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Buying a Property: The Importance of Choosing a Pro-Active Solicitor Estate Agent


Last week, the first of our two-part series on ‘The Importance of Choosing a Solicitor Estate Agent?’ was released on selling your home. You can read this article here, with specific sales advice and tips.

This week, we turn our attention to the purchase side of the transaction. Whether you are selling and buying together, buying only, upsizing to a larger family home, downsizing to a smaller flat, a first time buyer who is taking the first step to get on the property ladder or a buy to let investor – the expertise of a Solicitor Estate Agent guiding you every step of the way is invaluable. 

The Purchase

If you are selling as well as buying, it's important that you choose a proactive Solicitor Estate Agent to act for you, as they will coordinate your sale alongside your onward purchase and look after all aspects of the legal conveyancing for you. You have the peace of mind knowing that your entire transaction, from start to finish, is being seamlessly dealt with in-house, all under one roof.

If you are buying only, your Solicitor Estate Agent can help you navigate the market with their experience of handling hundreds, if not thousands, of sales and purchase transactions each year. This means that Solicitor Estate Agent firms, like Warners, really have their fingers on the pulse of the local property market dynamics.

Warners Solicitors are excellent at purchase negotiations, too, with our dedicated team of Purchase Negotiators and Conveyancing Solicitors. Using the Warners Team can benefit you in terms of your sale if you are looking to offer subject to your property’s sale concluding or if you are in the process of selling your property on the open market and your dream home becomes available and you want to submit an offer on the property. 

Our Purchase Negotiator Team and Conveyancing Solicitors also work closely with First Time Buyers and Buy to Let Investors – their knowledge, experience and negotiating skills are useful and this isn't just about the final purchase price.  The Warners Team will also guide you on other aspects of the Offer to purchase, such as the date of entry and a buyer’s financial position. There are many conditions, in terms of the standard clauses, that are attached to even the most standard Offer and these points need to be navigated to protect your interests as a buyer, as well as to also ensure that the regulations and legal requirements of lenders and Registers of Scotland are adhered to.

Our team of Solicitors and Purchase Negotiators will take time to listen to your objectives, review and discuss the Home Report, research past sales which are made available to ESPC member firms only - giving you complete analytical insight into property sales – specific areas, time on market, sale price.

It’s worth noting that our team of Solicitors and Purchase Negotiators also liaise with important parties within your transaction such as your mortgage broker, lender, specialists and any surveyors that may be required. It is important to consider the number of connections and relationships that are needed for a smooth transaction and the Warners team offer this.

You can count on us to give you relevant advice, based on your own individual circumstances. We know the market and are here to guide you through the purchase maze. We take great pride in what we do and are delighted when we help our clients achieve their goals. 

All of our team are here to discuss a comprehensive strategy to help you achieve your ultimate property goals to meet your property requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you.

The Difference: All Under One Roof

Most clients start their journey of moving home with some basic clear objectives - to receive the sale funds into their bank account and/or to collect the keys to their new home.

The journey to reach these milestones can be varied - but ultimately only a Solicitor can finalise those points for you.

Why then appoint an agent for your sale that cannot accomplish your final goal?

Strategy is core to a successful sale and/or purchase process and having the opportunity to liaise with a solicitor at the outset is key.

After all, whilst the solicitor might not handle every aspect of your sale or purchase in person, (for example obtaining professional photographs or booking in every viewing, as this is carried out by their experienced sales team within the Solicitor Estate Agency Firm) - they are overseeing the entire process to ensure that the strategy that you discussed at the outset is on track.

This is what solicitor-led service is all about: the person that you rely on to pull everything together is the same person that you discussed what it was you were trying to achieve at the outset. 

The Future

The relationship you have built with your solicitor estate agent has now seen you move into your lovely new home. The role of a solicitor does not end there.  There are many things to consider once you have bought your new home, and not just where to put the furniture.

Owning a property naturally throws up questions on protecting assets and loved ones. No one likes to think about becoming incapacitated or dying, but it’s important to protect your family and friends in case of all possible eventualities.

Your solicitor can assist you with preparing or changing your Will or setting up that all important Power of Attorney, too.  You can get in touch and speak with our Private Client department to learn more about preparing your Will here,

Want to find out more about what you can do now to prepare for a future purchase? Get in touch with Warners to today on 0131 662 4747 or by email at 

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