Buying a new home from abroad via the internet is almost impossible without frequent visits including flights, hotels and car hire. Then, by the time you’re arrived at the estate agent to view the house you liked, it’s already sold. Or, if it’s still available, it’s maybe not really what you wanted. A waste of time, effort and money. To organise viewings of multiple houses with multiple estate agents for one trip is a huge task in itself.
This is where Gillie and Anthony come into their own. They are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and have a lot of contacts. They viewed, on our behalf, a large selection of houses that fit the criteria we gave them, and sent photos and videos for us to look at.
We arranged a week’s visit and they organised viewings of several houses each day during the visit. Once we found our new home, they helped us with surveys, searches and put us in touch with a solicitor to complete the purchase. After our offer was accepted and we had returned abroad, they continued to help us with all the bureaucracy via phone and e-mail with the occasional FaceTime.
Even now that the purchase is complete and we’ve moved in, they’re still at the end of the phone with answers and help with any questions we still have.
They are, importantly, nice people too.
Best wishes to you both
In spring 2022 we were living in London and had been looking for months for a house in Suffolk and had even made an offer on a house that turned out to be completely unsuitable, when we decided to contact Anthony and Gillie. We gave them a list of what we wanted and had a preliminary discussion.
However, before we signed up, we found what we thought was our dream house and had only one day to make an offer, which was accepted. We then spent months trying to close on the house and finally had to walk away. In early 2023, after these two failures, we went back to Gillie and Anthony, and by mid-April we had closed on a great house in the village where we really wanted to live, and are in the process of moving in.
We are incredibly grateful to have had them alongside us to review the survey report, contract, and all the other important but long and confusing documents involved, and to be able to trust their judgment and advice as we worked our way through the buying process. They are very patient and supportive, and also great company, along with their lovely dog Monty. If and when we decide to move in the future, they will be the first people we call—and next time we will leave everything in their hands from the start! We could not recommend them more highly.
M & W 2023
Happy to say that we had a fantastic experience using your services in helping us find our new second home. You were extremely helpful, completely understood what we were looking for and showed us a number of Excellent properties before we found the house we eventually bought, managing to get us a priority viewing and making sure we had first refusal. You guys were so helpful with all the steps involved once we had our offer accepted, sorting out the solicitors and communicating with the vendors, saving us so much time and stress! We would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends or to use you again in the future!
Thanks so much!
Dear Gillie & Anthony
Words cannot express the gratitude we have for your help in finding our perfect family home. It was important for us to find the right partners who were independent and not linked to any estate agent. From the very first meeting, not only did your experience of the industry and local knowledge of our search location shine through, but importantly your warmth and sincerity to work for our interests alone – we felt completely at ease and trusted you.
I know we gave you a thorough set of requirements and you delivered in droves! We very much welcomed your steely focus on our priorities and you didn’t let us get way-laid. Living in London coupled with the busy schedule we had, the wasted journeys we saved by all your searches, viewing and shortlisting made such a difference to us. As promised, you also took all of the hassle away from dealing with the whole buying process. We have a wonderful family home which is everything we asked and more! We are particularly grateful for your help and advice with suppliers post the move – as I know this was truly above and beyond service. We loved sharing our journey with you both and we miss having you around.
Thank you for everything we are truly grateful. Geri & Kelly
Dear Anthony and Gillie
Thank you as always!
We would like to say a huge thank you for everything you have done. Throughout the whole sometimes daunting process of purchasing property you have been available to ask just about any question – no matter how small! We have always found you to be professional, courteous and so amazingly helpful! We would thoroughly recommend you and your company to anyone considering purchasing a property.
S & P
Dear Gillie and Anthony
I would like to put on record our thanks for all you have done, not only to find us a suitable property but also to steer the purchase through to a successful conclusion.
In all our conversations we have found a willingness to help and inform, as well as to ensure that all other parties were kept in the loop.
It will be a little sad to think that we will no longer (for the time being at least) hear your cheerful tones coping with our continual demands. You never know when we will come back to you to represent us again. We will certainly be recommending you to others.
For the time being, all the best and I wish future success with your business.
G & A
Over the years we have bought and sold many houses. Anthony and Gillie stand head and shoulders above anyone else we have ever encountered in the process. They effectively project managed the whole process and whenever problems arrived they work so hard to arrive at a solution that works for both parties.
As far as we are concerned they set the standard for buying agents in UK.
Thank you Anthony and Gillie for a job well done.
D & E
Recently, I looked back at the wish list I put together before I first contacted you. Back then, I remember feeling doubtful about how much of what I wanted was realistic or achievable, and steeling myself to be ready to make lots of compromises.
I didn’t include ‘a view’, for example, having decided that this was probably a self-indulgent ‘ask too far’. There were lots of other items though, and it makes me smile to see that I had listed ‘potting shed’ twice – clearly something of great importance. The two of you achieved every single item on the list and secured for me a lovely period house in an outstanding location, which I must admit I would not actually have bothered to view without your encouragement. Beyond this, there are sublime and far reaching views from almost every window… and several potting sheds.
I came into the buying process with some trepidation but asking Stacks in Suffolk to act for me was a really good decision. 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!
With love to you both,
CLIENT JULY 2022
We cannot thank you enough for your incredible efforts and assistance in purchasing our dream home!
Buying a home long distance is quite daunting, and we probably would have given up if we hadn’t had your continued, outstanding assistance and support throughout the process. Of course it was all worth it, but if not for you, it’s unlikely we would be the proud owners of our beautiful new home!
J & D, Calgary, Canada
The level and quality of support and advice, the attention to detail was second to none.
It genuinely removed a large proportion of the stress out of the experience and we felt in very safe hands. We were particularly pleased and impressed by the friendly, accessible and very professional service provided by Gillie and Antony. They were simply the best!
As other testimonials have said, Gillie is intuitive and pretty much insisted (in a nice way) we see a house that on paper, we’d rejected. We now own it, so good for her! Anthony is excellent at sorting out the niggly bits that inevitably occur once the process of purchase is underway. Communication is very good via emails, texts, and phone calls. We never had to wait more than a day to hear news, or for a response to one of our enquiries. (Could you possibly check mobile phone signal? Could you possibly read the electricity meter? Could you possibly find out what the neighbouring land is used for? (Yep, we were that couple). They’re friendly, professional and hardworking but they also have time for a bit of a chat when concerns arise. And they do also seem genuinely pleased when it all goes swimmingly, as it did with us.
M & B
After house hunting in Suffolk ourselves for a few years we just weren’t getting anywhere with finding our forever home so decided to look into buying agents which was a totally new concept to us but one that made perfect sense. After a bit of research of agents within our desired area we liked the sound of Stacks and after a zoom meeting with Gillie and Anthony we felt immediately confident we’d made the right decision, not only because of their extensive local knowledge, experience and contacts but also their personable approach and positive attitude. From the get-go, Gillie and Anthony were on the case sending us relevant properties to look at and going to view for us, it really was a massive relief to have them working on our behalf, arranging everything, asking all the right questions and sending us very valuable videos of the viewings.
We are so glad we decided to go down the buying agent route and that we went with Stacks, Gillie and Anthony are fantastic agents, easy to deal with, cool and calm, kept us informed every step of the way and were always available for a chat to talk something through or to follow something up for us.
We would not have got our house without them and will be forever grateful.
Karolyn and Jon, London
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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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