Whether you are looking in Quorn, the surrounding Charnwood villages, Loughborough or further afield, there are some simple but proactive steps you can take to increase the chances of you finding your new home.

Work out your budget before you start looking

We wouldn’t go shopping without knowing how much we can spend on the credit card. It’s the same when buying a home. For most of us, it is understanding the value and equity within our current home. Then adding any cash or arranging a mortgage to find out what we can spend.


Step one, arrange a free market appraisal of your property with Reed & Baum.

Step two, seek out independent mortgage advice. We will put you in touch with our colleagues at the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

Step three, start booking viewings on your potential dream homes!

Make friends with all the estate agents

Many estate agents work in the same way as Reed & Baum. We contact buyers before advertising a property on websites. To be the first phone call, you need to build a relationship with your local estate agents.

Let Reed & Baum help you

We offer a home finding service where we will write to specific roads/properties that you are interested in to see if they are thinking of selling. Martyn and Aidan train estate agents throughout the country and are members of the estate agents trade association Propertymark. Their network of over 17,000 estate agents means you can rely on us to put you in touch with the right people in any town.

Understand the costs of purchasing

From Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), and legal fees through to survey and removal costs. Reed & Baum will work with you to simplify the purchasing process and give you tips and transparency along the way.

What you ‘want’ versus what you ‘need’

There are some boxes that must be ticked in your next home. Understanding these is vital. It may be the location, school catchment area, a place to work from home, a garden or an annex that are the priority. Concentrate on ticking your ‘needs’ and hope for the ‘wants’ of your new home.