Home Buying Services
As a Buying Agent we can help take the stress out of buying a property. Our knowledge of the local property market and contacts means we can show you the best options in line with your requirements. This includes properties not available through the open market. We can co-ordinate all stages of the buying process – from negotiating the best possible price for your property to overseeing the conveyancing.
How we help you buy a property
The steps below provide an overview of our home buying services.
1. Free of charge no obligation meeting
Following an initial telephone discussion we will agree a free/no obligation meeting (unless this is impractical), at a time and place convenient to you, to fully understand your individual property and lifestyle requirements and how we can tailor our home buying services accordingly. Working closely with you we then develop a detailed brief which will form the basis for the property search. This covers your preferences, such as style, size, location and condition. We can advise on possible areas and options in line with your budget.
2. Property search
Through our network of local estate agents and contacts we carry out a thorough search of potential properties that meet your brief. As well as finding ‘on market’ properties, as a Buying Agent we also get to know about any that are ‘off market’ – those which aren’t officially on the market, giving you a competitive advantage.
3. Previewing and shortlisting properties
We then preview, on your behalf, every property which closely meets your search criteria. Only the most suitable are shortlisted and we report back to you with completely unbiased feedback on each one.
Viewings of agreed shortlisted properties are arranged at your convenience. You will be accompanied by your property search consultant, who is there to provide objective advice and discuss feedback. We will refine our search further until the ideal property is found.
Once the right property for you has been found, we discuss and advise you on how best to proceed with the negotiations. As part of our home buying services we can handle all negotiations on your behalf. Our market knowledge and ‘emotional detachment’ as a Buying Agent means that we are best placed to secure the property at the best possible price. This means that our service often pays for itself. In cases where there are other offers on the property our strong relationships with estate agents, and their appreciation that we act for serious buyers, helps ensure you keep ahead of the competition.
Once an offer has been accepted on your property we manage the conveyancing process. We liaise with all relevant parties such as your solicitor and the estate agent, ensuring everything runs as efficiently and quickly as possible. This is an important benefit of using our service – our expertise means many of the typical problems resulting in deals falling through between offer and exchange of contract are avoided.
To help you settle into your new home we can assist in a number of ways. We can organise removals, arrange the transfer of utilities and supply information on your new area outlining key services and amenities.
We also offer the following services if required:
- Area Familiarisation Tour – A tour of your preferred area(s) can be arranged before carrying out the property search. This provides you with an overview of the pros and cons of the area, including property styles and values plus local services and amenities.
- School Search – We can provide in-depth information about both state and independent schools in the property search area, arrange meetings with the school and accompany you on visits if required.
We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have or to explain more about our home buying services, so please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01789 491626, or complete our simple email enquiry form