"Patrick May kept us well informed as the transaction progressed and was a consummate professional at all times."
Mark and Tanya Tothill

How good is Qwest at finding homes in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset?
Outstanding! Qwest was started by Patrick May who has helped over 700 people to find the right house in the West Country over the last 28 years. Patrick continues to lead every Qwest home search, drawing on his unrivalled local knowledge, contacts and resources throughout Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset.

Is Qwest an estate agent?
No. Qwest is an independent home search agency seeking to find the right house at the lowest price for our clients, the buyers. In contrast, estate agents work to achieve the highest price for the house seller. Unlike some other property search companies we are not tied to any estate agent and therefore have no conflict of interests. All that we do is wholly dedicated to finding the right house in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset for you. Estate agents like us however because they know Qwest’s clients are committed buyers with assured budgets, so they often let us know of properties before they come to market.

What area does Qwest's property finding service cover?
Qwest covers all of Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset. These are the counties we know inside out and we don’t normally work outside them. A specialist farm search typically involves a wider area to include Dorset the remainder of Somerset.

How good is your knowledge of Devon, Somerset and Cornwall property?
Unsurpassed. Qwest consultants are West Country people. We have vast local knowledge and contacts developed over decades of local property experience, all of which helps to give you a better overall picture before you take the decision to buy.

Does Qwest only deal in big country houses?
No. Qwest is asked to find all kinds of properties, from a waterside cottage in Cornwall, or a period farmhouse with land in Devon, to a hunting box in Exmoor or a fine Georgian house in park landscape. As a guide, our service works best for houses with an asking price around £500,000 and above.

Can you help us to choose the right part of Devon, West Somerset or Cornwall?
Absolutely. Based on a detailed identification of your needs, Qwest can help you narrow down the area using our deep local knowledge. Specific properties are identified in different areas so you can decide on the landscape and amenities that suit you best.

Do you know about schools?
Yes. We know where the most popular independent, grammar and state schools are, and their catchment areas, and we can put you in touch with them.

Can you help us with refurbishment?
We will happily put you in touch with our recommended architects, surveyors, planning consultants, landscapers and builders -including those with specialist traditional skills.

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