There is no doubt that buying property in the UK can be a lucrative long term investment but like all investment’s it has to be the right one and for that you need expert advice. If you are looking for just an investment property or a pied a terre in London the same principle applies, there are pitfalls that need to be avoided and you need expert help on the ground to guide you through.
At BDI Home Finders we have worked closely over many years with oversea’s clients. Each search is bespoke to the individual clients needs, taking into account the lack of availability to view and that most clients are not knowledgable about either area’s or purchasing practices. Most of our client’s also need our help in sourcing lawyers, financiers, tradespeople and in the event of investment property, advice on the property management moving forward.
We are our clients ‘concierge service’ for buying property in the UK, not only sourcing and advising on best properties, accessing off-market properties but for taking care of all the ‘hassle factors’ surrounding the purchase too.
From sourcing properties, (many off-market) accompanying to viewings (we can organise video tours), handling the purchase process with lawyers and financiers, until the keys are in our clients hands, we are our clients eyes, ears and support on the ground. And we do it very professionally.
Many people come to us and say ‘but I can get the same service from an Estate Agent’. Wrong, it is important to understand that Estate Agents only work for the seller. It is their role to act in the sellers best interests as they are paying their fee. It is their job to get the highest price for their clients. Also each Estate Agent will only be able to show you properties that they have been instructed on, therefore in a small part of London you would need to be talking to easily a dozen Estate Agents to access a reasonable part of the available property. Also, this will not give you access to off-market stock. Estate Agents will not be working for you.
Buying Agents, particularly in London are becoming the norm leaving non-represented buyers at a severe disadvantage. For example a blog I wrote for the major portal Rightmove, having spent a day with a Knightsbridge Estate Agent clearly illustrates, you can read it here.
BDI Home Finders is well known as supporting oversea’s clients to buy or rent in the UK, in fact our partnership with the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, a Government body supported by the Department of Trade and Industry ABCC is a testament to that.
Please call or email us to discuss your particular needs.
Click here for an article written by us explaining the buying process in the UK in more detail.