Mr & Mrs W had made the decision that they wanted to relocate their family out of London and into the countryside. They loved Buckinghamshire, however, navigating their way through all the villages, towns and houses in what was an unpredictable and incredibly competitive market was overwhelming and they knew they needed help.
In a market with plenty of cash-rich buyers, the ‘old rectory’ is always a fantastically sought after option, so being first in the door, before the properties reach the portals was essential.
As an Interior Architect, Mrs W knew houses, and classic proportions and authenticity were essential. She could always see potential, but sometimes that can be overly helpful – after all, everything *can be done, but is it a wise investment at the end of the day?
The stretch between Bicester, Buckingham and Milton Keynes has may fabulous locations, but it was important to deeply understand the future developments in the area in order to not be bamboozled, as the naïve Londoners, into making a mistake. A perfectly feasible commute can be done in several ways, the prep school options of Beachborough, Winchester House, Swanbourne House and Akeley Wood are big draws for those looking to move to the country for the family.
Their Regional Director for Buckinghamshire, Rachel Johnston, says “With a looming deadline of the exchange and completion of their London property, the W’s were under pressure. I could guide them at a fast clip through their options, schools, areas they weren’t aware of and houses that they wouldn’t have seen on the portals in this fast-moving market. Within days, they were confident they knew enough and could fall in love with ‘the’ house. Previewing it first – and their confidence in my local knowledge – meant we could move faster than the competition and secure it with decisive action.”
Mrs W says “I actually didn’t think a search agent was something that was possible for us, I had the impression it was for people with massive budgets and bank accounts. Rachel at Stacks spent so much time with us explaining the process and, before we had even committed to working together, provided an abundance of information.
As we move in, I know I still have Rachel at the end of the phone for advice and can contact her if needed. Even once her job is technically ‘done’, Rachel continues to connect with us and offer help where and when it’s needed.
I could not recommend her more highly. She went above and beyond anything we would have expected even advising the sellers on their onward house purchase in order to support our transaction. She is simply fantastic.”
You should not buy a property without feeling fully informed, and a Buying Agent is the shortest route to achieving that, particularly if you are not hugely familiar with an area. We can help you explore areas, focussing on the real matters that count for you and your family, and will always dig deep to ensure you have no unpleasant surprises down the line.
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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