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Strategic property sourcing
Strategic property sourcing has been the key to the continued success of property investors across the United Kingdom for decades. Whilst the property market remains lucrative and fast-growing, an investor’s choice of asset is still a highly influential factor in the success of their individual investment or portfolio – often making the difference between a moderate and significant return on investment.
Serving Investors Nationwide
Property Sourcing Service Benefits
Distinction Wealth’s property sourcing service combines the expertise of experienced investors and property professionals to quickly source a range of high-potential properties in line with the precise requirements of our clients.
Distinction Wealth’s trusted consultants have extensive experience in property investment, helping ensure their ability to consistently compile well-matched listings for clients across a wide variety of criteria.
Distinction Wealth are proud to deliver each of our property investment services on a bespoke basis – meaning our property sourcing strategies are moulded to the needs of our investors.
Our carefully curated network within the property and real estate industries allows our consultants to source high potential property unavailable on public markets at the best possible price.
We understand that passive income sources should never become a full-time occupation. Our property experts take pride in managing every aspect of the sourcing and sales process where desired, delivering a ‘hands-free’ service.
Property is generally considered to be the strongest class asset. With a higher percentage of the market opting to rent privately than ever before, and demand for housing far outweighing current supply, property often proves to be exceedingly secure investments.
Distinction Wealth’s property sourcing service aims to discover and secure properties best matched to the objectives of our clients in a highly efficient manner, saving them valuable time, and money.
Property is a long-established ‘safe’ investment choice – having proven itself to be both a financially rewarding, and relatively stable option for investors of all calibres. Unlike more volatile or inconsistent investment options such as stocks and shares, property, when chosen and managed effectively, is able to produce a consistent income – with the market appearing to be set for strong growth in the coming decade.
Though trends may be subject to change, it is important to consider that homes are an essential commodity, and will always be in demand, with increasing percentages of the UK’s population opting to rent.
Despite property’s status as the strongest asset class, many potential investors simply do not have the time to undergo the process required to find and secure high-quality property. Sourcing services offer an effective solution to this issue, employing the expertise of experienced industry specialists to manage every aspect of the initial investment process.
Working to balance efficiency and optimal investment, Distinction Wealth’s sourcing specialists compile bespoke selections of a wide variety of property types tailored to the precise requirements of our individual clients – saving their valuable time and helping ensure the success of their portfolio.
Distinction Wealth’s experienced investors understand that security is paramount to a successful portfolio. With us, each investment is completely secure – no trap doors, no tricks.
We pride ourselves on offering complete transparency to each of our clients throughout the investment process, allowing for changes to be made at any point, as and when requested.
Working on a bespoke basis with a select group of clients allows our experts to deliver a more personalised level of service, allowing for accurate insight into all elements of a portfolio.
Our experts strive to know every fine detail before committing to any investment decision, allowing them to fully assess all available options, and make impactful moves that help ensure a high return.
To further discuss your property investment goals and requirements, or, to explore ways in which we can work together, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Property Investment Services
Discover Distinction Wealth’s core range of property investment services – designed and delivered by experienced industry experts to ensure optimal results. Offered on a bespoke basis to all clients, our services aim to allow for a ‘hands-free’ investment experience where preferred, helping ensure the best possible decisions are made with regard to your portfolio and individual goals, whilst minimising your workload.
Property Investment Process
Our property investment and development experts are proud to offer a free consultation service, during which they’ll advise on the most suitable investment package or service for your goals, requirements, and limitations.
After establishing your chosen property service and receiving an initial payment, your allocated Distinction Wealth consultant will undertake all work necessary to source and obtain relevant opportunities with high return potential.
Our dedicated team will work on your behalf to ensure every aspect of your investment functions smoothly, allowing you to reap the benefits of your successful investment with minimal stress.
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Property Sourcing FAQs
What is property sourcing?
Property sourcing is the process of finding high-yield property deals, negotiating the best prices and packaging them, ready to be sold to a property investor. Property deals typically consist of a pre-negotiated and signed offer with a vendor for the property to be sold at the agreed price. This property deal can be packaged up with other services that include the sales chasing, liaising back and forth with the seller, instructing a power team of solicitors, mortgage brokers and lettings agents to bring the deal to completion.
A property sourcer acts as the middleman between the property investor and the seller, smoothing the deal out and adding value for both parties. Hiring a property sourcing company offers the investor a hands-off experience and allows them to save a lot of time, which they can utilise in other ways, such as thinking about ways to grow their portfolio. Having a middleman who finds the best property deals for you gives you flexibility, access to local contacts and allows you to benefit from their experience and knowledge of the industry.
How do you source property deals in the UK?
There are many ways to source property deals in the UK. For those trying to grow and scale their property investment business, hiring a property sourcing specialist who finds great deals, negotiates attractive offers with the vendor and sees the process through to completion, may be the most effective way to source deals. If however, you’d prefer to find property deals on your own, you can leverage the following strategies:
Look for Property Auctions in Your Local Area
Auctions can offer a wide variety of deals - from development properties, through to land sites or ready-to-go tenanted properties.
Consider Property Crowdfunding
This relatively new method of investing into property can be a great way to start investing in property fast and with a smaller pot of money. It offers returns in weeks rather than months and helps to build a diversified portfolio.
Invest in Repossessed Property
When a mortgage company repossesses a property they have to sell it within a set timeframe. This gives a great opportunity to property investors to purchase the property at a great price as the repossessor will be motivated to sell the property as soon as possible.
With each and every one of those property sourcing strategies, there are advantages and disadvantages. It is essential that you research them all and consider the potential risks.
How does deal sourcing work?
Property deal sourcing is the activity of looking for attractive property deals, negotiating the best prices with the vendor and putting it all together into a service package that takes the property investment deal from start to finish, offering the investor a complete hands-off experience. Property sourcers make a living of delivering these deals to property investors for a fee.
Typically, the property sourcing company requires the investor to pay a deposit of approximately £500 - £1,000 to ensure the buyer is going to go ahead with the project. Depending on the property you are looking to buy, the timing and the amount of the required deposit may differ. It is important to be aware of the terms and conditions of the contract and know how your deposit is going to be protected - whether it’s going to be held by a third party or the property sourcing company itself. Once your property sourcer finds you the most lucrative property deal, they will take care of the sales chasing, liaising back and forth with the seller, instructing a power team of solicitors, mortgage brokers and lettings agents to bring the deal to completion.
The total fee you’ll need to pay for property sourcing depends on the type of property you’re purchasing, the amount of experience the property sourcer has and the amount of work they will need to put into bringing your deal to completion.
What is considered a distressed property?
A distressed property is a piece of real estate that is under foreclosure, already owned by a mortgage company or owned by someone who is no longer willing to make mortgage repayments, due to a divorce or bereavement. Therefore, the term ‘distressed’ does not necessarily refer to the state of the property but to the circumstances of the owner that make them more motivated to sell the property fast. Because of the urgency of the situation it is likely that the property will sell below its market value, making it a good opportunity for property investors, especially those specialising in ‘flipping’ properties. At the same time, distressed properties may require more cash funds as some need a large amount of work before they are made livable again. Most banks are unwilling to lend money for refurbishments so this cost often falls on the buyer.
How do you source below market value property?
Below market properties are ones that are sold at a lower price than it has been valued at by a real estate valuer based on similar properties in the area, the level of demand, scarcity and transferability. Sourcing a property that may be bought below its market value is usually possible when the seller is a so-called distressed seller - highly motivated to sell due to circumstances, such as end of marriage, bereavement or financial difficulties. Looking for such sellers and buying a property below the market value may seem as an attractive investment but it should not be done without due diligence. Distressed properties that require a lot of work, are in an area without any substantial rental demand or have no cash-flow potential may not generate the ROI you wished for.
Quality property sourcing service
Distinction Wealth boasts an unrivalled reputation for the consistent provision of significant returns, and high levels of client satisfaction. Read about our client’s investment experiences with us below:
If you are looking to invest in property it’s best to have a competent property specialists that can help you out achieve your financial freedom; this is Distinction Wealth
The team at Distinction Wealth are driven individuals and educated ones too. Their knowledge of property is excellent, in particular which strategies are best utilised to get maximum benefit for their clients. I enjoyed working alongside Distinction Wealth and would happily work again with them in the future.
Distinction Wealth are experts in their field and have offered up some great advice on ventures we were looking to pursue. I would strongly recommend to connect with Distinction Wealth and utilise their wealth of knowledge and experience.