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 but if you have sensibly decided that you might want some help with what is likely to be your largest single purchase then whilst of course 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 just don’t like my style!) then here are the best people I think you might like to consider before you make up your mind. I know them all and can heartily recommend each of them.

  1. Middleton Advisors – London and southern England
  2. Johnny Turnbull – London
  3. Aykroyd & Cº – London
  4. Edingtons – London
  5. Robert Bailey – High end in London
  6. The Buying Solution – London & country
  7. Stacks – London & country
  8. Tracy Kellett – London & country
  9. Domus Holmes – M4/M5 corridor
  10. Property Vision – London & country
  11. The Search Partnership – Northern England
  12. Kent Home Finders – Guess
  13. Warnerheath – London
  14. Hutton Bubear – Hampshire & Wiltshire

NB There a some firms who describe themselves as buying agents but also offer services to those selling. 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 look 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 have them.

These are 46 of the best buying agents I know who cover London and/or the country including those I rate above. Click the links to visit their websites.

The Buying Solution Lichfields
Middleton Advisors The Collection LLP
Stacks Property Search Hutton Bubear
Turnbull Property Home Fusion
The Search Partnership Banda Property
Property Vision County Homesearch
SP Property Group Kent Home Finders
Nathalie Hirst Mercury Homesearch
BDI Home Finders Aykroyd & Cº
Pereds DS Churchill
Haringtons Domus Holmes
Edingtons Quintessentially Estates
RFR Property Private Office Argentum Property
Prime Purchase FG Consultants
Warnerheath Homes One
Garrington Prime Portfolio
Private Property Search BGB
H. Barnes & Co Ludgrove Property
Heaton & Partners Huntly Hooper
Nick Turner Timothy James Property Advice & Search
My Property Consultant Oxford Property Consulting
GWD Property Consultants LLP Jane Wood & Associates
Black Brick Astute Property Search
Robert Bailey Property Harry Wigram Property