Property finder Jonathan Hopper shares some of the questions frequently posed by buyers to find out how Garrington can help them purchase their next home 

What exactly does a property finder do?  

We act exclusively on behalf of property buyers: sourcing and pre-viewing homes, negotiating the best possible price, and then nurturing the purchase and due-diligence process through to completion.  

What can you do that I am unable to do myself? 

Our sole focus is to help clients find their perfect property, acquire it at the best possible price and ensure that the transaction goes through as smoothly as possible.  

In a competitive market, especially in sought-after locations where there continues to be an acute lack of stock, Garrington can provide an advantage for its clients.

Professional representation frequently enables priority access to buying opportunities, and off-market houses may be uncovered due to the long-standing relationships between Garrington’s consultants and their local property network. Being immersed in the local property markets means no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of the perfect property.  

We often hear about properties that have sold but we didn’t see them advertised. How do we find out about these? 

Off-market properties are homes that are sold away from the public eye with no advertising (certainly not on web portals) or publicity. To hear about these properties, you need to be very well connected or willing to actively approach homeowners to gauge if there is an appetite to sell. 

Sourcing and negotiating to buy this type of property is a specialist skill, so it is best to obtain expert advice from a property professional. Whilst this method of sourcing property is not always guaranteed to yield results, Garrington regularly unearths exciting opportunities in this way. 

Sounds promising, but still, why should I pay a fee? 

Most of our clients see our fees as an investment rather than a cost. As a client, you will benefit from working with someone who only represents the buyer, is solely on your side and spends time properly understanding your full requirements. Our advice is objective, takes market conditions into account, considers your priorities, and advises what can realistically be achieved – both in terms of property prices and timescales.  

In a changing market, having the knowledge and experience that a local professional buying agent offers allows a buyer to make well-informed decisions.  

If you are considering your property-buying options and would like more information about how to better navigate your local property market, contact Garrington to arrange a no-obligation discussion.