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 and making dancing in the new kitchen a reality.

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 to Reed & Baum where we contact buyers in the local community of Quorn, the surrounding Charnwood villages, and Loughborough before launching the property on websites. To be the first phone call, you need to build a relationship with the estate agents that lasts.

Let Reed & Baum help you

Reed & Baum offer a home finding service. We will help find your new home and that doesn’t need to be in Quorn, the surrounding Charnwood villages or Loughborough, but anywhere in the world. 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. Finding somewhere to dance in the kitchen is a must for us all but for some it may be the location or a place to work from home or a garden or an annex that are the priority. Concentrate on ticking the must haves and hope for the wants of your new home.