The following is our press release which has been published today 05/11/15 in BDaily Business News, Harrogate Informer and Harrogate Newsdesk and we appreciate the coverage and work from all involved.
A former risk management and insurance professional who swapped an idyllic beachfront residence in New Zealand for a new home in Harrogate has launched an alternative property agency to help other people find their perfect house.
Sheree Foy’s new business Source Harrogate is a property finding and buying agency that matches a buyer’s criteria with homes in the Harrogate district, even if the properties are not currently on the market.
Sheree has bought and sold real estate many times as her and her husband’s careers took them around England, Scotland and New Zealand. She finally returned to Yorkshire three years ago, choosing to settle in Harrogate.
“After lots of viewings I still hadn’t found the right home for our family,” said Sheree, who is a licensed estate agent and a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman.
“That’s when I decided to look at properties that weren’t on the market.”
Sheree contacted 40 homeowners and ultimately bought one of those homes.
“Going through the process myself inspired me to set up a type of home buying service that is relatively uncommon in the UK to help other people who want to live in this beautiful town but can’t find a house that’s right for them.”
Before moving to New Zealand Sheree led a specialist unit for insurer General Accidents’ international broker business for Yorkshire and the North East. She obtained due diligence experience in Germany and led a strategic review and risk management project in the UK.
She said her project management skills had helped her tackle her own home searches in New Zealand and the UK from a strategic perspective.
“In Harrogate buyers dramatically outnumber sellers and many homes never even make the open market,” she said.
“By working exclusively for the buyer I can provide a focused search to find that house or apartment that is most suited to their needs, wants and lifestyle, regardless of whether or not it is currently on the market”
Sheree works with Harrogate’s estate agents and other property professionals to help provide the best outcome for clients.
“I believe Source Harrogate will be a useful and practical addition to the town’s property services and I am looking forward to being part of Harrogate’s dynamic and thriving business community,” she said.