Looking for Your Happily Ever After Home?

12 Jun, 2016


Looking for your Happily Ever Home? Then read on. This year there’s been a lot of page space devoted, quite rightly, to the EU Referendum as well as tax implications of purchasing property. So I thought I’d write about something closer to home – quite literally! Let’s talk about securing your dream home and keeping your eyes on the prize. We all know it’s a mission, so how do you get from mission impossible to mission accomplished?

  1. Vision

The Rolling Stones sang “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.  Well I’m afraid that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if you don’t really know what you want!  Think about your lifestyle objectives e.g. proximity to school, work, facilities and watch you don’t get seduced by the “eye candy” of an impeccably prepared home. Think about how you’ll feel after the honeymoon period is over.

  1. Gameplan

Which football team is most likely to win the UEFA Euro 2016 championship? Will it be the team with the most talented players or the team with the most talented players combined with the best gameplan. This is where strategy makes all the difference and a property consultant such as a property finder or buying agent can be your manager, coach, goalie, defender, midfielder and striker.

  1. Surround Yourself with Professionals

The process of securing your dream home will involve a number of property professionals such as conveyancing solicitors and surveyors. Use the best, period. You need people who will navigate smoothly through the process to avoid risky delays.

  1. Follow Through

Stay focused and don’t allow yourself to become distracted from your objective. Keep your eye on the prize and commitment high. Try not to lose patience if things are taking longer than you’d hoped for and don’t let frustration get in the way: but don’t compromise too early either. Selling a home is a campaign and buying one is a mission. Preparing well (having worked on your gameplan!) will hold you in good stead.

  1. Keep Calm and Carry On

… with your team of professionals paving the way, negotiating on your behalf, pushing through obstacles, and dodging the curve balls to get you to your goal.


Good luck, plan well and hopefully you’ll be “homeward bound” before too long!

Source Harrogate specialises in identifying, targeting, negotiating and securing premium homes in the Harrogate district, working exclusively for the buyer. If you’d like to hear more about how we can help you, please get in touch for a free no obligation chat on 01423 788759 or e mail shereefoy@ or visit for more information. 

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