Why the middle classes are turning to professional house hunters

11 July 2022

The Daily Telegraph 

A record number of home movers have enlisted a buying agent this year, but going off market is no longer exclusively for the super wealthy.

A chronic shortage of homes for sale has pushed desperate buyers into a more secretive part of the market; where public advertising is largely non-existent and well-connected buying agents are essential.

Enquiries from buying agents on behalf of purchasers have more than doubled in London since before the pandemic, according to LonRes, a property analysis firm.

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