Know your worth

Obtaining a number of quotes for your property allows you to judge the average market value of your type of property and can help expose any estate agents that deliberately overvalue your property just to gain your business.

It is advised that you choose an estate agent that you feel comfortable dealing with and who you feel you can trust. This will make your selling experience a lot easier.

At Douglas Allen we like to involve our sellers in the marketing of their property and are always happy to share ideas on how to improve its saleability and provide a free valuation.

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Go to market

Once you know all your options, get your property on the market and find your buyer! Remember not to fall into the finding-first trap! If you fall in love with somewhere new but do not have a purchaser, you will have to bid high to secure the new property and will then be under pressure to sell your existing property quickly, which never realises the best price.

At Douglas Allen we can offer you impartial advice and, as part of the largest independent estate agency in the South East of England, we have the expertise and experience to get you the best possible price.

Now sit back and let us work our magic in selling your current home. Plus - we can help you search for your new home and can even suggest specific roads/areas for you to make that dream happen.

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Chain-building

Having our own conveyancing panel at Douglas Allen means we are able to keep the buying and selling process as simple as possible.

Your solicitor will take care of the chain-building process on your behalf and will notify our conveyancing team as soon as it has been completed. You will always be kept fully informed of the progress of the transaction from start to finish.

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Paperwork

All paperwork with your mortgage advisor will need to be finalised after the chain-building process has been completed and you can then inform your mortgage lender to proceed with your application.

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Moving planner

Our unique Moving Planner is designed to keep you informed of each step of the moving process ensuring organisation throughout and making certain that you do not miss anything. By regularly using it you are able to remain confident that the process is proceeding accordingly.

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