Move driven by lockdown
We decided to make a move from Surrey to Hampshire at a time when it seemed that the whole of London had decided to leave the city for a more rural lifestyle. Every house had gone under offer before it was even posted, and the market was swamped with cash buyers. The idea of a property search consultant had never been something I thought I would ever consider, I thought that was for corporate relocations, or for rich people who just wanted to outsource hassle. At the same time, I knew we had no chance of moving unless we did something different. I contacted Kate because I had stumbled across some lovely reviews about her online and initially just wanted a chat. She was friendly, informed, to the point, empathetic and very genuine and I felt an immediate rapport with her. We ended up asking her to help us and today is exactly one year to the day since we moved into the most wonderful family home, a home we would never have found without her.
Kate knows about properties coming to market even before an agent has been appointed; she knows the area and gives you honest advice on different towns and villages and community life; she has excellent, long-standing and trusted relationships with local estate agents, which means she can secure an early viewing; she will guide you expertly through the offer process, and when bumps in the road come along during the painful conveyancing months, she will help you navigate them. It feels to me that every house move succeeds or fails because of trust, and Kate understands that intuitively – she is a fixer, and one with utmost integrity. Everything I have listed here, she did for us.
We live in a beautiful home with an amazing heritage, which we honour and value more than we can say. Our two daughters are happy, settled and grounded. We would never have achieved this new family life without Kate’s expert help and we are so very grateful to her.