Live Beside The Sea Testimonials

We moved down to Cornwall over 2 years ago having sold up out of county with the plan of retiring here. We moved into rented and had substantial cash in the bank and thought it would be easy to find our dream home. Two years later having viewed 46 houses we were no further forward, so friends suggested we call in professional help and they recommended Jayne.

Jayne spent 2 hours with us going through all the properties we had considered and why we had dismissed them and she was a breath of fresh air! We knew we were in safe hands and it felt like a big black cloud had been lifted.

Jayne spent 4 weeks looking at houses on our behalf and within 5 weeks we had viewed only 4 houses and had an offer accepted on something we wouldn’t have even considered by ourselves.

We moved in a few weeks ago and can now relax and enjoy our retirement!

I found Jayne at Live Beside The Sea one of my key players in achieving what only some people dream of, but I did ( with her help, of course).

I was suddenly widowed with two young girls and I needed to make a change for many reason in our lives. After researching I came across Jayne. I spoke with Jayne with a brief as to what my family were looking for and and what were our needs. Living some 350 miles away I was unable to pop to Cornwall and start doing all the investigations myself. I needed someone with their ear to the ground and would understand our hit list of requirements if possible. Jayne did what she said on the tin. She viewed property after we discussed over the phone and agreed which ones for her to view, she reported back very thoroughly. I then came down and viewed two houses and offered on the second, and 3 months later I had keys to a new life.

Jayne helped from the start of this journey, and along the way where I could not be around. Jayne was the professional contact with local Knowledge and understanding of my families needs. Jayne and her service which she provided us, yes was an extra cost in the moving budget but, I have absolutely no doubt it was a very important part of the plan to ensure we achieved what we set out to do. For my family I did not have the time or money to make an error and her compassion and performance was worth everything for us to get it right first time. With out any question Jayne was a key player and not only did we find a new life but our first Cornish friend to welcome us.

Jayne was patient in understanding our giant search criteria and wish list for a property that we both loved as well as finding us something that would bring us a good income.

Jayne led us to view a property we would not have otherwise considered as it was over our budget. But her knowledge of this property’s history and her contacts within the industry meant she was able to secure our offer at well under the advertised ‘offers over’ price and on our budget. We are so looking forward to spending our time living right beside the sea!

When we decided to move to Cornwall we wanted to use a property search agent because, living about 250 miles away, we couldn’t afford to spend a lot of time viewing properties that looked good online but turned out to be completely unsuitable.

We chose Live Beside The Sea because they were offering local market knowledge and the expertise we wanted as well as skills and experience of property development and interior design to help us realise the potential in the houses we would be seeing.

We realized what we really needed was someone we could trust to look round all the possible properties for us and tell us what the perfect shortlist was so we could blitz it in one visit.

An internet search took us to Jayne and her company Live Beside the Sea and after talking to Jayne over the phone, we decided to take the plunge and get them to search for us.

We can honestly say that if we had not found Jayne, we would not have found our perfect home so quickly and it would have been unlikely that we would have discovered such a perfect location!

Local knowledge is paramount when you are buying in a county that you don’t know that well, and Jayne managed to dissuade us from areas that in retrospect would have been totally unsuitable for our needs. We are actually purchasing a property that wasn’t even on the market – without her we would have never known of it’s existence!

I first met Jayne when she had her own Estate Agency business in Falmouth in the nineties. My parents had instructed her to sell their home and help them find a new and final property in Cornwall.

I was very impressed by Jayne’s professionalism, honesty and passion to provide an excellent bespoke service.

I was a young teenager at the time, and she was my role model from that day on!

Can’t recommend Jayne highly enough, everybody that’s thinking of moving house or business needs her!

Jayne was terrific! We were moving back to the UK from America after 40 years and had chosen Cornwall. We had always wanted to “live beside the sea” and had a very demanding wish list. Jayne was extremely patient and tactful in gently steering us towards a more realistic assessment of budget v options. After a couple of months Jayne came up with a house outside our search area but which sang to us! Jayne negotiated successfully for us and we are now packing to move.

We’d never heard the term “search agent” before, but Live Beside The Sea had all the local knowledge and commitment to us as purchasers we could have hoped for. Jayne was always responsive, friendly and supportive.

Jayne’s vast experience in the property market in Cornwall made her an obvious choice to co-ordinate the accommodation for the Finn Nationals and Finn Gold Cup in May 2012, two events that attracted entries and the media from all over the world.

Moving from Berkshire to Cornwall was a daunting prospect due to the distances involved. Jayne helped us by finding and viewing properties matching our criteria thereby helping us create a shortlist.

As we were retiring she made sure that we were moving to somewhere with a real community and not just a holiday area. It was very difficult for Jayne as we already lived in a lovely house but she persevered and found a suitable property.