We decided to locate to South Wales from South West London and recognised that we would not have the time to do a thorough house search in Wales whilst selling our property and tying up our affairs in London.
We found Carol Peett on the internet and called her. From that initial conversation we were convinced that using her would be our best option to complete our move to the timescale we wanted. We talked to Carol at length about our requirements: our likes and dislikes about properties we had seen in person and on the internet. Carol was able to add dimensions that we could not possibly know about the areas, villages and districts – even though one of us is from South Wales! We agreed shortlists of properties with Carol and she made the initial visits, comparing them to our brief. The detailed reports and photographs, added to her local knowledge were often enough for us to either discount or want to view a property. Through this local knowledge, we were able to pinpoint a search area – something we had not been able to do on our own.
We made 2 trips to Wales with County Homesearch to view shortlisted properties and found our new home on our second trip. It is fair to say that we would not have found this house ourselves – and the drive and attention to detail offered by Carol and the team ensured we were able to complete the sale and move in on the original timelines we had set. She negotiated the price for us – lower than we would have thought possible, saving us money. Over and above the service offered, Carol Peett has given us many local contacts that have made moving easier. Having Carol on hand lessened the stress of the complete process and even now when we need some local advice, knowledge or a chat, we call her or her team. At first view, it may appear that the fees are high but our opinion is that this service has saved us time, saved us money on the house price and has introduced us to professionals who we would not otherwise have found. Above all has found us a new home in an ideal location. We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone going through a similar situation.
Carol Peett found our new family home in Pembrokeshire with alacrity and speed.
We are delighted with the house and the professional assistance accorded us by Carol. She helped with the negotiation, finding the right surveyor; the house is Grade two Star listed, and introduced us to a superb local solicitor.
I could not recommend her more highly.
We used the services of Carol Peett in our recent move from Bristol and Stroud to South Pembrokeshire during late 2009 and early 2010.
It speaks volumes that we were introduced by local personal recommendation in the first place. The biggest advantage of that introduction was gaining access to properties not on the open market so that when we eventually viewed the small private equestrian property that is now our home we were, in effect, at the head of the queue.
Throughout, Carol kept us fully informed of the progress of our purchase and introduced us to expert advisers and service providers, all of whom have proved to be of high quality and reputation. These included removals and storage operators as well as legal and financial professionals.
Whenever we had a question, Carol was quick to answer the phone or call back and ensured that no unforeseen delays occurred, especially in the run up to exchange of contracts and completion. She even collected the keys and delivered them along with a bottle of good champagne, already chilled!
We would add that, although we dealt mainly with Carol, if Rayner took our call he was always aware of our current situation and able to help.
We have no hesitation in commending Carol and Rayner for due recognition of the quality of the services they provide.
Exceptional! In terms of a professional service, it really doesn’t get any better than Carol.
She exceeded my expectations, always going the extra mile. Very often, I would open my emails and found she’d been working away through to the early hours. Something I soon came to realise was very typical of her application and commitment.
Carol is a naturally gifted ‘people person’. She really took the time to understand what I wanted and needed from my new home and this was evident with every potential property she shortlisted. Not once did she get it even slightly wrong.
Unsurprisingly, it took just three viewings for Carol to find exactly what I was looking for!
Looking back, I could never have done this without her, and frankly, wouldn’t want to. What is normally an incredibly stressful journey, Carol made exciting and wholly enjoyable.
If you’re looking for a property in the West Wales area, look no further. You’ll be glad you did.
Richard Kent 25th August 2018
We completed the purchase of our home for the future two days ago. This wonderful, Grade II listed cottage in St Dogmaels near Cardigan is on the Teifi estuary and from the steps at the bottom of our lawn we can walk down to the water’s edge. Today the sky was cloudless and the views across and down the estuary were spectacular.
We had spent five years looking for such a location. Not only had Carol, after we had commissioned her, found the ideal property within one week, she had persuaded the owners to bring their plans forward and sell to us.
She has shared in our excitement in finding such a terrific home and she has been there to help us through the valuation, survey, discussions with the local council, negotiations with the vendor and if we asked, I suspect, she would have turned the key to let us in today. We cannot praise Carol too highly.
“We thought that finding a property to buy in Pembrokeshire while we were still living in France would be quite a task and so it would have been without Carol. She saved us many a lengthy journey by doing so much of the preparatory work for us which meant that we were able to find a property during a single one week visit. Somehow she seemed able to keep her eye on what was happening with our transaction whilst simultaneously giving her full attention to many others, reporting back on progress, giving a gentle nudge wherever one was required, and generally managing the seemingly unmanageable. Her local contacts and knowledge have been invaluable and the personal service continues, putting us in contact with all manner of useful trades and crafts in order to turn our house into our home. We don’t know how you do it, Carol but thank our lucky stars that you do!”
Gwyneth & Claude September 2017
“A consummate professional. Tenacious, relentless, formidable; there just aren’t enough superlatives to convey how truly incredible Carol is.I decided I wanted to relocate to West Wales from Kent, and started looking for a new property more than 18 months ago. However, my research would yield more questions than it did answers, and I didn’t find a single property that I felt inspired enough to want to view. It was clear I needed help. So, changing my approach, I did a quick search of “property finders in Wales”, and bingo!On the 17th June, I sent a text asking if someone would be able to contact me. I assumed it would be at least a day or two, seeing as it was a Sunday evening, but to my absolute surprise, Carol called me back within a couple of minutes.Little did I know that in less than five weeks, my whole life would change. On Saturday 13th July, Carol had arranged a viewing for a property that hadn’t yet gone to market. As I stepped out of the car, I knew she had found me my absolute dream home. I put an offer on the house there and then, and I move to Pembrokeshire at the end of September to start a wonderful new chapter in my life.From the very first time I spoke with Carol, I knew I had made the right decision in working with her. She offers a very personal service that is nothing short of remarkable; working tirelessly to ensure she found my forever home.Since then, she has overseen every aspect of the purchase, and much more besides. Regardless of what I need, she’s there with a smile and her bible of contacts, ready to assist me.I cannot imagine being happier than I am now, and I cannot thank Carol enough”Libby Seery 22nd August 2018
Carol is phenomenal in what she does. If you are looking for your dream home in West Wales then Carol will not stop until she roots it out for you.