Negotiating the price
Unlike an estate agent, our job as a buyer’s agent is to help you obtain your dream home at a realistic, un-inflated price. In the vast majority of cases our negotiation skills more than cover our fee.
Managing the purchase
We ensure that the sale is carefully managed at every stage to maximise the chances of a successful outcome, remove stress, remove risk, and speed the process. Our overriding aim is to present you as a “serious buyer” who is unlikely to let the seller down at the last minute. We will help you to be organised, realistic and clear about the property you are trying to buy, make sure you have a solicitor and surveyor ready to act on your behalf before we start looking, and if you require finance insist that you have a mortgage agreed in principle.
The ability to move quickly and efficiently is of prime importance. Until you have exchanged contracts you can still be gazumped by another buyer, so you must keep the period between the property going under offer and the exchange of contracts as tight as possible. It is important to agree with the estate agent in writing as to when you and your solicitor hope to exchange, what is included/ excluded in the sale and for what period the property is to be withdrawn from the market. We make sure your solicitor has received a ‘full package of papers’ including the registered title deeds before rushing in to do the survey. It demonstrates a degree of commitment that the vendor is a serious seller and is less likely to let you down.