Why use Live Beside The Sea, to find your home in Cornwall?
We spend a lot of time getting to know our clients really well as they will be buying into a lifestyle, not just bricks and mortar. Live Beside the Sea can advise on the best locations for your desired lifestyle, help find the perfect schools for your children, and advise on where the most vibrant towns and the best beaches are. If you are retiring and crave peace and quiet, we know of the unspoilt parts of the county where you can relax and enjoy your twilight years.
Once you have made the decision to work with Live Beside the Sea, then you can relax and leave all the hard work to us. No more spending your evenings trawling through the property portals and no more wasted viewing trips down to Cornwall that often end up in disappointment.
We research the market thoroughly, via the internet, talking to the estate agents and generally sorting the wheat from the chaff. We also have many contacts throughout the county, including networking and other property professionals so word gets out that we are on the hunt! We also put discreet alerts out on social media on your behalf.
Then the excitement begins as we trawl the county leaving no stone unturned, viewing potential properties on your behalf. You will receive a comprehensive viewing report on each house visited which will include the information about the actual property, the gardens and the location. We highlight any negatives as well as all the good stuff with your remit in mind.
The really special homes will be filmed, so you will have a property video report of your potential new home including the location. This will enable you to make an informed decision before jumping in your car and making a trip down to Cornwall.
Your perfect home has been found, what happens next?
Once you have fallen in love and can see yourself living in your chosen home, we will negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you are paying the right price in that given market. We will bargain hard on your behalf, however, be warned that if there is serious competition and you love that house, we will advise you if you need to pay the full asking price to secure it.
Your offer will be made on the understanding that the house is taken off the market and that all advertising such as property portals, websites and for sale boards are marked as sale agreed. We ask that the agent and the vendor do not treat with any other parties to give you a fair chance to complete the buying process.
We can recommend property professionals such as solicitors, surveyors and architects plus any trades people that you may need once you have completed. Also, removal companies and utility companies to help your transition run smoothly. We can arrange for cleaners to do a deep clean before you arrive, and gardeners to ensure your new home is looking its best upon your arrival.
Is this goodbye?
Most certainly not!
After the initial flurry of excitement, the process of the actual purchase begins, which can be a frustrating time. We liaise with the solicitors and the estate agents to offer our help if needed to speed up the process. It is what it is, so patience and hand holding is the order of the day! Problems can arise from the survey or the searches, but we are here to help and advise every step of the way.
If you are travelling from afar, we can arrange to pick up the keys from the estate agents or solicitors and meet you at the property or any convenient place to suit you. Jayne herself always pops by on the day you are moving in to welcome you to Cornwall and your new home with a house warming gift. Even after you have moved in to your new home, it is still not goodbye as we are always available with advice and recommendations long after you have un-packed.
Don’t need the full service?
Have you spotted a couple of houses on the internet that might suit you, but are too far away to make a trip down?
Do get in touch to find out more about our one-off viewing service which includes a full property report.
Don’t know Cornwall?
If you are not sure where you want to live in Cornwall, we can offer bespoke orientation tours to see what locations resonate with you.
This may also be useful; if you have a job interview for instance, and need to check out the area before making a decision.
For our full service, we charge a retainer fee of £1,000 which secures our time and dedication to find your perfect home. Our finder’s fee of 1% becomes payable when you purchase your new home. There is a minimum finder’s fee of £5,000.
We also offer a ‘one off’ viewing service with a comprehensive viewing report if the full service is not required. For those wanting to move down who don’t know the county at all, we can offer you a bespoke orientation tour of the county.
Please get in touch to discuss the charges for these services.
Property development & design
We can help turn your house into the ideal home for you.
We are able to do put together a team of professionals that will be able to carry out the project management, construction, and interior decoration of your property if requested.
They will listen to you, share ideas and advise you on the functionality, layout, finishing and style, to make your house into your ideal home.
Every project regardless of its size will be considered. Simply contact us to discuss.