Our lovely clients the Laidler family talk to the Telegraph about our service. They put it better than we can.. Here
A three bedroom beautifully refurbished on the market for £2.3m. In high demand from other Buying Agents but secured for oversea’s clients at £2.1m. Completed June 2011.
Windlesham house in 4 acres.
3000 sq ft character home in wonderful gardens. Came onto the market at £3.5m, reduced to £3.1m We secured at £2.85m despite four other bidders.
Characterful conversion of commercial premises. Vendor keen to sell- bought at £500k from £550k asking price.
Notting Hill Townhouse
Modern town house in the midst of buzzing Westbourne Grove. Secured at £1.25m from £1.5m asking price.
Busy lawyer, first time buyer – Wanted to buy a property in a ‘nice’ location in London
Terrified and uncertain of the property market as a first time buyer, M thought she wanted to live in Islington but knew there were other options which she just didn’t have the time to investigate. Regularly working 18 hour days, M also did not know how she was going to find the time to spend on the whole purchase process. She wanted to buy a period property and that in itself brings its own time consuming issues. We were able to source the market and explore with M all possible locations, such as Chelsea, Pimlico, Notting Hill and South Kensington.
We found M a period property in Islington, but only after she had had the opportunity to do an informed sanity check that it was right for her. The super property she settled on had tricky issues from both listing stand point and its condition. We were able to take the strain on the legal side and provided complete project management for the refurbishment of the property.
Accountant and pregnant wife – Wanted to find a home in Banbury or Thames Valley.
As is often the case Mr and Mrs had different ideas on where they wanted to live. Mr wanted to be based in the Thames Valley, particularly, South Oxfordshire, as, although working in Banbury he wanted to keep future job prospects at close quarters. Mrs, who was heavily pregnant wanted to be close to current work so that new family life would be easier.
Therefore, rather than be prescriptive our homefinders searched both areas at the same time, knowing that the right property would present itself and the decision would present itself.
As expected, a village just outside Banbury presented a dream stone cottage. We negotiated a fantastic 15% discount, getting rid of 5 other buyers nipping at our heels. We exchanged AND completed on Christmas Eve; and yes we were there to settle them in!
Doctor newly divorced – Looking to buy a home in Battersea or Chelsea
Busy senior Doctor stuck in a rather smelly Chelsea rental needed to spread his wings into a decent bachelor pad. We literally managed to pull this all together and found him a flat in just two weeks. Dr P. had so little time that we were literally pulling him out of surgery to look at properties! It was a pretty smooth property search however and a great flat with roof terrace (for the all important telescope), was purchased in the heart of Battersea. The flat was within cycling distance to the hospital and lots of shops. There’s also plenty of buzz around for the newly single Doctor.
Retired Hoteliers – Wanted to find and buy a home in Abingdon
Although they had huge experience with large properties, the E’s had no experience buying a home for themselves. Although they are fans of Phil and Kirsty, BDI Home Finders got the call!
Whilst Abingdon was an area they knew well, they needed the confidence of having an expert homefinder on their side. With a couple of false starts, including budget being reduced by almost half due to the credit crunch, our house hunters found them the perfect home in Wantage. As is often the case, it was nothing like they had imagined – not even the area. One of the things we bring to the party is creative thinking and their original ‘want’ of a period property was never going to work due to their fear of on-going maintenance. Therefore a good solid, (and pretty), bungalow ended up being the perfect property.