***********PLEASE NOTE: AS FROM 6TH APRIL 2019 WE WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING OUR HOME FINDER SERVICE. ALL OTHER SERVICES SUCH AS INTERIOR / PRESENTATION ADVICE AND ANTIQUE SALES ARE STILL AVAILABLE**************
Minerva finds perfect homes for busy people:
We understand that searching for your ideal property can quickly become a frustrating affair! How often have you encountered some of the following annoying situations:
- Finding an advertised house that you get excited about, only to later discover that it is already sale agreed, having wasted your time.
- Arrived to view a potential property to discover an eyesore or something completely unexpected almost next door.
- Being swamped by house details that don’t match your search criteria.
- Spent wasted days of your valuable holiday time to see disappointing properties that agents have tried to push you into.
- Hours spent trawling through details of low quality or overpriced homes and missing the good new ones that are not yet marketed.
Searching for a home is both time-intensive and costly, particularly if you live outside of your chosen county. You may have experienced weekends driving hundreds of miles, expensive hotel costs, hours on the phone to estate agents, days spent trawling through property websites.
Moving house should be a stress-free exercise, but it requires time spent every day to be ahead of the game. Trying to conduct this from afar can be daunting, frustrating and unproductive.
We can save you time, energy and money.
We have devised a thorough questionnaire which will help to focus your thoughts and search requirements. After discussing your needs in more detail we’ll have a good understanding of your life-style and be in a good position to find that dream home.
We take over the searching process for you. We are in touch with agents, websites, auction houses, local press, developers and individuals. We are more likely to discover properties being sold in a discreet manner and often have contacts who have access to properties which are fresh on the market or simply not even promoted on the open market.
We are fast to present our findings. Genuine quality property moves quickly in the West Country and we can help to make sure that you don’t miss the right house for you.
Our in-depth search findings will help to highlight the aspects which an estate agent may prefer that you didn’t know, after all they work in the vendor’s interest. If there is something unexpected in a house or its location, we’ll advise you, if we haven’t already ruled out the property in advance corresponding to your questionnaire.
We have a good working relationship with estate agents. Being completely independent, we have access to the entire market with no conflict of interest – we don’t prioritise or promote any agent’s properties through affiliation. Estate agents take our clients very seriously; the fact that you have engaged us demonstrates a serious intention to buy.
Following the completion of our initial search and presentation of our findings, we’ll then have the information to make a short list of suitable properties with you. When you are ready to make an inspection of these properties, we can arrange the viewings for you, releasing only your name in the first instance. We are happy to accompany you on the viewing.
When a suitable property has been located we take over the negotiation for you, and present a serious formal offer. When a sale has been agreed, we assist with communication to try to ensure the smoothest journey to a completed transaction for your dream home.