Network Insight: Buying Agent, James

James, 34, is a member of James & James - the property search network. He is leading buying agent operating in the North East of England. James primarily acts for private clients and company employees looking to buy or rent property.

What areas do you cover?

The company operates throughout the North East of England, in geographical terms we are based in Newcastle upon Tyne – North to Scottish Borders / South to Teesside / West to Carlisle and East to the Coast.

Why did you become a buying agent?

I have always had an interest and passion for property and prior to becoming a buying agent, I worked as a traditional estate agent for a number of years. Whilst doing this, I was always getting asked by friends if I could assist with their property purchase of which I always said yes – I then decided that there was a market for me to pursue and this was the career path that I wanted to follow and have never looked back. I really enjoy the challenge of understanding a client’s requirements and using my knowledge and experience to make the deal happen.

What makes a great buying agent?

I think there are a number of key components that make a great buying agent and these would be:

• Understand the requirements and brief of the client.

• Be proactive, professional, dedicated and honest.

• Manage expectations and communicate regularly with all parties involved.

• Leave no stone unturned and see manage the transaction through to completion.

What do you love about your job?

I love the variety of work involved as a buying agent, we have clients looking for property across all price ranges in different areas in the North East region. I really enjoy the interaction with clients, a lot of trust and responsibility is placed on your shoulders to deliver for them and I take great pride and satisfaction in delivering an exceptional service.

James would be pleased to discuss and provide complimentary professional advice for your property search. To arrange a no obligation meeting with James please contact the property search network team on +44 (0)20 8720 6909.