Everybody has a question they want to ask about property. Some are scared to ask because they don't want to be embarrassed, some don't trust the person they're asking or even know who to ask in the first place. If I don't know I'll tell you who does, admitting when you don't know something is one of the first things I tell anyone who works for me.
Although estate agents still aren't licensed there are ways of checking you're getting a good one and a quick question to me might make a big difference. Most people will chose an agent, for instance, based on the fee and the price, and to do so based on those criteria alone is a mistake. Ask me what you should be looking for, I will tell you. Lettings is becoming important as the sales market dries up and I have to tell you that lettings agents are even less regulated than selling ones. Hopefully the fact that I sit on the Property Ombudsman Board helps in advising on such matters. Advice given here is independent of my main role as a director of Douglas & Gordon
and sometimes to be independent really helps. I try to be.
As someone who's been working in the Property business for over 30 years and has been giving advice on camera, in national print and in person for many of these years I would like to extend an invitation to any of you to ask me any kind of questions you like.
If you want to see my CV please check the 'about me' tag and I hope you'll take advantage of a private and personal service that'll be unequivocally unbiased and to the point, regardless of how important or mundane you may think your question is.
Remember, you're dealing with what is probably your biggest asset and a simple piece of advice might save, or make you, literally tens of thousands of pounds.