Testimonials

Bill was recommended to me by a local estate agent, he was described as the “best property finder around.” Bill quickly identified and secured us our dream home, despite it not being on the open market. It was a house my daughters and I had cycled past and admired for years, never even dreaming to imagine it could one day be ours. Bill managed the sale pre and post coronavirus and literally hand-held everything amazingly well from start to finish. Bill was faultless, incredibly professional and I would most definitely highly recommend him and Stacks. 


Client June 2020

Without Bill we would never have found our dream house! We lived in north London and wanted to move to Haslemere but with a young family and busy jobs, lots of trips down south and viewings were difficult. Bill has fantastic local connections with both agents and various past clients and was able to view houses on our behalf, most often before they even made it to the market. Bill was a pleasure to deal with, professional, organised and very easy to get on with. Bill is very experienced and helped us determine what type of property we were looking for, something we were struggling with ourselves. He really understood our needs and was able to accurately predict the houses which were of interest to us. 
 
Thanks to Bill, we were the first people to view the house we bought before it got to market. His fees were fully justified by the reduction on asking price that he negotiated. He dealt directly with the sellers agents and made the process easy and stress free from our perspective. I couldn’t recommend Bill highly enough and don’t have one negative thing to say about our experience working with him.

Client June 2020

Now that the dust has settled on the purchase of our new home, I wanted to take this time to send you a letter of our sincere appreciation for the hard work, patience, and professionalism you showed at all moments and which were the hallmark of our interaction with you.

As a service industry professional with a 25 year in tourism management behind me, I always take a keen interest in the service I receive from the providers I choose, and I just wanted to congratulate you on a job truly well done.

It is difficult to know exactly where to start with my appreciation but from our first interaction with you, you listened keenly and patiently to our brief (even when it changed more than once during the search!), you were incredibly proactive, hardworking, and understanding of our requirements, and when the search begun in earnest you sent us many examples of options which fit our requirements before they even came onto the market. This is no better evidenced than by the fact that the eventual house that we purchased hadn’t even come back on the market after a previous agreed sale falling through before we had agreed our sale. This element of keeping us ‘ahead of the game’ offered huge value to us in our search, not least as you were doing all the heavy lifting throughout the search and sales process due to our overseas base at the time.

I would also like to thank you for the way that you went ‘above and beyond’ what was expected – contractually or personally – to assist us in all aspects of the sale once you had found the right property for us – from the sale negotiation to the recommendation of an efficient conveyancing lawyer, a surveyor, and keeping the sale ‘on track’ despite our overseas base.

Suffice to say, you provided truly excellent, detailed, personalized levels of service, and I would not hesitate to recommend you and Stacks to anyone seeking to buy a property.

Many thanks Bill – you made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients.


Client March 2019

Good morning Bill. Had to send this photo to you, sunrise on our first morning in our fabulous cottage.  I couldn’t have asked for more, thank you so much for finding us this beautiful home.


Client February 2018

About two years ago, we decided to return to the UK from abroad. We had found the right school for our children and we imagined that we would find a home close to it – and that would be a fairly easy thing to achieve. Well, it wasn’t.

Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible. That’s when my husband contacted Bill, who he happened to compete against years back when they were both in their school’s rowing teams.

Bill found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer. He understood our spec from the start: a) a family home with historical features in need of some refurbishment, b) a generously-sized garden, c) within a town and, d) not more than a 10 minutes drive to school.

He came up with many alternatives, visiting homes, relaying in detail what he had seen, helping us prioritise and narrow down our requirements, taking pics, organising second and third viewings.

He understood our timescale and, since we weren’t closing a deal, the urgency of our situation. We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!

It’s not an exaggeration to say Bill was pretty much on call, on the look-out for properties coming up for sale and even backup alternatives, such as homes for rent.

Finally, he found the right house. After helping us negotiate a price, he supported us through a very speedy process of exchanging.

Once that final stage was complete, he visited the property several times more to assess what would be needed in order to make it liveable. This added help was immensely valuable. It meant we didn’t have to get onto yet another plane just before moving to sort out important logistical details.

When people ask us how we found our lovely home, I always go back to the regattas in 1983 – Bill steered his team to win almost every single time.


Client October 2017

Moving to the UK from overseas was proving to be a more complicated task than we envisioned.  We retained Bill’s services to help us find and procure the ideal home.  He listened to our requirements and concerns and was able, on short notice, to line up multiple properties for us to view.  He was with us every step of the way through the purchasing process and was an invaluable resource, both before and after, the purchase.  We are now in a property that suits us beautifully, and could not be happier.

It would have been very difficult for us to complete this move without his help.  We would definitely recommend Bill to anyone.


Client June 2017

Thank you for your attention to detail in your research in finding us the ideal home. As a London buying agent I know the added value of the services we provide and you did not disappoint. We would like to thank you for your guidance and advice in all aspects of our purchase. We love the house and cannot wait to move in and getting settled.

Client January 2017

Bill was very proactive and managed to secure our new family home within just a few weeks of listening to our detailed list of must have’s. Having located our desired house off market Bill assisted with the initial viewings and negotiation through to managing our purchase through the legal and survey process to a successful conclusion. Bill’s experience averted any difficulties liaising throughout between lawyers, vendor and surveyors. We would have no hesitation in asking Bill to assist us again and have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Client February 2016

“Bill, thank you for all your work this year. ***** House is just our perfect home and we could never have secured it without you and Linda.”

Client November 2015

“Bill was completely brilliant from the start to finish of our house buying ‘saga’. Things did not run smoothly, and without Bill’s help and support I don’t think we would have been able to do it. He helped us to pinpoint a smaller search area, and really helped us clarify in our minds what exactly we were looking for. When things, beyond our control, started to go wrong he remained calm and used his experience and knowledge to steer us in the right direction. This all resulted in us finding and securing our dream house for an excellent price before it officially came onto the market. Through the whole process he went above and beyond, and was worth every penny!”

Client June 2014

“Bill added significant value to my parents’ move after 47 years in the family home. He saved them an enormous amount of time by understanding their (quite particular) requirements and finding a near perfect fit property almost immediately. He also played a valuable role in the negotiation process through his understanding of both market conditions and the seller’s circumstances. He assisted my parents with a whole range of practical matters right the way through to the move itself and I am very grateful for his role. Thank you Bill.”

Client October 2014

‘We are really grateful for Bill’s help with the purchase of our first house this summer. He was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening, especially during the nerve-racking time between having our offer accepted and exchanging contracts, and was there to offer guidance and moral support during all the big moments! We are now living in and loving our new home and would recommend Bill’s services to anyone.’

Client September 2013

“Bill helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them.  Bill worked tirelessly to make the search and move as easy as possible, visiting them personally many times in their village house to assure them everything was going smoothly and to organise everything.  He went way above the call of duty in arranging all aspects of the transaction and made sure that my anxious parents had a stress free move.  They are very happy in their new home.”

Client October 2012

“Bill found us our new family home in Hampshire, a beautiful manor house with extensive gardens and woodland.  He really helped us with not only the transaction, negotiating on our behalf, but also in researching the many additional specialist aspects that a purchase of this size sometimes needs, e.g. Putting us in contact with reliable local tradespeople to do repairs, surveys etc. He was always available and ensured we ended up with the house we wanted. I’d recommend him to anyone, his advise was invaluable.”

Client June 2012

“We approached Stacks having been referred by another happy client. Our initial brief was very wide, spanning several counties but the team helped narrow down our search quite quickly, having helped us identify the important factors and how they fitted together. We are now settled into our new home and I have little doubt that without their efficient and friendly help we would still be wandering the countryside trying to find somewhere that suited our needs.”

March 2012, Client

“We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame. Bill was excellent from start to finish. He was professional, efficient, and most importantly, successful! The house we ended up buying, within the ideal time-frame, far exceeded our expectations and is a truly brilliant family home. We continue to be very grateful to Bill, and recommend his services to our friends and colleagues.”

September 2011, Client

“Due to factors outside our control, our purchase was a particularly complex and drawn out process. Having Bill working with us was invaluable. He did all of the legwork in chasing the vendors and their solicitors, and a combination of his expertise and tenacity in brokering a solution meant that we got there in the end, and ended up with a fantastic house”.

May 2011, Client

We chose to use a search agent because we had been looking, on and off, for 4-5 years and had failed to find what we were looking for. We also hoped that Stacks would find a house that wasn’t easily found on the internet or through the obvious estate agents.

We bought a house that Bill showed us on our Viewing Day – one that we would never have considered as it was out of our price range. However Bill was able to negotiate a great price for us, and then took the pressure off us during what was a fairly difficult period, with arguing lawyers. He calmly acted as the go-between between all of the parties involved and we found him professional and helpful throughout.

January 2011, Client

‘Thank you very much for all your help over a very extended period in helping us to identify and then purchase our property.  The brief was tricky, but having finally identified something you were utterly tenacious in keeping tabs on it until there was a (very small) window of opportunity to make a somewhat pre-emptive offer.

We very much appreciate your patience throughout the whole process as, frankly, we had quite given up on that particular property.  Your advice on the level of offer, and your handling of the negotiations were spot on.  We have also been very impressed with the speed (and willingness) with which you have procured various documents since the purchase to help us with the on going project.’

June 2010, Client

‘My family would like to thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding that you demonstrated in helping to move my 86yr old mother. Within 5 months of calling Stacks to mention that my mother was going to sell the family home, you had found us a private buyer, secured my mother a new home, it had all completed and everyone was happy. My mother hadn’t moved for 30yrs and had heard that it was a very stressful process, she now can’t understand what all the fuss is about and thinks moving house is easy.’

September 2009, Client

‘Bill’s advice was of great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase.  Without Bill’s advice we believe we would not have succeeded in the negotiations.  Further, once the sale was agreed Bill stayed committed to seeing the sale all the way through to completion and assisted by negotiating and mediating on many of the smaller details on our behalf.  Thank you Bill.’

July 2009, Client

‘I have to say in very difficult market conditions, this has been one of the smoothest transactions we have handled this year and much of that is down to Bill’s diligence and careful handling of the purchase. I was particularly grateful for his regular updates, which kept both us and our clients very well informed of progress throughout the transaction’

September 2008, Partner from Jackson-Stops and Staff

‘We would like to thank Bill & Linda for all the support and help they gave us in what turned out to be a difficult time to find houses which met our specification. We would not hesitate to recommend Stacks to anyone who was in a similar position to ourselves’

May 2009, Client relocating from the US.

Bill and Stacks have been exemplary throughout this process, keeping us clearly in touch, securing vital knowledge at key moments and getting our offer accepted even when it was not the highest. They haven’t put a foot wrong’

March 2009, Client.

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"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
2018-11-21T13:17:15+00:00
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
2018-11-21T12:57:31+00:00
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
2018-11-21T13:13:46+00:00
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
2018-11-21T13:11:13+00:00
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
2018-11-21T13:20:39+00:00
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
2018-11-21T12:22:38+00:00
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
2020-01-13T11:50:30+00:00
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
2018-11-21T12:45:49+00:00
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
2018-11-21T12:30:52+00:00
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
2018-11-21T12:38:34+00:00
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
2018-11-21T12:59:15+00:00
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
2018-11-21T13:12:46+00:00
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
2020-01-13T11:52:49+00:00
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
2018-11-21T12:21:23+00:00
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
2019-05-02T11:00:08+00:00
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
2018-11-21T12:55:04+00:00
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
2018-11-21T12:52:31+00:00
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
2018-11-21T12:19:57+00:00
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
2018-11-21T13:07:43+00:00
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
2018-11-21T12:37:14+00:00
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
"utterly tenacious..."
2018-11-21T13:06:52+00:00
"utterly tenacious..."
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
2018-11-21T12:44:59+00:00
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
2018-11-21T12:53:20+00:00
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
2018-11-05T22:55:02+00:00
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
2018-11-21T12:41:04+00:00
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
2018-11-21T12:43:03+00:00
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
2018-11-21T12:51:23+00:00
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
"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."
2020-02-27T09:48:25+00:00
"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."
"...negotiate on anything"

Financial Times

2018-11-06T14:00:36+00:00

Financial Times

"...negotiate on anything"
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
2018-11-21T12:49:38+00:00
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
2018-11-21T12:48:37+00:00
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
2018-11-21T13:16:29+00:00
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"

Sunday Telegraph

2018-11-06T13:59:47+00:00

Sunday Telegraph

"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
2018-11-21T13:18:01+00:00
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
2018-11-21T13:10:27+00:00
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
2019-06-19T13:54:55+00:00
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
"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"
2020-01-13T11:52:24+00:00
"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"
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
2018-11-21T13:09:36+00:00
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
2018-11-21T12:17:11+00:00
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
2018-11-21T13:21:20+00:00
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
2018-11-21T12:35:46+00:00
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
2018-11-21T13:22:31+00:00
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
2018-11-21T13:19:40+00:00
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
2018-11-21T13:14:45+00:00
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
2018-11-21T12:46:40+00:00
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
2018-11-21T13:18:39+00:00
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
2018-11-21T13:12:00+00:00
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
2018-11-21T12:47:38+00:00
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
"carried out with discretion"
2018-11-21T12:28:29+00:00
"carried out with discretion"
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
2020-02-27T09:49:08+00:00
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
2018-11-21T13:08:49+00:00
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
2018-11-21T12:42:07+00:00
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
2018-11-21T12:56:37+00:00
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
2018-11-21T12:39:48+00:00
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
2018-11-21T12:13:26+00:00
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
2020-01-13T11:52:01+00:00
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
2018-11-21T12:33:22+00:00
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
2018-11-21T12:58:19+00:00
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.

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.

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"
2020-01-13T11:51:03+00:00
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future. 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. 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"
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
2018-11-21T13:15:37+00:00
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
2018-11-21T12:32:12+00:00
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
2020-01-13T11:51:31+00:00
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
2018-11-21T12:54:09+00:00
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
2018-11-21T12:43:48+00:00
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
"The best decision we could have made!"
2018-11-21T12:55:52+00:00
"The best decision we could have made!"
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.
2019-12-06T09:48:50+00:00
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.”
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "
2018-11-21T12:50:28+00:00
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "

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