We have finally managed to find time, following the usual rumpus of moving, to sit down and say a big thank you for helping us find our lovely home here in Pembrokeshire.
Having decided to retire here from Hampshire we spent many hours in fruitless search for our dream home and were disappointed so many times on turning up to view a property that did not turn out to meet our expectations.
There is no doubt that your comprehensive knowledge of the area and sensitive understanding of what we were seeking led us straight to exactly what we were looking for and ultimately saved us much frustration and many wasted hours.
Purchase of our “Dream Home” in Pembrokeshire.
We just wanted to thank you for the help you gave us in finding our long term home in Pembrokeshire.
After two and a half years of searching through the more traditional routes of the internet and via the local estate agents it was becoming clear that this approach was not going to find what we really dreamt of as our perfect future home for our retirement.- Until we met you!!
Even as a family who knows Pembrokeshire well, as we have owned there for over 8 years, when looking for that ideal property the task was quite daunting as we had a fairly precise list of requirements and some exacting standards of which the many houses we saw just didn’t match up.
However it was clear from our very first meeting with yourself that your knowledge of the local market and your ability to drag out of us what our real priorities were and what we needed to focus on and prioritise as well as compromise was essential. You managed to do this in a short period and very precisely.
One of the reasons we came with you was the lure of finding those properties which never actually come on to the market. For those of us not in the “Know” we didn’t realise there was a market for property that wasn’t on sale through an agent or on the internet, and you managed to report on and show us several properties which clearly met our brief but have never been available on the open market, and of course it was one of these which eventually we have chosen. This process was helped by the fact you produced a specific property report on the various properties but it was more a “Trip Advisor” report with the positives and negatives and pictures which showed everything rather than the Estate Agent sales documents that conveniently miss a few things!!
Your ability then to negotiate a suitable price with the vendors made it easy for us and the vendors I think.
As you are aware the buying process was (dare we say quite typically) littered with legal delays and slow progress which is enough to try anyone’s patience but again your involvement with all interested parties – ourselves, vendors, solicitors, neighbours and their solicitors, surveyors etc – made things a lot easier at our end especially as we live away from Pembrokeshire and you were our eyes and ears on the ground. Eventually we got everything done within the original timeframe which would not have happened without your interventions.
Finally, with your vast knowledge of the local area and the many contacts you have, we have managed to find some of the most capable and trustworthy partners to both help in the purchase but also now to carry out the necessary development works which we want to do to get the perfect house to be the perfect home.
Once again thanks so much for your continued help in finding what we were after and succeeding where several previous attempts had failed!!!
If you would ever like us to speak to any prospective clients then we would be happy to do so and I am certain our “Trip Advisor” report would be 5 Stars.
Thanks once again.
It is hard to imagine any search agency going to the trouble that Carol Peett took in finding us our perfect Pembrokeshire house.
We had never used a search agency before , thinking we could manage fine without one, but we stumbled across her on the internet and decided that she might be able to help. She exceeded our expectations, in alerting us to a property not yet on the market which was ideal, and in obtaining it for us through her skilled negotiation and in the face of strong competition.
It did not stop there. She supplied names of curtain makers, builders, cleaners, interior designers, plumbers, fuel oil companies , all personally recommended and was incredibly helpful throughout, fortifying us with thermoses of strong coffee and helping us to appreciate the area and the market. We can’t quite understand how we ever managed to buy a property without her.
I am finally heading off to collect the keys for my holiday home in Pembrokeshire! I found Pembrokeshire a challenging market to understand and probably would have fallen at numerous hurdles if it hadn’t been for Carol at West Wales Property Finders! Properties are often marketed very privately and valuations seem baffling. Therefore, whilst I’d actually spotted the property myself, I had no idea what the right price would be and whether I could find something better. Carol viewed the property for me and gave me her opinion on the valuation and future potential, as well as showing me some alternatives. She ran the negotiation for me and I am quite sure her local reputation for straightforwardness was key in securing the property within our target price range and ahead of 3 other interested parties. Subsequently, her network of solicitors, surveyors, builders, planning consultants etc has been invaluable, as well as her calm reassurance when the process hit occasional blips. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Judith Eden 23rd May 2018
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 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.
Just a quick note to thank you so much for helping us find the most wonderful new house.
We were so tired of our fruitless search and, until you came along, we did despair of ever finding anywhere we could both like. Now we are fired up and so looking forward to tackling the garden.
We cannot thank you enough for your constant advice and good humour and we will recommend you to everyone we know.
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.