Finding the right property can take time – time you can rarely afford to spend. But it’s just as much about knowing where and how to deploy that time.
After two decades spent dealing in off the market properties in prime London areas such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea, Belgravia and Notting Hill, Simon Barnes of H. Barnes & Co has an invaluable network of contacts.
In today’s prudent world – when no one wants to be seen to be advertising their private affairs – the portion of the market covered by `under the table’ deals is more prevalent than ever.
Insider knowledge gives you a head start in the market: here is someone who knows who is looking, who is selling and will even approach those people who might not be thinking of doing either – yet.
Simon will take time to ascertain your exact requirements in terms of location, budget and types of property and then use every avenue – including trawling through the listings of conventional estate agents – to find you the right house.
His analysis will assess its market value, investment potential, prospective problems and possible renovations.
Finally, he will discuss the potential need to compromise, suggest alternative solutions and discuss the most realistic approach to negotiation.