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Tips from the Experts at Bensons to Make Your Property Journey a Breeze

business local news Jul 24, 2023
Bensons Coleraine - Geoffrey Moffett

When it comes to buying or selling a home in Northern Ireland, few names are as reputable and reliable as Bensons NI, the independent firm of Estate Agents, Farm Sales, Auctioneers, and Property Consultants based in Coleraine. With years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market, Benson's NI is the go-to firm for anyone looking to make their property journey smooth and successful.

At Benson's NI, they understand that buying or selling a home can be a complex and overwhelming process. That's why they offer a range of services to help guide you through every step of the way.

"We pride ourselves on our local knowledge, our attention to detail, and our commitment to providing a first-class service to our clients," says a spokesperson for Benson's NI. "Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced seller, we're here to help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We're here to help you achieve your property goals, whatever they may be.”

Bensons NI have some top tips for buying or selling your home. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or someone looking to sell their property, these tips will help you make the most out of your real estate experience.

Understand the local market

Knowledge is power, and understanding the local market is crucial to making informed decisions. Research the area you're interested in to get a feel for property prices, recent sales, and local amenities. Bensons NI's experienced agents are always happy to provide insights and advice on the local market, ensuring you're well-prepared for your property journey.

Set a realistic budget

Before diving into the property market, it's essential to establish a clear budget. Consider your financial situation, the amount you can afford for a deposit, and any other expenses related to buying or selling a property. Bensons NI can help you find properties that fit your budget and offer guidance on securing the best mortgage rates.

Prioritise your must-haves

Make a list of your non-negotiables and prioritise them. This could include the number of bedrooms, proximity to schools, or the availability of outdoor space. Knowing your priorities will help you make informed decisions and prevent you from being swayed by features that may not be crucial to your needs.

Be prepared to act quickly

The property market in Northern Ireland can be competitive, so being prepared to act quickly is essential. If you find the perfect property, you'll want to make an offer before someone else does. Bensons NI recommends having your mortgage agreement in principle and your solicitor lined up before you start your search to help streamline the process.

Think about potential resale value

Even if you plan to stay in your new home for many years, it's essential to consider its potential resale value. Think about factors such as the property's location, condition, and potential for improvement. This will not only help you make a wise investment but also ensure you can sell the property quickly and at a favourable price when the time comes.

Utilise professional services

Working with experienced professionals can make your property journey smoother and less stressful. Bensons NI's agents are experts in the local market and can provide invaluable guidance on finding the right property, negotiating the best price, and navigating the legal process.

Make your property stand out

When selling your home, presentation is key. Ensure it's clean, decluttered, and well-maintained to attract potential buyers. Bensons NI can advise on how to stage your home and offer suggestions for minor improvements that can significantly increase your property's value.

Market your property effectively

A well-marketed property is more likely to sell quickly and at a better price. Bensons NI's marketing team will work with you to create a tailored marketing plan, utilising online platforms, social media, and print materials to reach the right audience and showcase your property in the best possible light.

Be open to negotiation

Whether you're buying or selling, being open to negotiation is crucial. It's important to set realistic expectations and be prepared to compromise on certain aspects. Bensons NI's agents are skilled negotiators who can help.

Communication is Key

Maintain open lines of communication with your estate agent, solicitor, and other parties involved in the transaction. Bensons emphasises the importance of staying informed and involved throughout the process. Promptly address any issues or concerns that arise to minimise delays and potential complications.

Understand the Legal Process

The legal aspects of buying or selling a home can be complex. Bensons recommends working with a reputable conveyancing solicitor who can guide you through the process. They will ensure all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and help navigate any legal challenges that may arise.

Bensons NI, 9 Dunmore Street, Coleraine. Tel: 028 7032 1133. Facebook: Bensons. Visit:

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