The best country homes, estates and farms are often very sought after. If you miss it, seldom will there be a second chance.
Many homes will be in a family for several generations or more. These properties will often be sold by private placement to such clients as Curzons’, without ever coming to the open market and long before they appear in Country Life.
In reality the sales details of many country properties will be misleading. If a property is next to a motorway you can be pretty certain that will not be mentioned by the selling agent. And what about that industrial estate at the end of the lane? That didn’t get mentioned either.
Guide prices are frequently used for country homes so even if you offer the asking price you may still find yourself out bid and without even knowing it. Expert negotiation will often save money and as importantly will secure for you the home you want, against stiff competition.
It takes a great deal of time and effort to find the right property. With our 3 country offices in Cobham (Surrey), Leamington Spa (Warwickshire) and Linwood (Hampshire) and our London (Knightsbridge) head office, we are particularly well placed to cover the ground for our clients.
Initial Discussion & Brief
As a first step we meet with you to work out your specific requirements and to put your brief together. This will cover a number of points including location, property type, budget, timeframe and other matters specific to your requirements.
Working to your brief and liaising closely with you, we will extensively research the market using our extensive network of property contacts including estate agents, developers, private land owners and property professionals to source and then preview for you the best properties to meet your personal brief.
Personal Property Tour
Having short-listed and previewed properties on your behalf and reviewed the same with you, we will then take you out on a personal accompanied property tour to view the selected properties.
Once a property has been selected we then negotiate the purchase for you on the best terms and price possible for you, the buyer.
Locking the deal in quickly is best achieved by a swift exchange of contracts followed by completion. Working with your lawyers, your financial advisors and other professionals as appropriate, we hold the deal together and ensure that everything is in place thereby proactively driving your transaction through to secure the purchase. As fully qualified property professionals we are experts in this very technical and critical transactional phase.
Property Concierge, Moving & Settling-in Service
Once you have bought your property we will help you move and settle-in. Working with you, we will help set-up all the utilities, including Council Tax. From our panel of professional moving companies we can help organise your move for you. We refurbish properties for clients and regularly work with architects, interior designers and builders who we are pleased to introduce. And when you move-in we will meet you, show you how everything works and our highly rated “Welcome Pack” will be there for you. We’ll help you find local gardeners, schools, nannies and leisure facilities – you’ll have our full support.
Our service includes a 30-day post-move telephone support help-line.