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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

September 25, 2016 No Comments

Market update – Sept 2016

Back in 2007 I explained to the FT that after years of rising house prices I felt that the market had peaked. Professional colleagues like those at RICS dismissed the suggestion little knowing that we were about to live through the most frightening economic time in decades. If you’ve watch The Big Short you’ll have an […]

September 16, 2016 No Comments

2 hours of live radio .. from Umbria .. on LuciLive?

My holiday in Italy this year was not exactly what I had booked. We now make our annual pilgrimage to Umbria staying for as long as we can in an area we now know well and that is starting to know us. We’re very fortunate. This year was not a complete break with invitations as […]

September 9, 2016 No Comments

Has the London Property bubble burst?

James Pickford has summarised last weekends FTWeekendLive debate in todays paper with a good look at the state of the London property market. Last Saturday at Kenwood House in North London 20,000 Weekend FT readers gathered to hear some of their favourite reporters and contributors discussing everything from the price of potatoes (on the Food […]