Mr & Mrs B had found the property they thought they wanted to buy, but it was Listed and needed work so wanted the extra support a professional Buying Agent could provide.
Having bought and sold many times, working their way up the property ladder, this was to be the ‘forever home’. It had to have all the dream elements, allow for the family, running a business and enough garden to be kept busy.
The clients knew the area, and knew what they wanted to find. The villages around Milton Keynes, both in North Bucks and Northants have gallons of charm and lots of history, and with easy access to all the modern amenities of MK provide an ideal combination for families of all sizes.
Their Regional Director for Buckinghamshire, Rachel Johnston, says “It’s not well-known that Buying Agents can help you even if you have already identified the property you want to buy. In this case, Mr & Mrs B were wise to get me involved, as I was able to quickly determine that the structural issues with the first target property were much more significant and would preclude the purchase. This saved a huge amount of wasted fees, as it could have gone all the way to exchange before the deal-breaker would have been identified.
When they came back to me to buy the ‘next one’, we were comfortable very quickly that this was ‘the one’ but I had to bring all of the Stacks’ experience to bear when navigating the probate delays and title amendments required to secure it.”
Mrs B says “This was the property of our dreams, but not a straightforward purchase for many reasons. Rachel helped us put an offer together, not only for the house but for additional land. It went to sealed bids, and being professionally represented was an important factor in securing the house for us.
The purchase was a long, drawn-out process, with many more negotiation points and decisions to be made. Without Rachel, we may well have thrown in the towel at more than one point, but she kept us on track throughout, providing information, context and decision-making support. Having a professional on our side, juggling the relationships with the large number of professionals involved, was key in making it to the finish line. Now we’re in and delighted that we persevered – definitely the right decision!
I would highly recommend using Rachel for your next property purchase, I would certainly use her again.”
There’s a reason why buying a property is one of the most stressful things you can do. Stacks has been going over 35 years, and, between us all, we have come across most scenarios, which ensures you get the benefit of all that experience when navigating the ups and downs of a tricky purchase.
Whether it is negotiating boundaries, navigating covenants, dividing titles, assessing drawbacks or investigating potential issues, Stacks’ Property Search Agents are on your side throughout.
Our clients were an overseas family. They had children studying in the UK and had a two-week break to find a property.
This time, our client was a recent graduate looking for her first home and investment in London.
Our client was looking to assist his three children in purchases of each of their first homes.
Mrs F who was living in south west London had been searching for a property for many months in mid Suffolk.
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