Our guide to buying a home

The whole process of buying a home can be daunting. At CBRE we steer you through this entire process to help make buying your home, and eventually moving in, a success.

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Here are some handy tips which can help you along the way:

Arrange your finances

If you require a mortgage, ensure that you seek professional advice from mortgage advisors and are aware of how much you will have to purchase your property.

Contact our office to register your interest

Contact our office and arrange a chat to discuss exactly what you are looking for in order to ensure you find the best property. Also to help narrow your search, come up with a list of items that are essential and negotiable.

Choose the right property

Once we have a strong understanding of what you are looking for, our sales team will provide you with a variety of CBRE properties to view. You can also visit our website or Facebook page to see what properties are currently available.

Stay focused on your needs

It is important for us that you find that perfect property that ticks all your boxes. Revisit your list of essential items to stay focused on your main criteria.

Make an offer

When you’ve found the perfect property for you, submit your offer via your dedicated sales negotiator.

Offer agreed

Once you’re offer is agreed, we will confirm your solicitor’s and mortgage broker’s contact details.


Your sales negotiator will assist your solicitor with the conveyancing process which includes (but is not limited to) exchanging of contracts and a proposed date for completion.

Survey and mortgage offer

You need to instruct your mortgage broker to conduct a survey to establish the condition of the property. Once this survey is complete, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to both yourself and your solicitor.

Exchange contracts

Once the conveyancing, survey and mortgage offer have all been completed, the deposit is paid and a completion date is set between both parties. There are only a few things left before the property is yours.


Once the remaining money is paid to the seller’s solicitor, your sales negotiator is able to release the property keys to you, and the property is now yours.

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