Philip Booth Esq, Property Services Henley-on-Thames | Why Philip Booth Esq?
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Why Philip Booth Esq?

What I stand for

Over the years, I have observed a market-wide decline in personal service provided to both vendors and buyers. The sale of property has become too mercenary; the drive for numbers is too prevalent and personal service has been lost. My clients have told me that they have valued the personal attention and professional advice that I have given them, during such a complex and often stressful process.

In my view, your Estate Agent should be a trusted adviser, in the same way you have a relationship with your Lawyer, Dentist, Doctor or Accountant. Your Estate Agent should help you obtain the best value for your property, facilitate the purchase of your next family home and mitigate the risk for you when undertaking a large investment. Why would you trust that to someone with whom you don’t have a relationship?

How am I different?

I am an independent real estate agent with excellent local contacts within the industry which allows my business to be effective without the big corporate push for volume sales and the need to administer hard-sell tactics. I have the standard estate agency marketing tactics in place, as you would expect, but my passion is to get the best deal for my clients, to act in my clients best interests and to match people with the properties that match their desires and ambitions.

The Journey to Completion

The process of selling and / or buying a property is a complex one; prone to delay and stress, especially if there is a chain. 

From the point at which one decides to sell their property, to the point when they hand over their keys, is what I call the Journey to Completion. Often, finding a buyer is just the beginning of the journey. Having one experienced individual handling the sales process rather than alot of inexperienced staff your will protect your interests throughout that journey.

During the sale I will work with you and your conveyancing team to guide you to making the best decisions when necessary. Many Estate Agents will leave their customers to the vagaries of this process, some passing the file to a third party ‘contracts chaser’, who will not have a relationship with either the buyer or the seller. This could lead to the sale falling through and I see my role as your trusted adviser as an intrinsic part of the process

My experience

With nearly 30 years’ experience in real estate, I have attained considerable recognition in residential sales and investment property, the Thames Valley and London.  A long-time Henley resident, I am involved in many local and civil initiatives and I am well-known among my network of contacts

I have a select network of trusted colleagues who are on hand, if required, to assist in the sale or purchase of your home.  These trusted colleagues are well-regarded and highly knowledgable in local estate agency. They include solicitors, surveyors, mortgage lenders, estate agents, builders, architects and planning consultants.

Free Market Appraisal

I have an excellent track-record of pricing property accurately. My market appraisals are based on extensive research for local equivalent properties that have recently sold, so that each valuation is based on up to date market evidence. With the right approach to marketing, a property should be sold at the best price, within the sellers desired time frame. In a competitive market place some estate agents will inflate asking prices to win the instruction to sell your home. Although it can be quite flattering to hear your home may achieve a higher value, over valuing will ultimately lead to disappointment and a drawn-out sales process. To book your free market appraisal click here