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.
Autonomy and discretion