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If you’re looking to buy a property in the Lakes right now, whether to live in the house yourself or let it part-time as a holiday home, it can be frustrating the speed of which property sells here.  Great news for the sellers but challenging for the buyers. You may also not be able to get up here in time for the all-important viewings and to grab that quick sale.

Gemma Dawe is a local expert who can be your ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, when looking to navigate the market.  She can deliver the fast actions which may be the difference between viewing a property or not. Being physically here, she can act quickly should the right property become available.

What are your services?

Property Finding Service:

Find that perfect location for you and your family.   As a property finder, Gemma can help with both on-and off-market property searches.  Using her knowledge and experience gained as a local estate agent, she will provide insight and an honest opinion.

Property Viewing Service:

Gemma will view properties on your behalf if you can’t be here, making property suggestions that you may not have considered, looking at the bigger picture and potential of a property to suit your family requirements.  She will also help understand any local quirks and challenges that need to be navigated, such as rights of way, septic tanks or flood drainage for example.

Putting in your offer:

Gemma Dawe will work with you along all the steps making sure everything is in order to present you in the best possible light to estate agents, sellers and solicitors.  By instructing a property finder, you are showing you are serious about buying. In these fast-moving times this will give you a head start on other potential buyers.

After Sales:

After a sale is agreed, Gemma can assist with organising a survey, arranging local trades quotes, obtaining legal advice and keeping all communication channels open within the chain. She can recommend architects, removals firms, builders and anything else you need for a successful relocation, and be on hand to discuss any issues that arise during the process.

Letting your holiday home:

If you have purchased with a view to letting your home, Gemma has great contacts with all the best holiday cottage letting companies – including Lakes Cottage Holidays!  She works closely with us to help a client get the most from their property,  letting with us on a bespoke basis, so they can use their home as much or as little as they would like to.

© Steven Barber

Gemma tells us:

‘Once I’ve taken a brief from a client, I can offer honest advice firstly about their property search or holiday let investment potential. I’m here to help the buyer in a sometimes-fierce market, where quick actions are the difference between a chance to view and offer on a property. Because I am physically in the area it means I can act quickly on their behalf. ’

Why should a potential buyer work with you?

I am very well connected locally, and can recommend trusted local trades people, solicitors, surveyors estate agents, and lettings agents, pointing you in the right direction.

I hold various professional qualifications relating to both property and marketing. These include the Award in Sales of Residential Property from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

I’m also a member of the UK’s largest property ombudsman scheme, operating under The Property Ombudsman (TPO).  This means you have an independent and trusted approach but most importantly, I genuinely care about the outcome. I previously trained in interior design and have always been able to see past what is in front of me and assess the potential within a home.

What are your Fees ?

  • Property Finder Services– Orientation advice, viewing multiple properties in order to select the correct one for you, negotiation, survey support, relocation advice and support, accompanied viewings, key collection and assistance relocating to the area. 1% of your buying price eg £800,000 would be £8,000.
  • Orientation Visits– 1 Day traveling around The Lake District guiding you around the areas best suited to you and your property search. £500
  • One off Viewings– If you are unable to visit the area and need a video property walk through and an opinion on the property. £500 additional viewings can be added at an extra cost.
  • Empty Property Insurance check– If your insurance specifies that your property needs to be checked once a month. £50 per check.   All prices are subject to VAT.

Gemma Dawe out and about © Steven Barber

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