All the help you need to prepare, search, evaluate, bid, secure and get moved into your next home.


We are buying agentst. We look for homes (and other assets) and seek to acquire them on behalf of our clients. As far as the law is concerned, we are estate agents – we just happen to act for buyers, not sellers. We buy properties between £500,000 and £50m. Some clients just want help looking for a new home, some want help to evaluate a property and to negotiate the best deal. Spending a six figure sum is something most people do on average every seven years.

After 38 years in the business we have bought and sold over 1000 properties.We act for 40 – 50 clients a year, bid on a house every week and buy two or more a month.

According to Rightmove sellers typically accepted around 5% (£11,000) less than their final asking price. Zoopla says that it’s just 3.86% and figures published by Hometrack suggest that a average buyer pays 97% of the asking price.

Over the past decade, on average our clients paid £143,000 (11%) less!

25% of £1m+ homes sold in London in the first half of 2017 were sold ‘off-market’ & up to 40% of the homes we buy aren’t advertised on the internet or in an estate agents window.

Financial Times – June 16 2017

We charge a retainer of £2,400 including VAT and then;- 25% of any saving achieved from the asking price OR 3% (2.5% plus VAT) of the purchase price OR a fixed, up front fee of £12,000 again including VAT. (see ‘fees‘)

Of course many people start off asking too much for their home and a third of sellers currently on the market have reduced their guide price at least once according to the website Be it a £5.5m house in Notting Hill (which completed in March 2019 for less than the asking price and less than the seller paid in 2014!) or a £2.25m home outside Newbury (bought just after the ‘Brexit’ referendum for 10% less) our clients like to pay as little as possible. As sellers wake up to the impact of Google ‘indexing’ their property for ever more and more deals are being done ‘off-market’.

We are not the only buying agents and it’s more important that you have the right advisor than that it necessarily be us. For a brief period of time your buying agent will have a detailed and personal knowledge of your affairs so you must trust them and have confidence in what they are doing and they in you. We are confident that we are at least as good as most firms but are not arrogant enough to think that we can be everyones cup of tea. Our aim is that you have the right advisor for you even if that means you are represented by someone else. These are some of the best that we recommend you consider.

A buying agent can;-

  • Source off-market properties – those available but not advertised on websites or in agents windows.
  • Advise on areas, compare and contrast different places.
  • Research a street, village or town looking at crime, natural threats such as flooding and over-flights by planes.
  • Assess relative value.
  • Will research the motivations of the sellers and look for pressure points like death, debt or divorce.
  • Comment on yield and the potential for capital growth.
  • Negotiate with the seller and their agent. (Not all selling agents are slippery but some certainly are!).
  • Introduce the best mortgage brokers, accountants and wealth managers along with advisors, tradesmen & lawyers.
  • Liaise with solicitors, valuers, surveyors, architects, builders and contractors.
  • Help to make your next move the smoothest and painless experience possible.
You describe the dream, I'll find the home.
You describe the dream, I’ll help you find it.

We look for properties in London and in the country. We review those that we find, provide objective advice on each and discretion for people who would rather not have their private business paraded in public. Estate agents are not brokers trying to mediate between two parties they act for and are paid by one party – the seller!

Sometimes the best advice is 'not' to buy something
Although I don’t get paid for saying it sometimes the best advice is ‘not’ to buy something..

Buying agents are still estate agents in the eyes of the law and as such each must sign up to a redress scheme. Confusingly there are two but this is the one that we have signed up to.

Almost as important to your success in moving will be a good lawyer and perhaps a competent mortgage broker. It is a team effort and we are very happy to recommend individuals who can help you & make it happen.

Financial Times – 23rd March 2018


  1. We were recommended Henry’s services by a close friend who had used him the previous year. His knowledge and professionalism shone through immediately and really helped inform us what we needed to do to sell our home and buy the next one.
    We didn’t have a firm location in mind – not necessarily knowing what we could afford in a seller’s market. Henry and Rosie listened to our needs (and helped us decide what they were!), showed us a few indicative properties and we fell in love with their recommended location.
    We can’t overstate how refreshing it was to have an agent looking after our interests as buyers. It was particularly valuable to have Team Pryor with us when we went to sealed bids and I strongly believe that being “approved” clients of theirs played a huge part in us securing our new home!

  2. We reached out to Henry initially because we had no idea where we were headed, and as a national agent of some repute, we thought that he might have insights and access more widely than a local agent. We were really struggling as to destination, and our brief was horribly wide. In a market (H12021) which was itself stressed (nearly no supply, and huge competition from London lockdown escapees looking for large plots in rural settings from where they could “wfh”), we had sold with a long completion but were marooned with nowhere to go. A further complication was our requirement for a decent in-law-annexe, since new-world “lost the children but inherited parents” syndrome was upon us.

    My wife was spending upwards of 5 hours each day on Rightmove chasing shadows. If she spotted a decent prospect it was really hard to reach the agent and often enough all available viewing slots were taken or the property had already sold and the agent was just using RM to advertise how successful they were. Very annoying.

    So many properties, so many opportunities, but so many of them contained faults and non-disclosures (OMG the major A-Road 100m from frontage, the “oh we sold off the barns overlooking the garden”, the pylons in the garden).

    Our first session with Henry was brilliant. With a perfunctory nod to COVID distancing, he set about the task with enthusiasm. To say we were beguiled is an understatement. His clear presentation of the housing market and explanation of sale and purchase processes, tricks of the trade, non-emotional evaluation of pros and cons, was transformational. It’s a market. Vendor agents are paid to sell their properties, prices and specs are “fluid”. Buyer must abandon emotions and transact as if it is a major financial deal, which of course it is.

    The flow of pithy anecdotes (admittedly I’ve heard a few on his podcasts so I suspect once coined, they become part of the repertoire) underscored the messaging, and his dry wit softened the more pointed teaching. He introduced us to the concept of “snow blindness” and demanded that we take a break from the dreaded RM, and prohibited us from viewing any properties that he had not approved.

    The market got hotter and hotter, supply tightened further, and we leaned on Henry for support. Marriage guidance part of the package. He remained supportive, encouraging in the face of a bonkers market, and perhaps the most important attribute, he’s an anchor when storms of uncertainty and “would’ve could’ve should’ve” recriminations abound.

    So, after 6 months, where did we end up? We are very happily ensconced in an old barn in Nottinghamshire close enough to the in-laws to provide daily support to them. We didn’t find the perfect house in Norfolk or Suffolk with an annexe into which we could decant them. Weirdly we found them in more need of care than we had anticipated, so that would have been a better solution. Message to others : go spend three weeks with the oldies to evaluate how exactly they are buggering along. Some surprises out there.

    And Henry Pryor? Well. We had him looking in so many directions at once (OMG my wife dragged me out to see a property in Malmesbury, while poor Henry was directed to watch Suffolk coasts). He helped us bid on a lovely house in Norfolk, promoting our candidature amongst competing bids, but we pulled out on a covenant issue. Then he supported our best-and-final submission on the Suffolk coast, cautioning us against over-paying in a frothy market. The fact that we found the Notts destination while visiting the in-laws is no criticism of Henry’s truffle-hunting prowess. When we saw the house and felt it was right, Henry was the perfect foil probing for any signs that we were compromising out of desperation, and managing the bidding process for us.

    So yes, we heartily recommend the Henry. We will never approach the market again without his support.

  3. Henry helped us find a great house in an impossible market. He was recommended to us, and he did a brilliant job. Henry helped us through the nuances of both selling our existing house and buying our new house, and his experience and understanding of the market and processes involved in buying and selling was invaluable to us. Henry always speaks his mind, even when it is advice that his clients might not want to hear – which is important when trying to make the right decisions. We enjoyed his enthusiastic approach, littered with dry humour, and availability at any time, which made a difficult process much more fun and much less stressful. We would really recommend Henry!

  4. I sought Henry’s assistance for a house purchase which was proving tricky on many counts. Henry is a patient, highly knowledgeable, well informed friend, confidant, counsellor and guide. Not only did he facilitate alternative options, he was there throughout in helping us finally complete the deal on our original choice. I would highly recommend Henry – get him on your side sooner rather than later!

  5. Relocating from Hong Kong to London during COVID was never going to be easy and we were on a mission to purchase a family home within a year of touching down. We had no idea how to navigate the UK property market so when a friend recommended Henry, we decided to engage.
    It’s very difficult to put into a few words our experience of working with Henry. Henry quickly understood who we are as a family and what we were looking for in a home. We would have been utterly lost without his expertise. We used all of his contacts for the legal, surveyor and insurance side of things and we found them all to be incredibly helpful and committed to getting things done quickly.
    We thoroughly enjoyed working with Henry – we know he must have had countless stressful phone calls on our part but he removed us from that part of the process. He came to us with solutions before we even knew there was an issue.
    We can’t recommend him highly enough and really hope to use his services again in the future. Thank you Henry!

  6. Henry has been invaluable for us to buy our final home. Thanks to him all the emotions arising when you buy a house are managed effectively and will have zero influence on your negotiating position with the seller. He also listens to you and in fact he may know what is right for you before you know it. The sale agreement has been very smooth and we did not speak to an estate agent once. The offer was made on a Monday and on Thursday evening we got a call from Henry we had a deal. He managed the whole negotiation process and he won against a cash buyer. His contacts and knowledge on negotiation are unique and if we ever buy anything again in the UK we will contact him with no doubt !

  7. Henry was exceptionally generous with his time and expertise and didn’t rest until we were sorted – even though it took us a long time and we had paid him up front. We are now in a wonderful place after a very smooth move and there’s no way it would have been of conceivable without Henry and Rosie making it happen. We would come to him again in a heartbeat: a total no-brainier to employ him again should we ever have to leave our dreamy new house. Thank you Henry, thank you Rosie. X

  8. Notwhistanding that Henry always sided with my wife during our search for a new home, he could not have been a better ally in a very tricky market.

    We could not have done it without Henry and if we ever have to buy or sell a house again he will be the first person I call.

  9. Henry has been fantastic from start to finish in our process. We contacted him after losing out on our dream house. Within a matter of weeks we had agreed a deal on another dream house next door to the first one! Henry’s advice was absolutely invaluable in helping us to secure the second property. In addition, he has been excellent at dealing with the agents and keeping us calm and rational during a process which took longer than we had hoped. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

  10. When we first contacted Henry, we had almost no idea what we needed and where. Two foreigners, we had little understanding of how the market functioned, what was worth looking at and what wasn’t. We were swinging back and forth between building a house, buying a house, buying a flat, etc.

    One year later, we live in a house we love, in the street we enjoy.

    It didn’t come from an off-market list, I found it myself on Rightmove (I think Henry has shown us only one off-market house in twelve months). We didn’t pay 11% less than the final asking price. Our negotiations with the sellers initially went awry, and our offer was rejected, despite our bid being higher and the other buyer being in a chain. I believe, it happened partly because of the sellers’ explosive temperaments, partly because they didn’t want to sell to foreigners, partly because of the negotiation tactics that annoyed them.

    Was the bespoke buying service still worth it? Yes, absolutely. I think, without Henry, we could have easily bought something we’d regret (if you google the stats, over half of buyers do). Several times he talked us out of the wrong houses in the wrong areas. He introduced us to a good conveyancer and a knowledgeable surveyor. He spent hours on the phone with the sellers talking them off the edge — and shielded us from all the drama. He helped us keep a cool head, too.

    His support was invaluable; you need an ally like him when the stakes are that high.

    We don’t want to move ever again, but if we do, we will call Henry.

  11. My wife and I decided upfront that we wanted a buying agent to advise us on our home purchase to avoid first time purchase mistakes. We found Henry by Googling! He was brilliant advising on how best to secure the home in a competitive situation. I liked his honest opinion but most importantly, he educated us on how to negotiate and close on our first home in a very aggressive time period. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a home without a buying agent by my side and I certainly would work with Henry again. He’s also got a great sense of humour!

  12. As first-time buyers we found Henry’s contacts, experience and knowledge incredibly helpful. He is refreshingly frank with his advice and was never overly-delicate in highlighting issues with certain areas or properties that we may otherwise have missed. Henry’s daughter Rosie also played a hand in helping us secure our new home and we really appreciated her documenting every inch of the properties we didn’t have time to see. In terms of the contacts Henry was able to provide, we would highly recommend Dee Aylward over at Laytons LLP whose legal services proved invaluable.

  13. My girlfriend and I were searching the property market for months and were outbid several times on properties we liked during the post-lockdown boom in house-hunting. We were starting to lose hope that we would ever find a property to fall in love with.

    Luckily, I took the plunge and reached out to Henry to ask for his advice. We ended up enlisting him as our buying agent after a couple of calls together. It gave us tremendous peace of mind to have someone with his expertise telling us whether properties were correctly valued and working with him was a delight.

    Almost immediately, his efficient daughter, Rosie, had found us an amazing property in our ideal area and we decided to buy it on our first viewing.

    We thought it might have been a mistake to have enlisted Henry when we found a property so quickly. Really though, his help was just beginning, He guided us through the whole process, recommended lawyers, surveyors and specialists and was always on call to help us at any hour.

    We were very happy with his services and I wouldn’t think twice about working with him again. He just gets the job done.

    Watch out for the terrible dad jokes though!

  14. We were apprehensive about going down the buying agent route before we appointed Henry but after our first meeting we knew we’d made the right choice. Now after countless phone calls, emails and WhatsApp’s all around the clock for several months we’re sitting in our dream home and it literally wouldn’t have happened without Henry’s dedication, relentless hard work, invaluable expertise and experience and we couldn’t be more sure with our decision.

    Henry is not afraid to speak bluntly with his opinions which is exactly what we needed but most importantly even when we disagreed he was also extremely effective in fighting our corner and taking the brunt away from us for the good of the transaction and for our needs.

    We would 100% recommend using Henry as a buying agent. Not only did Henry lighten the work load and anxiety of buying a home, he made it a fun and rewarding experience and unlocked possibilities we simply would not have imagined in our own.

  15. Henry took the time to really understand our needs and educate us on the marketplace to give us a true picture of what was and wasn’t reasonable to expect for our budget and search area. He made introductions to a wonderful solicitor and surveyor and oversaw the entire negotiation and exchange process, saving us considerably more than his fee, and ensuring it went smoothly. Having just exchanged contracts on a beautiful house in Chiswick just 46 days after instructing him, we can’t imagine going though this process again without Henry’s help and guidance.

  16. We arrived in London in 2019 from New Zealand in late middle-age for my husband to take up an academic post. We knew no one and we didn’t know London. Britain was beginning the process of leaving the EU, facing an election and about to be engulfed in a world-wide pandemic and a lockdown. I didn’t really know what a buying agent did but given our circumstances, and Britain’s, I had a hunch it could be helpful. Henry’s website stood out with its informativeness, wit and personality. I called some agents and they were polite and explained their terms of business. I called Henry and he talked about us, who we were, why we were here; what we might want in a house, in a neighbourhood. Henry then came round to meet us because it felt hard to engage someone I had never heard of or met.
    For the following months my husband and I cycled or walked the neighbourhoods of London: north, south, east and west, then debated their merits with Henry. No question of ours, no matter how inane, garbled or confused was met with anything apart from graciousness and a reply marked with unerring clarity and wisdom. So we found our neighbourhood; then Henry thrashed out the pros and cons of each individual house that he and we liked the look of. We exchanged last Wednesday. Our house is perfect for us.
    I suspect Henry’s strongest skill is zeroing in on each individual client’s needs and wants; often having to help them articulate what these are!! We never had a sense that he had a service model box and we had to fit into it.
    That he knows everything about the property market, or can make the offer and negotiating process a stroll in the park is just a given. The care and commitment he has shown to two kiwis adrift in an unfamiliar habitat has been incredible. And we had fun.

    Kia kaha, and our kindest regards.

  17. This was our first time buying a home in the UK – and in London no less – and Henry did an excellent job of preparing us to be attractive buyers. From start to finish he let us know what to expect in the process and transaction, answered our questions, represented us well, calmed nerves and assisted as much as he possibly could to be sure we were happy, well-informed clients. He knows the property market like the back of his hand, is clearly highly regarded by professionals in the business and communicates clearly and efficiently. You get the real deal with Henry. It’s worth it to have him on your side. Thanks Henry!

  18. Henry provided much needed guidance, advice and inspiration to our house search. Not only did he find and secure a house that we simply wouldn’t have even known about without his involvement, but he was also a reassuringly constant and calm voice for both of us during the entire process.

    Working with Henry meant that we have undoubtedly ended up with the perfect house for our family, and the process to getting here was far less painful than it could have been without his help!

  19. For the record you are everything I expected,highly professional, kind and considerate. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to others searching for a house.

  20. My wife and I are getting ready to complete on a purchase we have made with Henry’s help. I’ve bought a few houses in the USA before, and the idea of buying a house without an agent has always seemed like madness to me. We talked to a few different agents (all of which were referenced on this website!) but ended up with Henry for a couple reasons:

    – Style really resonated with us
    – Henry spent a lot of time on the phone / over email helping us out before he even knew we were going to be paying customers

    Once we engaged Henry he was with us every step of the way, even helping us pick neighbourhoods to target. Once we chose the neighborhood, he helped us narrow down and find houses which were both good value as well as being in our budget. After we narrowed down to a target property, Henry found the “right price” and made things with the selling agent go smoothly.

    (Having a buying agent is a big help – sellers know immediately that you’ve got money for the right deal and are not playing games or kicking tires.)

    Henry also has a great network of surveyors and solicitors – I had multiple coworkers comment on how quickly we went from offer stage to prepared to exchange.

    Finally, though our budget was certainly at the low end of what Henry typically deals with, at no point did we feel like we didn’t have his full attention.

    We would be happy to deal with Henry again.

  21. We hired Henry to help us find a flat in a specific area of London after unsuccessfully looking for almost 1 year ourselves… Henry listened to our requirements carefully and, rather quickly, managed to find the flat where we live now – matching nearly all our requirements and with a large discount on the asking price! Henry has taken care of almost everything (organizing the survey, finding a solicitor, …), which was really awesome as I’m quite busy at work and as I’m also not from the UK. Henry is always available to chat over the phone and has been available to help us even well after completion happened to deal with a few follow-up questions and for us to happily settle in. Definitely recommend!

  22. I recommend Henry’s buying service without reservation.

    He oversaw our purchase of a lovely house for a keen price, and kept us on the straight and narrow when our property search threatened to veer wildly off piste at several junctures.

    Among his accomplishments: preventing us from overpaying by between 15% and 20%; ensuring a successful conclusion to some complex and ‘robust’ negotiations which would have seen us eaten alive or throwing in the towel had we attempted them by ourselves; and introducing us to an excellent lawyer and surveyor.

    Among his qualities: knowing the market, and what constitutes fair value, in different parts of the country; knowing how to disabuse naive buyers of their (our) more stupid ideas; and patience and responsiveness, even when the flow of (our) idiotic questions became a torrent. He drew on his long experience to highlight advantages and drawbacks of every property which we hadn’t picked up on. The property industry can be a world of sharks: don’t buy a house without a property agent.

    Henry’s the man to fight your corner.

  23. Henry provided invaluable help to us during our search and through to completion. He provided honest and pragmatic views, good advice and acted as a very useful buffer between us and the seller’s agent. He was also very responsive throughout and available whenever needed. We got a great deal with his help, and so we were very happy with his services!

  24. Henry’s expertise, professionalism and in-depth market knowledge is exceptional. I am very pleased that he has helped me with finding the house of my dreams and the overall deal execution process (end-to-end).
    I would have never been able to find the right house without his kind guidance. He is very open in providing his feedback, and it helps incredibly while you are reviewing available options.
    In addition to this, he has advised on the best areas in London suitable to my needs – it worked really well as I was about to proceed with slightly different areas that did not satisfy all the parameters.
    He has a great personality, and it has been a pleasure to work with Henry.
    Thank you so much for your help!

  25. You will see that on February 16, 2017 my wife, Belkis, posted a comment above. It’s now September 2019 and we have finally completed on a house. Henry has been with us all the way. We came to rely on his honest opinions and his extraordinary knowledge of the market: it is both wide and deep. His knowledge of the “micro-climate” of each street is extraordinary”Oh, I wouldn’t bother with that – you can hear the trains!”. But his advice, optimism and support was critical in helping us through what was quite a stressful process.

    And on the crucial point of money. Just what Henry saved us during the critical negotiations at the end more than covered his charges. Hugely recommend.

  26. From start to finish, Henry has been amazing. He plays the roles of advisor, scheduler, negotiator, counselor (and occasionally comic) seamlessly and with such ease. His expertise has proven itself to be invaluable and we’re confident we wouldn’t have ended up with the home we have without his help. Working with Henry was the best decision we made in our search.

  27. I met Henry a short while ago when he successfully negotiated on behalf of his clients who were hoping to buy in SW London. When positioning an offer on his client’s behalf, Henry’s diligence, preparation and sense of urgency was excellent, which made it easy and straightforward to negotiate with the sellers. With an offer presented with precision and a well prepared buyer ready to transact, the resulting deal was completely hassle free and quick moving for all involved. Henry – I look forward to working with you again soon!

  28. It took us 2 years in all to find our family home and throughout this period Henry was invaluable counsel in explaining that we need not rush or settle for second best at inflated prices. These wise words not only saved us from making a costly mistake but calmed us through the intermittent episodes of panic that come when you think you’ll never find a home.

    Once we found the one, where we’ve been for 6 months now, Henry really came into his own in sheltering us from the often fraught negotiations and the ‘will this/won’t this happen’ drama that invariably comes with many property transactions.

    A perfect home purchase made easy – a big thank you from us all!

  29. Although we were quite familiar with the London property market, having owned property there previously, we were lucky enough to be introduced to Henry by friends who had used his services. He is blunt, straightforward and very knowledgeable. At the outset he was helpful in getting us to clarify and prioritize our wish list and budget. He has an in depth knowledge of the market, and the agents operating within it. During the search Henry was extremely helpful in getting us access to all the properties that met our criteria. Overall we would highly recommend using him as an essential resource if purchasing a property in London. He not only makes the process easier and actually enjoyable, but also helps cut through so much of the fluff and fantasy that surrounds the process.

  30. I cannot recommend Henry highly enough. He helped us find our next beautiful home despite a tricky market. He listened, he guided, gave great advice all the way and kept us focused. Henry never forgot the ‘must have’ list of things we’d given him……not least ‘room for table tennis’! He always gave constructive feedback on the properties we viewed. Henry is an absolute authority on the housing market, and we felt very safe in his hands. He was always available to talk things through day or night in any time zone! He knows the agents and he knows how to negotiate a great deal. He drove the purchase through smoothly, dealing with solicitors, surveyors and other inspectors. Nothing was ever a problem. He is clearly a well respected man in his field, and on top of all that, fun to be around. I don’t know how anyone can buy a house without him. Thank you Henry.

  31. Henry 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.

  32. Henry 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.

  33. We 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.

  34. Henry 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.

  35. We 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!

  36. Henry 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.

  37. I 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.

  38. Exhausting, 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.

  39. We 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.

  40. Within 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.

  41. Henry 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.

  42. Henry 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!

  43. It is very clear to us that without your help we should not have achieved our objective, since the property we purchased was not on the market and we had no access to it. On the way, you have also relieved us of a great deal of anxiety by your constantly optimistic approach during a process which has been in some ways unnecessarily protracted.

    Once we had contacted you, it rapidly became clear that you were able to facilitate the process immeasurably.

    With our thanks and best wishes.

  44. What I like about Henry is his depth of knowledge and his realistic approach. He listens with a very open mind and then gives his professional opinion. We had outgrown our large Victorian house and were very confused as what our next step should be. I work in a very busy environment and therefore it was really important to me that I had someone who I could trust and who was on my side. He understood both the business of selling and buying and gave me unbiased advice on agents, their fees, solicitors – all of which was truly useful.
    His knowledge of the housing market is second to none.

  45. I’ve worked with Henry on a number of different projects in the real estate arena. He has a fantastic depth of expertise within property and is well connected and talks in a no nonsense way. And it was refreshing to deal with someone who had no conflict of interest.

    I’d thoroughly recommend him for any advice on property especially regarding residential purchase, searches or investments – and to cap it all, he also has a sense of humour

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