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Property Search FAQs: Why use a property finder?

Property search FAQs

property search faqs

Read my list of most popular property search FAQs.

Why should I use a property finder rather than contact estate agents directly?

Estate agents work solely for the vendor and it is their aim to achieve the highest possible price for a property. No Place Like Home works solely for the buyer and uses its in-depth knowledge of the current market and expert negotiation skills in order to give clients confidence in the purchase price that they ultimately pay.

It is my job, as an independent property search specialist, to filter all property details and to search for and shortlist properties that only match your specific criteria.


How can I justify paying for a property search agent?

Work and family commitments often mean that my clients don’t have time to do the required research to find the right property at the right price.

I am often able to cover my fees by using my expert negotiation skills to achieve the best possible purchase price for my clients.

I regularly view properties that are either being sold privately or that are not yet on the open market, putting my clients ahead of other buyers.

Do estate agents think that property finders take work away from them?

On the contrary, I have built up excellent relationships with several estate agents in London and surrounding counties. Estate agents know that I come to them with serious buyers; they understand that my clients are fully committed to a house purchase in their area.


What happens if you are unsuccessful in finding a property for me?

I very much hope that this is not the case. However, in the event that a suitable property is not found, I will extend the contract for a further agreed period. Please ask to see my Terms of Business for more specific details.


Do you know the catchment areas of local schools? Can you recommend any local independent schools?

When I am asked to find a family home, I consider every aspect of family life in the property search.

Excellent local and independent schools are a hugely important part of this. I can advise you on all schools in your chosen area, often from first-hand experience, as well as directing you to Ofsted reports. I can also direct you to local online forums in order to put you in touch with other local families.


What happens if I am not in the UK and unable to attend viewings?

No problem. I am able to offer Skype or FaceTime viewings; I will guide you through a virtual viewing of the property at a mutually agreed time.

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