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Buying agency


Real Estate


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Garrington are one of the longest established and high-profile independent buying agent firms in the UK. The business was originally founded and ran by TV celebrity Phil Spencer, until CEO, Jonathan Hopper, led a management-buyout in 2008. Since this time the business has grown significantly from its London roots and now offers property search and acquisition services across the UK from Scotland to Cornwall.

With over 30 team members, the firm has some of the best known and well-established buying agents in the property industry covering a broad range of client requirements including prime central London purchases, country house searches, investment acquisitions and holiday homes.

Each of the firm's buying experts live in the area they operate in and have forensic knowledge of their local markets. They all have extensive industry contacts and established track records of success.

The ethos of the company is driven by delivering quality services and exceptional results. Over the last year many of the properties acquired for clients were sourced 'off-market' or where this has not been possible, have been secured in competitive scenarios by not always being the highest bidder, but through clever negotiation.

Garrington are innovative and class leading in both how they provide client services and setting professional standards. Their CEO was the first UK buying agent to be asked to join The Property Ombudsman board of directors and was heavily involved in the creation of an industry code of conduct for residential buying agents.

During the pandemic, Garrington launched a proprietary video viewing platform for their clients, providing objective and bespoke video tours shared on a dedicated client website with personalised 'playlists' of suitable properties for a client to review. This saves time and importantly, safeguards clients' welfare by reducing the need for physical property visits.

Prior to purchasing a property and incurring transaction costs, Garrington undertake extensive due diligence on every transaction and provide each client with a comprehensive property report, highlighting all the key issues which might affect a decision to purchase a property and indeed the onward enjoyment of a home.

Garrington's client concierge team provide solutions to all the challenges associated with purchasing a property and turning a house into a home to be cherished. They support clients finding suitable suppliers and professionals including household staff, security experts, removal firms and interior designers to name but a few.

For clients wishing to acquire and hold residential property as an investment, Garrington offer an Asset Management service, which handles all aspects of day to day property management overlaid with proactive advice on enhancing returns and capital appreciation as part of a client’s portfolio review service.

With a brand heritage and track record of success spanning 25 years, the team at Garrington are dedicated to making a client's decision to acquire a property an enjoyable, safe and well informed one.

In a sector which is historically transaction focused, Garrington break industry norms by successfully fulfilling the role of trusted property advisor for their discerning clients.


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