The best buying agents for prime London property - Spear's Magazine

The best buying agents for prime London property

The best buying agents for prime London property

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best buying agents for prime London property. The list features our Top Ten, Top Recommended and Recommended agents

For high-net-worth individuals in search of prime residential property, it’s important to have an expert in your corner, protecting your interests. That’s what a buying agent does.

A principled, expert buying agent will not only negotiate the best possible price on your behalf, they will also ease the administrative burden of the deal process and smooth the path to completion.

A well-connected buying agent can also source properties that are not publicly listed as being for sale. One with initiative may even be able to acquire a property whose current owner has no pre-existing intention to sell, all while maintaining an appropriate level of discretion.

So, when it comes to prime central London (PCL) property, the right buying agent is worth their weight in gold.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service-providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The London buying agents featured in the 2021 edition of the Spear’s Property Advisers Index are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking, ‘focus’, and, where possible, their self-reported career deals and average deal size.

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)

RankingNameFirm nameCareer deals (£) Average deal sizeFocus
    Top TenRobert BaileyRobert Bailey Property£5-30 millionDiscreet deals
Top TenCamilla DellBlack Brick£1 billion£3-20 millionDefending buyers
Top TenJo EcclesEccordPrime central London
Top TenNathalie HirstNathalie Hirst£2-100 millionAn ‘exemplary service’
Top TenGuy MeacockPrime Purchase£450 million£2-10 millionPrime central London
Top TenRichard & Sophie RogersonRFR£10-15 millionSuper prime London
Top TenRoarie ScarisbrickProperty VisionPrime acquisitions
Top TenAlex StroudStroud and Fuller£3-8 millionPied-à-terres
Top TenCaroline TaklaThe CollectionPrime central London
Top TenEd TryonLichfields£856 million£8 millionHigh-value new builds
Top RecommendedHannah AykroydAykroyd & CoPersonalised buying
Top RecommendedJames DaviesGLP Fine PropertiesOff-market acquisitions
Top RecommendedPhilip EastwoodThe Buying SolutionPrime and super-prime properties
Top RecommendedSaul EmpsonHaringtons£2 billion£5 millionThe ‘golden rectangle’
Top RecommendedSimon GarciaQuintessentially EstatesForeign buyers
Top RecommendedNaomi HeatonLondon Central PortfolioBuying and investment
Top RecommendedGiuliana La Pera DaviesGLP Fine PropertiesOff-market acquisitions
Top RecommendedDominic Spencer-ChurchillDS Churchill£650 million£5 millionBoutique service
Top RecommendedAndrew WeirLondon Central Portfolio£10 billion£1-15 millionSuperior market access
RecommendedDewey AtkinsLake & CoAcquisition, residential and investment
RecommendedAmanda BastinAmanda Bastin PropertyBuying and renting
RecommendedGeorgia CarrickLondon Land ManagementAcquisition
RecommendedThea CarrollThea Carroll Property ConsultancyAdvising and acquiring
RecommendedDelphine ColomboColombo Hirst£1-15 millionLocal knowledge
RecommendedNick DawsonGarringtonUnique London homes
RecommendedPatrick DoughertyIvar London£85 million£2-10 millionLondon
RecommendedNicholas FinnGarringtonPrime London homes
RecommendedJohnny FullerStroud and Fuller£7-8 millionLondon knowledge
RecommendedCaspar Harvard-WallsBlack Brick£269 million£6.6 millionHomes and investments
RecommendedLucie HirstColombo Hirst£1-15 millionPrime central London
RecommendedChris JonesWarnerheath£1-40 millionIndependent buying advice
RecommendedTom KainBlack Brick£139 million£2.3 millionTransparent transactions
RecommendedTracy KellettBDI Home Finders£90 million£1.5mLondon and Home Counties
RecommendedClarissa LeggThe London Resolution£1-20 millionBespoke aquisition
RecommendedDominic LeiversLondon Land Management Property investments
RecommendedCaroline LevyRobert Bailey Property£3-30 millionHolistic help
RecommendedJustin MasonJustin Mason Valuation Consultancy£5 billion£5-15 millionValuation
RecommendedJessica ParkinsonRose Capital Property ConsultancyLondon and the Home Counties
RecommendedHenry SherwoodThe Buying Agents£2.6 billion£1-25 millionSearch, acquisition, refurbishment
RecommendedFraser SlaterLudgrove Property£100 million£4 millionResearch-driven opportunities
RecommendedJohnny TurnbullTurnbull Property AcquisitionIndependent buying advice
RecommendedRoss WardPeredsLondon, UK, international
RecommendedJohn WatersRobert Bailey Property£5-30 millionOff-market properties
RecommendedWill WatsonThe Buying Solution£1 billion£8-15 millionPrime residential

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