If you have a house to sell, I would generally suggest you compile a shortlist of properties that you would view when you are ready to step it up a gear. If you have a house to sell and it is not on the market, you may find that not all vendors will consider a viewing. If you are a cash buyer or first time buyer with approved funds, go for it! If you are on the market and have had some viewings and perhaps a 2nd viewing, start viewings of your own. It is far easier to negotiate both your sale and purchase at the same time, than to commit yourself to a purchase without the knowledge of what money you have behind you. There is a fine balance when it comes to viewings. I often come across people that have found the perfect property and have no idea what their home is worth… This can be very difficult as they may end up selling quickly and for a low price and paying too much for the home they are interested in to hold it as they are in a panic. I always recommend people have at least a valuation before they start viewing unless they have some other way of funding the transaction.