Where possible after the first initial contact I like to meet up and discuss the search process and try and absorb exactly what you are looking for
Once the registration fee has been paid, we can start the search in earnest, contacting the agents on your behalf and trying to get advance notice of any new and forthcoming instructions enabling you to get through the door as soon as possible.
When we see a property we will report back to you our honest impressions and help weed out those that are unsuitable, saving you a great deal of time. we like to accompany clients when they view so
that we can listen carefully to their likes and dislikes.
Once a suitable property has been identified, we will negotiate hard on your behalf, advise if requested on solicitors, surveyors, builders etc. we will follow the conveyancing process, liaising as needed between solicitors, agents and professionals to help smooth the way to a successful completion.
We will be with you all the way to completion, recommending removals firms and collecting the keys from the estate agents if required .
I have worked in the property world for nearly thirty years starting in estate
agency in the south of England with some of the major Estate Agencies in that area. I moved to the borders of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire in 1991 continuing as an estate agent in nearby Chippenham for several more years before being head-hunted to the buying side some 16 years ago.
I live in a delightful village called Sherston, close to Tetbury and Malmesbury and am lucky enough to be able to enjoy the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Having lived and worked in the area for a long time I have excellent contacts and know the area well.
I get a huge kick out of finding the right property for clients and nothing gives me more pleasure than to drive past a house I have found for someone knowing that they love it and are happy there
John is a senior Chartered Surveyor with a career in property spanning over 25 years. He graduated from the Royal Agricultural College and originally qualified as a land agent working at the Badminton Estate in Gloucestershire. This was followed by high profile positions in resident land agency in the Midlands and North Yorkshire. John also gained a wealth of experience in estate agency, and both managerial and commercial work. Having lived and worked in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Rutland and North Norfolk areas for many years John has extensive contacts and is therefore well placed as a property specialist to help buyers seeking a new home to find the perfect property.
Sarah helps Jo to cover the Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Cotswold area - she has a true passion for property, plus more recently putting her eye for interior design to good use when renovating her three hundred and fifty year old cottage.
She has lived in the Tetbury, Gloucestershire and Sherston, Wiltshire area for almost twenty five years and gained experience in property by previously spending time working for both local, international and independent estate agents.
Outside of work Sarah makes the most of the local countryside, enjoying walks with her two whippets.
`Relocating across the country to a completely new area has been exciting and scary in equal measure - and doing it during the pandemic has added a whole new level of complexity! Without Jo and Sarah`s help over the last few months with both the search and then progressing the purchase we may never have managed to make the move.`
We charge an initial retainer of £850 to commence the Search for 12 months which is refunded from the final success fee.
Following a successful purchase the final fee is normally 1.25% of the purchase price.
For a rental search we charge £850 initial retainer to commence the search and a success fee of one month`s rent. Please note that for rental searches the initial retainer is not refunded.