Testimonials

We’re really proud of the wonderful feedback we receive from our clients.

“I work a lot with buying agents when serving mutual clients, but I’ve never had need to engage one myself. I knew of their benefits but could not testify first-hand; that was until earlier this year when my wife and I found the house we wanted to buy. Our position was a complex one. We didn’t know the local area very well, how to best present ourselves to the selling agents, and whether our strategy was appropriate to the local market – all through the prism of Covid uncertainty. We approached Sam and asked her to help us with the negotiations. I can confidently say that we would not have secured our dream house for the price we got it (or indeed at all) were it not for Sam’s involvement. It’s not that I was sceptical about how useful a buying agent might be, but I was cocky and probably thought I could do it myself. I am so glad I put ego to one side and relied on the expertise and diligence of Sam. She was invaluable. Our eyes on the ground and a hugely reassuring part of the process. If you are in two minds as to whether you have a need for a buying agent…don’t be, you do! Some people scrutinise the expense – I’m not sure I can fully articulate just how valuable Sam was. She kept us sane; was able to attend the property when we could not and worked alongside our solicitor on what turned out to be a protracted and intricate purchase. 10/10. If you’re planning a move west, call her.”
“Having now successfully purchased a property in the Cotswolds I can tell you from experience, do not embark upon the process without using Sam. Without Sam’s knowledge of the market, and long standing relationship with estate agents, we simply would not have had the opportunity to own the property we now call home. Sam was always on hand to guide us with her impartial advice, and translate our brief into viewings in locations that met our needs. Save yourself time, endless web browsing, money and unnecessary hassle by asking Sam to guide you through your property search. Believe me, it will be one of the best decisions you will make.”

Mr G and Miss W

“I was initially in two minds whether to employ Sam’s services as I guessed my budget was much lower than a lot of her other clients, however as this was the first house I had purchased on my own I felt that I needed some support. From the moment I met Sam I knew she was the right person to help me through this process. She presented several houses to me, some already on the market and some which hadn’t yet come to market and even carried out a few visits on her own when I was unable to attend. My brief changed along the way as my circumstances changed, and she kept abreast of all my changes. I honestly don’t know how I would have got through this without her. There were a few tricky moments with survey results and a less than helpful solicitor, however I moved into my new house just over 9 weeks after the initial viewing and I truly couldn’t see me managing this on my own. A true professional, with an invaluable knowledge of the market, the area and other businesses involved in the buying process. If and when I move again, I will most definitely call on Sam once more.”

Mrs R

“We are so pleased we asked Sam to help us with our purchase of a cottage. She first took the time to really understand what we were looking for and and her local knowledge was invaluable in identifying suitable locations. She then saved us lots of time and trouble by visiting lots of properties so we only needed to visit realistic prospects. Once we found the right cottage, she negotiated with the vendor’s agent to make sure our offer was successful and then she made sure the purchase went smoothly keeping in constant touch with all parties to ensure there were no problems along the way. Now we have the cottage, she’s been really helpful introducing us to lots of people as we fit out our new home. We are quite sure we would still be looking and getting increasingly frustrated without Sam’s help. We would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone.”

Mrs H

“With two young children in tow and our base in London we desperately needed some help in our property search both in terms of time and local expertise. Once we made the decision to work with Sam it was a huge relief and her regular updates kept us reassured we were making progress despite a challenging market. Sam was extremely prompt in viewing properties and once we had seen ‘the one’ I have no doubt that having Sam as part of our team helped us secure the house despite other competitive offers on the table. Sam ensured the process moved quickly and got us from offer to completion within 6 weeks and a move in date the week before Christmas. We are delighted with our new home and would unreservedly recommend Sam.”

Mr and Mrs M

“The way Sam approached the question of our sale in Monmouthshire and our purchase here in Oxfordshire was excellent and we were particularly impressed that she made the journey to Monmouthshire in order to see what sort of home we were likely to be looking for. Also without her help in pressing our selling agents we doubt whether the sale and purchase would have come off. Sam was very good at finding all possible properties for us to view and did not waste our time on those which would not suit and she was also very good at establishing potential pitfalls. Sam was always patient with us in an effort to achieve a good end result. We enjoyed our relationship with Sam during this process and are delighted that the contact continues.”

Sir H and L B-C

“Sam was quick to understand our demanding brief and made sure that we visited only the most suitable houses, saving us time and travel from our home overseas. We had prioritised a good location and with Sam’s help have found a charming house in a secluded part of the Cotswolds. Sam’s help did not end with the negotiations but extended to ensuring that there were no lurking problems with past planning consents and to coordinating the different parties towards a rapid exchange of contracts. At completion, she was of considerable help, collecting keys and checking that the sellers had left the house in good order. We have benefited from her initiative in introducing relevant professionals and local tradesmen who have made our move into the area much smoother than we had hoped.”

Mr and Mrs P

“My mother and I employed Sam to help us relocate mum (aged 80) from the family house of 50 years into a more practical house for her old age. As I live over 3 hours way from mum – it was really important that we use a home buyer who would keep their finger on the pulse of all the new properties coming onto the market in the area, and recce relevant ones prior to taking mum round to view them. We had very specific criteria which meant that there were few options coming onto the market that met mum’s needs. Sam made sure we didn’t lose the opportunity to be first in line for any of these options. Sam not only found mum’s new home within a few months of us working together, she kept on top of the sale and helped navigate a tricky double chain that collapsed twice. Sam was more than diligent and was an incredibly helpful sounding board at all stages of the selling and buying process. She’s extremely professional, reliable and reassuring to work with and both mum and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home search agent. “

Miss F

“With impressive tenacity and energy, mixed in with a sensitive and understanding light touch, Sam Scott-White steered us through the demanding hurdles of our Cotswolds purchase. Without her expertise, the purchase might have not have succeeded, and would certainly have proved more costly, stressful and difficult.”

Mr and Mrs C