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My teenage daughters tell me it’s essential get feedback these days. Feefo, Trip Advisor and Google all provide these services commercially but I’m not ready to pay a 3rd party just to curate comments. These are the 50 most recent testimonials on my Quick Check, Pocket Agent and the full buying service. I’m very grateful to all who not only paid a fee but were then prepared to post something online.

  • Stefan on ‘Quick check’Asking Henry for a Quick Check proved to be of great help for us. As first-time buyers, my partner and I were stressed because we didn’t know much about the process of finding the right home for us and we wanted an expert on our side. Within a few hours after contacting him, Henry phoned the selling agent and a few local estate agents to get a better feel about the property and surrounding area that we were interested in. Henry's detailed report provided insight into the potential for this flat either as our home or a buy-to-let property. It also contained relevant information about the current real estate market in London and foreseeable trends. We were impressed with how prompt his email replies were to all our followup questions. This service was not only really fast, but also provided very valuable analysis giving us a lot more confidence when we decided to make an offer on a flat, offer that also got accepted. Thanks Henry!
  • Tom Adam on Pocket AgentWe used Henry's "Pocket Agent" service for the purchase of a flat in London and found it absolutely invaluable. Henry is a mine of information, knows the market inside out, is very responsive and gives really sound and sensible advice. He also has an unbelievable black book of useful contacts for anything related to property buying. We found it very reassuring and useful to have such expertise available on tap and this was money seriously well-spent. I cannot recommend him too highly. Tom
  • Jonathan Fox on Buying agentHenry has just helped us with an 8 month journey from North London to Godalming in Surrey. Its easy to be sceptical but his dispassionate advice, insight and stewardship have been invaluable to us during this process. We have been very pleased with his services - an end to end approach with an 'always on call' mentality (within reason). He helped us with everything from honing in on potential areas outside the M25 through to managing estate agents and closing the deal. Would recommend without hesitation - many thanks Henry.
  • Andrew on ‘Quick check’Henry’s quick check service was wonderful – I would happily recommend it to anyone. I am a first time buyer in London and Henry put me at ease with what is usually a very stressful process. He provided a comprehensive review of the property I was interested in – including phoning various estate agents in the area! His advice was sound and the follow up call was brilliant. His turn around time was outstanding too. On top of all this, Henry also went above and beyond and looked into the property survey report. His insights there were immensely valuable and were foundational in my decision to move ahead with the purchase. Amazing value for money, thank you so much Henry.
  • Jude on Nothing to see here?I would agree, people rely to much on the internet to buy property, and they get too worried about online listing statistics. The best property bargain I have found was offline, via establishing a solid relationship with my local real estate. It's interesting that you also state people are wary of leaving a digital footprint. I never thought that before, but it does make sense.
  • Jude on Buy-to-let and taxGreat post! Thanks for adding my comic, and crediting it to me. Your blog looks really interesting.
  • Mark on Buying agentHenry was recommended to me and I recently used his Bespoke service to purchase investment property. As a novice in the property business, I did not want to dive in without doing my research. Henry was extremely patient with me and over a few months, spent hours on the phone sharing his knowledge and expertise, whilst providing guidance and relevant information which enabled me to proceed, without pushing any specific agenda on me. Henry assisted me every step of the way. He identified interesting properties to view, arranged a viewing schedule for me and then helped to negotiate and then close the deal as well as chasing up solicitor's right up until completion.
  • heidi lewis on Buying agentWe would have been completely lost without Henry's advice. He gently but quickly dispelled our myths about the London market. Thank goodness we listened to him. Not only did he find the right flat for us ,he smoothed the way on so many fronts. His introductions to lawyers, surveyors and mortgage brokers made life easier. They have all proved to be reliable and helpful. He got a price we would have shied away from. And very importantly he made the whole process such fun. We have recommended him to a number of our friends and contacts.
  • Breffnie on MentoringAs a Buyer's Agent, working in Dublin Ireland , I have found it inspiring and energising to use Henry as a mentor. He is lively and warm to deal with and shares his knowledge generously. The Uk and Irish property markets do not function in exactly the same way, nonetheless there are lots of opportunities for learning from Henry's vast experience. I look forward to working with Henry again in the future. Not only is it useful....Henry makes it fun too!
  • Peter on ‘Quick check’I can only recommend Henry Pryor, I spent some time marvelling at his reviews before deciding to buy into his quick check service which did not disappoint. His reputation for being on the BBC and Radio certainly lived up to expectation. Even if I don’t end up going on to buy a house, his advice and assistance will stand me in good stead for the time when I do go on to buy a property, whether that be in a matter of weeks, months or years. He is easily contactable and has an easy to understand & methodical approach to addressing any questions. Thanks Henry. Thumbs up from me!
  • Tony Jones on MentoringI approached Henry to help both myself and my new business with some 'sense checking'. He's incredibly personable with an uncanny knack of seeing through the 'noise' and getting to the heart of the problem, often presenting solutions that I'd not even considered. He's an absolute property maven (and a thoroughly nice guy) and I would have no hesitation in recommending him irrespective of the size of your business or challenge.
  • James Orchard on Pocket AgentOffer accepted! Having a Henry on call gave us the confidence to conduct house purchase negotiations on our terms - not those of the vendors agents... money very well spent!
  • Simon on ‘Quick check’I used Henry's quick check service for a advice on a property I was interested in Purchasing. Henry's reply's to my queries and his detailed report came back withing a day, amazingly quick service! His expert knowledge threw up some areas I had not considered and a few of the details confirmed my thoughts, which is also nice to know your on the right track and not going to make an expensive mistake. He spoke to the estate agent and also found additional information which I had not been aware off, all in all an excellent service.
  • Dr Wendy Davies on ‘Quick check’We got the quick check service done yesterday and it really is as fast as everyone says! I would advise anyone who is planning to purchase a house to do a 'quick check': - if you think you've got the right property/price I would get one, - if you're not sure you've got the right property/price I would definitely get one! I honestly can't wait to recommend Henry to my friends as the service was truely unsurpassable... The information is so helpful and gets you to think in a completely different way. Take the heartfelt emotions away, put your head back on your shoulders and see the property in a unique way, rather than simply, is the right area and does it look nice enough? I even think we really ought to get a bit more modern about buying houses and have agents representing buyers more... Just like on 'Million dollar listing NY!'??!! Thanks so much Henry!
  • Sadia on ‘Quick check’Henry's was very helpful in giving his opinion on the property we were interested in, and his unbiased view (via email as well as through a follow up call) gave us the opportunity to step back and objectively consider the house we were interested in before we got too (sentimentally) attached! Would recommend the Quick Check service!
  • VJ on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check report was comprehensive and helpful, but a 30 min discussion on the phone thereafter was truly invaluable. Gave me eye opening perspectives which I wouldn't have otherwise considered, despite thinking of myself as very thorough and critical person. Ultimately led to me thinking twice before overpaying - even though I thought I'd snagged a good deal. Well worth it for a second expert opinion and sounding board.
  • Charlie Richardson on ‘Quick check’My partner and I are prospective first-time buyers in London. We contacted Henry for a quick check on a property we were interested in, and within a few hours received better and more coherent guidance than we had found in weeks of trawling through the internet for property advice. Henry’s report was incredibly helpful, well-researched and well-informed, and he was very proactive in following up on our questions. It has helped clarify the way we think about our potential purchase and given us some thoughtful insights into the risks and the market generally. I now feel much more confident about putting in an offer and cannot imagine ever seriously considering a property without having Henry have a look at it first. This has been the best money we’ve spent in the buying process and have no reservations in recommending Henry’s professional services to anyone.
  • James P on ‘Quick check’My girlfriend and I recently used the Quick Check service for a property we were considering making an offer on and found it to be very helpful. As well as getting a detailed email report with things to consider that we hadn't thought of there's also a follow up call where I was able to ask clarifying questions and discuss negotation approaches. Well worth the money and, as others have noted, the turnaround is fast. Will definitely use the service again for future properties.
  • Stef on ‘Quick check’As first-time buyers we used Henry's quick check service to get a second opinion on a house we were considering. We found his insight into the market valuable, and his advice sound. Speaking to Henry has given us the confidence to consider homes we may not have before and it has also helped us to come up with a much better idea of what we'd like in a home.
  • T H on ‘Quick check’I used Henry’s quick check service recently. Buying a home is always stressful, so it is really valuable to have a level headed second opinion from someone who understands the market, the vendors as well as the agents. Even if you have done researches yourself, it is still reassuring to hear from an expert that you are doing the right thing. As in any negotiation, you must be prepared to walk away. Obviously, in the end you have to decide where your walk away line is (which can become VERY blurred, when you are buying your “home” rather than BLT). To have someone to remind you the fact that there is always room for negotiation; there is rarely truly “one of a kind” dream home and you CAN walk away and find something else is an important safety line.
  • Will Johnson on Pocket AgentWe signed up for this services having previously used the 'quick check' service. Henry provided helpful, sensible advice throughout the bidding process and subsequent negotiations. He also identified an excellent surveyor. Thoroughly recommended!
  • Benedict on ‘Quick check’If you are thinking about whether to use Henry's services — do! We were inexperienced first-time buyers, and Henry provided invaluable and comprehensive advice about the mechanics of making an offer and everything associated with it, and negotiating tactics. He also responded very quickly and over a weekend, and went above and beyond in helping with follow-up queries. We can't recommend highly enough!
  • George on Buying agentHenry really does all the things he lists with bullet points above, and I can't imagine there are many buyers who wouldn't benefit from at least a few of them. But he can also provide enthusiasm when you can't supply much of your own; I needed that at the beginning, when my only requirement was to be in London, and didn't know how to narrow my focus without missing things that would suit me. And he never complained about regular changes to requirements and budget, or gave the sense that he thought I'd taken enough of his time. I think you'd be nuts not to use a buying agent - at the very least, it cuts the risk of serious error - and Henry is both very good at his job, and a pleasure to have on/at your side.
  • Guy and Louisa on Buying agentWe had been looking for a property for a while and being mostly based oversees it was proving a challenge. Earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to be introduced to Henry and engaged him almost immediately and what a fantastic experience and happy to say a successful result. Henry’s deep knowledge of the London property market was invaluable as we explored various locations. His straight talking and great humour made what had been an exhausting experience (pre-Henry) into a great experience. Henry handled everything from finding suitable properties, talking to agents, recommending great solicitors, surveyors, builders and more. Henry seem to have the answer to pretty much everything that occurred in the process from start to finish, which made our lives and the experience so much easier and quicker. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Henry to anyone considering a property purchase and indeed would strongly advise it - he is worth every pound of his fee!
  • John Hobson on ‘Quick check’It's 20 years since my wife and I last moved. We said we would never move again and it's taken us this long to change our mind. I've been following Henry on Twitter for some time and when we decided to take the plunge we agreed to use his "Quick Check" service to help us through the process, especially as we were moving to an area we didn't know very well. His service was everything I hoped. He responded quickly to my enquiry and produced the report at short notice, which allowed us to be much better informed than would otherwise have been the case. The report itself was detailed and insightful and another benefit is that Henry asked questions of the local agent which would not have occured to me or if they did, I may have not asked as I wouldn't have thought they would answer. This again resulted in much useful information for us. Another benefit of the service is that Henry was generous with his time. We had a very useful discussion with him about the house and especially negotiating tactics. He gave us a clear picture of our strengths and weaknesses and what we could do to maximise the former. This even included identifying that my wife is a much better negotiator than me so she should handle the offer and subsequent negotiations. I'm pleased to say we have had an offer accepted on a wonderful house and I would heartily recommend the service provided by Henry. I hope we won't have to move again for a while but if we did he would be top of my list to call.
  • Laura on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's £100 quick check service last month really as a way to settle a debate between my husband and I as to a house we wanted to buy. I was really impressed both by how fast Henry responded to my original enquiry and the speed at which he turned round the report. This was both in depth, objective and he had contacted the local estate agents to understand more about the house in question. It was an excellent report that both helped with the house in question and any others that we might look at in the area. Thanks to Henry we put in a very low offer on the house... happily it's not been rejected but the seller is now putting in his own similarly low offers so maybe we've started a tidal wave in (more) affordable housing!! Thanks Henry!
  • Ger on ‘Quick check’I used Henry Pryor's Quick Check service and I was really impressed with how thorough and quick it was - very good value for £100. The day after we sent our enquiry we received a comprehensive report and then Henry was happy to follow up with a long call where he was happy to answer all my questions and provided great insights into the local area.
  • David McRobert on ‘Quick check’I used Henry's £100 service and found it a huge weight of my mind. I am a first time buyer looking for a low end property as a roof over my head not an investment. I have spent years working and watching my pennies to get into a position where I can buy a place to be secure in. Having Henry offer his thoughts on the property and area went a long way to calming my jangling nerves and make me feel far better about my own thoughts and thought process.
  • James on ‘Quick check’Henry's 'Quick Check' service is invaluable to anyone thinking of making an offer on a property. In under 24 hours from my first email, he produced a report that was thorough and packed with insight - then followed up with a phone call to talk through negotiation strategy. Highly recommended.
  • Louisa on Buying agentHenry has been incredibly helpful as I've floundered about trying to buy and sell in a tricky market. He is extremely communicative, generous with his time and advice and has been a sage and steady point of reference. Not only is his knowledge and experience of property second to none, but his ability to play the role of Property Agony Uncle at the end of the phone when things have seemed bleak has been extremely reassuring.
  • Phil on ‘Quick check’As a professional property developer I'm reasonably well versed on how housing works, but I used Henry's Quick Check service to sense-check my thinking on a house and to garner some much-needed market intelligence. Henry offered sound advice and a very quick turnaround, so I'm delighted that I paid for a sliver of his time, even though I am supposed to be an expert! I recommend his service and would use it again.
  • Christian S. on Pocket AgentHenry was a saviour. His Pocket Agent service helped us navigate some difficult negotiations with the agents and helped us avoid getting overly excited or over-paying. Henry also helped us find an excellent solicitor and generally kept us sane with his supportive and knowledgable comments throughout the process. I also followed him on Twitter where he speaks up against the industry and the legislation whenever something is not right – it is delightful and informative. I would absolutely use his service again – in fact, I would probably upgrade to the bespoke service next time – and I would recommend him to a friend without hesitation.
  • Kate M on ‘Quick check’I cannot recommend Henry's Quick Check service enough. The report he provided us on the property we were looking at was well researched, thorough and useful. But what really sets his service apart is the follow up call where he will coach you in how to bid, when to bid and what you must do to get the best deal. Henry's knowledge and insight are second to none and he is super approachable, responding to queries promptly and efficiently. For anyone who needs help to navigate the home buying process, the Quick Check service is both invaluable and amazing value for money.
  • Sam on Buying agentI engaged with Henry on social media following his post about "accidental landlords" in Feb 2018. Henry and I spoke following that and his sound advice and guidance gave us the confidence to market our property and successfully sell in less than a month. Very knowledgeable (as you would expect) but also engaging. I would thoroughly recommend Henry's services.
  • Erik on Buying agentExhausting, exasperating and grueling, that is the feeling of trying to purchase a house in London today; the shady real estate agents and the spoiled sellers. Add a mix dirty money, enormous hikes in stamp duty taxes, and, during recent years, a macro environment with Brexit on the horizon. You will need Henry to avoid complete and utter insanity that is all I can say. With his help we found the most amazing house of our dreams although in the end however, we did not complete the purchase. Henry got us a great mortgage broker and and we got a mortgage offer that I did not even think was possible. He also negotiated the deal and set us up with a great straight-shooting solicitor. However, during the searches, issue upon issue was discovered with the house. The seller's un-helpfulness eventually make us quit the process, even though Henry went to great length to sort them all out. Lesson for the seller: it takes two to tango. Currently we have no energy left and still no house. We will put a break on our search and reach out to Henry when we have gotten our strength back. If Henry would not have been acting on our behalf during the process it would have been a complete ride of pure insanity. Now, we will just sit tight for a year or so, in a rental, to recover, and when we have the energy back, hopefully we can deal with a seller that actually wants our business.
  • Anthony Winter on ‘Quick check’I bought the Quick Check - best £100 well spent. Very quick, to the point and valuable starting information for someone like myself, an inexperienced first time buyer! Thank you Henry.
  • Sally Higgin on Pocket AgentHenry has proven to be an invaluable advisor as we navigate this process in a tricky market. He is particularly strong at responding quickly to changing situations with clear and precise thinking that ultimately adds up to a strong point of view (unlike most 'advisors' who never get off the fence). I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
  • Laurence Sharifi on ‘Quick check’I used the quick check service to get a second opinion on a house my girlfriend and I were considering. Once we had read Henry's detailed report, as first time buyers, we felt much more secure in our view that the property we were looking at was overpriced in relation to the area. He also highlighted important factors to highlight in any negotiations, which were very helpful in our discussions with estate agents. For the price, I feel this is great value for money and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!
  • John Stepek on ‘Quick check’I've worked with Henry on the media side for a while - he's one of the sharpest property commentators out there - but I can also thoroughly recommend his 'quick check' service. It's great value - particularly in the context of home-buying costs - and a very rapid turnaround. Regardless of how many houses you've bought or sold in your time, it's easy to get caught up in the emotion of the process, particularly when you've found somewhere that you like. Having Henry's detailed report and expert view on valuation as a sense-check helped us to resist the temptation to overpay in the face of a vendor who just wasn't prepared to budge. As a result we ended up finding a more suitable (and cheaper) property elsewhere.
  • Chitra & Rahul on Buying agentWe came to Henry to help us buy a family home and navigate the waters of UK housing market. He was very patient and helped us through the entire process of selecting an area, identifying the right house and negotiating the best price. He is worth his weight in gold and more than made up for his fees. The market was especially choppy and he helped us steal a great deal due to his patience, perseverance and insights into the UK housing market. Highly recommended you can't go wrong in choosing Henry. We would miss his sense of humour.
  • Lukasz on ‘Quick check’I have recently used the Quick Check service, asking Henry for an advice on a property I was considering to make an offer on. Henry's been brilliant, with a super fast turnaround, impartial advice and suggestions on what to look out for. As a first time buyer, this was exactly what I needed and I have not only been able to reframe my dialogue with the selling agent for this particular property, but have also learned how to better approach property search and evaluation in general.
  • Anthony D on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's Quick Check service recently and found it superb. Quick turnaround, great advice and friendly service. I'd highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a new home. We'll certainly be using his services next time we move.
  • Tobi on ‘Quick check’The quick check service is a great tool for newbie homebuyers such as myself. Henry offered a fast turn around of two detailed reports and gave me an insight into things I hadn't considered. He was also very helpful on the phone and gave me advice on making an offer and negotiations, as well as what to do about a property I had missed out on. I would definitely recommend this service.
  • Rachel on Pocket AgentAs a first-time buyer, and buying on my own (not with family/a partner), Henry was an invaluable source of support to guide me through what is quite an overwhelming and at times stressful experience. He was extremely responsive and supportive throughout - which is great when you know that the agents don't have your best interests at heart. Firstly, he had an up-front conversation with me about why I wanted to buy and ensured that I was aware of the risks involved - going in with my eyes open gave me more confidence. Secondly, he gave me good contacts for solicitors and mortgage brokers, both of whom were very responsive, patient, excellent and took out a lot of the stress from the whole process. I would recommend both to any friends or family. Thirdly, he advised me on how best to use search tools available. He helped me to ensure I was offering what houses were worth, and gave me the courage to walk away when agents tried to talk me into increasing my price and hold my ground when they tried to mess me around. After one particular potential flat presented a plethora of problems as the process went on, he gave me the courage to walk away and I now have a MUCH better flat in a better location than I thought possible. It made me realise what was important to me in my property search. Last but not least, he was happy to pressure agents on my behalf if they were not playing ball - when Foxtons were showing my property as available, even when I and the seller had told them it wasn't, a single tweet did in a few seconds what would have taken me weeks and many more phone calls. This ultimately ensured I...
  • KA on ‘Quick check’Henry is very smart, knowledgeable and responded to my queries promptly. Highly recommended !
  • Jake on ‘Quick check’I approached Henry after my wife and I had found a property we were hoping to purchase. He provided a in-depth overview of the property, the area, but also some thoughts on the market in general (all less than a few days after I had initially approached him). This would have been more than enough for the price paid. Further to this he took the time to talk through the best way to negotiate the price down and showed genuine interest in the outcomes. I won't hesitate to use this service again on future property purchases, and am likely to consider other services for professional ventures in the future.
  • J&J on ‘Quick check’My wife and I had second viewed a few properties but wanted some extra guidance on them. Henry was extremely quick to come back with his feedback. Although he didn't look at the house directly, he gave his professional opinion through looking at the property details, the local market and talking to local agents. He gave us a good overview of the property, the current state of the market and what he thought it was realistically worth factoring all these things. He also offered to negotiate on our behalf (for an extra fee) that we may well take him up on. Would highly recommend.
  • Mrs JR on Buying agentWithin a short number of months after first meeting Henry, I was able to secure a fantastic country home that met or exceeded all my requirements and expectations. As time poor as I am, and with my main home remote from the area in which I was interested, without Henry's involvement, this process could have taken years or, indeed, may never have happened. I was acutely aware of my lack of knowledge of the country property market in my target area and might not have had the confidence to pull the trigger on a purchase without Henry to provide advice and perspective on the market. Once the desired property was identified, Henry handled the negotiation process extremely well. In my case, Henry was also able to offer local knowledge and contacts to help me get the property up and running after purchase. This "after-care" was an unexpected bonus that has proved at least as valuable as his buying agent services. The decision to work with Henry was definitely the right one and I enthusiastically recommend him.
  • Akshay and Pallavi on Buying agentHenry not only helps you find the house that you are looking for, but also helps you zero in on the area that you should be looking at. He helped us a lot with understanding different areas, builds, and what makes a property or area more desirable than the other. Once we had the house decided, he helped us negotiate a great deal, all the while explaining his process. He was there to make sure things were in order and moving at a good pace once the offer was accepted. He was always available on call or email, and would get back promptly on any queries or questions we had. We never felt the stress of buying a house, and it actually turned out to be quite an enjoyable process. We would recommend him in a heart beat.
  • Jayne & Dom on Buying agentHenry came highly recommended and as we dipped our toe into the terrifying world of moving out of London and juggling buy-to-lets we gave him a call. Always calm, he led us by the hand through this minefield. His advice was brilliant, and whilst not always what we wanted to hear allowed us to assess the situation with our eyes wide open. We used him again to help us negotiate a deal on the house of our dreams and despite the vendor having other offers he helped us buy it at below asking price and within a matter of days. He speaks fluent 'estate agent' and took a huge amount of stress off our shoulders. Would highly recommend!
  • Will on ‘Quick check’This is an excellent service. Henry provided a report and follow-up call at very short notice. The quick check service is a very accessible and easy way of obtaining an impartial and expert view of a property. It was exactly what we needed. Thoroughly recommended!
  • Phil on ‘Quick check’I would not hesitate to recommend Henry's quick check service. Being first time buyers,Henry highlighted many things about the purchase that we had not considered and needed to be aware of. Given the time he puts into researching the property and the market, as well as his advice over the phone, I would consider the quick check service to be an absolute steal.
  • JSS on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check service is invaluable. Firstly because he can turn it around so quickly meaning you don't have to hang around to make an offer. Secondly because it gives you peace of mind that you are not overpaying. However, more useful than the report was the series of phone calls we had with Henry in which he gave us excellent advice on negotiating.
  • Edward on Pocket AgentAs a first time buyer Henry has been invaluable to us, the best big brother I could wish for. Despite considering myself reasonably savvy the estate agents saw us coming - we have been run around in circles, nearly ripped off and certainly lied to. Henry had our back all the way and has been extremely generous with his time, his response rate to emails is nothing short of remarkable. After many years of chasing the rainbow we have finally exchanged on a wonderful house saving over 10% off the asking price. Henry is well worth the money even if only for peace of mind – he literally kept me sane whilst the sharks circled!
  • Ash on ‘Quick check’As first time buyers we appreciate researching property and getting an idea of the market is important, but its another thing entirely to truly understand it. When it comes to the biggest purchase of your life I think £100 is a small price to pay for an honest assessment from someone who lives property every day. After doing some research Henry got back to us very quickly with a comprehensive report on the property we were looking at, giving us an invaluable insight and a better idea of how to proceed. Thanks Henry!
  • Alex on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check service was indeed quick and informative; it really helped us consider a more sensible bidding strategy for our purchase!
  • Philip B on ‘Quick check’I really appreciate Henry’s level and informed view of my purchase. He has since answered my emailed questions over the last six months. It is well worth the £100 Thank you
  • Alex N on Pocket AgentWith a set of very specific requirements and an increasingly opaque market, I had struggled for two years to get over the line on a house purchase. Something needed to change and following a chat with Henry I opted for his pocket agent service, it was without doubt the best decision I could’ve made. First step was almost a therapy session as he identified that my need to get a deal meant I was in danger of viewing my family home as an investment. Then he became a sounding board for prospective purchases, helping me avoid novice mistakes. Next he was instrumental in putting together a bidding strategy that ultimately ran over four weeks, required nerves of steel but resulted in a 13% discount on an already heavily reduced asking price. Finally, Henry was on hand throughout the purchase transaction recommending conveyancers, surveyors etc and even helping to repel a cheeky 11th hour price increase by the seller. Throughout he was always contactable, always had an opinion and always right. The majority of house buyers are not residential property professionals, it should be mandatory that they seek the advice of a property expert like Henry. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
  • MB on ‘Quick check’Henry's Quick Check service provided brilliant, comprehensive advice in record time. Being first time buyers we really valued his impartial and professional advice on the area and the property itself. I'd e-mailed Henry the listing on a Saturday afternoon and he not only confirmed receipt on Sunday morning but sent us the complete report by early Monday afternoon, allowing us to go into the second viewing with a much clearer perspective. In a follow-up Skype call, he also advised us on how to put our best foot forward while making an offer, and gave us a better picture of the current London property market. He was also very honest about the uncertainties and unknowns - it is so refreshing to have someone so informed in your corner during this stressful period! As a result we feel much more confident in our position and will almost certainly be using Henry's Pocket Agent service for further guidance through the progress. I would absolutely recommend his services!
  • FirstTimer on ‘Quick check’As a first time buyer, purchasing property can be a nerve-racking, stressful and a fairly tedious process. After finally finding a property that I was interested in, I still had certain reservations about the home. The scope for redevelopment to increase value and space of the property; the area and it's amenities; and all the necessities that one looks for in a home. After many hours 'Googling', I came across Henry's website. I read a few of his articles and then noticed the services he provides for existing and potential property owners. I clicked on the 'Quick check service' and after reading the comments from other users I decided to take the plunge and pay for the service. After 10 minutes or so of providing a small description of the property in question, Henry emailed in the early hours that he would provide me with a report by the end of the working day. I wasn't sure what to expect. By 5 PM, Henry wrote his analysis of the property, the area and the local market of the property in question. Every single facet that one would need to know about purchasing a property that they were interested in buying was provided. I have to say Henry's report amazed me I was not expecting an articulate, informative and outright brilliant summary of the biggest and most stressful purchase that one would make in their adult life. Without Henry's dedicated and detailed analysis, I would have been haggling over the details of the property that was I interested in. Yes, buying a home can be stressful but I have taken Henry's report as a backbone and support in mind to aid my search for the perfect home and I would recommend this service to anyone whether you are a first time...