we are passionate about Property
Helen qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and for many years was a Partner with Knight Frank in London.
She grew up in the Weald of Kent and after living in South London moved back to Kent 18 years ago and set up Property Turner 12 years ago. She has 3 children and a new puppy and has hands-on experience in both the public and private sectors of education in the area. She loves people and has an extensive network of friends and contacts from whom she regularly hears about properties before they come to open market. She loves Kent and is passionate that it works as a place to live with pretty countryside, excellent state and private school options, reasonable house prices and a good commute into London.
When not working Helen can be found walking in the countryside, trying to grow vegetables in her garden or having coffee and a chat in one of the many farmshops in the area with her friends.
Rachel joins us from Jackson-Stops where she has worked for seven years. Rachel also grew up locally and after a career in Publishing Special Sales and Marketing for Reed International, has been based in Kent since 1997 having moved back from London. Family ties and contacts within the region run deep which gives her an exceptional knowledge of the local area. With an eye for what makes a home and for whom it would best suit, she has a knack in matching supply with demand.
We use all our contacts and methods at our disposal to find suitable properties.
We aim to pre-view all suitable properties and accompany you on your shortlist.
We are often brought in when clients have identified a property and are stuck. We advise at any stage of the buying process and can provide a bespoke service depending on client need.
Finding and negotiating a well-located property that fits your needs can be a time-consuming and stressful process. We act for buyers moving to the area as well as local people who find the process overwhelming. We communicate very regularly with our clients and our aim is to find the best possible home at the best possible price.
We Are Here To Help You
Property Turner are a team of professional property search agents dedicated to finding your perfect home in Kent and East Sussex. We all know the area very well and have an excellent grasp of the schools, both state and private. We are advocates of both sectors appreciating that specific schools appeal to different children.
At Property Turner we recognise the key factors that make a family home work, including distance to station, school run times, access to amenities, large family kitchens, gardens and road noise etc.
We understand the thought of a move can seem particularly overwhelming after living in a beloved property for many years. We can assist and guide you offering a professional and friendly hand to steer you through the process, enabling you to make informed decisions at every stage from instructing an agent to securing your next home.
With over 30 years' experience in property, we are well placed to offer impartial advice on all aspects of property consultancy.
Rentals: £300 upfront non refundable fee to commence a search and then a fee of 1 months rent.
Acquisitions: £600 upfront non refundable fee to commence a search then a further fee based on 1.5% of the purchase price.
We meet with you to get a full understanding of the type of property you are searching for in Kent and East Sussex.
We listen, We get your exact requirements for your perfect home and we advise you of the best areas to fit in with your requirements. We will include all aspects of your wish list to encompass budget, proximity to local amenities, schools, size, condition, and location.
Our experienced homefinder team will get to work on your detailed brief using our extensive local knowledge and wide network of contacts within the housing market, estate agents and private sellers. Having found a list of suitable properties in your chosen area that meet your requirements, we will pre-view all suitable properties on your behalf.
At your convenience, we arrange for you to see the shortlisted properties, accompanying you on all visits and ensuring you don't waste valuable time.
Once you have chosen your ideal property we will handle the negotiation process for you with the aim of getting the best possible price.
Property Turner act on your behalf until completion, making sure that you take ownership of your new home with the minimum of stress.
We liaise with all parties involved, be it estate agents, surveyors or lawyers to ensure that the buying process moves as efficiently as possible right up to completion.
— Property Turner - Kent and East Sussex Home Finders —
We have many delighted clients and affiliates and by requesting customer feedback, we are able to constantly monitor our customer service levels and maintain the high standards we aspire to and are known for.
"If you are looking to buy a property in Kent, then Helen is your secret weapon. A consummate professional; well connected; razor sharp; she tackled our project as if it were her own. Hire her, you won't regret it."
"Helen Turner of Property Turner made a major life change into a comparatively stress-free experience. They found me a lovely house that suited us entirely, in a tight time frame, even when we had very specific location and budget requirements. They went beyond the call of duty to help me and my family feel welcome and confident about moving to Kent. I quite simply couldn't have done it without them!"
Having had a very frustrating 6 months searching hard myself, Helen introduced me to my dream house before it came to the open market and I was able to buy it quickly without anyone else getting a look in. Helen's local knowledge and contacts proved invaluable.
"My wife and I had been renting in the area for 18 months and felt that we weren't getting anywhere with purchasing a house. We were both very busy and and have a young family and house hunting just wasn't taking priority. Also, we weren't clear on what we actually wanted. We instructed Property Turner and the whole house search went up several gears. Helen was excellent, she focussed our minds and accompanied us on viewings so that we could give her feedback on what we wanted. As well as looking at all the stock that was on the open market, through Helen's contacts we looked at two suitable properties that were not the open market and indeed we have purchased one of them. We are thrilled with our purchase, which is a house we both love, and which never went on the internet. We were the first through the door and no one else even got an opportunity to view. We couldn't have done this without Property Turner. Thank you Helen!"
"We had been agonising over a move out of London with our three young children for years. It was only after we met Helen that we made real progress. Her knowledge and experience, both as a professional and as a parent, and her work to understand us as a family, was critical in narrowing down our search. She made the most of our time together, helping us to understand the vagaries of the Sevenoaks property market, and what trade-offs there were for different choices. We are now making the move to a beautiful family home, full of confidence that it is the right house and area for us. She also helped us to negotiate a difficult sale process which no doubt would have been far more turbulent (and expensive) without her assistance and advice. The value of her work was, without doubt, greater than her fee. We are more than happy to recommend her and Property Turner to anyone looking to make a similar move."
"We were totally new to the Sevenoaks area when we decided to move here from abroad, and felt out of our depth when starting to search for a property in the local market. Having decided to work with Helen in the quest of finding a property prior to moving here, I found her very direct and clear in her approach, and extremely knowledgeable about the local area. Dealing with her and Catherine from abroad, I found them both to be very responsive, as they took time to gain insight into our requirements, and they were very thorough in combing through the local properties on offer, and gave us valuable guidance as to which areas to avoid and which areas to focus on. Working closely with them gave us the reassurance we needed that we were exploring all possibilities, and in a relatively short time we found a property that turned out to be ideal for us. I would highly recommend using Property Turner."
"We knew we wanted the boys to go to Marlborough House School and we knew that we didnt want to sell our London property just yet so we decided to rent in the area. Helen at Property Turner made the move happen. She was on the ground and so able to look at all possibilities in quite a fast moving market. She showed us a number of options and we finally settled on a property that had not yet hit the internet but Helen knew was right for us and so encouraged us to come and see it the next day. We did and we are very happy here. Thank you Property Turner."
"Helen was incredibly helpful in helping me refine my needs, and in finding me a perfect new house. Her knowledge of the local area - including the pubs, restaurants and social aspects of the various towns and villages in the Weald is amazing, and re-orientated my thoughts about the ideal place to be, for which I am very grateful. She was always straightforward to deal with, listened carefully to my ideas, sorted out a short list of places to view and took me round to them. Her comments on the houses she selected were appropriate and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a house in this area."
"When we wanted to sell our house we chose not to use agents but told search agent Helen Turner as we know she is discreet, professional and has clients who would not mess us around. She had buyers looking in the area for a family house such as ours and a deal was soon struck, the whole thing went very smoothly. Thank you very much."
"We were planning to leave Wimbledon and live in Kent, but as myself and my husband both work it wasn't possible to explore the area thoroughly and time was running out. We also needed to find schools for our children and understand commuting time, best station etc. Helen was amazing, she searched out properties before they went on the market and showed us two perfect places. Helen was able to provide valuable info on many things and was fantastically supportive throughout. We love our new home, it's perfect. Thank you so much."
"There can be few buying agents in Kent like Helen Turner of Property Turner, who have both the knowledge and skill set that enables them to make things happen in their respective market. Her knowledge of the Weald of Kent comes from living in the patch, her contacts in the industry and her raw determination which helps buyers get the house they really want. We have a number of sales that have proceeded very smoothly thanks to Property Turner, long may this continue."
"I moved back from South America after 8 years with three boys and desperately needed somewhere comfortable to live in the short term. Helen found me the ideal property and negotiated the tenancy agreement, all whilst I was still in Chile. We are very happy in our new home and Helen was a great support throughout this stressful time. Thank you."
"Although we were familiar with our search area, we found that Helen had prior knowledge of houses which were discreetly for sale. This meant that on more than one occasion we were first through the door and that was a big advantage. Helen found us our perfect home, negotiated the terms professionally and held our hands all the way through to completion."
"After a frustrating search on the Internet for over 18 months, I stumbled across Property Turner on the web and we didn't look back. Within a couple of weeks, house hunting was stress free and rather enjoyable again with Helen and Sally on the case. They listened carefully to our needs and guidelines and found us our perfect property... all whilst we were 7000 miles away in Far East Asia! Helen advised and provided a valuable insight into the local property market, schools, locations etc. which was vital to our families needs. We found our perfect family home, which rented out very quickly but will be ours as and when we return.Thank you ladies, you were fantastic."