We are on your side. Therefore we tell it like it is, not just what the vendor or sales agent wants you to hear. This approach is valuable to all buyers but particularly important for overseas buyers who may not have bought in the UK before. As they could be unfamiliar with the nuances of buying here, it’s important to have someone supporting them who has successfully navigated the Country market for years.
Clients come to us for our extensive knowledge of the Country market.
Understanding your lifestyle is vital, so we can ensure you have good access to what’s important to you be it country pursuits, airports or schooling.
Over the decades we’ve got to know the intricacies of the most desirable Country locations as well as less desirable aspects of seemingly attractive spots. As your buying agent, we have these insights so we can focus on finding exactly the right area for you.
With many decades of experience, we have the contacts and knowledge to find your perfect Country property. We are the filter to avoid you wasting your time and energy looking at unsuitable properties, and can show you off-market Country properties, to which you normally would not have access. We give you 100% coverage of the market whether you are searching for a country house, farm or estate.
This is why you need a knowledgeable, trusted advisor to filter out the unsuitable properties. Remember, you will be our only client looking for your property type, so you get to see them all.
Meticulous Due Diligence
The team at Haringtons can thoroughly scrutinise the property, so you know just what you’re buying.
We have developed a due diligence framework to analyse strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and environmental and planning threats. There may be a survey and a solicitor’s report on title, but we fill all the gaps, so there are no surprises. We look beyond the obvious.
We prepare a written report that will cover such diverse issues as planning, both local and relevant to the property, environmental issues, comparable valuation evidence and background to the area. We pick up the issues that fall between the solicitor’s report on title and the surveyor’s structural report. If the property is a farm we cover land use and management. We also put objectivity behind the value of the property.
A Haringtons report covers:
- Guidance on location and communications
- Awareness of potential problems such as flight paths, eyesores, footpaths and other environmental issues
- Property value and comparable evidence
We also put objectivity behind the value of the property using our years of experience, up-to-date insight and backed up by comparable evidence.
Finally, we can introduce you to a highly-respected professional team to ensure the purchase and any future work runs smoothly. This group can include lawyers, surveyors, planning consultants, architects etc. with Haringtons acting as the interface, ensuring everyone works well together.
As the selling agent works solely for the vendor, you need a team working just for you. Having found you the very best property and then secure it for you on the most favourable terms.
While we’re aware many of our clients are skilled negotiators, often it is this part of our service that they find most valuable. We are familiar with all the particular potential pitfalls within a property purchase, and avoid the situation whereby the negotiations reach an insoluble impasse over a small detail. We give you a balanced overview of the deal and steer you away from getting bogged down in minutiae.
We ensure that the vendor sees you as the best-qualified and preferred buyer, maintaining a good relationship throughout the process.
We always attend a property on or just before the day of completion, something that many other buying agents don’t do. We can check that everything is in order and if there have been inclusions in the deal such as carpets, curtains etc. we make sure that they’ve remained in place. Only once we are happy do we instruct the solicitors to release the completion money.
This attention to detail is important to us, as once you are our client, ensuring that every single part of your property purchase is perfect from beginning to end is central to our personal, independent service.
Following an initial conversation, to retain Haringtons, an upfront fee is paid. This commitment means that from this point on, we respectfully decline to conduct a search for a similar sort of property for any other client. While this restricts the number of clients we have, as our ethos is to provide the very best service to our clients, we know that this is the right approach.
Once the sale goes through, an agreed fee is then paid. Mindful of the value of the properties we see and the financial consequences of buying the wrong property, one with unforeseen problems or at the wrong price, past clients view our support as a wise investment.