Best buying agents

Best buying agents

For a brief period of time your agent is going to have a forensic knowledge of your personal affairs. You will need to trust that individual with the workings of your finances and your personal arrangements and he or she in turn must trust you. Your buying agent needs to know what you mean by “big” when you describe a room for example and when they say that the view is “stunning” you need to know how that measures up to your current view. There’s no point your agent describing what you call a drawing room as a lounge or visa-versa! You must speak the same language.

To my surprise not everyone gets my sense of humour. I may not be everyones cup of tea so if you have sensibly decided that you might want some help with what is likely to be your largest single purchase then whilst I’d love the chance to pitch for your business it’s more important that you get the right advisor even if for some reason it’s not me.

Like many buying agents (and unlike most selling agents!) I won’t act for two clients with the same brief. Each client knows I am going all-out for them without worrying that I might also be helping another client with the same goals. If I can’t help because I’m already working for someone similar (or frankly because you don’t like my style!) then here are the best people you should consider and perhaps speak to before you make up your mind;

  1. Middleton Advisors
  2. Johnny Turnbull
  3. The Buying Solution
  4. Stacks
  5. Tracy Kellett
  6. Robert Bailey
  7. Property Vision
  8. Heaton & Partners
  9. Jonathan Harington
  10. RFR Property
  11. Warnerheath
  12. The Search Partnership

There are lots more including the ‘Top 40’ published by PrimeResi.

NB Some firms who describe themselves as buying agents but also offer services to those selling too. I think that these firms are just regular estate agents, many of whom buy and sell in the course of their business. My advice to anyone looking for a buying agent is to stick to those who only looks after buyers – like those I have listed above. Firms who buy and sell need robust Chinese Walls to keep the confidences of respective clients and I’m not sure that they always can achieve this.