Using a buying agent – is it suitable for me?

Buying a property is likely to be the most important and expensive purchase of your lifetime – and being professionally represented can help source the dream location at the right price.

In almost all property transactions, the seller will be represented by estate agents who act as a go-between for potential buyers and the current owner.

So, why is it buyers are frequently left to fend for themselves? Using a buying agent like Oxford Property Consulting unlocks professional support and helps level the playing field.

In our latest blog, we explore how using a buying agent helps to save time and money and facilities a smooth, stress-free, property transaction.

What do we do?

Buying agents act exclusively in the interest of buyers.

It’s our job to understand our clients and provide advice and support from the viewing phase of a property transaction until completion day. This means sourcing properties which suit buyers’ requirements and sit within their budget.

But our work stretches beyond the boundaries of assisting clients’ property search. Our knowledge, experience and contacts in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area means we are well placed to provide a well-rounded search procedure and secure the best purchase price.

Why do people use us?

People choose to work with Oxford Property Consulting for a variety of reasons. But there are some common themes including:

1. Unlock off-market properties

We’re in constant contact with estate agents in Oxfordshire, which means we’re the first to know about properties being sold off-market. Knowing a property is for sale before it is placed on the market gives you an edge as a buyer and significantly increases chance of an agreement being reached.

2. To save time

Buying a home is a full-time job. By providing us with a detailed brief, we can take the weight off your shoulders and develop a shortlist of homes which suit your needs, allowing you to focus on your life.

3. Negotiation

Buyers who purchase properties without professional support are unlikely to stick to a carefully considered bidding strategy. This is where our support is invaluable and can save significant sums of money.

4. Local experts

If there is something our team does not know about Oxfordshire, it’s probably not worth knowing. We can advise clients on local amenities, transport links and education so their dream home is matched by an equally appealing location.

READ MORE: How to be an attractive buyer

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Who do we work with?

A good buying agent will position you at the top of estate agents’ ‘hot buyers’ list and place you in front of properties you would have never known about.

At Oxford Property Consulting, we work with clients on a regional, national and international scale including:

  • Individuals purchasing family homes
  • Investors
  • Retired buyers
  • Parents
  • Organisations searching for commercial space

Buying in Oxfordshire

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a surge in the number of property transactions completed in Oxfordshire, with sales increasing by 4.1% in the past 12 months.

Oxfordshire is blessed to offer homes suitable for all requirements. Look no further than Oxford itself if you’re leaning towards a city lifestyle in beautiful surrounds with excellent transport links.

If the countryside and space is what you need, Oxfordshire sits on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs. With access to London within the hour, it’s easy to see why more people are choosing to settle in Oxfordshire.

READ MORE: Property transaction trends in Oxfordshire, March 2021 – February 2022

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