When we first receive an enquiry this question is usually top of the list. However to understand a relocation agent’s fees you need to understand what you are paying for.
1. Time and energy saving – finding the right home can be very time consuming and if you don’t know where or what you are looking for, you risk wasting a lot of time and energy.
2. Local commuting knowledge – where is the best place to live for your requirements and what are the best commuting options.
See our commuting map here
3. School knowledge: A relocation agent will help find the right school or nursery for your child and will advise regarding catchment and availability of places.
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4. Research hours: In order to find the right property for you, thorough research is key.
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5. Contacts: Relocation agents know who to speak to and what results they can expect. They have the inside track on local knowledge and will have access to off market properties
See our off market properties blog
6. Networking: A good relocation agent will spend time at networking events speaking to solicitors, architects and other local professionals, making connections and finding out about any properties likely to come to the market through probate for example.
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7. Driving: A lot of time is spent clocking up the miles driving to view potential properties.
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8. Tackling complexities: Understanding whether the proposed property will be affected by HS2 or neighbouring planning permissions or whether noise pollution, for example, is going to be a deciding factor.
9. Negotiation: Your fee will include experienced negotiation skills regarding your proposed offer – and expert knowledge as to how to proceed if the sale goes to sealed bids. Often a skilled relocation agent can negotiate the cost of their fee off the purchase price.
See our 8 secrets to winning a sealed bid
10. Continued work after the offer has been accepted: The relocation’s work doesn’t stop until the keys are handed over. Arranging solicitors, surveyors, architects, builders, gardeners, local doctors and dentist, cleaners etc is all part of the fee.
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A good relocation agent will include all the above services in their fee. At Chiltern Relocation we charge an upfront retainer fee of £1500 + VAT to start the research and 1.5% + VAT of the purchase price for properties over £1 million.
If you would like to find out in more detail how we can help you with your particular requirements then please do call us on 01494 672086 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website:
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