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. If you’d like a personal reference by email – from somebody  who has commented here or from someone else then please ask.

Not all feedback is 100% positive. Whilst always courteous I don’t think I am paid to flatter my clients and occasionally everyone needs a dose of reality – some sellers find it hard to hear that their property isn’t as special as they think. Some clients need to know what is achievable and what would be magic! My job is to be watch their backs, to let them fall in love with something but ensure that they buy with their head not their heart.

You can’t please everyone..

All fee-paying clients are free to contribute and these are the latest 140 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.

  • C & H April 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Lisa April 2, 2020 at 9:45 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Greg April 2, 2020 at 9:02 am on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Joanne Johnson April 1, 2020 at 11:29 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Vaseem April 1, 2020 at 10:11 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Sabrina DM March 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm on Covid Clinic 😷'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.
  • Daniel March 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Kieran March 31, 2020 at 11:59 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Alastair March 31, 2020 at 11:36 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • scott booth March 31, 2020 at 11:14 am on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Tom March 31, 2020 at 11:12 am on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Danny and Bri March 28, 2020 at 9:59 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Jonatan March 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Matt March 27, 2020 at 1:51 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Charlie Young March 27, 2020 at 1:06 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Krystof March 27, 2020 at 9:17 am on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Eva March 26, 2020 at 10:19 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • David and Emilia March 26, 2020 at 10:06 am on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Aziz March 26, 2020 at 9:27 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Wassim March 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Zac and Katie March 25, 2020 at 6:23 pm on Covid Clinic 😷Thanks, Henry for being a clear head in cloudy times. Quick to respond and informative!
  • Mohammed March 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm on Covid Clinic 😷Henry is such a knowledgeable and friendly person, he is selfless. I wish him and his family the best
  • Tara Rowland March 25, 2020 at 4:53 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Tom Caldwell-Nichols March 25, 2020 at 4:06 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Federico March 25, 2020 at 2:23 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Sadie March 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Matthew Hudson March 25, 2020 at 11:52 am on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Shirley March 25, 2020 at 10:34 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • David March 25, 2020 at 10:05 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Steve March 25, 2020 at 9:11 am on Covid Clinic 😷Thanks for the very helpful advice on our house purchase. It helped us make a decision in a these difficult times.
  • Tom C March 25, 2020 at 8:57 am on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Philip Jones March 25, 2020 at 6:18 am on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Hannah March 24, 2020 at 11:38 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Hannah B March 24, 2020 at 10:43 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • David H March 24, 2020 at 7:20 pm on Covid Clinic 😷Wonderful advice, generously given by the wisest, coolest head in UK property. Many thanks Henry!
  • Ana T March 24, 2020 at 7:05 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Paul March 24, 2020 at 6:26 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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.
  • Sean Pryor (no relation!) March 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • Diego March 24, 2020 at 5:57 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • SL March 24, 2020 at 5:47 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!!
  • Joe Reay March 24, 2020 at 5:26 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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
  • George & Jess March 24, 2020 at 5:24 pm on Covid Clinic 😷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!
  • Jamie & Kate March 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm on Pocket AgentOur house hunt dragged on for longer than we anticipated as we tried to match our budget and hopes. Henry stuck with us throughout with unfailing good cheer and sound advice. We exchanged yesterday on an actual dream house, 50k under the asking price. Having tested the the pocket service to its limits (sorry Henry) we would recommend it without hesitation.
  • Brandon February 27, 2020 at 10:38 am on Buying agentMy 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.
  • Laura February 5, 2020 at 11:34 am on Quick checkIt is the second time I have used Henry's services whilst in search of some clarity in these unpredictable times. Needless to say in both occasions Henry's advice was prompt and, most importantly: spot on! I am really grateful that he can provide such excellent insights at an affordable price for ftb like myself. He is a real Property Oracle and I will not hesitate to use him again (for as many times as necessary) to buy with confidence!
  • Tim February 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm on Quick checkHenry helped my Mum save £15K on her house purchase a couple of years ago, so when it came to my house purchase, Henry was the first person I turned to for advice. Over our 12 month search for our new home, we had a couple of offers rejected before we found the house in our preferred location. With Henry's advice we were able to secure the house after a brief negotiation at a £20K saving on the asking price Using Henry's contacts we arranged a great mortgage offer and had a survey done by one of his recommended surveying companies. All in all, an extremely stress free transaction smoothed on its way by Henry's helpful advice. Thank you again for the help Henry
  • G Brazg January 31, 2020 at 3:09 pm on Pocket AgentPocketAgent was invaluable for giving that all important 10,000 ft view. We were too emotionally involved in the deal to be able to access things rationally. Because I trust Henry and value his opinion, his analysis of the market gave us the confidence to “strike”.
  • Dermot January 14, 2020 at 6:35 pm on Pocket AgentHenry kept our heads cool while trying to purchase a London property and gave great advice on valuation which helped us stick to our position. Our sale was protracted over several months and his responses throughout that time were immediate and clear. It is immensely helpful to have an independent expert on your side giving truly impartial advice. It is easy to get emotional when buying a house! Pocket agent is money well spent. Thanks Henry.
  • Mark January 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm on Quick checkVery impressed with the quick check service. Henry responded within 24 hours with a very thorough email commenting on the valuation, general market conditions and the local area. He had also called the seller's agent and managed to obtain a significant amount of information, which he then used to offer a frank opinion on how to approach negotiations. I also found it incredibly helpful to speak to Henry on the phone to discuss the market conditions more generally and seek some advice on selling our current property.
  • Damien January 3, 2020 at 12:09 pm on Buying agentWe 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!
  • Kerry & James January 3, 2020 at 8:18 am on Buying agentI 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.
  • Moses December 7, 2019 at 10:33 am on Quick checkHenry’s quick check service is brilliant. He was informative, concise and refreshingly honest about the house searching/buying process. He summarises macro & micro considerations well whilst giving you the confidence to act as objectively as possible - not always easy with the emotional house hunting process. Upgraded to the pocket agent service as a result - keep up the great work, Henry!
  • Nick Linington November 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm on Quick checkI recently used Henry's Quick Check and found the service to be detailed and excellent value for money. Henry's experience and advice is invaluable and he shows great consideration and empathy for one of life's biggest decisions.
  • Craig jones November 22, 2019 at 5:17 pm on Quick checkI used Henry’s ‘quick advice for £100’ service and he was punctual, effective and savvy. Great buying strategy. I’d use it again. And advise others to do the same.
  • Ferdia November 16, 2019 at 2:41 pm on Buying agentHenry 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!
  • Irina October 30, 2019 at 11:14 am on Buying agentHenry'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!
  • Graham Cookson October 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm on Quick checkI have just used Henry for a Quick Check service. He was incredibly quick, very responsive, and offered genuine insight that has helped us make a difficult decision. He is very approachable and for this service incredible value for money. In addition, I found Henry very easy to chat too, clear, confidence-inspiring and full of sage advice. I will definitely be using Henry again.
  • October 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm on MentoringI spend the afternoon with Henry yesterday to discuss what's the next steps I should take as a buying agent. Henry was extremely helpful offering some absolute gems of advice. He is a true pioneer for all buying agent. If you haven't spoken to Henry I urge you to get in touch he is truly a great guy.
  • D. Gabriel September 21, 2019 at 9:03 am on Pocket AgentEvery successful person has some form of coach guiding them to be the best that they can be. Buying a house can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be. Henry gives you the confidence to put you in control. The reward after this experience will be stepping into your dream home.
  • September 13, 2019 at 1:22 pm on Buying agentYou 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.
  • Ed August 20, 2019 at 11:27 am on Quick checkHenry was a great ally to have in navigating the many pitfalls of trying to work out what a property is worth. His is advice is clear and I thought the Quick Check product was great value.
  • Sam & Nick August 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm on Buying agentFrom 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.
  • Kate July 24, 2019 at 4:01 pm on Buying agentI 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!
  • Dr C Wray July 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm on Quick checkHenry's advice on a property I was interested in was incredibly helpful. He managed to obtain useful information from the selling agent, and offered his view about the asking price, likely local demand and some insightful information about the general process. Henry offered a follow-up call, and this proved invaluable. His tips and advice about the bidding process are spot on! Henry's service is highly recommended!
  • STH June 22, 2019 at 8:06 am on Quick checkWe asked Henry to have a look at a property we were thinking to buy and he provided us his comprehensive thoughts, which went far beyound our non-professional horizon. In the current uncertain times, we were very much interested in the the potential value of the property and factors influencing the future growth potential. So he tailored the report on this issue. Next to the report he offered a conversation on the phone and thus, I had the opportunity to ask further questions. What I really appreciated was his honest, frank opinion. This all happend within 20 hours! We consider such a service and the value-for-money as exceptional and now consider his bespoken service.
  • David Willis June 10, 2019 at 3:52 pm on Quick checkHenry’s quick check service was great. A thorough report that helped us place our intended purchase in context, and more importantly a lengthy follow up call during which Henry provided an excellent sounding board for our bidding options. Thumbs up.
  • Melissa and Richard Holloway June 3, 2019 at 11:35 am on Pocket AgentHenry's Pocket Agent service was worth every penny. He's a great sounding board. His advice helped us avoid several mistakes we would otherwise have made as first-time buyers in Central London. The solicitor he recommended saved our transaction from collapse. Everyone needs a voice of wisdom and experience to navigate the property market and Henry is fantastic.
  • May 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm on MentoringI met up with Henry to give me an insight on what he does to attract new business and how he keeps it. He was very open, very straight forward, very helpful and made it all very easy to understand. Surprising in a way, that he would have time to talk to me and continue to talk to me and give helpful advice. It was ever so useful to have some one with his knowledge asking questions on why and what you do, as to whether its the best way to do it. He knows more about property than most people I know who are in property! He just wants buyers to use buying agents, we rarely make a purchase of something as monumental in our lives as buying a house and we cant all be a professional at everything in life. So when buying a house use a professional in what ever area of the country you live in. It is a good message to get across to people. It was a huge bonus he is quite so engaging and a properly nice guy.
  • David H May 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm on Quick checkVery satisfied, very professional and knowledgeable. I originally wanted a service like this in order to have a professional advice in my best interests (rather than having suspect "advice" from sellers' agents, brokers etc.) I contacted Henry for a property. Midway through his investigation, he found that an offer had already been accepted, and that another one was unlikely to be accepted either; so he wrote to me what he had already found out, and offered to return my money. This happened over the course of 4 hours, so very quick I decided to instead ask him about another property and it was absolutely a great thing. He came back within 24 hours, and then we had a phone call 1) As it was a bit of a peculiar case (repossession property), he gave me some insights on how the seller would thing & operate, and accordingly what is the best negotiation approach (as well as recommending a maximum price that I should not go above) 2) He did not pretend he has a crystal ball that forecasts house prices, but he indicated why this particular flat would do at least as well the surrounding area 3) In general offered sound recommendations on things I should add to my decision making process, and answered all the questions I had. So overall, I am very happy and would absolutely recommend considering making such a big financial investment.
  • Robert May 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm on Pocket AgentHenry recently assisted with bidding for a property via his “Pocket Agent" service. From the very first contact, he was insightful and incisive, focused and practical. Henry provided wise counsel on strategy and tactics over an extended period; he provided consistent, objective advice that gave us the confidence to stick to our guns as the negotiation dragged on; he was a fantastic and amusing outlet for venting frustrations; and he was remarkably responsive throughout the process. Thanks to Henry, we achieved a purchase price 27% below the original asking price. Without Henry, we probably wouldn’t have got a deal over the line; we would certainly have paid more. In summary, Henry Pryor is a pleasure to work with and his “Pocket Agent” service is incredible value for money.
  • Sheila, Jesmond Property Management April 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm on Quick checkWe found Henry’s insights to be robust and valuable in helping shape our approach to the proposed purchase.
  • Andriana April 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm on Quick checkHenry's quick check service went above and beyond. I asked him for a second opinion on a property I was planning to make an offer for. He came back to me, within the same working day, with an extensive and detailed response. And he offered a phone call, the following day, to answer my questions. Not only he gave me advise on the property itself, the market and the area, but also on my personal circumstances. He pointed out facts that I had overlooked and made me reconsider. I wish I had contacted him earlier. Definitely worth the money!
  • Andrew April 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm on Quick checkMoney very well spent. Henry reported back with specifics and details on the property that I would not have been able to find myself - and all within the same day. Pragmatic advice and an actual view. Thanks, Henry
  • Simon April 17, 2019 at 11:07 am on Quick checkI would definitely recommend any first time buyers to use this service. Henry provided an interesting market outlook, but for us, the real value lay in the follow up phone call we had with him where he gave us invaluable advice about how to decide how much we'd be willing to pay for the property, how best to negotiate a deal and estate agent traps to look out for. It was very eye opening and will definitely shape the way we proceed with making an offer.
  • Pete & Polly April 13, 2019 at 8:50 pm on Buying agentIt 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!
  • Mweni Chibwa April 11, 2019 at 11:02 am on Quick checkComing across Henry and his work is one of the best use cases for the internet, breaking down information barriers between experts and non-experts. I have been looking to buy for a while and his twitter feed is a constant source of information. Despite our recent unfortunate press I am a migrant to the UK and have come to be in the position to be able to apply for a mortgage. Henry’s appearances and website are a wonderful source of information for those of us unable to call upon familial experience in buying property. I used his quick check service and it was a great source of information on what to look out for in what is a market that is obscure to non-experts. Henry was quick with the feedback and in touch from the first email. Thank you for your assistance Henry wishing you continued success.
  • James Goode April 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm on Quick checkZero hesitation in recommending Henry’s Quick Check service. He contacted the estate agent and extracted more information about my prospective property from them in one call than I had managed in two viewings. The email he sent me (within 24 hours) was thorough and informative, and covered valuation, both to purchase and to rent out, market conditions, what kind of survey to ask for, resources for local schools & crime stats, and plenty more. He also went above and beyond and suggested a hardball negotiating strategy to me today which is so crazy, it might just work. All in all, an excellent service. Thanks Henry!
  • Henry April 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm on Quick checkI was very impressed with Henry Pryor's quick check service. It helped point out risks and concerns with the property as well as opportunities. His tips on how to negotiate price were particularly helpful!
  • Scott & Caroline April 1, 2019 at 2:31 pm on Buying agentAlthough 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.
  • Geoffrey Breeze March 26, 2019 at 7:19 am on Quick checkI'm happy to recommend Henry's Quick Check service as an aid to negotiation with vendors. The information he got from selling agents, and the subsequent insight that gave us on the prospective deal was worth the money on its own. And - yes - he was amazingly fast it getting his report back to us. He's open in admitting that "value is in the eye of the beholder", and we'll see (in time) if as I suspect the two houses sell for considerably more than his valuation. We bought neither - but only because neither vendor showed any real need or urgency to move, and we weren't prepared to hang around until they were prepared to complete. We bought a new house, which is now being finished to our specification!
  • Neale Coules-Miller March 25, 2019 at 4:35 pm on Quick checkHenry's Quick Check provided thorough analysis to support an independent check on our "feel" for the value of a target property. The report was compiled within hours and was analytical. It enable me, as an industry professional to take a more detached view of the potential acquisition. I regard it as money well spent, and for those outside the industry suspect that it offers huge potential return in informing bids.
  • Railla March 25, 2019 at 3:15 pm on Quick checkFollowed Henry for a while on twitter but first timer to using his quick check service. Fantastically quick service, I emailed Henry with the property details in the evening and had the report in my Inbox before 10am the next morning. I then requested a call (all part of the quick check service) and that too was set up for the next morning. Very useful practical advice on negotiating and of great value. So within 48 hours of my email I had a report, a phone call with Henry to ask more questions and some very useful tips and tricks on negotiating. Would definitely recommend this service!
  • Markus Schmidt March 25, 2019 at 6:20 am on Quick checkI asked Henry for advice on a property I had already made an offer on. He gave me valuable feedback and was also very straight to the point which I appreciated a lot. His insight into the property market is a great resource to have on your side when trying to navigate the real estate jungle. I am very happy with the experience and recommend Henry to anyone who wants to double check his decisions before pulling the trigger. Very pleased with the service
  • Bao-Y March 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm on Quick checkI usually don't bother with reviews (unless something really bad happens) but Henry's service was so much better than we hoped for that I had to share with everyone here. Henry knows all the in's and outs of buying a residential property and offered a bespoke service that was very specific to our situation. We found out that the estate agent has shared wrong information with us previously about price and almost overpaid already outright. Going into negotiations for a property without a buyers agent is like going to court without a solicitor and Henry knows all the dirty tricks and the traps. We'll definitely own this negotiation on our property and can't thank him enough for saving us thousands and ten-thousands. I would definitely recommend his service too all of my friends!
  • Senthil Mani February 14, 2019 at 9:49 am on Quick checkFirst, I heard Henry speaking on BBC Berkshire and started following him on twitter. I am so glad, I checked with Henry before making an offer on our first home. He gave an in-depth report on the property, current market conditions and offered great tips on how to persuade the vendor to accept an offer. His turn around time is amazing. He gave me the confidence on how to negotiate with the vendor. I didn't realise that we are in a buyers market until I spoke to him. I strongly recommend every property buyer to do at least a Quick check with Henry before making an offer. One of the very well spent £100 in my life time.
  • Andrew and Sam January 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm on Buying agentI 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.
  • Laura Lavorato January 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm on Quick checkI have been following Henry's blog and twitter's posts for the last couple of years and I can only say he is the only Expert in the field I wholeheartedly trust! This is why as a first time buyer I decided to avail myself of his 'Quick check' service and I am glad to say that he exceeded my expectations. He responded swiftly to all my emails (even though they came around Xmas time) , quickly sent his detailed report and was happy to answer my questions and provide most effective advice through a follow-up phone call. It is truly amazing for all the 'lost' property buyers out there in this confusing market, to be able to afford such honest, prompt and useful support. No need to say I will recommend his services to all of my friends and will keep following him with even more interest now on! Thank you Henry!
  • Seedy January 13, 2019 at 4:51 pm on MentoringI met Henry to discuss my new business and iron out a few queries I had - he was fantastic, offering practical advice and encouragement. He also provided constructive criticism regarding my business model which allowed me to see things from a different perspective, in other words, he didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. He is not only an expert in his field but he is also a great guy, I look forward to meeting him again in the near future.
  • Stefan November 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm on Quick checkAsking 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 October 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm 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 October 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm 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 October 22, 2018 at 9:31 am on Quick checkHenry’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.
  • October 13, 2018 at 11:07 am 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.
  • October 13, 2018 at 11:02 am on Buy-to-let and taxGreat post! Thanks for adding my comic, and crediting it to me. Your blog looks really interesting.
  • Mark October 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm 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 October 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm 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.
  • October 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm 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!
  • October 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm on Quick checkI 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 September 28, 2018 at 11:08 am 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 September 27, 2018 at 10:37 pm 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 September 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm on Quick checkI 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 September 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm on Quick checkWe 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 July 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm on Quick checkHenry'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 July 24, 2018 at 9:59 pm on Quick checkHenry'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 July 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm on Quick checkMy 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 July 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm on Quick checkMy 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 July 15, 2018 at 10:57 pm on Quick checkAs 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 July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm on Quick checkI 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 July 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm 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 July 3, 2018 at 7:09 am on Quick checkIf 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 June 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm 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 June 10, 2018 at 5:33 pm 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 June 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm on Quick checkIt'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 June 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm on Quick checkWe 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 May 28, 2018 at 10:08 pm on Quick checkI 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 May 22, 2018 at 9:22 am on Quick checkI 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 May 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm on Quick checkHenry'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 April 21, 2018 at 5:44 pm 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 April 13, 2018 at 5:09 pm on Quick checkAs 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. April 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm 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 March 29, 2018 at 11:21 am on Quick checkI 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 March 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm 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 March 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm 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 March 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm on Quick checkI 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 February 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm 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 February 9, 2018 at 6:56 am on Quick checkI 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 February 8, 2018 at 8:45 am on Quick checkI'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 February 7, 2018 at 7:14 pm 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 February 4, 2018 at 11:07 pm on Quick checkI 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 January 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm on Quick checkWe 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 December 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm on Quick checkThe 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 December 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm 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 December 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm on Quick checkHenry is very smart, knowledgeable and responded to my queries promptly. Highly recommended !
  • Jake November 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm on Quick checkI 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 November 27, 2017 at 10:50 am on Quick checkMy 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 November 21, 2017 at 5:49 am 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 October 25, 2017 at 7:07 pm 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 October 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm 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 October 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm on Quick checkThis 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 October 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm on Quick checkI 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.