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Be Ready To Say 'Yes' The Moment The Ideal Property Comes Along - Even If You're Confused Or Worried About The Process Ahead

Our first-time buyer clients follow a simple 'success blueprint' and in just 6 weeks overcome their fears, so they can escape renting for good, and start the next stage of their life.

Hi, I'm Tom from Move Engine. We offer education and online training to first-time home buyers in the UK who are about to start the house buying process. We are the only people in the buying process who are solely working on your side.

Our mission is to build your knowledge along the way so that you make better choices, avoid common mistakes and save time and money. Both for today and your future.

First-Time Home Buyers Face Many Challenges - Including These Hidden Obstacles

For many years I have seen first hand the challenges first-time buyers face. What used to be a friendly supportive industry is now a much more digital experience, which as a result has left first-time buyers on their own trying to figure everything out.

Many of us enjoy searching on websites like Rightmove or Zoopla and this has become the main activity many people focus on.

However, it can be easy to get stuck just browsing properties online and not taking the next steps. Often because of fears or challenges that are stopping us move forward.

For many of us buying a home is a big deal. It is unlike anything we have purchased before in our lives and so this can lead to it feeling daunting and at times a bit overwhelming or confusing.

House prices have made it more difficult to buy

Added to it is the challenge of house prices. Over the last 8 years the average cost of a first home has climbed a lot! Making it hard for first-time buyers to reach a point where they can actually secure a mortgage on the home they want.

This increase in house prices has led to you needing to save an even larger deposit to meet the mortgage lenders minimum deposit requirements.

And deciding where you should compromise can be hard as this is your dream.

Many buyers sensibly try to save money, but equally it can be easy to forget the mistakes can be expensive too so not all savings are good.

And then there is the competition. With so few homes available to buy we can find ourselves struggling to find a home that is suitable for us and often competing with other buyers for the best homes.

It can be hard to know who to trust

When I first started out buying my first home I assumed the estate agent was not only working for the seller but was there to help me. Little did I know at the time their main aim would be to push the price up. Likewise as first-time buyers we get many recommendations for people who can help but it can be hard to know if you are speaking to the right people and they have your best interests at heart.

I thought there has to be a better way to start your journey and that’s where the Move Engine service began. As an independent voice supporting you the first-time home buyer.

That's where our “first home success blueprint” comes in to help you

Our signature system will have you feeling confident and ready to buy a great home in just 6 weeks.

  • Knowing you can afford not only the mortgage but all the ongoing costs
  • Being confident to buy a home that you enjoy and gives you a lifestyle that makes you happy for years to come
  • Getting a good mortgage deal that is right for you and understanding them and how they work so you can manage them yourself in the future
  • Finding the best home for you that you'll be delighted to move into


After just 6 weeks, you'll be ready to:

  • Carry out your viewings so that you can avoid surprise costs and expenses
  • Have a clear budget for your new home and all the hidden costs of ownership
  • Confidently choose the right property for you based on your wish list
  • Use your knowledge so you feel ready to go out and buy without being taken advantage of
  • Save money on the many move costs by being prepared in advance
  • Have your ideal mortgage advisers, solicitors and surveyors ready to help you

And all delivered in an easy and simple way that fits around you.

But before you are ready for that you are likely to have questions or things that are keeping you from going out and starting viewing properties.

Which is why I invite you to a 'Complimentary QuickStart Call':

In this 30 min free session we will cover:

  • Chat about your situation and plans to buy your first home
  • Discover what you need to do to feel prepared and ready to start viewing properties
  • Talk through any possible challenges or worries or fears you have that are stopping you move forwards
  • Get a clear plan for what you want to do next

Request your complimentary QuickStart Call using the form below

By submitting the form you agree to the terms and conditions below and our privacy policy

What happens next?

We will contact you via email so you can pick a time that works best for you. There is nothing for you to prepare for the call, just make sure you are somewhere quiet to talk and we will call you at the agreed time.

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Catherine Gall
Catherine Gall
14:53 16 Jan 21
After searching the web for any assistance as a first time buyer I found all of Tom’s knowledge really useful and his advice is fantastic for someone looking for their first step on the property ladder. There wasn’t any questions he couldn’t answer, definitely recommend!!
Lenka Danisova
Lenka Danisova
11:10 08 Oct 20
I just wanted to say thank you to Tom. He gave me a great advise and was very helpful. He has answered all my questions and pointed me in the right direction. Thank you Tom 😊
George Hobbs
George Hobbs
17:27 25 Feb 20
I contacted move-engine to answer the 700 questions I had about buying a house. I had just initiated the process of looking for my first property and was finding more questions based on every conversation I hadIn a half hour call with move-engine the majority of these were answered and the next... steps I should take in a logical house buying process were identified. The advisor was extremely knowledgable and clear in explaining the various aspects from everything related to mortgages, buy to let and property tax.I would absolutely recommend move engine to anyoneread more
Edward Hobbs
Edward Hobbs
12:55 25 Feb 20
I connected with Tom Leach as I am looking to buy my first home. Tom was exceptionally knowledgeable and full of very good advice on what to research and look for in this process, as well as being easy to talk to and informative on the whole process. For anyone in similar situation I would... recommend reaching out to Tomread more
Angela Hobbs
Angela Hobbs
14:18 24 Feb 20
Having had several conversations with my sons looking to purchase their first property in London, I felt concerned that as it had been some time since I had been directly involved with the house buying process, was I really equipped to give the right advice? Tom, CEO and founder of Move Engine, ... scheduled a call and they were both really impressed. Totally recommend his company to all parents of first time more
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About me

Hi, my name is Tom the founder and head first-time buyer coach at Move Engine. I’ve personally been in the property industry for over 17 years. It was both my personal experiences buying houses and the lack of support in the industry for first-time buyers that led me to start Move Engine. Having gone into the buying process with such high expectations, I was disappointed with the lack of help and support available.

So Move Engine was created and I went out started to find the best partners in the industry to help you. In the last year I have personally helped over 50 first-time buyers with the next step of their journey. Our website had over 17,000 visitors in the last year and is continuing to grow.

If you are struggling to get started or have some questions holding you back, then let’s chat it through together so that you can move forwards. There are no silly questions when it comes to buying your first house and we are here to help you.

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We want to be clear and upfront so here are our Terms and Conditions

The information in this page is intended for guidance and you should always seek professional one to one advice where possible. The first coaching call is free after which you have the option of paying a fixed fee to use our service going forward. Move Engine does not provide financial advice and will introduce you to the best mortgage adviser we know to help you if you need it. There are no guarantees that buying a house will be easy, but we aim to make sure you are supported by an experienced adviser to give you the best chance of success.

*Move Engine will receive a referral fee for introducing you to a mortgage adviser paid for by them if you choose to use their service. We guarantee that you will not be charged differently had you gone to that mortgage adviser directly yourself. We work hard to make sure our recommendations fit your needs and a high quality service. We welcome all feedback so that we can improve our service. Please contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

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