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UK Property Home Finders
Property home finder services in the UK are becoming increasingly common. As time becomes more precious and properties become more scarce, purchasers are turning to Home Finder consultants to help with the task of securing their properties. If you are moving to a new area, it makes sense to utilize the services of a Home Finder Consultant as your knowledge of the local market may not be as strong as a local consultant.
Property home finders can take on the time consuming burden of finding your ideal house and will have significant knowledge of the local market forces. A good consultant will specifically target and canvass owners of suitable properties which are not on the open market on behalf of their clients. This usually takes the form of personalised direct mailing and if necessary, a knock on the door. This comprehensive approach ensures that every suitable property in the search area is contacted.
Their experience and market knowledge, as representatives of serious buyers often means that clients are treated as preferred bidders and any offers made on properties are looked upon more favourably by the seller/seller's agents. It is this aspect of a home finder service that many clients have identified as being of key value.
Property Home Finders are not Estate Agents, Estate Agents act for the seller which is why the unrepresented buyer is very exposed in the market. They act exclusively for the buyer to find and secure the best properties at the most cost effective possible price ahead of the competition.
Client confidentiality is a key criteria, It is often a prerequisite that confidentiality is maintained at all times. A large proportion of both clients and sellers that a consultant may deal with are very high profile and simply would not tolerate any risk that their affairs became public knowledge. Consultants should have existing confidentiality agreements in place with a number of private sellers and selling agents and this is often a key reason why the unrepresented buyer never gets to hear of the best properties.
A property search agent will be able to advise their clients on every aspect of purchasing a property within the local area that they cover. Usually a meeting would be set up to allow the search agent and potential client to discuss in detail their property requirements. It is vital that a good rapport and understanding are established at an early stage, as this is a necessity if there is any likelihood of finding the 'dream property'.
Property Home Finders are used for a variety of purposes, from relocation undertaken by an HR division, or a second home in the country, or even a specific dream home with key criteria such as sufficient stabling for 12 horses and a range of cottages for grooms and staff.
A good consultant will provide weekly feedback via email or telephone with a more formal monthly reporting which would detail activities during that month for and on behalf of the client.
About the Author: Richard Laurie are a leading independent residential property search consultancy and act for both private and corporate clients who wish to purchase a property in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire and North Buckinghamshire