The first question we hear from people moving to London or even within London is: Where do I begin?
The real estate system in the UK is different than that in the US. There are no multiple listings advertisements for rentals or sales. Many times, American expatriates are interested in living in popular areas shared by other Americans, but may not always know which neighbourhoods suit their families best. As a result, searching for a home or apartment to meet your needs can be confusing, frustrating and time-consuming. Let Jean Oddy & Company simplify your search and make the most of your time in London. This is how we work:
Step 1: Contact us
We will discuss your needs over the phone and set up an appointment to meet with you in person. We will ask you about how much space you desire and your needs for access to schools and transportation. We specialise in properties of all kinds and have access to a wide variety of homes and apartments in quality neighbourhoods across London covering the whole market.
Step 2: The Property Search
We will source the properties that best meet your needs and requirements and arrange for you to view them. Working within your schedule, we will arrange as much time as necessary to view the suitable properties on the market. We schedule all the appointments, meet with the landlords and agents and tour the properties with you. You simply make the final decision! We can even help you find short-term temporary housing while you search for more permanent rental property.
Step 3: The Paperwork
Once you have chosen a suitable property we help you put the offer forward, supervise the paperwork and are on hand to answer any questions you have as the paperwork is completed and you prepare to move in.
Step 4: Making a Home
Once you are established in your new home, we remain a resource to you throughout your stay. We are always available to you for questions and concerns, helping to recommend local delivery services, medical resources, shops, car services, and any other service you might need to help make your transition and easy one. We are more than simply real estate agents – we are your first and best contact in your relocation process.
Step 5: Finding Another Home
If you are an existing renter in London or for whatever reason want to find another home; perhaps your company housing budget has gone up or down, we are always on hand to help find another suitable home and can offer exactly the same service as we do for people coming over for the first time. Even if you are in rented accommodation and are thinking of buying, we would be delighted to find you the right home, matching your requirements and price point. We have an extensive list of preferred contacts, with whom we have been working with for many years, such as lawyers, surveyors and finance providers who, if you wish can represent you from the initial offer until completion so you are covered comprehensively.