Make your move with ETB

Getting Started

When it comes to buying a new home, whether it’s your first or twenty first, you need to know you’re in experienced hands.

Why buy through ETB?

Bespoke Service

We support you every step of the way. Search, viewings, offer and acceptance. Our friendly professional and highly motivated teams are lovely approachable people who will do everything they can to make sure your purchase runs like clockwork.


We have an in-depth understanding of the local area - properties, amenities, the top schools, where the best restaurants are located. Get professional advice from the local experts.

Keeping in touch

We’ll keep you updated on new properties before we market them, price reductions and regular communications on properties you’ve viewed and offers you’ve made. If we know it, so will you.

The buying process

What to consider before you begin looking for a new home

Just before you begin your search for a new home, to save time and effort in the long run there are a few areas that need to be considered.

  • Are you interested in a new build or a more established property?
  • Have you budgeted for renovations if you aren’t interested in a new build home?
  • Have you thought about transport links, schools, and other amenities?
  • Is there a particular area you are interested in?
  • How many bedrooms, bathrooms and reception rooms do you need?

How our technology speeds up your search

When you click on our property finder you’ll see that you can search in several ways.

  • What type of property
  • Area
  • Checklist form to specify exactly what you want from your ideal property So, get searching here

What to look for when you view a property

You’ve searched through the properties on our website and narrowed them down to the ones you love.

When you view each property, there are a few things that we advise you to keep an eye out for and a few best practice ideas to think about.

  • If you like a property, view it more than once as you’ll often see things you didn’t notice the first time around
  • Have a wander around the area close to the house to get a feel for the amenities and how the area ‘feels’
  • When you wander around the house keep an eye out for:

    Damp patches on walls or ceilings

    Cracking around doors and windows and more generally, could be a sign of structural issues

    Check the exterior to confirm it is well maintained

    Double check any grey areas - rights of way, parking, ownership of gardens

The offer

You make your offer to us, and this offer will be subject to contract and a satisfactory survey.

If you are a first-time buyer, cash buyer or chain free, let us know as that could put you in a favourable position with the sellers and can speed the process.

Offer accepted?

Great news!

Unless you're a cash buyer, there is an avalanche of mortgage lender paperwork to complete and you’ll need to arrange for a mortgage valuation and a property survey

There are three types of property survey to consider. The Condition Report is suitable if you’re buying a new build property and is the least expensive. The Homebuyer Report is ideal for newer properties and older properties are in great condition and for older properties or those in poor condition it’s best to go with a Buildings Survey.

Conveyancing, Exchange and Completion

Conveyancing is the legal and administrative paperwork that is required when you buy or sell a property. It’s usually handled by a solicitor or a legal conveyancer and they also exchange contracts and pay your monies to the seller when you complete.

Until contracts are exchanged you can pull out of the agreement to buy the property but once contracts are exchanged you will sacrifice your deposit if you pull out.

The final stage is completion where the seller receives the remainder of the money for the property and the property now belongs to you.