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


We are buying agents. We search for homes 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 ten years.

We act for 30 – 40 clients a year. Despite rocketing prices & endless ‘best & final offers’ our clients typically paid 5% less than the quoted asking price for the homes they bought although some pay more – for a variety of reasons. Our biggest saving last year was 11% of the asking price.

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 an average buyer pays 97% of the asking price.

Over the past decade, on average our clients paid 11% (or £100,000) less!

One third of what we buy is ‘off-market’, not on websites or in estate agents’ windows.

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 everyone’s 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 speak to.

A buying agent can;-

  • Source off-market properties – those available but not advertised on websites or in agent’s 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.
  • 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 most painless experience possible.
You describe the dream, I'll find the home.
You describe the dream, I’ll help you find it.

Sometimes the best advice we give is “don’t!”. Having seen hundreds of homes over the years we can often spot a problem that would be easy to overlook.

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, we were members of The Property Ombudsman for many years but this is the one that we are currently signed up to.

It’s important to stress that we are good but we’re not magicians. We can help shorten the process, help to ensure that you don’t buy the wrong thing and buy as aggressively as possible but we can’t dream up a property if one doesn’t exist. We can help to decide what might be worth compromising on and what isn’t.


  1. I used Henry to find a house this year, as a first time buyer. I went into the whole process basically just wanting to pay people to do all the work for me. i.e. me describing what I want, and somebody else going and searching for homes, suggesting areas, arranging viewings, dealing with estate agents and solicitors etc. etc. I work a full time job so the prospect of dealing with the whole process myself was quite daunting.

    Henry and Rosie were exactly what I wanted in this regard, and did a fantastic job. Henry quickly identified an area that suited my requirements, and Rosie went off searching for listings based on my tastes. After just a few viewings we struck gold with a really nice 3 bed semi, fantastic garden, and in the perfect location. After my initial viewing Rosie also visited the house herself to make sure everything was in order and do a little negotiation with the sellers face-to-face.

    Things moved pretty quickly and smoothly from this point on. Henry has recommendations for mortgage brokers, solicitors, surveyors, etc. I took the lazy route and just picked the first suggestion for everything. All did a great job. It was an amazing experience being stuck in meetings at work but seeing emails flying around and knowing Henry and Rosie were on top of things and keeping the process going.

    The only downside is that a month after the move my living room is still filled with enough cardboard and packaging to sink the Titanic. Oh, and I’m already sick of mowing the lawn. And I think I’m developing a cigar habit. But that’s on me, I guess.

  2. Richard and Henry spent over a year helping us to find and buy the right property. Richard’s advice was invaluable throughout the process of buying our house. Richard and Henry guided us patiently and skilfully through a difficult purchase, providing support and endless advice and guidance. Richard was our main point of contact and was always available at the end of the phone, no matter how small the question. We used a number of professionals from their shortlist of contacts and found these to be reliable. We would recommend Henry and Richard and their support and knowledge.

  3. I am a sales progressor for the estate agency and I would like to say that working with buying agents makes conveyancing process so much easier for all parties, especially for sales progressors and buyers. I highly recommend Pryor & Co to everyone who wants hustle & stress free process of purchasing a property.

  4. From start to finish, Henry was the mastermind behind our house-buying mission. He was always available on the end of the phone, has a catalogue of recommendations for other professionals involved, and was absolutely indispensable as a ‘shock absorber’ for the various stresses and pitfalls of the process. He held us back from making a number of bad decisions, and navigated us through several disappointments, which in truth would not have been nearly as satisfactory as the house we are shortly to move in to. And always with a sense of humour!

  5. We have had what can be the most challenging experience of house hunting and buying made so much easier by using Henry as our buying agent.
    Describing Henry and his team as the most excellent buying agents only tells part of the story. They help in ALL areas of the process, willingly and brilliantly. They manage to solve seemingly unsolvable issues with ease, reducing the stresses along the way.
    They’re always available to listen and help for as long as the whole process takes.
    In short, without them I’m not sure our house purchase would have been completed.
    We will most definitely use Henry for our next search!

  6. Never has buying a house been so enjoyable and stress free.
    The team organises everything and you just turn up and then they really come into their own once your offer is accepted by recommending solicitors, surveyors and experts required and assisting until exchange. Job done. Thank you.

  7. Katharine & Henry are a calm, clear and proactive team, that know their stuff.
    It was great working with you and I look forward to doing so again soon.

  8. I started being in contact with Katharine just over 6 weeks ago with a property purchase and she has just been excellent. Communication has been great and nothing has ever been an issue.

    Being an Estate Agent this is the kind of person we love working with and she has been helpful through this process.

    I look forward to working with her team again very soon.

  9. Richard and Henry recently acted for us in our search in a new area to us (Hertfordshire). To say the timing was nerve wracking as a buyer (Q1 ’23) was an understatement. We were very appreciative to have unbiased and balanced advice to help us make the decision to proceed and we’re delighted with the our new house. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.

  10. I have worked with numerous search agents over the years and Henry and his team top the list. We have just been involved in a highly complex transaction and being frank had Henry not have been involved it would not have happened. He delivered value to his client, who without his guidance would not have been able to navigate the nuisances of the sale!

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