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New Year, New Fee Structure at Hatchards Homefinders

As we begin 2019, we at Hatchards Homefinders have decided to reflect on the fees that we charge our clients. As a result, we have come up with a new fee structure that will appeal to new clients looking for a buying agent who will give them a fair deal. 2018 has been a mixed […]

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Another Successful search for Hatchards Homefinders

One of the most rewarding parts of being a successful search agent is a happy client at the end of a search. Read below the kind words from our latest success story: “We used Hatchards Homefinders as a home finding service as although we already lived locally and knew the area we wanted to live […]

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OnTheMarket.com – Traditional Estate Agents bite back

Monday 26th January sees the launch of OnTheMarket.com; a new online property portal that is run by Agent’s Mutual; with a membership of over 2000 national estate agents. Whilst this may appear to be simply another property website, in reality it is something a lot more intriguing. Predictions are that OntheMarket will have a big […]

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Hatchards Homefinders recommends 10 of the best fireworks Displays in Hampshire

There is nothing more quintessentially English than Guy Fawkes night and, with the celebrations fast approaching, Hatchards Homefinders recommends 10 of the best fireworks displays in Hampshire. From the 20,000 revellers that will descend upon the 56th annual Winchester Charity Bonfire Celebration to the very local festivities at Stockbridge, there is something for everyone, young […]

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Hatchards Homefinders supports The Sausage Tree Charity

Hatchards Homefinders supports The Sausage Tree, a charity founded by a good friend of ours, Lu Chignell, to give an education to children in Zambia. It is very easy for us, when looking around beautiful houses in rolling Hampshire countryside, to forget that for many a simple education is not a right but a luxury. […]

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Online Estate Agents – Is this the future of Estate Agency?

Online estate agents seem to be everywhere at the moment: on Channel 4 during the ad-breaks in Grand Designs, all over the Sunday newspaper property supplements and coming back in response to every google search. Yet they currently account for around 5% of the housing market – but are things about to change? A few […]

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The Hampshire High Life – the best houses for sale in Hampshire

I was lucky enough to enjoy a bit of the Hampshire high life the other day. A friend invited a group of local chaps for a curry evening. When I enquired where we were headed, he told me he was taking us to his favourite Indian restaurant in Cowes. Our taxi was a 40 foot, […]

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The seasons: nature and property search agents in harmony

  We are very lucky in Hampshire to spend our days as property search agents surrounded by beautiful countryside, alive with an abundance of nature’s creatures, big and small. As I sit and write, watching the housemartins that share our home in the summer months soar and dive around the garden picking off insects in […]

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Why you should use a Buying Agent in 2014

Why should you use a buying agent to find your perfect house? In fact that was the question that I asked myself when Katie & Diggy launched Hatchards Homefinders, back in 2010. I had bought and sold twice in Richmond, London during the late 1990s & early 2000s and had then been lucky enough to […]

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Don’t panic – the Golden Rule of a Hampshire Search Agent

If there was one piece of advice that we like to offer our clients in the present climate, in our roles as a Hampshire search agent, it is “don’t panic”. This is not always the easiest thing to do if you believe reports in the media but, when buying a home, it is essential that […]

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