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Making the move to a smaller property and saying “goodbye” to your adored family home is a huge and often difficult decision to take. However, downsizing to a better suited property could save you money and stress, freeing up valuable funds and precious time to spend with your family and friends.


Otters Home Search is an independent property buying agency matching clients with their ideal property at key stages in their lives. We have over 40 years’ professional experience as chartered surveyors and 20 years of local property knowledge; we undertake the searching, purchasing and removals process for you, managing your whole downsizing journey to eliminate the stress, pain, and arduous tasks. You can relax and wait for the prospective properties to come to you.

Is Downsizing the Right Move for You?

  • Would you like to have more time to spend with your family and friends?

  • Would you like to release equity to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle?

  • Are you worried about not being able to move easily about your current home if your health deteriorates?

  • Would you like to reduce your household overheads?

  • Is the garden too much to manage for you on your own?

  • Would you like to do less housework?


If you’ve answered “yes” to one of these questions, please get in touch with us so we can discuss how we can help you downsize easily and free up valuable time and funds/help you enjoy a fuller, more comfortable retirement.

Your Search Starts Here

There are so many aspects to a property that make it a home. Otters Home Search will meet with you to uncover what features are essential in your new home. From the perfect location to the style of architecture, the size of garden to the number of bedrooms, from accessible bathrooms to a dining room large enough to seat all the family, and great transport links so you can easily meet your friends, we will ascertain your every requirement so we can find the best property to match your needs.

Finding ‘The One’

Once we have met with you and discussed your needs, we will set about finding the perfect property match. Our years of professional experience in the industry give us access to a network of agents that can uncover for you unlisted property options that are yet to come to market. We will save you dealing with multiple estate agents and trawling a multitude of property search websites; we are your searching agents and will do the leg work for you to find ‘the one’.

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Managing the Process

Otters Home Search is fully informed of the local property market and will provide you with a qualified opinion regarding the value of your new home. Combining this with our research on your selected property, the local communities, the amenities, and the vendor we place you in the strongest position to have your first offer accepted and to progress your purchase swiftly. 


We have a network of qualified and experienced professionals upon whom we rely for the subsequent stages of the property purchase. From mortgage brokers to surveyors, antiques dealers to removals firms, adaptive living specialists to gardeners, we have someone who fits the role perfectly during each stage of the purchase process. 

Otters Home Search will undertake all negotiations and manage these stages for you acting as your single point of contact, taking the helm and navigating the team to make sure no one is working in silo and that we all pull together to get your purchase over the line, the move complete, and you settled and comfy in your new home. We want to ensure that this important life-stage change is as stressless and speedy as possible, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy life.

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