We are thrilled to announce that we have won “Best Property Finder, London UK” and “Best Property Finder UK” in the Luxury Collection International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg and Google. We had only entered the award for Best Property Finder London, but as a regional winner we were then entered into the competition for the whole of the UK and were delighted to hear that we had won overall! We are continually striving for excellence and invest heavily in staff development and ensuring that our people continue to learn so that we are always at the top of our game.
The Directors have believed for a long time that our truly bespoke approach, finding property off-market if necessary sets us apart from everyone else. Last year 68% of our Clients fell for properties which we sourced just for them. These were all properties which were not on the market and which our Clients wouldn’t have found for themselves. In this market, with everyone nervous about whether prices are going to stay strong, “off-market” has become the new buzzword in property because vendors and developers want to try to charge a very high price – sometimes more than double the true worth of a property, and sometimes uninformed overseas investors in particular, will be prepared to pay these highly inflated prices. And so agents have started ‘offering things discretely to a select few’ as they put it, which usually means, offering things to a few nutters who might be prepared to pay well-over the odds.
We’ve been sourcing property off-market for decades, but we do so by identifying properties which would work perfectly for our Clients and then taking the time to get to know the owners of these truly great properties and persuading them to let us show our Clients and then negotiating a fair price reflective of the market price – not a crazy price, at least from the buyers point of view!
Anyway, I digress. It is great to hear our Clients say good things about us and lovely to receive some public recognition. So to all our Clients, thank you, for making our job such a pleasure to do – we hope to work with you again soon!