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.

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.

Gillian Fleming

All fee-paying clients are free to contribute and these are the 120+ 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.

  • Moses December 7, 2019 at 10:33 am on ‘Quick check’Henry’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 check’I 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 check’I 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 check’I 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 check’Henry 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 check’Henry'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 check’We 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 check’Henry’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 check’Very 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 check’We 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 check’Henry'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 check’Money 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 check’I 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 check’Coming 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 check’Zero 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 check’I 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 check’I'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 check’Henry'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 check’Followed 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 check’I 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 check’I 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 check’First, 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 check’I 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 check’Asking Henry for a Quick Check proved to be of great help for us. As first-time buyers, my partner and I were stressed because we didn’t know much about the process of finding the right home for us and we wanted an expert on our side. Within a few hours after contacting him, Henry phoned the selling agent and a few local estate agents to get a better feel about the property and surrounding area that we were interested in. Henry's detailed report provided insight into the potential for this flat either as our home or a buy-to-let property. It also contained relevant information about the current real estate market in London and foreseeable trends. We were impressed with how prompt his email replies were to all our followup questions. This service was not only really fast, but also provided very valuable analysis giving us a lot more confidence when we decided to make an offer on a flat, offer that also got accepted. Thanks Henry!
  • Tom Adam 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 check’Henry’s quick check service was wonderful – I would happily recommend it to anyone. I am a first time buyer in London and Henry put me at ease with what is usually a very stressful process. He provided a comprehensive review of the property I was interested in – including phoning various estate agents in the area! His advice was sound and the follow up call was brilliant. His turn around time was outstanding too. On top of all this, Henry also went above and beyond and looked into the property survey report. His insights there were immensely valuable and were foundational in my decision to move ahead with the purchase. Amazing value for money, thank you so much Henry.
  • 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 check’I can only recommend Henry Pryor, I spent some time marvelling at his reviews before deciding to buy into his quick check service which did not disappoint. His reputation for being on the BBC and Radio certainly lived up to expectation. Even if I don’t end up going on to buy a house, his advice and assistance will stand me in good stead for the time when I do go on to buy a property, whether that be in a matter of weeks, months or years. He is easily contactable and has an easy to understand & methodical approach to addressing any questions. Thanks Henry. Thumbs up from me!
  • Tony Jones 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 check’I used Henry's quick check service for a advice on a property I was interested in Purchasing. Henry's reply's to my queries and his detailed report came back withing a day, amazingly quick service! His expert knowledge threw up some areas I had not considered and a few of the details confirmed my thoughts, which is also nice to know your on the right track and not going to make an expensive mistake. He spoke to the estate agent and also found additional information which I had not been aware off, all in all an excellent service.
  • Dr Wendy Davies September 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm on ‘Quick check’We got the quick check service done yesterday and it really is as fast as everyone says! I would advise anyone who is planning to purchase a house to do a 'quick check': - if you think you've got the right property/price I would get one, - if you're not sure you've got the right property/price I would definitely get one! I honestly can't wait to recommend Henry to my friends as the service was truely unsurpassable... The information is so helpful and gets you to think in a completely different way. Take the heartfelt emotions away, put your head back on your shoulders and see the property in a unique way, rather than simply, is the right area and does it look nice enough? I even think we really ought to get a bit more modern about buying houses and have agents representing buyers more... Just like on 'Million dollar listing NY!'??!! Thanks so much Henry!
  • Sadia July 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's was very helpful in giving his opinion on the property we were interested in, and his unbiased view (via email as well as through a follow up call) gave us the opportunity to step back and objectively consider the house we were interested in before we got too (sentimentally) attached! Would recommend the Quick Check service!
  • VJ July 24, 2018 at 9:59 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check report was comprehensive and helpful, but a 30 min discussion on the phone thereafter was truly invaluable. Gave me eye opening perspectives which I wouldn't have otherwise considered, despite thinking of myself as very thorough and critical person. Ultimately led to me thinking twice before overpaying - even though I thought I'd snagged a good deal. Well worth it for a second expert opinion and sounding board.
  • Charlie Richardson July 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm on ‘Quick check’My partner and I are prospective first-time buyers in London. We contacted Henry for a quick check on a property we were interested in, and within a few hours received better and more coherent guidance than we had found in weeks of trawling through the internet for property advice. Henry’s report was incredibly helpful, well-researched and well-informed, and he was very proactive in following up on our questions. It has helped clarify the way we think about our potential purchase and given us some thoughtful insights into the risks and the market generally. I now feel much more confident about putting in an offer and cannot imagine ever seriously considering a property without having Henry have a look at it first. This has been the best money we’ve spent in the buying process and have no reservations in recommending Henry’s professional services to anyone.
  • James P July 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm on ‘Quick check’My girlfriend and I recently used the Quick Check service for a property we were considering making an offer on and found it to be very helpful. As well as getting a detailed email report with things to consider that we hadn't thought of there's also a follow up call where I was able to ask clarifying questions and discuss negotation approaches. Well worth the money and, as others have noted, the turnaround is fast. Will definitely use the service again for future properties.
  • Stef July 15, 2018 at 10:57 pm on ‘Quick check’As first-time buyers we used Henry's quick check service to get a second opinion on a house we were considering. We found his insight into the market valuable, and his advice sound. Speaking to Henry has given us the confidence to consider homes we may not have before and it has also helped us to come up with a much better idea of what we'd like in a home.
  • T H July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm on ‘Quick check’I used Henry’s quick check service recently. Buying a home is always stressful, so it is really valuable to have a level headed second opinion from someone who understands the market, the vendors as well as the agents. Even if you have done researches yourself, it is still reassuring to hear from an expert that you are doing the right thing. As in any negotiation, you must be prepared to walk away. Obviously, in the end you have to decide where your walk away line is (which can become VERY blurred, when you are buying your “home” rather than BLT). To have someone to remind you the fact that there is always room for negotiation; there is rarely truly “one of a kind” dream home and you CAN walk away and find something else is an important safety line.
  • Will Johnson 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 check’If you are thinking about whether to use Henry's services — do! We were inexperienced first-time buyers, and Henry provided invaluable and comprehensive advice about the mechanics of making an offer and everything associated with it, and negotiating tactics. He also responded very quickly and over a weekend, and went above and beyond in helping with follow-up queries. We can't recommend highly enough!
  • George 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 check’It's 20 years since my wife and I last moved. We said we would never move again and it's taken us this long to change our mind. I've been following Henry on Twitter for some time and when we decided to take the plunge we agreed to use his "Quick Check" service to help us through the process, especially as we were moving to an area we didn't know very well. His service was everything I hoped. He responded quickly to my enquiry and produced the report at short notice, which allowed us to be much better informed than would otherwise have been the case. The report itself was detailed and insightful and another benefit is that Henry asked questions of the local agent which would not have occured to me or if they did, I may have not asked as I wouldn't have thought they would answer. This again resulted in much useful information for us. Another benefit of the service is that Henry was generous with his time. We had a very useful discussion with him about the house and especially negotiating tactics. He gave us a clear picture of our strengths and weaknesses and what we could do to maximise the former. This even included identifying that my wife is a much better negotiator than me so she should handle the offer and subsequent negotiations. I'm pleased to say we have had an offer accepted on a wonderful house and I would heartily recommend the service provided by Henry. I hope we won't have to move again for a while but if we did he would be top of my list to call.
  • Laura June 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's £100 quick check service last month really as a way to settle a debate between my husband and I as to a house we wanted to buy. I was really impressed both by how fast Henry responded to my original enquiry and the speed at which he turned round the report. This was both in depth, objective and he had contacted the local estate agents to understand more about the house in question. It was an excellent report that both helped with the house in question and any others that we might look at in the area. Thanks to Henry we put in a very low offer on the house... happily it's not been rejected but the seller is now putting in his own similarly low offers so maybe we've started a tidal wave in (more) affordable housing!! Thanks Henry!
  • Ger May 28, 2018 at 10:08 pm on ‘Quick check’I used Henry Pryor's Quick Check service and I was really impressed with how thorough and quick it was - very good value for £100. The day after we sent our enquiry we received a comprehensive report and then Henry was happy to follow up with a long call where he was happy to answer all my questions and provided great insights into the local area.
  • David McRobert May 22, 2018 at 9:22 am on ‘Quick check’I used Henry's £100 service and found it a huge weight of my mind. I am a first time buyer looking for a low end property as a roof over my head not an investment. I have spent years working and watching my pennies to get into a position where I can buy a place to be secure in. Having Henry offer his thoughts on the property and area went a long way to calming my jangling nerves and make me feel far better about my own thoughts and thought process.
  • James May 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's 'Quick Check' service is invaluable to anyone thinking of making an offer on a property. In under 24 hours from my first email, he produced a report that was thorough and packed with insight - then followed up with a phone call to talk through negotiation strategy. Highly recommended.
  • Louisa 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 check’As a professional property developer I'm reasonably well versed on how housing works, but I used Henry's Quick Check service to sense-check my thinking on a house and to garner some much-needed market intelligence. Henry offered sound advice and a very quick turnaround, so I'm delighted that I paid for a sliver of his time, even though I am supposed to be an expert! I recommend his service and would use it again.
  • Christian S. 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 check’I cannot recommend Henry's Quick Check service enough. The report he provided us on the property we were looking at was well researched, thorough and useful. But what really sets his service apart is the follow up call where he will coach you in how to bid, when to bid and what you must do to get the best deal. Henry's knowledge and insight are second to none and he is super approachable, responding to queries promptly and efficiently. For anyone who needs help to navigate the home buying process, the Quick Check service is both invaluable and amazing value for money.
  • Sam 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 check’I bought the Quick Check - best £100 well spent. Very quick, to the point and valuable starting information for someone like myself, an inexperienced first time buyer! Thank you Henry.
  • Sally Higgin 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 check’I used the quick check service to get a second opinion on a house my girlfriend and I were considering. Once we had read Henry's detailed report, as first time buyers, we felt much more secure in our view that the property we were looking at was overpriced in relation to the area. He also highlighted important factors to highlight in any negotiations, which were very helpful in our discussions with estate agents. For the price, I feel this is great value for money and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!
  • John Stepek February 8, 2018 at 8:45 am on ‘Quick check’I've worked with Henry on the media side for a while - he's one of the sharpest property commentators out there - but I can also thoroughly recommend his 'quick check' service. It's great value - particularly in the context of home-buying costs - and a very rapid turnaround. Regardless of how many houses you've bought or sold in your time, it's easy to get caught up in the emotion of the process, particularly when you've found somewhere that you like. Having Henry's detailed report and expert view on valuation as a sense-check helped us to resist the temptation to overpay in the face of a vendor who just wasn't prepared to budge. As a result we ended up finding a more suitable (and cheaper) property elsewhere.
  • Chitra & Rahul 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 check’I have recently used the Quick Check service, asking Henry for an advice on a property I was considering to make an offer on. Henry's been brilliant, with a super fast turnaround, impartial advice and suggestions on what to look out for. As a first time buyer, this was exactly what I needed and I have not only been able to reframe my dialogue with the selling agent for this particular property, but have also learned how to better approach property search and evaluation in general.
  • Anthony D January 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's Quick Check service recently and found it superb. Quick turnaround, great advice and friendly service. I'd highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a new home. We'll certainly be using his services next time we move.
  • Tobi December 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm on ‘Quick check’The quick check service is a great tool for newbie homebuyers such as myself. Henry offered a fast turn around of two detailed reports and gave me an insight into things I hadn't considered. He was also very helpful on the phone and gave me advice on making an offer and negotiations, as well as what to do about a property I had missed out on. I would definitely recommend this service.
  • Rachel 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 check’Henry is very smart, knowledgeable and responded to my queries promptly. Highly recommended !
  • Jake November 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm on ‘Quick check’I approached Henry after my wife and I had found a property we were hoping to purchase. He provided a in-depth overview of the property, the area, but also some thoughts on the market in general (all less than a few days after I had initially approached him). This would have been more than enough for the price paid. Further to this he took the time to talk through the best way to negotiate the price down and showed genuine interest in the outcomes. I won't hesitate to use this service again on future property purchases, and am likely to consider other services for professional ventures in the future.
  • J&J November 27, 2017 at 10:50 am on ‘Quick check’My wife and I had second viewed a few properties but wanted some extra guidance on them. Henry was extremely quick to come back with his feedback. Although he didn't look at the house directly, he gave his professional opinion through looking at the property details, the local market and talking to local agents. He gave us a good overview of the property, the current state of the market and what he thought it was realistically worth factoring all these things. He also offered to negotiate on our behalf (for an extra fee) that we may well take him up on. Would highly recommend.
  • Mrs JR 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 check’This is an excellent service. Henry provided a report and follow-up call at very short notice. The quick check service is a very accessible and easy way of obtaining an impartial and expert view of a property. It was exactly what we needed. Thoroughly recommended!
  • Phil October 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm on ‘Quick check’I would not hesitate to recommend Henry's quick check service. Being first time buyers,Henry highlighted many things about the purchase that we had not considered and needed to be aware of. Given the time he puts into researching the property and the market, as well as his advice over the phone, I would consider the quick check service to be an absolute steal.
  • JSS September 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check service is invaluable. Firstly because he can turn it around so quickly meaning you don't have to hang around to make an offer. Secondly because it gives you peace of mind that you are not overpaying. However, more useful than the report was the series of phone calls we had with Henry in which he gave us excellent advice on negotiating.
  • Edward September 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm on Pocket AgentAs a first time buyer Henry has been invaluable to us, the best big brother I could wish for. Despite considering myself reasonably savvy the estate agents saw us coming - we have been run around in circles, nearly ripped off and certainly lied to. Henry had our back all the way and has been extremely generous with his time, his response rate to emails is nothing short of remarkable. After many years of chasing the rainbow we have finally exchanged on a wonderful house saving over 10% off the asking price. Henry is well worth the money even if only for peace of mind – he literally kept me sane whilst the sharks circled!
  • Ash September 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm on ‘Quick check’As first time buyers we appreciate researching property and getting an idea of the market is important, but its another thing entirely to truly understand it. When it comes to the biggest purchase of your life I think £100 is a small price to pay for an honest assessment from someone who lives property every day. After doing some research Henry got back to us very quickly with a comprehensive report on the property we were looking at, giving us an invaluable insight and a better idea of how to proceed. Thanks Henry!
  • Alex September 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check service was indeed quick and informative; it really helped us consider a more sensible bidding strategy for our purchase!
  • Philip B August 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm on ‘Quick check’I really appreciate Henry’s level and informed view of my purchase. He has since answered my emailed questions over the last six months. It is well worth the £100 Thank you
  • Alex N August 10, 2017 at 6:15 am on Pocket AgentWith a set of very specific requirements and an increasingly opaque market, I had struggled for two years to get over the line on a house purchase. Something needed to change and following a chat with Henry I opted for his pocket agent service, it was without doubt the best decision I could’ve made. First step was almost a therapy session as he identified that my need to get a deal meant I was in danger of viewing my family home as an investment. Then he became a sounding board for prospective purchases, helping me avoid novice mistakes. Next he was instrumental in putting together a bidding strategy that ultimately ran over four weeks, required nerves of steel but resulted in a 13% discount on an already heavily reduced asking price. Finally, Henry was on hand throughout the purchase transaction recommending conveyancers, surveyors etc and even helping to repel a cheeky 11th hour price increase by the seller. Throughout he was always contactable, always had an opinion and always right. The majority of house buyers are not residential property professionals, it should be mandatory that they seek the advice of a property expert like Henry. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
  • MB August 8, 2017 at 7:29 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's Quick Check service provided brilliant, comprehensive advice in record time. Being first time buyers we really valued his impartial and professional advice on the area and the property itself. I'd e-mailed Henry the listing on a Saturday afternoon and he not only confirmed receipt on Sunday morning but sent us the complete report by early Monday afternoon, allowing us to go into the second viewing with a much clearer perspective. In a follow-up Skype call, he also advised us on how to put our best foot forward while making an offer, and gave us a better picture of the current London property market. He was also very honest about the uncertainties and unknowns - it is so refreshing to have someone so informed in your corner during this stressful period! As a result we feel much more confident in our position and will almost certainly be using Henry's Pocket Agent service for further guidance through the progress. I would absolutely recommend his services!
  • FirstTimer August 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm on ‘Quick check’As a first time buyer, purchasing property can be a nerve-racking, stressful and a fairly tedious process. After finally finding a property that I was interested in, I still had certain reservations about the home. The scope for redevelopment to increase value and space of the property; the area and it's amenities; and all the necessities that one looks for in a home. After many hours 'Googling', I came across Henry's website. I read a few of his articles and then noticed the services he provides for existing and potential property owners. I clicked on the 'Quick check service' and after reading the comments from other users I decided to take the plunge and pay for the service. After 10 minutes or so of providing a small description of the property in question, Henry emailed in the early hours that he would provide me with a report by the end of the working day. I wasn't sure what to expect. By 5 PM, Henry wrote his analysis of the property, the area and the local market of the property in question. Every single facet that one would need to know about purchasing a property that they were interested in buying was provided. I have to say Henry's report amazed me I was not expecting an articulate, informative and outright brilliant summary of the biggest and most stressful purchase that one would make in their adult life. Without Henry's dedicated and detailed analysis, I would have been haggling over the details of the property that was I interested in. Yes, buying a home can be stressful but I have taken Henry's report as a backbone and support in mind to aid my search for the perfect home and I would recommend this service to anyone whether you are a first time...
  • Mike July 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm on ‘Quick check’Ok, I am already a property landlord but am unfamiliar with the London market and was in need of assurance on a purchase I was about to make. I came across Henry"s "quick check" service by chance as I did my groundwork on the internet... it's always the legwork which brings in the value.... it led me to this cheap as chips service which taps into Henry's extensive knowledge and market contacts.... all of which were used and detailed within his report. I was amazed at the extent of his input into my purchase, I truly did not expect such a considered and honest reply. The piece of mind alone at having an expert on your team is worth his fee over and over. Thank you Henry 👍 ( he was super quick in his response too )
  • Loraine G July 10, 2017 at 9:59 pm on ‘Quick check’This was an invaluable and impartial sense check and market check for us, from the expert! It is easy to get caught up emotionally with property when you are searching for your home. But, when you are investing your hard earned money into bricks and mortar Henry's advice in highly recommended.
  • July 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm on Pocket AgentHenry's Pocket Agent service saved me over £15,000 during our latest move, not bad for a £600 fee. Not only did Henry help us find a great house, he gave us the courage to make an offer below asking price and stick to our guns during an arduous four month purchase process. The house is a fixer-upper but, thanks to Henry's advice, we were able to secure it at a price that allows us to do the work needed without breaking the bank. Also, Henry offered me invaluable advice when I was selling my previous property that helped me sell for a great price. I thoroughly recommend Henry, and already have several friends who are planning to use his Pocket Agent service.
  • John July 4, 2017 at 10:16 am on ‘Quick check’We were referred to Henry by a mutual friend and found his advise on a potential flat purchase in London invaluable. He was able to differentiate between a price that was appropriate for a home vs a Buy to Let investment. He was happy to provide good quality follow on advise on the impact that the changing political and economic environment might have on the price we originally offered. All up, highly recommended.
  • Tim June 24, 2017 at 11:22 am on ‘Quick check’My 81 year old Mum found the house she wanted to buy. I asked her what she was going to offer for it and she said 'full price'. I said we are going to use Henry Pryor's Quick Check service which will cost £100, I will pay for it and if you save more that that on the price you pay, you can give me the £100 back. After 2 phone calls with Henry, my Mum negotiated £15,000 off the price face to face with the selling agents! We are very happy with the service Henry gave and we thoroughly recommend him on any house purchase.
  • Martin & Elizabeth June 9, 2017 at 10:27 am on Buying agentIt is very clear to us that without your help we should not have achieved our objective, since the property we purchased was not on the market and we had no access to it. On the way, you have also relieved us of a great deal of anxiety by your constantly optimistic approach during a process which has been in some ways unnecessarily protracted. Once we had contacted you, it rapidly became clear that you were able to facilitate the process immeasurably. With our thanks and best wishes.
  • Harsha Bellur May 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm on ‘Quick check’I used Henry's quick check service and found it great value for money. The report is well written and thought out and I was impressed with the fact that Henry took the time out to make contact with other local estate agents in the area to get a nuanced point of view of what the local market conditions are like. He's also happy to take follow up questions and I found it really useful to have a professional cast on eye on your potential purchase and provide a bit of assurance. Definitely recommend it.
  • S May 8, 2017 at 8:48 am on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's Quick Check service for a potential new family home for our re-location. After sending the request on Friday afternoon, he had produced the report in time for the 2nd viewing on Monday lunchtime. The detailed report was easily worth the cost itself, with Henry even speaking to the agency involved from both a sales and lettings perspective. The subsequent calls with him were even more valuable. Just simple pieces of advice to portray ourselves as the best candidates and how best to approach the initial negotiations. Ultimately we we lost out to someone in a similar position. However, Henry's advice firstly ensured that we didn't pay too much in this instance and gave us much more confidence for future negotiations. £100 is a very small sum to have someone like Henry on your side. Thanks!
  • VS April 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm on ‘Quick check’My partner and I are prospective first-time buyers in London. We contacted Henry for a quick check on a property we were interested in, and within a few hours received better and more coherent guidance than we had found in weeks of trawling through the internet for property advice. Henry's report was incredibly helpful, well-researched and well-informed, and he was very proactive in following up on our questions. It has helped clarify the way we think about our potential purchase and given us some thoughtful insights into the risks and the market generally. I now feel much more confident about putting in an offer and cannot imagine ever seriously considering a property without having Henry have a look at it first. This has been the best money we've spent in the buying process and have no reservations in recommending Henry's professional services to anyone.
  • Steve March 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm on ‘Quick check’I used Henrys Quick Check because I needed a second opinion on a property I was interested in. There were a few aspects about the property that raised doubts and I really needed to get the opinion of someone who knows all the tricks and is also able to pick out the relevant information from the right sources. I was impressed with the speed at which the quick check report was turned around (under a day). The report was fairly lengthy and concisely written. It was also tailored to my requirements in that I wanted a Buy to Let property so he had also spoken to estate agents and letting agents in the area to establish market value, likely rental income and rental demand along with his thoughts on how the figures stacked up. What really added value to the service was that after having produced the report, Henry was happy to answer follow up questions and took an interest in the resulting negotiation for the property. Ultimately I didn't get the property due to the seller having quite an unrealistic expectation as to what the property should fetch. This service helped me to better evaluate the market value and helped to prevent me from paying far too much and regretting it later. Bargain at £100.
  • Khurshed March 18, 2017 at 8:36 am on Pocket AgentWhen we first spoke Henry described this service exactly as we ended up experiencing it. It was like having a father/ grandfather that you could turn to with any question at any time - except that this version had bought and sold thousands of properties. Henry was forthright and transparent with his feedback on the properties we found, always with an eye to value and resale. As he says - you make money on a property when you buy well rather than when you sell. In addition to providing his expertise, Henry has been generous, patient, charming and humorous throughout and we have no hesitation in recommending him. Khurshed & Karin.
  • Adam February 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm on ‘Quick check’I'd definitely recommend Henry's quick check service. My wife and I had just had an offer accepted on a London flat and we asked Henry for a quick second opinion to make sure we weren't overpaying. As first-time buyers, we needed someone with experience and expertise in the London Real Estate market. Henry put our minds at ease, not only with his report which involved him phoning up the estate agent acting for the seller to ascertain its sale and rental history but with detailed email replies to my wife's multiple further queries. Henry's someone who definitely goes the extra mile for his clients.
  • DR February 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's 'quick check' service was excellent value and really helped clarify my thinking at a time when I was unsure of the next step to take. I was impressed by how quickly Henry answered my questions and the speed in which the report was sent to me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Henry's services.
  • James Thompson February 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm on ‘Quick check’We used Henry's quick check service for a property we were interested in an he pointed out a few things that made us reconsider what it would really be worth. So money well spent I think, and we will use his services again. A very useful second opinion. James
  • February 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm on Buying agentWhat I like about Henry is his depth of knowledge and his realistic approach. He listens with a very open mind and then gives his professional opinion. We had outgrown our large Victorian house and were very confused as what our next step should be. I work in a very busy environment and therefore it was really important to me that I had someone who I could trust and who was on my side. He understood both the business of selling and buying and gave me unbiased advice on agents, their fees, solicitors – all of which was truly useful. His knowledge of the housing market is second to none.
  • Liz February 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm on ‘Quick check’I would really recommend the quick check service, particularly for first time buyers like me. It gave me the confidence that I was making the right call and flagged issues I hadn't thought about to help me negotiate. All for the price of a night out - when you are making the biggest purchase of your life it's a no brainer!
  • togladite77@hotmail.com February 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's opinion is golden - extremely good, clear and concise. Got to the bottom of all the house-price-myths within moments !
  • rita millet November 25, 2016 at 6:33 am on ‘Quick check’Very comprehensive report. Prompt and well detailed response within a day. Great at giving practical advise. Will be seeking his services soon!
  • Dan October 5, 2016 at 6:07 pm on ‘Quick check’Henry's quick check service was money well spent for us - he responded really quickly with helpful and honest advice. Having spoken with him we felt more confident to renegotiate our offer and are very pleased with the outcome. Would definitely recommend if you need a second pair of eyes/ears!
  • Jon October 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm on ‘Quick check’At the time we contacted Henry, we were about to renegotiate our offer on a house following the EU referendum. Henry responded very quickly. His frank and direct approach was very helpful in clarifying our position and our options. Our revised offer was accepted, and was quite a bit lower than it might have been if we had not talked to Henry. Money well spent.
  • ML October 2, 2016 at 11:19 am on ‘Quick check’I found Henry 18 months into my property search via an article in the FT Weekend Money section - I liked what he had to say as a property expert quoted in the article. Had I found him earlier, before three aborted purchases, I'm convinced he would have saved me thousands in conveyancing and survey fees. I recently used the Quick Check service on a property I liked a lot but ultimately decided not to buy, based on Henry's thorough report and excellent questions. I consider myself a seasoned buyer after all this time, but he flagged things I hadn't even thought of before. I'm now considering his Pocket Agent and Bespoke services. If you're just starting out with your search or have been looking for ages, or even if you think you've found your dream home, give Henry a call. You will only be doing yourself a favour.
  • Elizabeth July 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm on ‘Quick check’So glad I asked Henry to look at the details of the house I was thinking of buying. My surveyor valued the house at much less than I had offered and the estate agent was very persuasive in his argument that this particular surveyor "always undervalued". Henry was able to take a cool look at everything and, after doing his research, agreed with the professional valuation. I withdrew my offer - the vendor refused to accept a lower one. More than month later the house is still on the market with no takers. Thanks, Henry. You saved me making a big mistake.
  • Hamzah July 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm on Pocket Agent"A fool thinks himself wise, but a wise man knows he's a fool". Buying a house is one of the biggest things you may do in life. Don't be a fool, get some advice. Henry offers not just a supreme understanding of housing, estate agents and the property market, he will guide, coach and support you through the entire house buying process end to end and does so in a friendly and engaging manner. Responsive and helpful, the Pocket Agent offers excellent value for money and I honestly believe we would not have bought the house we've got if it wasn't for his advice. We have almost completed our house purchase, but should we need to buy a house in future I would not hesitate to call Henry.