Why buyers use Storey Negotiators
Negotiation is a skill that should be carried out with only the head and not the heart, and unless you do it every day of your life, you’re unlikely to be very good at it. Throw in the emotion of buying a house and you’re likely to be very poor at it. Yet, in the UK a house buyer is expected to negotiate (the biggest emotional purchase of their life) against a person who is trained in negotiation AND paid a commission to ensure they pay the highest price. That’s where we come in.
Essentially, we are Buying Agents – here to help you negotiate a purchase at the lowest price, whether it be your first property or your tenth.
In America, the seller and the buyer have an agent and they go head to head to negotiate their client the best outcome.
You need professional buyer representation to guide you along the process, helping with solicitor and surveyor selection, discussing and acting on survey results, re-negotiating after survey should any issues arise and so on.
No saving, no fee
We get you the best deal
Overview of the Process
They say the 3 biggest stresses in life are having children, getting married and moving home. As your buying agent, we will guide you through the purchase process from the first meeting right up until completion, providing constant support and advice along the way.
Step 1: The initial discussion
You have a telephone call, face to face meeting or video call, depending on your location, with one of our qualified negotiators. You should have an experienced negotiator helping you pay the lowest price.
Step 2: Your search
You find a property you want to buy. At this stage, we can give you advice on what you should/shouldn’t say at the viewings and some things to look out for. We can also give our insights and thoughts if you are struggling to pick between a few properties.
Step 3: Advice and Negotiation
Once you have chosen a property, we do one thing – negotiate on your behalf as your buying agent to get you the best possible price. Don’t forget the agent you are buying through is acting on behalf of the seller – not you. Their aim is get as much money for their client as possible. We will start by developing a Negotiation Strategy with you based on how much you are happy to pay for the property.
Step 4: Sale agreed: What Next?
Once your offer has been accepted, we speak to all parties you have appointed including your solicitor, surveyor, lender or broker, as well as the rest of the estate agents in the chain to ensure every aspect is taken care of and within a reasonable time frame. We can also recommend local surveyors and solicitors if you are unsure who to use.
You will then feel safe in the knowledge that you got it at the right price and didn’t pay over the odds for it.
An average saving of 6.7% on the asking price
People who have employed us have saved
Home purchase Mr and Mrs C, July 2018 Asking price £389,950
Negotiated reduction of £19,950
Saving of 5.11%
Home purchase Mr and Mrs S, March 2018 Asking price £400,000
Negotiated reduction of £20,000
Saving of 5%
Home purchase Simon & Lynn, February 2019 Asking price £475,000
Negotiated reduction of £30,000
Saving of 7.4%
Our Qualified Negotiators
With 20 years Negotiating Experience between them, Ian and Alexandra bring a wealth of knowledge and have successfully negotiated many sales and purchases for clients. By using tried and tested negotiating strategies, Ian and Alexandra can save you thousands of pounds on what is most probably your largest tax free financial asset.
Office address57 Church Street, Davenham, Cheshire, CW9 8NFClient meetings at our office available by appointment
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Our fees - clear and simple
Our fees are simple – no saving, no fee. You ONLY pay a fee to us if we negotiate you a saving. If we do negotiate you a saving, we charge 25% of the saving at the point you exchange legal contracts (20% for existing Sellers) on your purchase.* VAT will be added at the prevailing rate which Storey Estates Cheshire Ltd becomes VAT registered.
*Please note that if the property you wish to buy is for sale with Storey Estates, we are unable to help as the Seller is our client.