What are you looking for in your new home?
Simply put, Kent Home Finders hopes to take the stress out of your search for your ideal home and hopefully make the process an enjoyable one.
You can contact me to arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss your requirements at a time and place convenient for you.
This part of the process is vital and it always helps to meet up in person, but if you are abroad we can of course use Skype or FaceTime initially. Understanding exactly what you are looking for and helping you with that process is the key to a successful search.
Once we have agreed on an achievable plan the search process begins. This involves tapping into an extensive breadth of contacts from agents to off-market possibilities, contacts, auctions and other property related leads. I can view any possibilities as soon as access is available and keep an ongoing constant dialogue with yourself on how the search is going and if there is a property you should view. This ensures you don’t waste any time viewing unsuitable houses. The search is very flexible, it depends on what you would like, how you would like to approach it, how I can help you and this often morphs over time depending on your circumstances and the state of the market.
Negotiation, Offer and Purchase
Once we find your ideal property we will discuss the best way to negotiate a sensible price based on current market trends, location and your budget. When a price has been agreed Kent Home Finders can help you with the conveyancing process including liaising with solicitors, estate agents if applicable, mortgage brokers and other parties.
Experience of the market and knowledge built up over years often means that you, the buyer, can secure a purchase price that takes care of your fee.
As you know, the moving process can be rather drawn out and potentially stressful. There are many people to keep in contact with and it can be made much smoother with a central point of contact, but of course this would be totally up to you.
Fees and Extras
The success fee for all property searches will be the greater of either a commission fee of 1% or 12 % of the difference between the property’s asking price and final purchase price after negotiation, both options payable on exchange of contracts. This fee is very competitive and Kent Home Finders only has a very small number of clients at any one time with no overlapping searches in terms of location or price point.
VAT will not be charged and the retainer fee of £500 will be deducted from the final commission fee. The time period of the search will be six months.
In addition, if you would like help with recommendations for schools, solicitors, mortgage professionals, design and build specialists, planning applications, interior designers, garden designers, roofers, cleaners or removal companies (to name a few!), I would be very happy to help you. These would all be independent recommendations.
Effectively, Kent Home Finders aims to make your move as smooth and successful as possible. All clients are different and I offer a totally bespoke service.
Kent Home Finders is a member of the Property Ombudsman.
I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your search and how Kent Home Finders can help.