Buckinghamshire Developer’s Seven-Day Guide for entering the New World of Homebuying

As the property market gets back on track amidst the Covid-19 crisis, housebuilders are introducing new ways to help customers, so Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands has created a seven-day guide for buyers looking to make a move in Buckinghamshire.

A typical street view at David Wilson Homes’ development Brooklands in Milton Keynes

Following a phased restart, the leading developer has re-opened its doors to customers on an appointment only basis and prospective purchasers can use the seven helpful tips to begin their journey as a homeowner.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Having re-opened the majority of our developments for appointments in Buckinghamshire, we’re looking forward to helping keen buyers to find their dream homes once again.

“With social distancing measures in place to ensure we’re assisting our customers safely, new innovations have been made and we’ve created a seven-day guide for those looking to begin the homebuying process with us.”

Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ guide to making the most of the search for a new home in seven days is as follows:

Day 1 – Consider your priorities

Whether it’s for more space to work from home, or simply to be away from a busy city and closer to the countryside, create a list of your top priorities.

First time buyers might want to be close to primary schools for family planning, whereas working professionals may see commuter links as a more appealing factor, so it helps to think of the future when looking for a new home. 

Day 2 – Watch a development video

Many of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new communities are showcased via a development video on the website so once you’ve identified the area you want to move to, why not learn a bit about how the location can benefit you online.

Not only can you take a bird’s eye view of the community, you can see the thoughtfully designed street scenes and onsite facilities, all whilst learning about the local area and the essential amenities nearby.

Day 3 – Take a virtual tour

The properties available will often feature a virtual tour online, either in the form of a video or a 360-degree walkthrough, to enjoy from your own front room.

This is where you can get an understanding of the high-quality designs of the homes, from contemporary apartments to three storey houses to meet the ever-changing demands of modern homebuyers.

Day 4 – Research the moving schemes available

Look into the moving schemes available, such as the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme assisting first time buyers secure a home with just a 5% deposit, or Part Exchange and Movemaker taking the hassle of selling your existing property away and providing a comfortable transition into a new home.

As a heartfelt thank you to the country’s 1.5m NHS employees working hard to look after people during the Covid-19 crisis, Barratt and David Wilson Homes is also offering up to £15,000 as a deposit contribution towards a new home for NHS workers.

Day 5 – Book a phone appointment with a Sales Adviser

Whilst the social distancing guidelines are in place, Barratt and David Wilson Homes is running an appointment only operation but you can still pick up the phone and book an appointment with a Sales Adviser to learn more about a development, the perks of its location and the property you’ve got your eye on.

Day 6 – Virtually ‘visit’ your chosen development

Sales Advisers are now able to welcome you virtually to the development via a video conferencing platform, where they can take you inside a show home or the property you’re interested in purchasing, and give you a tour at a pre-arranged time.

This is your chance to ask questions and develop a greater understanding of how the living spaces will meet your needs.

Day 7 – Arrange an appointment for a physical tour

The final step would be to arrange a physical appointment with a Sales Adviser, where you can choose a convenient time to visit the development and have the undivided attention of an industry professional.

Safeguarding measures are in place for social distancing, but you’ll still be able to view the properties and get a feel for the new community taking shape.

For further information, call the Barratt and David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486 (Barratt), 033 3355 8510 (David Wilson) or visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.