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At Alexander Philips we have helped hundreds of people move into a new home. Do come and talk to us about what you’re looking for and we’ll be pleased to help you reach your goal.

Please ring or come in and speak to our advisers about your particular circumstances, and we can give you more detail about what you need to do and what will happen. We can also help by putting you in contact with surveyors, conveyancers, mortgage advisers etc if you wish.

The Buying Process

If you’ve bought a property before, you probably know what happens during the purchase process,
but in case you’ve forgotten or you’re a first time buyer here’s a quick summary of what happens.
  • 1. Before You Start Looking

    Before you look seriously, make sure you know what you want, have the finance to pay for it, and have arrangements in place to sell any existing property. You’ll also need to choose a firm to do the legal work (conveyancing) but we can recommend if you like.

  • 2. Ask our Property Adviser

    Take a look at what our property adviser recommends and find your dream property.

  • 3. Offer and Negotiate

    After talking to the adviser, put in an offer and negotiate to get it accepted. The property is now ‘Sold subject to contract’

  • 4. The Legal Stuff

    Give the adviser all your details, including the conveyancer, and then ring the conveyancer to tell them what is happening. It’s now up to them to sort out the legalities and the finance. You may need to get a survey done

  • 5. The Contract

    The conveyancer will prepare the contract, as will the seller. This will take a while and all we can do is chase them for you. They will give you advance notice of the expected dates for exchange and completion

  • 6. Exchange

    Once all the queries are resolved, the contract for you to buy & the seller to sell will be ‘exchanged’. At this point you’re committed to the purchase

  • 7. Move in

    A few more days will pass, and then the purchase will be ‘completed’. You will get the keys and can move in!

Alexander Philips, your local property experts

If you’re looking for an agent to help you in your property transaction, Alexander Philips will make a great partner. Originally established as a letting and management agent, we expanded into property sales in 2013 and since then our reputation has grown as we’ve helped more and more people find new homes.

With highly experienced friendly staff, we’re on your side from the start to the finish of your property transaction. We have local offices that you can visit us in, but our charges are some of the lowest you’ll find for internet only agents.

Don’t just take our word for it....

  • “Alexander Philips are easily the best estate agency in West Sussex. Offering a friendly, and professional service, they were there  every step of the way to answer my questions and help me out in any way they could. We are now settling in our new place, thanks to all their hard work. I’d fully recommend their services.”

    Valentina Petrova
  • “Really helpful and friendly agents, especially Peter and Paige, who have helped make my relocation from Leeds to Littlehampton super easy and fast. They’ve also kept me updated and provided excellent advice throughout. Thanks!”

    Cee
  • “We are so pleased that we sold our home and our flat with Alexander Philips. Peter was fantastic both times. Always available, always supportive, helpful and communicative. Nothing was too much trouble for him!”

    Emanuela Suraci-Neve
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