£100 for a 2,300 word report with advice on value, the market, what to check plus a 30 minute follow-up phone call.

NOTE – Since the start of Covid in March 2020 the housing market was been all over the place and trying to value something has become nearly impossible. Mortgage valuers tell us that they either don’t do valuations or they are having to sign them off at whatever the agreed price is. Comparables are of little use and of course the Stamp Duty holiday has complicated things yet further. We’re very keen to help, there is a market, you can buy and sell, let and rent but it is especially complicated. Please call or email to check exactly how much help this report can be before ordering. September 2021

If you’ve found a suitable property but would like someone to run a professional eye over it before you commit further, then send me an email with a link to the property advert on the agent’s website or the property portal on which it appears.

For £100 (including VAT) we will provide a 2300 word response which will include;

  • Checking the history of the sale
  • Looking at the guide price and the underlying value
  • Considering the strength/weakness of the local market, house prices, rents and yields
  • Reviewing the local area, crime statistics, schooling options, mobile reception, broadband & council services
  • Recommending environmental search tools to check on flooding, mining or contaminated land
  • Introducing experts where necessary for structural surveys, legal work or specialist finance
  • Advising on bidding tactics, when and what to offer and on how to negotiate the best terms
  • Discuss options to add value and improve the property in the future

We can also search the local area to check schools, crime, travel, things to do and amenities. These are things you may have already considered, that your conveyancer should double-check but that may help you to decide if this particular property might be your future home.

Just copy the URL – the ‘www.address…’ bit (highlighted in blue above) and email it together with the full postal address with postcode to “henry@pryor.co.uk” along with your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

If £100 seems too much to pay for a bespoke report on the home you are thinking of buying there are automated alternatives. The excellent Property Detective will deliver a report that you may find has the detail you need and costs £9.99 or the moveiQ service from our old friend and media darling Phil Spencer which at present costs £17.99.

To pay for the report click here and you can use a credit or debit card via PayPal. (You do not need to be a PayPal customer). Alternatively you can make payment online to;

Account name; Henry Pryor

Sort code; 04-00-04

Account number; 44461109

84 Comments

  1. Very 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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