What we do

Experienced Hampshire Property Finders

hampshire public footpathChoosing a new home is one of the most important decisions we make. It can be stressful, time consuming and disappointing. We want to save you time from the word go, guiding you right through from narrowing down the location to collecting your keys and putting the kettle on!

Your requirements – We start by getting to know you to get a clear idea of your ‘must haves’, because who you are represents the home you want. Do you need shops and a gym nearby, or schools and a station? Parks or pubs? Sleepy hamlet or lively community? All or none of the above?  We meet with you to discuss your requirements and explain in more detail what we will do.  If you are happy to proceed, we ask you to sign our contract and set a date for the search to commence. At this point we ask you to pay the search fee.

Using our extensive knowledge of Hampshire we begin your search. With our ears firmly to the ground, we regularly hear of properties before they reach the open market, giving you that vital head-start over other potential buyers. We actively search un-marketed homes and find more and more people hoping to sell their property privately.

Our search period is 20 weeks but our average time to find the right house is 12 weeks.

Viewings – We view all potential properties and send you detailed reports on each, including any specific information for your search, such as distance from the station, schools’ Ofsted ratings, etc.

Then we draw up a shortlist of properties we think you should view and arrange viewings, which we do together, at your convenience.

If you’re looking with your partner or family, you may assume you want the same thing. But we’ve seen many times that when you have the particulars in hand, your ideas can be worlds apart! By throwing in the odd wildcard we can often marry everyone’s needs together.

We view as many properties as possible: an average of 48 homes per search!  Have you got time to view that many? Probably not, which is why using Hatchards as your search agent makes sense.

Negotiation – Once we’ve found your perfect home we can negotiate the price on your behalf.  Our aim is to save you our fee in the negotiation, where possible!

We are here to keep the move on track, proactively liaising with Solicitors, arranging surveys, chasing searches, keeping you up to date, through to exchange.   This stage is very time consuming and can cause additional stress; we will do as little or as much as you want us to, to keep the purchase progressing in a smooth and timely manner

What else we do

As Hampshire Property Finders we have built up a great network of contacts. Our little black book holds the most credible builders, architects, conveyancers, money men and removal companies to name but a few, all of which we’ve used, know personally and can confidently recommend.