2nd April – 130+ sessions completed in the last ten days. Not as surprising as loo roll demand perhaps but appointments almost as scarce! Sorry if I can’t arrange something for you instantly but please bear with me. Priority being given to my Pocket Agent clients.

Many people are understandably concerned about the impact of Covid 19 and what the coronavirus will mean for us all. There will be some very genuine issues that we will all need to address but in the meantime people want to know what they should do about buying or renting, selling or letting and how to best to prepare.

90,000 people bought a home last month, many are already wondering if they will find that they paid too much for it. Many more are concerned for different reasons.

I’m running a series of free ‘surgeries’ – 30 minute video conferences for anyone who’d like to consider their options. If you’d like to book a slot please email me and we can arrange a chat at a safe distance making the most of technology.

With over 50 in the first week I am going to continue to run these as demand dictates. So far I have had people who have exchanged contracts worried about the practicalities of completion. People who have sales or purchases agreed and in solicitors hands. Some folk who are thinking of making an offer for a property, others who are in the middle of selling. Everyone wants some idea of what their options are and what they should do.

Now more than ever, people want to ensure that their biggest financial commitment isn’t their most expensive!

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42 Comments

  1. Henry kindly talked us through what is becoming quite a challenging decision for us as first-time buyers. His advice was concise and not ambiguous – thank you very much!

  2. Huge thanks to Henry for an incredibly helpful COVID-19 clinic. His insights helped me find some much-needed perspective and a way forward at a time of intense stress. It really is amazingly kind of him to give his time and expertise to those of us grappling with property transactions on top of everything else the coronavirus emergency is bringing.

  3. Having struggled to find impartial advice on a potential house purchase during this time, Henry was a breath of fresh air. His knowledge and ability to distill challenges in the housing market down into layman’s terms was extremely helpful and refreshing. I’m very grateful for his advice, all of which he provided free of charge. Thank you again!

  4. Thank you Henry for your time today and for the concise and informative way in which you saw through our ‘shall we, shan’t we’ dilemma!
    We have already followed your advice and put the purchase on hold for now, and we are prepared to walk away from it completely if necessary.
    You were completely honest with us and we valued your opinions.
    Thanks again.

  5. Henry provided sensible advice for our house hunt at a time of great uncertainty and we are grateful for his insights into the London housing market. Would very much recommend to any prospective buyers.

  6. ‘Had a quick consultation with Mr Pryor and found it incredibly helpful. At a time where there is a lot of confusion about everything happening in the property market, I found our conversation very calming and informative. Very grateful.

  7. Henry kindly gave us some of his time to speak on the phone. The advice he gave was really useful and it helped us a great deal, he was easy to speak to and a lovely man.

    Thankyou again Henry.

  8. Had a very useful and informative chat with Henry about buying our next property. We spoke through current market conditions and steps to take so that we are positioned ready for when things are little more certain.

    Thank you for giving up some of your valuable time.

  9. I can’t thank Henry enough for the time he gave up to help us with timely guidance during this changeable time. He has confirmed to us that the hard decision we needed to take over our upcoming house move was the right one and to take emotion out of the process. In doing so he helped put the power back in our hands with respect to the sale. No one can say for certain what is going to happen but his calm, professional and extremely friendly guidance came at the perfect time for us. Many thanks Henry.

  10. Had a great conversation with Henry where he shared his knowledge and opinion on the current uncertainties. It was good to bounce ideas of him and what I should do moving forward

    Thanks Again

  11. Refreshingly honest and very helpful guidance from Henry. Very kind of him to give up his time to answer questions and alleviate some concerns. Thanks again

  12. We were so fortunate to have had the chance to speak with Henry a few days ago regarding the current climate and what it means for us as first time buyers. He was exceptionally honest and frank in offering his opinion. He told us what we suspected we should do, but needed to hear it from someone like him who had done the research and knew the subject. It was extremely reassuring for us and helped us to make a tough decision. 100% recommend speaking with Henry to anyone that may be in a similar situation! Thank you again so much, Henry!

  13. I have had a covid clinic with Henry on the phone to look for some expert advice on what to do in the current circumstances. It has been a privilege to talk to him. He has been very open, clear and has passed on really useful tips. I am really grateful. Many thanks!

  14. As a first time buyer with no experience of property transactions I’m incredibly grateful for the advice Henry generously provided for free during a covid clinic call.

    Henry gave me a clear explanation of my options, the current market situation, and a plan to handle it which has left me feeling more optimistic. Key takeaway is to maintain contact with the vendor and show empathy with their difficult situation.

    Thanks again for kindly giving me your time and advice.

    Matt

  15. Henry was great to speak to. He gave me some well informed advice which I will definitely be taking. I recommend speaking to him if you have any property related questions.

  16. Many thanks for taking the time to allay some of my concerns on purchasing a house in these very strange time; and free too. Great to follow on twitter with some very useful links and stats on current housing trends. Keep up the good work

  17. Really clear, sensible helpful advice offering a solid plan at a time when there is so much uncertainty.
    Thank you very much, a very generous offer.

  18. Feel really lucky to have someone so genuine and honest to give us expert advice during such a turbulent time. We are first time buyers and understandably nervous about what’s going on but his advice has made everything a lot clearer. Quick to respond and opened his arms for further help if we needed it. I wish I could thank him more but hopefully he understands our gratitude at this time. Thanks!

  19. I first heard about Henry some time ago from his quotes to the Financial Times – much to the chagrin of some FT website commenters who say they don’t understand why the FT doesn’t cultivate relationships with other buying agents.

    Had a Covid-related chat with Henry this morning – he is an affable guy and he expressed his thoughts in a concise fashion. The advice isn’t revolutionary (as Henry himself admits) but it’s crucial for me to hear from someone who has a clear grasp of current events.

  20. Henry is a down to earth individual who approached my dilemma with a no-nonsense point of view, giving reasons for his thought process, and providing insightful knowledge of the market and where it is heading given current uncertainty.

  21. Thanks, Henry for being a clear head in cloudy times. Quick to respond and informative!

  22. Henry is such a knowledgeable and friendly person, he is selfless.

    I wish him and his family the best

  23. It was great to have the opportunity to speak to Henry about my house sale. He is so knowledgeable with 30 years experience in the property market he gave me excellent advice and helped me to make the right decision. If you are buying or selling I highly recommend Henry Pryor.

  24. I’ve been lost at sea the last week or so in regards to my upcoming move, talking to Henry just now has been the perfect tonic. And for free! Absolutely brilliant advice, extremely confident and well informed. Thank you so much

  25. I was lucky to have a call with Henry last week. His advice was very well reasoned and invaluable, especially at a time of uncertainty such as this one. He clearly knows his stuff and I will ask him again for advice if and when I will buy a property.

  26. I had a call with Henry last week and felt very lucky to have had the opportunity to talk with someone so exceptionally generous with their time and expertise. It’s difficult to find impartial home buying guidance online, and he provided his expert advice in a way that was thoughtful and easy to digest. He made my decision feel much more simple in an overwhelming time. Thank you Henry for all the help.

  27. My wife and I had a couple of options to consider and even though we were pretty sure what we should do, we were frozen by uncertainty. Henry gave us the opportunity to discuss this and we came out of the discussion with clear heads and decision.
    This is a great service provide for free. I was dubious/cautious, as you have to be with everything these days, but I needn’t have been!

  28. At a time of vast uncertainty, my husband and I were extremely worried as we’re due to exchange and complete. But thanks to Henry’s insightful perceptive, we are now feeling extremely confident on what the right thing to do is. Thank you again for your time.

  29. Thank you very much for your time in our Covid Clinic. It was great to be able to speak to someone in the property industry who was clear, honest, and more importantly trustworthy. It was very useful for my fiancée and I to understand how best to proceed with buying in the current market. I Would definitely recommend based on my very positive experience.

  30. Thanks for the very helpful advice on our house purchase. It helped us make a decision in a these difficult times.

  31. Henry was incredibly generous to offer his time and expertise for free in these incredibly tough times. His clear and impartial advice provided the information we didn’t want to hear but ultimately needed to. Thank you.

  32. Great to have the opportunity to speak face to face with Henry regarding the current property market and the impact Covid19 is having; not only in the present but also what the future could potentially look like as a property Investor. High recommend this chap and he talks sense!

  33. My Partner and I were so grateful for Henry’s advice surgery session! And it was FREE! :0 During this period of such uncertainty we really needed frank and professional advice. It was very thorough, honest and supportive. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

  34. I am really grateful for Henry’s time and advice during a crazy time for the property market. It was great to have impartial and clear views. Thank you!

  35. Wonderful advice, generously given by the wisest, coolest head in UK property. Many thanks Henry!

  36. It was really great to have impartial expert advice from Henry, I’m really grateful for his time to give me some advice and tips going through this tough and uncertain time of decision making!

  37. Just had a very pleasant, informative and helpful surgery session with Henry. The most valuable thing you can give is your time. Henry was generous to give me that for free and i am very grateful.

  38. It was a fantastic gesture for Henry to offer his sage advice, for free, in these most challenging of times. Although not what we were expecting to hear, perhaps due to heart ruling head, Henry’s clear and unequivocal advice has helped us make a tough decision.

    Thanks again.
    Sean

  39. I’ve been following Henry’s market opinions for a long time. His most recent open clinics for the current COVID-19 situation provided me and my partner with great advice about our current purchase. He was really responsive, and very generous with his time. Thank you!

  40. I had a surgery session with Henry recently.
    Henry was very frank, and didn’t beat around the bush. He offered honest opinions that clients / potential clients may not want to hear (which I appreciate)
    Henry was able to dissect issues quickly, and see through to the root cause.

    Thank you once again!!

  41. I was lucky enough to speak to Henry in one of his Covid clinics and received exactly the kind of informative, insightful and confident advice I was crying out for. His congenial manner and etymological knowledge were added bonuses!

    I feel incredibly fortunate to have had his time and would certainly recommend his services to anyone who’s unsure how to proceed re: property-related matters in this bizarre and uncertain time

  42. We were lucky enough for Henry to give us some of his time to discuss a prolonged house purchase that we have been involved in. Witty, polite and concise….but most of all re-assuring. We are extremely grateful to him, especially considering that he has nothing to gain from giving us his professional view. Thank you again sir!

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