A former sales agent has launched a new buying agency specialising in helping first-time buyers find homes in London.
Rebecca Stott says it will be the capital’s first independent property finding agency that solely specialises in first-time buyers.
Stott was previously sales manager at Haus, following five years at Foxtons.
She is calling her new business FoundIt London.
She will be offering two packages, full service and advisory.
The former offers a full service from property sourcing, research, advice, due diligence and managing the entire purchase.
The advisory package will shortlist the best properties she has found, their pros and cons, and giving area and comparables information.
Stott says her services will cost a fraction of what property finding services traditionally charge.
Her business will cover the whole of London plus north-east Surrey.
She said: “During my time as an estate agent, I became acutely aware of the anxiety and distress imposed on first-time buyers, most often struggling to find the time to find something suitable, let alone view properties.
“Friends and family would also tell me endless tales of their struggles and frustration, with estate agents throwing anything and everything at them when all they wanted was advice on where best to buy and the maximum they should pay.
“It’s not just wealthy buyers who need help. I spotted a gap in the market to make this process fun and not a gamble for first-time buyers.”