FAQ

You can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.

However, if you can’t see the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact me using the button below.

No links,  just good relationships. Further to this I do have good access to houses not currently on the market through a variety of sources. On that note, if you have a property you would like to mention to me to see if it suits a client, I would love to hear from you. Kent Home Finders does not sell property, it only offers clients the opportunity to view. You should have independent valuations carried out by at least two valuers.

No, all recommendations come on the back of experience. I do use other people’s recommendations as well as my own as long as I have more than one excellent recommendation. As you know, good people are usually very busy!

Once we have found a home that you would like to proceed with I can help with negotiating a price, the conveyancing process up to exchange of contracts and completion as well as overseeing a smooth move. How the sale is handled is crucial to its success.

If needed, pre move I can help arrange any other help you might need from builders, architects or interior or garden designers, cleaners and tradesmen or gardeners.

With Tonbridge as a central point my area goes north to just beyond Sevenoaks (Seal and Otford), South beyond Tunbridge Wells into East Sussex to Wadhurst, Rotherfield and Crowborough, Frant, Groombridge and Eridge, East to Plaxtol, Hadlow and down to Brenchley and to the West, Cowden, Hever and up to Ide Hill. Within this area there are many popular villages including Penshurst, Speldhurst, Bidborough, Shipbourne and Underriver to name just a few.

I usually only take on one search for one particular type of property at a time. For example, if I am looking for a family house in the Tunbridge Wells area for a family then I would not take on another similar search at the same time. But usually clients have different criteria, so I can work on a number of remits.

Kent Home Finders is interested in looking for homes for people who are downsizing, first time buyers, overseas buyers or people who are relocating, people moving down from London or elsewhere or people looking for a second home in the area. Surprisingly, there isn’t a set ‘type’ of client. If you are interested or need to rent a property in the interim I can find a suitable property for you. Feel free to give me a call or mail me to have a chat to see how I could help you find your ideal property.

Not at all, clients like to liaise via Skype and constant email updates, we can work out the best times to speak to fit time zones. I can obviously view suitable properties sourced on your behalf, give instant feedback via email and tours via the iPad. If you fly in to view a property/properties, I can arrange to pick up at Gatwick or Heathrow and sort an itinerary for the best use of your time including recommended places to stay locally. I can also arrange for you to meet with a design/build specialist if you are planning a big project whilst still living abroad, they have wide experience of similar situations so are a great starting point in what can be an overwhelming task when you currently living overseas. There is an option for me to oversee work for you at a later date on your purchase if this suits.

Information about my fees can be found in the section called “About My Service” here.