Property Finder Service
Location, location, location is at the top of the agenda when it comes to finding the right property at the best value, particularly for the more discerning purchaser. We know our markets inside out. Whether you are new to the area, looking to upsize or simplify your home in the same area, as property finders we can support your search. Our insight and vision allows us to make informed decisions on your behalf and shortlist the most appropriate properties. Through our industry contacts, we often have exclusive access to off-market opportunities that haven’t been openly advertised yet, therefore adding further value to your search. Notably, last year 80% of property was purchased off-market for clients.
Initially we will clarify your needs by discussing your property search in more detail. Once we understand your motivations, we can be instructed to take matters further and undertake a full on and off-market search. We then critically evaluate properties on your behalf, narrow our search, identify a small selection of properties and view them with you.
Once you have shortlisted the property you would like to secure, we will negotiate the best terms on your behalf and progress to exchange of contracts as soon as possible. We have strong relationships with many selling agents, so we are able to gain access to pre-market properties.
Location, location, location is top of the agenda when it comes to finding the right property at the best value, particularly for the more discerning purchaser. We know our markets inside out. Whether you are new to the area, looking to upsize or simplify your home in the...
Property Preview Service
Because your time is precious, we will view properties on your behalf and create a report for each one. Because we are not emotionally involved, we concentrate on the facts, offer our guidance and expert opinion. Each report will include a full property description, selection of photographs, pros and cons based on your wish list, thoughts on the guide price, decorative order, vendor’s situation, neighbouring properties, information on the immediate location, local facilities and recommended next steps, amongst other specifics.
If you decide to proceed with the purchase, we can help you further through our Negotiation Service.
Because your time is precious, we will view properties on your behalf and create a report for each one. Because we're not emotionally involved, we concentrate on the facts, offer our guidance and expert opinion. Each report will include a full property description, selection...
Following your property search, you might have found your ideal property, but are now unsure about how to secure it. The competition is fierce for the most sought-after properties, so you can’t leave anything to chance.
We offer our expertise, recommend industry contacts and use our negotiating techniques to ensure you get the very best deal. We will immediately view the property and offer our expert opinion and thoughts on its current market value. We can then discuss different routes open to you and negotiate on your behalf. We would also be involved throughout the conveyancing process and ensure you reach exchange of contracts smoothly and quickly.
Following your property search, you might have found your ideal property, but are now unsure about how to secure it. The competition is fierce for the most sought-after properties, so you can’t leave anything to chance...
Area Orientation Tour
If you are relocating or are unfamiliar with an area that you’re looking to move into, it can be quite daunting. You might want to know about the best residential locations, local schools, transport routes and get a feel for the local community.
As expert property finders, we can help you with that. We can take you on an Area Orientation Tour, showing you around specific areas and assisting you with narrowing down your search. Many individuals prefer to have the Orientation Tour before proceeding with the Property Finder Service.
If you are relocating or are unfamiliar with an area that you're looking to move into, it can be quite daunting. You might want to know about the best residential locations, local schools, transport routes and get a feel for the local community...
Will you view properties with me?
Yes, without question. By doing this we can discuss all aspects of the property with you, the positives, any negatives and realistic conclusions. By being specific from the outset, we aim to show you only properties that are going to be of direct interest. This avoids wasting your time on unsuitable property viewings.
Does your service help me to negotiate, as well as find a property?
Yes, we offer a complete property sourcing and buying service. Initially, we will meet with you and discuss your requirements in detail. Once appointed, we will undertake a proactive search on your behalf and accompany you on all viewings. When a suitable property has been found, we will advise you on the strategy and offer level to make. We will negotiate the best terms for you and ensure that you are seen as the preferred purchaser. Once solicitors have been instructed, we will work with them to ensure that we smoothly reach exchange of contracts.
We take great pride in our client service. Throughout the process and after completion, we can independently suggest suitable third party professionals or tradesmen. Whether you need a plumber or a planning consultant to create an extension, our contacts across all sectors, can prove invaluable. We never receive anything for putting their names forward. We only know that they will deliver great results for our clients.
How do you differ from estate agents?
We only work for our retained clients. When purchasing a property, we negotiate the best terms for them and advise on potential pitfalls during the process. Estate agents act solely for sellers and homeowners to achieve the best terms for them and are paid by them.
Why don’t I just look online and register with local estate agents?
With so many estate agents and online property websites, you could spend excessive time sending emails, making calls or personal visits to all the local estate agents, without getting very far.
Highly desirable properties often sell before coming onto the open market and you may not hear about them, unless you have the right contacts or actually work in the industry. Buying a property is one of your most important life purchases. It therefore makes sense to seek some independent, professional advice. We have relationships with the best local estate agents, having built up a highly regarded reputation over the last 14 years. We can arrange early access to even the most desirable of properties and ensure that you are taken seriously as a purchaser.
How do you gain access to the private market?
We have an excellent rapport with estate agents and professional contacts within the property sector. This means we often hear about properties before they become available on the open market. Vendors sometimes approach us directly to see if we have a suitable client for their house. Selling agents know that we represent the best buyers in the market, so they will keep us informed of all opportunities.
How and when do you get paid?
A new client pays us a nominal upfront, retained client deposit. Upon completion, we are paid a percentage of the purchase price and fully refund the deposit.
Can you guarantee confidentiality?
Absolutely. Client confidentiality is of paramount importance to us, so we always act in the strictest confidence.
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
Our offices are based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and Marylebone, central London. We primarily concentrate on these and surrounding areas. With our extensive contacts, we also cover the Home Counties including Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.
We cover key areas in North and West Yorkshire, which is often referred to as the “Golden Triangle”. These include central Harrogate, The Duchy, Nidderdale, York, Leeds, Ilkley and Wetherby.
In London, private clients and investors tend to concentrate on Chelsea, Notting Hill, South Kensington, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, St James’, Primrose Hill, Islington, Marylebone, Regents Park, Holland Park, Canary Wharf, Maida Vale, St John’s Wood, Chelsea, Fulham, Hampstead, Ealing, Battersea, Stoke Newington, Bethnal Green, Earls Court, Hackney, Finsbury Park, Newham and East London.
If there’s another area that you are considering, or simply want some buying advice, just give us a call.