Expat Hong Kong based clients
South Hampstead, NW6
Our expat Hong Kong based clients were relocating back to London and looking to purchase an apartment as their family home. Specifically they wanted the apartment to be located on one of just 6 roads in South Hampstead, have direct access to a garden and have off street parking. Before engaging Black Brick, they had been looking on their own for 6 months but were disappointed with stock levels, frustrated with dealing with estate agents, and ultimately could not find any suitable options.
Due to travel restrictions surrounding Covid, they were unable to leave Hong Kong, making their search even harder. They also had to complete the purchase before early January 2022, the date their flight back to the UK landed.
Long before it reached the open market, we successfully identified and secured a fantastic off market apartment on Goldhurst Terrace which met with every single one of their criteria. We were the first in to view the property, well ahead of any other purchaser, and had agreed terms within a week, thereby avoiding a potential competitive bidding scenario which would have been likely given the lack of stock in this market. We also managed to successfully negotiate £50,000 from the asking price.
Our little black book of contacts is second to none. By working with our recommended lawyer and surveyor our clients were able to complete the purchase in time for their arrival and were delighted.
We know how to queue jump. Our relationships with estate agents, built over many years, gain us priority access. We viewed this apartment before any other buyer, resulting in an agreed purchase before it was launched to the open market.
The Client Experience
We engaged Alex at Black Brick as buying agent with our property search in London in Aug 2021. Despite being overseas, having very specific requirements and a fairly tight timeline (because of our impending move back to London), Alex was able to help us find our amazing family home that ticked all of the boxes!
Alex and the Black Brick team are professional, knowledgeable and have a very good sense of what their clients needs are. They have a lot of experience in the property market and will guide you along the way from property search, negotiation, conveyancing and legal process etc, which gave us a great piece of mind. We really appreciate their responsiveness (sometimes answering questions during holidays or odd hours given timezone differences for important matters) and post-completion concierge services as well!
We would be delighted to hear from you to discuss your own property requirements. For a non-obligatory consultation, please contact us.