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The Buyers' Agent

Your unfair advantage

"the BBC's favourite property expert"


"After 32 years as an agent I have bought & sold close to 1000 properties. I bid on a house every week & buy one once a month. This year I hope to buy £100m of property."

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Buying Agent

A bespoke buying service to help you prepare, search, evaluate, bid and to move to your next home. I charge 25% of the saving from the original asking price or 3% if you prefer. Click 'services' above.

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Pocket Agent

Help and advice for £600 (inc VAT) including negotiating with agents for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. The sort of advice you'd ask your dad for!

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Quick check

For £100 (inc VAT) I'll look at the property you've found & check to make sure your biggest purchase isn't your most expensive.

What I buy & where

Homes, horses, boats, paintings & planes

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I search for & buy homes for private clients from £1m - £50m. Half are outside London - from country cottages to classic country houses.

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Half the homes I buy are in London, from modest flats in Shoreditch to mansions in Mayfair.

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and occasionally I search for homes abroad. An estate in Tuscany or a villa in France.

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Special services

As well as houses I assist particular clients looking to acquire fine art, boats, bloodstock, planes...

Latest Blog Posts

Thoughts & observations

August 15, 2016 No Comments

Post Brexit market update – August 2016

Rightmove have published their latest asking price index which shows a slight fall in seller expectations just as it always does at this time of year. Here’s my 2’30” summary of prices and some fascinating data from National Association of Estate Agents on the business done by its members.

August 8, 2016 No Comments

Interest rates cut to 0.25%

The Bank of England have cut interest rates to their lowest in 368 years. Base rates are now at 0.25% and a further £60bn of ‘Quantitive Easing’ was also promised with the suggestion that rates could be trimmed yet further by the year end. Some economists suggest that this is needed and welcome, others are […]

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July 25, 2016 No Comments

My idea of Help to Buy

I’m often asked what I do and why someone might use my services. Perhaps these short films might help;- I offer a bespoke buying agency service costing 3% (inc VAT);   My ‘Pocket Agent‘ service costs £600 (inc VAT) and provides advice for anyone thinking of buying or selling including negotiating with estate agents;-   My […]