Feb 01, 2020

Michael Tuck Estate Agents guide for viewing a property


If you arrange to view a property with Michael Tuck Estate Agents you will receive an email to confirm the date, time, address and who will be conducting the viewing. We aim to accompany as many viewings as possible, so 90% of the time we will meet you outside the property at the allotted time.

In the unlikely event of the vendor showing you around themselves, you will need to knock on the door.

Move in day

Here is our guide on how to get the most out of your viewing.

It is essential that you make the most of your property viewings to ensure that you are informed as much as possible prior to making an offer.

Here are our top tips for how to make the most of your property viewings

1. Drive past the property beforehand

It is always worth driving past property prior to the viewing if you are able. By driving past the property and the surrounding streets, this will allow you to get a feel for the property and the local areas, so you can ask any relevant questions.

2. Be prepared before the viewing

Make a list of things that are important to you and any questions that you want to ask before the house viewing.

We recommend that you print off and use our house viewing checklist which will help make sure that you don’t miss anything during the viewing.

3. Take a friend or family on the viewing

Go with your partner or take a friend with you. A second pair of eyes could be very handy. It’s also great to have someone to bounce ideas off and have an alternative opinion.

4. What to look for – property exterior

You will want to check the exterior of the property that you have come to view. You should check:

• Parking, is there enough what you need?
• Which way does the house face?

5. What to look for – property interior

The most important thing is to try and ignore the current owner’s décor as much as you can, and concentrate on how much you may need to spend to make your home and think about whether your furniture will fit into the house.

6. Take your time during the viewing and view more than once

Make sure that you spend as much time as you need when viewing a house so that you can really get a feel for the place. It is also worth re-visiting the property a second time.

7. Be polite and friendly during the viewing

It can feel a bit intrusive viewing a house but there is no need to feel uncomfortable. It is a huge investment to make, so it pays to be a little nosey! Building up a rapport with the seller will make you more memorable, which is always helpful when you want your offer accepted.

However, you should refer to the property viewing checklist and make sure that you leave with answers to all of your questions.

8. What will be included with the property sale?

If there is anything specific you would like included in the sale, please make us aware from the outset.

We hope that you enjoyed our guide for viewing a property. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact or pop into your local branch of Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Gloucester.

Also feel free to read our guide for making offers on property and five tips for moving house as smoothly as possible.


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Michael Tuck Lettings in Quedgeley have managed our rental property for the past 11+ years.

During this time their professionalism has never dropped. In the early days, Ian, Graham and Vikki-Lee were a huge help to a novice landlord. I’m pleased to say they are still there with a helping hand. Claire has always been the nudge I needed for the necessary insurance and safety checks. Having had some difficult times over the past couple of years I would like to say a special thank you to Lianne who has been there to help wherever she could.

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They were so professional and so prompt with their communication. In particular we would like to mention Charlie for his regular updates and extremely helpful service in the sale of my mothers house. We were in a particularly long chain, and he went over and above to assist us in the communications between the buyers and sellers in order for our chain to proceed. He even contacted Solicitors and helped progress the exchange.

“We are certain if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have sold our house! We cannot thank him and his team enough.”

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Miles has gone above and beyond to ensure buying our first house has been a smooth process. He has offered clarification and reassurance at all steps of the journey, making us feel like valued clients.

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“All of the staff were very professional and knowledgeable sales people who represented our company as if it were their own.”

If we were to need help selling our homes in the Gloucester ara again they would be the first phone call i’d make.

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Tony and John, Abbeymead branch, supported us during very difficult circumstances (and we don’t just mean Covid!)

The same applies to other staff when answering queries etc.

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David Duncan

I have been a customer of Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead for coming up to 2 years now.

I would like to highlight Kurt and James for there forever ending support and excellent communication. Their joint efforts have filled me with confidence in the ability to keep my family safe in a home we love.

No matter the complexity or need they are always on hand to support and come to some form of reasonable resolution.

For this reason I would recommend Michael Tuck to all my family and friends and will hopefully continue to stay a customer of Michaels Tucks until I purchase my own home. Thank you

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Jay Preece

Miles and the team have been brilliant from start to finish during the sale of our house.

Miles especially went above and beyond with sales chasing when I think most other people would have probably given up! Really happy with the service.

“Such a friendly and professional team and nothing was too much trouble.”

Anna England

I was recommended Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Abbeymead by a friend, thank you friend!

I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the team who are very friendly, helpful and have taken the strain out of what was a fairly long house sale.

Special thanks go to Chloe and Tony for their positivity and Chloe thank you for your good humour which lifted me during the long process!

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Jane West

Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead have been a fantastic letting agents looking after our house for the past 17 years.

We have recently sold the house with the sales department.  Kurt has looked after us incredibly well during the 17 years of lettings and Tony, Andy and Chloe have made the selling very easy. Thank you

“The staff are professional, approachable and easy to contact.”

Claire Rawlinson

I have recently bought and sold through the Gloucester branches and cannot praise Miles and the team highly enough.

In what has been a very testing time for the industry, Miles and all the staff have worked tirelessly in my purchase and even more so my sale.

Thoroughly recommend Tucks every time. Special thanks to Otis. Thank you guys it’s been an absolute pleasure.

“Their drive and communication skills have been amazing.”

David Lichtenstein