Mr & Mrs R got in touch with Stacks after Househunting for a while without success, repeatedly being pipped at the post by other purchasers. They had committed to a rental to begin at Beachborough School, and therefore had some time to continue their search and were looking to line up Rachel’s help in the Autumn.
Schooling in South Northants and North Bucks is extremely strong with many options for all children, including good state schools, grammar options, and private schools that draw students from far and wide : Beachborough, Winchester House, Swanbourne House, Akeley Wood, Thornton College are all popular, plus Milton Keynes has many great schools.
‘The’ house to raise their family, good garden, privacy, scope to make their own mark, within a good community, close to their chosen school.
Their Regional Director for Buckinghamshire, Rachel Johnston, says “It is always a good idea to begin your conversation with your local Buying Agent early on in your househunt.
Stacks does not take on clients with competing briefs, but when I was first in the door to this house, I knew instantly that it was not right for my current client, but that it could be ‘the one’ for Mr & Mrs R.
After confirming with the first set of clients, I introduced just this house to Mr & Mrs R, and they immediately brought forward their autumn plans in order to secure it, given the rarity of the house and the highly competitive market.
This allowed the vendors the flexibility that they needed for their onward househunt and kept the house off the open market and away from those pesky competitors!”
You can move too quickly when the market is moving too fast, and there is a risk of making a hasty decision, which you regret as more information comes to light. Stacks’ relationship with the agent, experience of the property market and background knowledge of the locality meant that Mr & Mrs R quickly felt across all the detail in order to make a confident decision on this ‘hole in one’.
Mr R says “We came to Stacks for expert insights, help to navigate the buying process and for someone with a proven history of being able to deliver on what they said they could.
We received truth delivered with compassion and we felt Rachel was on our side and understood that we wanted not just a house but a home.“
Stacks’ relationships with estate agents and track record of delivering good purchasers who keep their promises means that we often are ‘first in the door’ and, in a heated market, that guarantee can help you beat the competition. We understand clients and their wishlist, and make a habit of recognising your dream house immediately and helping you secure it!
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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“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!”
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