Louise Crichton: An Experienced, Professional Buying Agent

With a degree in Estate Management and a background in commercial property I set up Louise Crichton Property Search in March 1998 after a number of years as an estate agent in prime central London, working for Savills, Douglas & Gordon, Farrar & Co and Russell Simpson. During this time I saw the problems many buyers had trying to combine hectic work schedules and busy home lives with the demands of their time consuming, and often frustrating, property searches. The buying agency sector was in its infancy at the time and I decided to seize the opportunity to try self employment and build a business on the provision of a proactive and client driven service for buyers.

In the twenty one years since then I have acted for a diverse range of domestic and international clients seeking property primarily in prime central London for owner occupation, rental investment and development. More recently demand from clients has seen my work extend to the country.

The majority of my business is based on client referrals and personal recommendations and I have acted for numerous clients on more than one occasion. I also work with select private banks, wealth management companies, accountants, solicitors and interior designers providing property search and acquisition services to some of their private clients.

In December 2018 I became a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Relocation Professionals as the representative for Property Finders. I am a full member of the Association of Residential Property Finders and am included in the Prime Movers 2019 index of Britain’s Top 50 Buying Agencies as rated by the prime property industry’s online Journal of Luxury Property, PrimeResi.com.

What is my approach?

  • My approach is first of all an attentive one, listening to your needs and taking time to understand your property requirements.
  • Whilst searching for property I am thorough and persistent with a proactive attitude, strong reporting skills and a detailed approach to price and value analysis and guidance.
  • I am professional but friendly and effective in my dealings with estate agents. I am respectful of their role though mindful of their varied tactics all of which I can deal with on your behalf.
  • An experienced negotiator I can help you keep sight of the bigger picture whilst applying know how and finesse to the finer details of any deal and negotiating the best price for you.
  • I proactively manage transactions and will seek to find solutions for you, creative ones if needed, to any problems that may arise.

What are my values?

  • Professional in all aspects of my work I take seriously the responsibility of my role and my duty of care to help my clients make significant property related decisions.
  • I am committed to providing the best level of service I can for my clients and delivering the help and results that they need and want.
  • I have a strong moral compass and I conduct myself with integrity at all times.
  • Discretion and client confidentiality are an intrinsic part of my mindset and are core values of my bespoke private client service.
  • I am empathetic and sensitive to the sometimes emotional aspects of property transactions and I look after my clients accordingly, delivering my service with professional skill but with a human touch.
  • I enjoy my work immensely and believe that this is reflected in the service I provide and the longevity of my business to date.

 

What do my clients say?...

“In all of our dealings we found Louise professional, having a great knowledge of her subject and dogged in terms of negotiating. We would have no hesitation in recommending her…”

Chelsea client

What do my clients say?...

“Louise’s determination and positivity did not diminish despite the difficulty of the search. Her drive, enthusiasm and ability to uncover opportunities were unparalleled…”

London Corporate Investment Client

What do my clients say?...

“The service provided by Louise is of such high quality I would recommend that you call her the moment you first think of buying…”

South Kensington client