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. More and more sellers are delaying openly advertising their properties as they are learning that the internet commoditises their house. Estate agents will not show every house on their books to every buyer - if they can sell a house in 5 calls why would they make 20 calls? Estate agents trust Emma to make their life easier, to do her homework and be available to them - you may not have the time or inclination to be an agent's best friend but she can be that for you!
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, public footpaths etc.
Autonomy and discretion