Professional Buyers Agent (Buying Agent) Services
Buyers Agent Jason Corbett founded Rowallan Exclusive Property Buying Agents after years of working with high-net-worth individuals (HNWs) within firms such as Sotheby’s International Realty, Carter Jonas, and Savills.
He recognised that there is a need to help buyers and tenants find the perfect on and off-market properties. The property portals aren’t sufficient on their own, with buyers missing possible prospects by not being available fast enough or not being informed of secret off-market opportunities. The selling agents focus only on their clients’ needs rather than the buyers’. The result is that without a buyers agent (buying agents or property finders), buyers have no help at all.
Our ethos is simple: act with discretion and confidence and always with the utmost care. Residential and commercial buyers and renters need support in the jungle of thousands of estate agents, especially when your free or family time is short. Our incredible support network built over three decades means that our clients have access to the best professionals in the industry, from lawyers, surveyors, financiers and foreign exchange companies.
We will ensure the best support and price for the best house, whether sourced through an agent or directly from a seller, meeting our client’s needs whilst allowing them to get on with their busy daily lives.
Rowallan Buying Agents’ clients are as diverse as they are typical.
Each with different reasons for employing a buyers agent, they all share certain aspects, from time available to valuing an expert on their team. A buying agent’s time is your time, and their expertise will save you both time and money.
Moving from SW London
A young family who still require easy access to London three times a week, looking for a 4 bedroom detached period home close to some excellent schools.
They prefer to live in a village close to a larger town. They have registered with all the local agents but keep missing out. They need help to get in first and to find the ‘hidden’ off-market stock. Budget £1,800,000 – £3,000,000.
Looking for a weekend retreat
A family who want to buy a second home in the country. They would like to be close to the coast yet surrounded by farm land. They require 5 bedrooms.
Must have a swimming pool and tennis court and must be in great condition with no work required. Budget up to £5,000,000.
Relocated from abroad
A couple with no prior experience of the UK that are moving for work. They need to be close to London want a house that requires no work and to be available within the next 6 weeks.
They are abroad and require full video viewings and comprehensive advice. Budget £2,500,000.
Having been unable to find a property to buy, attention has turned to renting instead in time for the school new year.
They need a 4 bedroom house close to their new school, with garden. Budget up to £8,000 per month.
They are moving from abroad with a company package and need help from a buyers agent. Need full advice on location and areas where house size and garden requirements can be met and within an easy commute to London.
Budget £1,800,000 to purchase or £14,000 per month.
Recently separated or divorced
With very little available time and unsure where to go. There is a need to be close to friends and family and have a house big enough for 2 children and a dog.
Need to be able to get to work but want to walk into the village/town centre. Budget £2,000,000.
New Business Premises
A small, medium-sized, or large business hoping to locate suitable office space, retail locations, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, or other commercial properties. Needing assistance leasing and buying properties, our clients are looking for the most suitable facilities for their business.
Commercial Property Investor
An individual interested in investing in commercial properties for their high returns and to spread their risk. Interests include office buildings, shopping centres, industrial properties, and apartment buildings. They are often abroad and unable to visit the properties themselves, not understanding the UK’s commercial intricacies, or are busy working on their day job and need someone to find the most suitable investment.
A well-qualified, respected and experienced buying agent (buyers agent) can make all the difference. Jason alone has thirty-five years and counting, whilst the team has over 120 years of operating in the property market through downturns, upturns, and crashes certainly covers the experience.
Industry recognition as a safe pair of hands from leading professional bodies also ensures our clients know their search is in the safest possible hands.
From a legal point of view, buying agents (buyers agents) are treated the same as estate agents and therefore need to be covered by the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) to protect your data, but also redress schemes such as The Property Redress Scheme.
Rowallan Buying agents are also an accredited part of the coveted body, The Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP), Jason is a Fellow of The National Association of Estate Agents (Property Mark), and he holds a degree from The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in property focussed Rural Estate Management.
Our buying agents fees are normally agreed during our free initial consultation. Typically there will be a £500 + VAT (£600) retainer fee securing our services.
For property finding, we will normally agree a mutually acceptable percentage of the purchase price, payable on the successful exchange of contracts or 15% of the amount saved from the asking price after negotiating on a property, whichever is the greater, payable on exchange of contracts.
For rentals, we would typically charge the equivalent of the first months rent.
Our advisory only service is available at a daily rate.