For years, hiring a property buying agent has been seen as the preserve of those with an exceptionally healthy budget. Helped in part by the visibility of overseas buying agents on television reality shows like ‘A Place In The Sun’, a misconception has long lingered that property buying agents are solely employed by those with a lot of money to spend, or somewhere warm to spend it!
In fact, there are multiple reasons why you might hire a property buying agent. Saving you time, money and hassle, all while refining properties by how well they meet your requirements, property finders take the hard work out of house-hunting. Yet many people are unaware of the prevalence of property buying agents who work right here in the UK. So if you’re wondering if you can use a property finder on a budget, you absolutely can!
However, hiring a property buying agent with the expertise you require can be a difficult process. From shortlisting properties, viewing your chosen selection and providing you with an accurate and detailed report of their features, you need to be able to trust the service you choose. In addition, it is vital to ensure your property buying agent is able to share your vision – for many, buying a property is the single largest purchase of a lifetime, and it’s essential to make the right choice.
But how do you hire a property buying agent? With so much confusion around the roles of property buying agents and how to hire a property buying service, you could be forgiven for thinking an application to ‘Location, Location, Location’ is the only way to go about it! Happily, you can put away that audition tape. County Homesearch bring you this guide to hiring a property buying agent that works for you, allowing you a calm and stress-free journey to your dream home.
Prioritisation of your needs
Our advice is to take your time and make sure that you find a trusted and reliable property buying agent whose priority is meeting your needs. Estate agents are paid to get the best price for the seller, whereas a property buying agent is incentivised through the fee structure to get the best price for the buyer. At County Homesearch, we are completely independent and work only to the buyer’s interests, meaning our clients remain our top priority. So when you choose a County Homesearch property buying agent, you can relax in the knowledge that we aren’t working for anyone else.
Find a regional expert
When you’re hiring a property buying agent, you ideally want the help of an expert in your local area. We don’t just mean an agent with a list of local properties – at County Homesearch, we believe that it is important to gain an understanding of the neighbourhood, town and region before you make your choice.
That’s why our property buying agents actually live within the regions they work in, allowing them to have not only an in-depth working knowledge of their region, but personal experience of local towns, schools, services and entertainment. This allows us to answer any query you might possibly have with advice you know you can trust.
Get in touch!
The final stage of hiring a property buying agent is to contact your chosen agency directly. To speak with one of our trusted property buying agents, contact us at County Homesearch today to discuss your requirements with your local expert. We are happy to help with any enquiries, so if you would simply like more clarification on the roles and responsibilities, don’t hesitate to get in touch.