A lady in her early 80’s had accepted an offer on a small farm in Somerset where she’d lived for 40 years. She had to move, but was having difficulty finding something suitable that she liked.
She was looking for a 3-bedroom house in a nice quiet village that was equidistant from old friends in West Somerset and her relations in Dorset. It needed to be in a quiet location, have an enclosed garden for her dog, and a garage and off road parking.
We identified the right location, and zeroed in on the best villages, with attractive period cottages, a church, pub and shop. Only houses that were suitable for an older client were considered.
We used local knowledge of the area and relationships with local agents to view suitable properties early. Once we found a house that our client liked, we advised on offering at the right level, providing proof of funds, and it was removed from the market.
Stacks played a vital role in making sure that our client wasn’t pressurised out of her own home by her buyers who were keen to get in, before we had a date for exchange and completion on her new home.
Mrs McK C and her whippet have now moved in and are happily settled in, thanking Stacks for finding the house, securing it in a very competitive market, assisting with her own sale and managing the purchase process.
We used our network of agents and local knowledge to find a suitable house, and to help submit an offer that would be accepted.
A local Surveyor was recommended who respond quickly during a busy time.
Stacks investigated everything raised by the survey, found missing documentation for building works and resolved any other questions that were raised.
We helped to keep the purchase on track when timing issues arose further down the chain, getting assurance from the vendor that he would vacate by a certain time, even if his purchase became delayed.
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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When making probably the most important financial decision of your life, it pays to have the right advisors at your side.
Retirement or semi-retirement is an exciting stage in life. Finding the right home to live in and enjoy it to the full is important. We know that and will do all that we can to understand what you’re looking for… before starting to search. And search we will, until we find the house of your dreams.
Relocating is time consuming and stressful. We regularly work with clients who live abroad. We hunt, short-list, prepare your viewings, and make the search process as easy as possible. We oversee the negotiations, manage the conveyancing, and deal with the headaches, so you can concentrate on other aspects of your move.
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Others say, ‘location, location, location’. We say, ‘location, purpose, price, capital growth, rental returns’… the list goes on. Knowing the market is critical. Local knowledge is key. We ensure all aspects of your investment decision are addressed. Finding, analysing, negotiating, and completing… it’s what we do.
“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way. Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”
“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”
“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”
“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”
“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”
“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”
“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.“
“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”
“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations“
“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”
“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”
“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”