There are many reasons why discerning property purchasers
use home buying agents.
Finding the right property
Many buyers looking for a specific property in a prime
location are also people who do not have lots of spare time. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that a
search trying to find that unique property to meet your needs can be not only
time-consuming but also stressful and potentially laden with disappointment.
Using home buying agents such as ourselves at Garrington
Property Finders should remove almost all of that time investment and stress
from a buyer. Essentially, the agents should do it all for you.
Using their market skills and expertise
Deciding on the potential suitability of a property isn’t
just a question of reading the details carefully and then going for a
viewing. There are a multitude of other
considerations that apply, including things such as:
- road and rail connections to nearby cities;
For a given area, home buying agents may already have many
of those answers. Even if they don’t, they
will undertake the required research necessary to provide you with a balanced
view of the proposition on the table.
Expert home buying agents should have routes into the
marketplace, which are typically not available to the general public. That means they might know of properties that
will shortly be coming available, even when those properties are not yet
visible in the public domain.
That is a potentially huge advantage in areas where
competition for the best properties is high.
Preliminary inspections and viewings
Little can be more dispiriting than going to view a property
which, upon arrival, is immediately seen to be fundamentally unsuitable.
Home buying agents can entirely remove that risk from a
buyer’s concern list, by performing their own on-site inspections and reviews to
ensure that the property is suitable in reality as well as on paper. The end
result is you will only see properties that are an extremely good or even
perfect match to your specified requirements.
In the case of specialist properties, such as building projects, the agents may also be able to perform high-level feasibility assessments to consider things such as any planning permission issues and the results of structural surveys.
There might be many reasons why a potential buyer would
wish, at a given time, not to highlight their particular interest in a
property. By acting on your behalf as
home buying agents, your intermediary can guarantee that your name will never
be disclosed during these earlier stages of property hunting.
A dedication to your exclusive interests
Unlike an estate agent, a property finder is not in business
to try and sell you a property. In fact,
there might be occasions when they explicitly recommend you discontinue your interest
in a particular potential purchase.
Together with your eventually appointed solicitor, they will
always provide information and advice based exclusively upon your best
interests rather than those of any other third party.
It is a fact that significant numbers of buyers do not enjoy
the price negotiations that often surround a property purchase.
That could be because, in some situations, it might be
necessary to explain to the vendors that their asking price is unrealistic. In
others, the imperative might be to try to negotiate them down to a price that
you feel is more in line with your own requirements.
Your home buying agents can undertake all of that on your
behalf, something that would save you both time and also potentially discomfort
if negotiation is not your forte.
Some very experienced agents may be able to help you to
identify characteristics of the vendor that could constitute either an
opportunity or perhaps cause for concern.
For example, they may be able to ascertain very quickly
whether or not the vendor is searching for a fast sale and rapid
conclusion. If that is the case and
assuming you are able to move quickly, it might provide you with an enhanced
By contrast, it is an unfortunate fact of life that some
vendors may commence negotiations in situations where their commitment to the sale
is by no means guaranteed.
In such circumstances, home buying agents may be able to
recommend that you avoid investing any more of your time and emotional energy
in the property concerned by carrying out due diligence beforehand.
Investment and rental properties
Significant numbers of clients purchase properties primarily
for investment purposes. Others may have rental objectives as well.
This often requires a very different way of looking at a property and includes considerations relating to things such as short versus medium to long term yield and risk assessment etc.
This is an area that a home buying agent should have
consulted on for many years and one which they will be pleased to progress on
Local geographic presence
Nobody can be in several places at the same time.
If you are looking for properties a long way from where you
live and work or indeed if you are searching for UK property from overseas, then
geography itself can be a major problem.
Home buying agents can simply make that problem go away by
drawing upon their local expertise and knowledge. If necessary, they can take up temporary
residence in the area of your search and do the legwork to check out the
locations and the properties that they think are suitable.
Total service provision
The role of a house buying agent might encompass all of the
above or just individual elements of it.
Their overarching objective is to deliver total customer satisfaction to
you when you are searching for a property.
Here at Garrington, we will, therefore, do whatever it takes
to ensure that we satisfy your requirements, taking into account the type of
property, its location and its condition. Our propositions are individually
crafted to each client based upon their own unique needs.
Please contact us at your earliest opportunity to discover more about our services and our client-centric ethos.