James Law guided my wife and I through a house search when we were not sure of either the area that we wanted to move to or what sort of house we wanted to buy. We were pretty sure that we wanted to move to Dorset but that was it.

We spent several enjoyable, sometimes stressful, hours in the car and viewing properties. James was patient, informative and had many perceptive thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

On the first day with James, he lined up a number of houses to enable him to accurately judge our requirements, likes and dislikes. The first house was one that we had skipped past with barely a second glance when we were looking on the main property sites. He described it as a curve ball that did not meet our original brief. However, after some indecision on our part and significant patience from James, we decided to offer on that very first property that we had seen.

James’s advice on the offer process, the amount to offer and making the offer was invaluable. He also suggested a number of contacts from chartered surveyors to boiler engineers to assist along the way.

I am very pleased to say that we are now happily living in our new house at the beginning of our time in Dorset.

We cannot thank James enough as we would not be here if it had not been for him.

James H

James was a huge help not only in the search for our ideal property, but in securing it once we’d found it. Long story, but it was by no means a simple and straightforward process, and James was a dependable, trustworthy and tireless link between us, the agent and the vendor over a two year period. And we were all still speaking at the end of it!

James brings his wealth of knowledge about Dorset and neighbouring counties, combined with his legal and property background, as well as healthy amounts of patience, focus, and emotional intelligence. Ultimately it’s about getting the deal done and James will help you do that. Would highly recommend!

Rupert & Alice Garton

We contacted James at Stacks to help us find a property in Dorset. From the outset James was very professional – initially meeting us to discuss the parameters of our search , listening carefully to our requirements. He explained the state of the market , and the time that we should expect for him to come up with some options, and then was careful to make sure that he did not waste our time looking at several inappropriate houses that did not match our specification.

Once the right property was found he helped us achieve a successful negotiation and sale to us despite being one of three interested buyers. We were very happy with the whole process from start of search through to successful completion.


What will a Stacks buying agent do for you?


  • Saving you the time and effort of chasing estate agents and visiting unsuitable properties
  • Keeping you up-to-date with local trends and prices
  • Offering background knowledge of properties that are likely to suit you
  • Providing an inside track to properties pre-market, on the market and being sold discreetly
  • Finding the right property at the right time and right place


  • Advising on the pros and cons of the property and its surroundings
  • Assessing pitfalls as well as potential
  • Offering background knowledge of properties that are likely to suit you
  • Appraising price and suitability based on local knowledge, comparable properties and investigation
  • Putting you in the best position to offer and be accepted


  • Bidding to give you maximum advantage in the negotiations
  • Giving you the edge over other buyers in a competitive bidding situation
  • Allowing you the opportunity to make fully considered decisions
  • Settling at not only the best price, but on terms that suit you


  • Arranging and interpreting the survey
  • Liaising with all solicitors and agents
  • Securing the purchase
  • Advising on local professionals – architects, landscapers, interior decorators, etc.
I acquired this property for an adventurous family of expat farmers returning from Africa to raise their kids in the UK. Finding somewhere close to top-rated schools and access to a range of amenities was essential.

If you would like to know more about my service, please get in touch via DM, jameslaw@stacks.co.uk or call 07990 880 164.

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I found and acquired the perfect home for a lovely client and her mother. It has a cozy main house and a spacious annexe, ideal for multigenerational living, plus some land to reconnect with their farming roots!

Get in touch to find out how I can assist you in finding your ideal Dorset home.

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Tel: 01300 348100 / 07990 880 164

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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