House hunting can be a frustrating and extremely time-consuming process. You could view 40 properties (or more) before you find the one that’s right for you. Some of those properties won’t be suitable; shown to you by agents who don’t listen carefully to your requirements. And, when you finally pick your next home, you might end up paying more than you should.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Choose the House Butler by Black + Blanc and let us act as your buying agent. It’s a personal service run by experts that is designed to save you time and money.
We use our local knowledge and trade contacts to shortlist the best homes, based on your specifications. Often before they hit the open market. We accompany you during viewings and let you know how much other similar properties have sold for. Then we negotiate to secure you the best price. Simple.
The House Butler by Black + Blanc.
You know what you want. Get professional help to find it.Instruct your butler
What the Butler
- Personal consultation
- B+B property expert with in-depth local knowledge dedicated to your search
- Market research to find best homes
- Use of trade contacts to locate properties not yet on the market
- Shortlist of most suitable properties
- Zoopla and Rightmove property reports
- Fully accompanied viewings
- Market appraisal of chosen properties
- Professional offer and negotiation management
- Liaising with agents, surveyors, solicitors and mortgage providers
- Arranging removals companies and builders
- Regular updates keeping your informed throughout the process
- Expert advice and support all the way to completion
£499.00 + VAT
Plus 1% + VAT of buying price
£499.00 + VAT
Plus 10% of the saving we achieve for you, minus the upfront payment
Save Thousands With Our Personal House Butler Service!
Read what our clients have said about our House Butler service.
Ellie has been very helpful to instaure dialogue with both the seller and solicitors. We highly recommend her services.
I can highly recommend Black & Blanc - a great team! I dealt mostly with Ellie Eccleston who is a great professional negotiator managing to raise the offer price for my flat. She produced some great photos and a virtual tour. Kunal Trehan and Amelie are also recommended.
Great experience with Black+Blanc estate agents. Quick sale, close to asking price and really good communication from start to finish. Ellie Eccleston did a sterling job and helped make what is often a very stressful and challenging process, as smooth as it could be. Would definitely recommend.
Our journey from putting our house on the market and finding one we wanted to call our own after 27 years was long and arduous . We used Black & Blanc West Wickham on a recommendation , and would be more than happy to pass that recommendation on . The stand out qualities for me were that they cared , showed perseverance when times got tough , were endlessly cheerful and positive , and used teamwork really well so I never had to repeat myself if my agent wasn’t there . A special thanks to Ellie , but the rest of the team are just as good . Highly recommend .
Really positive experience with Black + Blanc. Ellie was very professional, helpful and understanding throughout in guiding us through the buying process, well informed and on hand to answer queries, as well as proactive in communicating between buyers and sellers. The cute hamper gift at the end was a lovely thoughtful touch too. Many thanks Ellie and the efficient and friendly Black & Blanc team. Highly recommend Black + Blanc!
Thank you Lucy and team for being so helpful and responsive! Absolutely recommend this company. A difficult and complicated purchase that would have been 100x worse without you going above and beyond!
Fantastic experience buying my first home through Black + Blanc. The whole buying process was smooth and I was constantly updated along the way by Lucy Henderson, who was brilliant in keeping me up to date with progress on the purchase. Very happy to have secured my flat and would definitely recommend this agency to others looking to move in and around the area.
Black+Blanc highly recommended! From the start they were happy to answer all my questions and help me find my first property. After finding the right property, they then continued to answer all my many questions, whilst chasing from their end with the solicitors, developers etc. Amelia, was fantastic and always prompt to reply to me and offer help where possible, this was especially great for me, as first time buyer.
I can't recommend Black + Blanc highly enough - we met Kapil first of all, who was engaged and well researched when talking us through the local market and the asking price we should be setting for our property.The house sold on the first day of viewings, less than a week after listing.We then worked with Amelia, who was an absolute star in helping us navigate a complicated simultaneous sale and purchase over the course of several months.Everyone I interacted with at Black + Blanc was courteous, responsive and professional - I only wish I could give them 6 stars.
Do I have to pay the estate agent?
No. The estate agent would be getting paid by their seller unless it is declared to you that as a buyer there is a buyer’s fee/ finder’s fee attached to the property.
Can you source properties that I cannot source myself?
Yes of course we can, at Black + Blanc we are in regular contact with clients looking. These include developers, individuals who wish to sell privately and not through a representative (estate agent) solicitors, distressed sales etc. We often informed of properties long before it hits the open market by estate agents, the time period before a client goes to the open market can often be between 3-6 months.
How do we get paid?
We get paid by you, the buyer, our client. We never accept fees or payments from any other party so you can be rest assured we are acting with complete honesty, transparency and integrity.
What happens if you cannot find a property for me?
It is highly unlikely that we shall not be able to find a property for you. Also, we would find it highly unlikely that you shall not be able to identify a property that you don’t like. In the rare scenario where we/you are not able to find a property, we shall retain the engagement fee of £499 + VAT. If and when we do source a property for you to purchase, we shall deduct the engagement fee from the monies saved fee of 10% + VAT of the purchase price.
How can you help me as a buy to let investor?
The Black + Blanc team and the House Butler Service provides you with an opportunity to employ professionals with over 35 years of experience in property. We will be prepared with what you shall not compromise on in your search. Identifying and articulating to us the areas you are looking to invest in and the yield you are looking to attain and leave the hard work to us.
How long will it take you to find a property for me?
This all depends on how early you instruct us as a buying agent, on average we have helped our buyers find a suitable property to purchase in 8 weeks. The chain of a purchase/sale, conveyancing procedures and client’s positions can affect the number of days and months it may take to exchange and complete.