How to be the buyer estate agents want to deal with
Positioning yourself as a serious buyer when viewing properties not only increases your chances of reaching an agreement, but also helps you to secure a better deal.
Working with a buying agent is proven to unlock access to off-market properties while strengthening your position as a buyer with estate agents.
It’s why our latest client turned to Oxford Property Consulting after their search for a home hit multiple dead ends, including one agreement which fell through.
They wanted to be taken seriously by estate agents and have stress-free access to the local market with professional support and guidance. Here is their story.
Using a buying agent
Before working with Oxford Property Consulting, our client fell victim of extreme demand.
Properties in Oxfordshire are frequently selling within days of being placed on the market. It’s why positioning yourself as a ‘hot’ buyer has never been more important.
“We viewed so many houses and put a lot of time and effort into searching for a home,” they said. “Our personal search hit too many dead ends, we needed professional help.
“We immediately felt at ease with Oxford Property Consulting. The team responded quickly and were very personable as we discussed exactly the type of property we wanted.”
Why Oxford Property Consulting?
Searching for a home with Oxford Property Consulting immediately places you at the top of estate agents’ prospective buyers list.
By working with our team, you will unlock:
- Our extensive local knowledge and contacts
- Your ability to view off-market properties unseen by anyone else
- Support from us to help you secure the best price
Off-market property: where a seller does not want their property name or address to be visible on portals, social media, through adverts, in agency windows or via a ‘for sale’ board.
Each week, our team speaks to every estate agent in the county to learn what properties are available.
Doing this allows us to pair properties yet to be placed on the market with clients interested in buying. We viewed several off-market properties with our client to help them develop a greater understand of what they were looking for.
They added: “It was beneficial to see properties before they went on the market. It placed us on the front foot and helped us understand what we were looking for too.
“It saved us a lot of time and stress.”
Following an assessment of all properties we viewed, our client decided to place an offer on a property.
Oxford Property Consulting handled the entire negotiation phase to ensure the client got the best deal and were positioned as the strongest buyers amid interest from other parties.
“Ben (Procter, Managing Director) was confident we’d reach an agreement,” they said. “We matched an existing offer and didn’t go above it based on his advice, and our offer was accepted.
“I genuinely believe working with Ben and his team was the difference between having our offer accepted and declined. They identified the sellers wanted to move quickly and used that knowledge to our advantage.
“We’re really pleased we invested in Oxford Property Consulting’s support.”
Call on our support today
At Oxford Property Consulting, we help clients to buy and rent properties in Oxfordshire for residential, commercial and development purposes.
If you’re considering buying in the area, or are currently looking without any luck, why not drop our friendly team an email today and find out how we can accelerate your journey to finding a dream home at the best price.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us direct via 01865 553956.