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If you’re looking to buy right now, whether to live in the house yourself or let it part-time as a holiday home, it can be frustrating the speed of which property sells here. Great news for the sellers but challenging for the buyers.
Gemma Dawe is a local expert who can be your ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, when looking to navigate the market. She can deliver the fast actions which may be the difference between viewing a property or not. Being physically here, she can act quickly should the right property become available.
A relocation can feel quite overwhelming, whether to choose a small village, rural hamlet or market town? As a property finder, Gemma can help with both on-and off-market property searches. Using her knowledge and experience gained as a local estate agent, she will provide insight and an honest opinion.
Gemma will view properties on your behalf if you can’t be here, making property suggestions that you may not have considered, looking at the bigger picture and potential of a property to suit your family requirements. She will also help understand any local quirks and challenges that need to be navigated, such as rights of way, septic tanks or flood drainage for example.
Gemma will work with you along all the steps making sure everything is in order to present you in the best possible light to estate agents, sellers and solicitors. By instructing a property finder, you are showing you are serious about buying. In these fast-moving times this will give you a head start on other potential buyers.
After a sale is agreed, Gemma can assist with organising a survey, arranging local trades quotes, obtaining legal advice and keeping all communication channels open within the chain. She can recommend architects, removals firms, builders and anything else you need for a successful relocation, and be on hand to discuss any issues that arise during the process.
If you have purchased with a view to letting your home, Gemma is well-known in the area with all the best holiday cottage letting companies – including ourselves! She works closely with us if a client is keen on setting up a bespoke arrangement to let their property, whilst allowing them to have as much or as little time as they want in their home.
Gemma tells us:
I am very well connected locally, and can recommend trusted local trades people, solicitors, surveyors estate agents, and lettings agents, pointing you in the right direction.
I hold various professional qualifications relating to both property and marketing. These include the Award in Sales of Residential Property from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
I’m also a member of the UK’s largest property ombudsman scheme, operating under The Property Ombudsman (TPO). This means you have an independent and trusted approach but most importantly, I genuinely care about the outcome. I previously trained in interior design and have always been able to see past what is in front of me and assess the potential within a home.
‘The support and guidance we have had from Gemma has been invaluable. We learnt so much from her while deciding what type of property to invest in and she was the first to find properties that matched our budget/needs. She then steered us through making offers and the negotiation process and was available for advice throughout the entire sale.’ Mr & Mrs T