Off Market

The majority of homes we buy are found ”off market” I would say circa 60 to 70% of everything we help buy is found before coming to the open market but usually (not always)  through our contacts and channels amongst the selling agents community. 

Most recently we found a house in Manaton, Dartmoor that had yet to be brought to market. We were the first people to be introduced to it and to get through the door and were able to secure the house with complete exclusivity. The agents involved know how Stacks work and know that the chances of the transaction being successful are much higher when selling to a buyer that we represent. 

We have a fantastic reputation amongst all estate agents and are looked upon more favorably than a normal unrepresented buyer as they know that any transaction that we are involved in will be expedited and be much smoother than if they were to sell to Joe Blogs or an ”unknown quantity”. 

The average time for a purchase to take to exchange when we are involved is likely to be halved in comparison to the national average. In some instances, we can help ensure an exchange within a matter of one or two weeks if need be. (Or days in exceptional circumstances) 

We not only help manage the transaction but we ensure exceptional local solicitors (where possible) are appointed that go over and above to ensure the timescales are delivered. The solicitors we work closely with are far more accountable and keen to impress given the benefit of a continuing working relationship with Stacks. 

Ed also hears about houses before estate agents even get appointed. Most recently I have been approached by a seller who wishes to sell a ”key house” on the waterfront in one of our harbor towns and is keen to avoid going to the open market to be as discrete as possible. So I have a wonderful opportunity for one of my clients to see this with complete knowledge we are the first and only to get a look. I can’t share anymore as this is a live situation but gives a good example of the opportunities that come our way. 

For some examples of the houses we have found and secured off market – please look at our recent transactions page. 

What will a Stacks buying agent in South Devon, Dartmoor & The South Hams Property Finders (also covering West, and Northwest Devon) do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. You’ll have clout.

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

To discuss what you are looking for call
Ed Tel: 01803 732128 / 07711724939

How We Do It

“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.”

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