Property Buying Agents Explained 

At Stacks, we are property buying agents – we know all there is to know in the world of property, sellers, vendors, solicitors, and not to mention various areas of the UK.

We know which properties are currently on the market (even if they’re not on the internet already). We work closely with our clients to find their perfect property at the perfect time in their desired area.

What is a Property Buying Agent 

People often think that property-buying agents are like estate agents – but this is not true. Estate agents work for the seller, which means the way they act and handle a buyer is in the best interest of the seller.

A property buying agent works for the buyer. We are 100% on your side, we want you to get the best deal, and we’re here to help every step of the way. We are here to make your life easier.

When you choose to work with Stacks, we work with you to find you the best property; we then work on your behalf with all third parties giving you less stress when it comes to moving house.

Why Should I Use a Property Buying Agent?

There are so many reasons that you should use a buying agent. Here are our top 5 reasons you should work with a Stacks property buying agent.

 

  1. Access to More Properties – property buying agents have access to “off-market” properties. Because of our industry connections, we have access to inside information and can get you viewings on properties which are not officially on the market yet as well as those which never actually get put online. So, don’t rely on online searches to find the best properties; contact Stacks to access more properties before anyone else.

 

  1. Negotiation Services – one of the services we offer our clients is a negotiation service. This means we negotiate the property price on your behalf. When people buy a property, they often wish they had negotiated harder and got a better price. At Stacks, negotiating is what we do day in, day out. Because of this, we know how to get a killer deal on a property. We often have access to more information on the seller than you would have without us; we also know a lot about the property, its history and the area. We work on your behalf to ensure you don’t overpay.

 

  1. Time Saving – property buying agents can do so much to save you time. Firstly, we pre-view all of your options; we then omit any properties which don’t fit your bill and only take you to view properties that we know you’ll love. Once you’ve found a property and you’re ready to take it a step further, we then negotiate for you before getting started on the paperwork, chasing solicitors, organising surveys and all those odd annoying jobs that can be so time-consuming when buying a property. So, you can see how working with a buying agent can save you so much time!

 

  1. Local Market Knowledge – we have local property buying agents across the UK. This means we will have the local knowledge you need. If you’re moving a great distance, it may not be convenient for you to travel regularly – but we can be your man on the ground when you’re not around. Having local marketing knowledge also means we’re on hand to answer any questions on your desired location; what are the public transport links like? Is there a lot of community spirit? Local schools and nurseries? Is it generally quiet or busy? Your regional director will be able to answer all of these questions for you.  

 

  1. Lower stress – we all know that moving house is one of the most stressful things a person can do. But it doesn’t have to be! When you work with Stacks, we take so much off your plate; your load is significantly lighter and, therefore, much less stressful for you to deal with.

Who Uses a Property Buying Agent?

Property buying agents work with all types of people in varying circumstances to help them find the property of their dreams.

Busy Professionals

We work with many professionals who have demanding careers. You may not have the time or resources to dedicate to property search and purchase. You can rely on us to handle the process, saving them time and effort.

First-Time Homebuyers

Contrary to popular belief, we work with a lot of first-time buyers. First-time homebuyers are often unfamiliar with how the market and home-buying process works. When you work with Stacks, you can benefit from our guidance and expertise. We can educate you about the market, assist in property selection, and provide support throughout the transaction.

Relocating Individuals or Families

When relocating to a new city or country, navigating the local real estate market can be challenging. A buying agent, like Stacks, with knowledge of the area, can help individuals or families find suitable properties that meet their needs and preferences. We can help you to avoid costly mistakes and help with easing your transition into your new area.

Investors

We also work with many property investors, whether experienced or novice. We can help identify lucrative investment opportunities. We use our knowledge to analyse market trends, locate properties with good potential for appreciation or rental income, and negotiate favourable terms with the sellers.

International Buyers

If you’re buying from abroad, it can be difficult without someone in the area you are moving to. We can do anything to help you move to the UK from abroad. We specialise in working with international buyers, providing guidance, and facilitating smooth transactions.

Everybody else

No matter what your circumstances, we want to work with you to make your property-buying process less stressful. We want to show you brand-new properties that you wouldn’t have been able to see without us. Contact Stacks today to discuss what we can do for you.

What Does a Property Buying Agent Do?

Property buying agents do anything they can to help the buyer. We are always looking for more ways to help you when you work with Stacks.

Some of the things we do for our clients include;

  • Share with you all our local knowledge of the area you plan to move to. This can help if you’re unsure about an area or need more information on an area you plan to move to for work or other life changes. 
  • Spend time understanding what you’re looking for and why. We really get to know exactly what you’re looking for from the beginning so that we can help you as much as possible. 
  • Search the market for properties that meet your needs and tastes – and only take you to see the ones we know you’ll love, saving you time and energy. 
  • We use our inside info to dig up available properties even if they’re not on the market.
  • Our knowledge means we can find properties with potential, even if their particulars don’t do them the justice they deserve.
  • We research both the vendor and the property. This way, we ensure we are in the best position to negotiate the best price and terms on your behalf.
  • Negotiate for you to get the best deal on your dream property. 
  • We oversee the entire purchase process, which saves you significant time and worry.
  • We talk to all the third parties, so you only have to get involved when you absolutely have to. We communicate with surveyors, solicitors, planners, removal companies etc.
  • Our services don’t stop at completion. We are here for you even after you’ve moved and settled to answer any questions you may still have. 

So, What Are you Waiting For?

If you like what you have seen and are thinking about working with a property buying agent – contact the team at Stacks today – we’re waiting for your call.

You may also be interested in

view more

How to Spot Red Flags When Buying a House Like a Professional Property Finder

At Stacks, we have been finding and buying property for over 40 years. We know what makes a good property and how to get a great price. As the oldest Property Search Company in the UK, we know how to spot a red flag when buying a house – but...

What is Gazumping? – is it a good idea?

Should you try and gazump on a house? As a buying agent, we come across gazumping; for the gazumped, it can be very disheartening and difficult to navigate. For the property seller, it can be confusing, and for everyone else, it’s just downright annoying.  Nobody likes a gazumper – even the selling...

A Guide to Sealed Bids

According to a new report from Stacks Property Search & Acquisition, despite low property transaction levels, a significant number of properties are still going to sealed bids. But what are sealed bids? What is the process? And how can we ensure that your bid wins the property? What are Sealed Bids? What’s...

Off-Market Property – Is It On The Market Or Isn’t It?

Confused by the property phenomenon of “off-market property”? Consider this. An estate agent rings you and asks if you would like to view a property. You ask them to send you the particulars, but there aren’t any. You look it up on their website – but it’s not there. Are there...

Start your property search today

Call us on +44 (0) 1594 842880 or complete the form below

    Your Details



    Your property requirements:

    Status:
    SoldThinking of movingOn the marketExchangingIn rented accommodationCash buyerIn need of helpOther


    We will never share your details with a third party. For more information about how we handle your data, please see our Privacy Policy

    How we can help you

    View our property finder services

    When making probably the most important financial decision of your life, it pays to have the right advisors at your side.

    Property Finder Service

    We search high and low, on the market and off the market, and we keep hunting until we’ve found the right property for you. Next we negotiate the best price and terms on your behalf. And then we make sure you enjoy a hassle-free move.

    Downsizing or Resizing

    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.

    Moving from Abroad

    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.

    Holiday Home Hunt

    A holiday home is often an interesting mix of investment and heartfelt connection. You want to use it, but you may well also be keen for others to use it too. We can advise you on what factors to consider in making your decision. And we can then find the perfect holiday home for you to enjoy.

    Investing in UK Property

    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.”

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Receive updates about the world of property, straight to your inbox.

    * indicates required