Hertfordshire home buying agent and property finder

Access to off-market properties

At least 50% of prime properties are sold "off-market" and this percentage is increasing all the time and is indeed higher for higher value homes.  Emma works hard for her clients to access these "off" or "pre" market properties - through word of mouth, through her existing relationships with other agents, and through direct approaches to homeowners. See Emma's blog on "Why it's not okay to wait for Rightmove"
 

Local knowledge and vision

Having lived locally for over 40 years Emma knows the locality, the villages, the communities, the schools, the commute, the shops and definitely the pubs and restaurants! She has vision when it comes to researching and viewing properties - the ability to cut through the marketing, to see what a property really is and to imagine what it could become. She understands the issues around owning a listed building, land boundaries and classifications, off mains drainage, public footpaths etc. 
Hertfordshire home buying agent and property finder
Hertfordshire home buying agent and property finder

Autonomy and discretion

Selling agents service the needs of sellers, not buyers. As an independent buying agent Emma has complete autonomy from selling agents - she looks out for her client and her client alone. She can offer discretion for buyers who would rather remain anonymous or low-key.

Negotiation​

Emma will help to negotiate the best possible deal, potentially saving many multiples of her fee. She understands the local market and the value of a local property. When a buyer falls in love with a property they are not best placed to negotiate on their own behalf! She can research and scrutinise a seller's motivation and pressure points, helping to obtain the best price and terms. She also knows the market well enough to know when its time to walk away from a negotiation.
Hertfordshire home buying agent and property finder
Hertfordshire home buying agent and property finder

Time-saving ​

House hunting is hugely time consuming.  Emma is known to be detailed and tenacious - she will research your search area, liaise with agents and preview properties on your behalf.  She will accompany you to viewings, provide a realistic commentary, vision and ideas. She will manage the process of the purchase from right through to completion, using her experience and knowledge to highlight and deal with issues quickly