NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION
The first stage is to learn about you, your requirements and objectives. We will also explain we work and how we tailor our service to suit you. Then we advise on current market conditions and how your budget will perform in your chosen areas. We can also suggest areas that may be suitable based on what we have learnt from our conversation.
We then compile a detailed brief together so we know exactly what you like and don’t like. This is where The Buying Agents experience comes into its own. We know the important factors to consider while taking your personal, professional and lifestyle requirements into account. We can also advise on what to take into consideration as the way you use your property changes over time.
At this stage we explore all options available both on and off market through estate agents and our extensive network of industry contacts.
PREVIEW AND DUE DILIGENCE
We will visit any property we think is a potential fit and physically inspect it before adding it to the shortlist. Our extensive experience means we know exactly what to look for as there are not many problems we have not encountered over the years. At the same time we also conduct initial due diligence on the tenure and vendor to establish if there are any issues that could be potential problems further down the line.
We then compile a shortlist of all the suitable properties we have found and either report on or discuss each one with you. Then we provide truly objective advice on each property. We will highlight any potential issues and in certain cases, we may commission a Pre-Offer Survey.
We will arrange all the appointments to view the chosen properties at your convenience. We will accompany you on the viewings, being on hand to offer advice on each. If you are unable to attend any viewings (especially pre-market property at short notice) we can view on your behalf and provide you with a full viewing report and walk through video. Overseas clients receive the same reports and videos for each property on the shortlist. At this stage we can also commission a surveyor to conduct a feasibility study if you intend to make structural alterations to the property.
Once we have found your perfect property we then conduct thorough research to establish the current market value of the property. Our in-house systems enable us gauge the average £/sqft in London. Then using our experience of recent sales and in-depth local knowledge we can determine the market value of the property. We will then discuss the offer and acquisition strategy prior to entering into negotiations so you are fully informed at every stage of the process.
As soon as the offer has been agreed your property search agent will co-ordinate all services to initiate the purchase process. We liaise with the surveyors, solicitors, finance providers and estate agents etc. We manage every stage of the process to ensure a smooth transaction within the agreed time frame. The Buying Agents revolutionary on-line system allows you to monitor the progress of your purchase at any time.
EXCHANGE & COMPLETION
The Buying Agents liaise with all parties throughout the process so your input is kept to a minimum. We also ensure that the various parties have exactly what they need at the right time to reduce the transaction time and prevent unnecessary delays. In the build up to Exchange of Contracts we will also start to schedule any other services you require along with helping you prepare for your move.
Our commitment to our clients does not stop when you receive the keys at completion; every client of The Buying Agents receives a free after-sales service for life. If you have any questions relating to property in any capacity, not just the one you purchased through us, you can contact us at any time for free advice.
Please contact The Buying Agents for further information on our property search services.