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Advancing and developing over three centuries

Meller Braggins takes great pride in its reputation as one of north Cheshire and South Manchester’s longest established, most successful independent Estate Agents with houses for sale across the region.

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First Time Buyer

The most important initial step is to arrive at a realistic assessment of the price range into which your first home is likely to fall. This will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • How much are you able to fund from your own resources in terms of an initial deposit on the property
  • How much money can you afford to borrow from a mortgage lender (and are you able to provide the proof of income which will be required to secure this sum)
  • The type of property you are most interested in, i.e. new estate, well established older property, detached, semi, apartment etc.
  • The location which will best suit your needs, particularly keeping in mind your place of work and the daily cost of commuting.

When you are satisfied that you have the answer to these questions (or know where to find them) then the search can begin.

Meller Braggins can help in reducing much of the stress experienced by first time buyers. Our Independent Financial Advisers use state-of-the-art technology to find the mortgage that exactly suits your needs and we will be able to recommend you to a solicitor or legal representative to act on your behalf.

Our knowledge of the north Cheshire and south Manchester area is second to none and here, too, this experience will be put to good use for your personal guidance.

For further information please go to the Contact Us section of this website or call in to any branch of Meller Braggins.

Quick Guide to Buying
Meller Braggins offices are strategically located throughout the north Cheshire and south Manchester catchment area.

Your property is probably the largest single financial investment you will ever make, and ensuring that the process of purchasing a home runs as smoothly as possible is an important aspect of our service.

Our experienced members of staff are ready to assist and advise you each step of the way. We are able to carry out surveys and market appraisals for a variety of purposes, including banks, building societies and insurance companies. We can advise on rating and tax related matters and will be pleased to act on your behalf in negotiating the purchase of the property if you wish.

For further information please go to the Contact Us section of this web-site.

Quick Guide to Selling
Meller Braggins offices are strategically located throughout the north Cheshire and south Manchester catchment area, with each branch under the personal supervision of at least one director.

Selling a property can often be a complex and stressful procedure requiring a proper understanding of the marketing process and the experience to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unwary vendor.

A member of our market appraisal team will be happy to visit your home and advise on the best method of sale, how the property should be marketed and the price you might expect to achieve. We will ensure that you are kept in touch every step of the way and that the costs involved are fully discussed with you before the sales operation begins.

For further information please go to the Contact Us section of this web-site or pick up a copy of our ‘Range of Services’ booklet at any Meller Braggins branch.

Quick Guide to Letting
We offer a comprehensive service in the letting and management of all types of residential property. Our knowledge and experience of the property market enables us to advise you fully on how to obtain the maximum benefit from the letting of your property.

We are able to advise you on every aspect of letting and management, including the legal implications relating to tenancy agreements and tenants.

For further information please go to the Contact Us section of this web-site or click here for a list of our current properties to let.

A full services guide is available at all Meller Braggins branches.

Buying at Auction
The first consideration is to ensure that you have made adequate financial arrangements to enable you to bid for the property in which you are interested.

This may take the form of a mortgage offer or bank loan and will involve contacting a lending institution to discuss your financial requirements. Alternatively, our offices will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you to discuss these requirements with an Independent Financial Advisor.

If your bid is successful you will be asked to pay an immediate deposit in the sale room equal to 10% of the purchase price, with the balance due some four weeks after the date of the auction. You will also be required to sign a legally binding contract at the sale.

Properties are normally on view for several weeks prior to auction and you can obtain information on viewing arrangements from any branch of Meller Braggins or go to the Contact Us section of this website.

Our helpful booklet ‘A Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction’ is available on request from any Meller Braggins office.

Selling at Auction
The first decision you must make is whether or not your property is a suitable subject for sale by auction. One of our experienced valuers will be pleased to inspect the property and advise you accordingly.

If the decision is to proceed, the cost of selling by auction will be fully outlined and all charges carefully itemised, You will be advised of the likely sale date and the stage at which advertising and marketing will commence, in addition to arrangements for viewing. Closer to the sale date a reserve price will be agreed with you when the general level of interest is known.

Throughout this period Meller Braggins staff will keep you fully informed of progress, something you will find especially useful if you are not occupying the property to be sold.

For further information please go to the Contact Us section of this website or pick up a copy of our helpful booklet ‘A Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction’ at any Meller Braggins branch.

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