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OnTheMove: How to start your property search

21 November 2023


Natasha Afxentiou
Senior PR & Content Executive

Episode four of our podcast, OnTheMove, shares tips on how to get started with your property search and sheds a light on what people wish they knew before they moved.

You can listen to the full episode here or stream directly below: 

In our previous episodes, we’ve discussed what to expect from the moving process itself and the important things you need to understand when preparing to make a property purchase. However, when it comes to actually finding your next property, the search itself can feel quite overwhelming.

So, to help you with where to get started when looking for your next home, in this episode, our guests Tom Ross-Bason, Regional Managing Director at Wards, part of the Arun Estates network, and Jack Roberts, Co-Founder of SlothMove, share their tips for conducting an efficient and effective property search.

From building a strong relationship with your estate agent to understanding your requirements and what you may be able to compromise on, we’ve got you covered with ways to make your search less daunting. We also share practical tips, like visiting new neighbourhoods to get a feel for what it might be like to live there, and using a platform like SlothMove to support you with updating your addresses to take the hassle out of the important admin that follows a move.

In addition, we also highlight some OnTheMarket features you can use to make finding your dream home easier. For example, by using our Wish List feature you can enter up to five key terms that are really important to you for your next property, whether they’d be nice to have or deal breakers. So, if you need a driveway, a garden, a study, or even a swimming pool, you can enter those terms then we’ll return the properties that best fit your requirements.

Finally, whether you’ve never moved before or it’s been a while since you last bought a property, it’s always worth hearing from people who have been through the process to help you feel better prepared for navigating it yourself. With this in mind, we close the episode by sharing the things people wish they knew before they moved so you can avoid the pitfalls that can come with moving.

The full transcript of the episode is also available to read here.

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