My husband and I recently relocated to London this fall and engaged Alex at Black Brick as our search agent. Alex was knowledgeable, kind and helpful in all aspects of our move. We had a short timeframe and specific criteria (ie 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, tall ceilings, sunlight, etc) and Alex proved invaluable in our search. The Central London real estate market is insane. The weak pound Sterling and rising interest rates caused an influx of foreign investors and low inventory creating a super sellers’ market and many bidding wars between buyers. Alex viewed and culled over 40 properties on our behalf, persevering until he found us the perfect flat.
Even though, we had an accepted bid, another buyer started a bidding war. (UK bids are not legally binding until an “exchange of contracts” that usually occurs 6-8 weeks after an accepted bid.) However, this is when Alex’s expertise and charm shone through. Not only did he secure us the flat, exchanging contracts in less than 2 weeks, but we purchased it for less than the competitor’s bid. No doubt, without Alex we would never have found the flat, much less been successful at purchasing it.
We highly recommend Alex and Black Brick to anyone thinking of entering the London real estate market.
Caspar was an amazing help with my property purchase. Everything was very efficient and stress free. He provided multiple shortlisted properties for me to review, arranged 8 property viewings which we managed to complete in under 3 hours, managed all of the negotiations during the offer phase & I completed with a brilliant discount off of the asking price of the property. I would never purchase another property again without the help of Black Brick – their input was completely invaluable.
Camilla, Caspar, Tom and the team at Black Brick were instrumental in helping us find a flat in a perfect location in London for our family. They understood our needs through numerous meetings prior to our visiting London in person, then showed us a full portfolio of homes when we were able to travel . They explained the advantages of the different areas and really understood how our needs would be met. When we liked a certain flat in a building, Tom was able to use his network to find a larger flat in the same building that was off market, but available. We also appreciated the support after our bid was placed and accepted. They were able to connect us to local banks, designers, contractors, property managers–which made the transition much easier.
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 had a fantastic experience with Black Brick. Caspar and Tom found us an amazing house, completely off market. Highly professional, really useful advice and lovely to work with throughout.
Black Brick team did a fantastic job in helping us buy a property in London. Our primary contact was Alex and he was excellent partner during our journey. His knowledge about the local market and even more his attitude impressed us. He made himself always available and ready to help and support us during search and making decision. All Black Brick team is very professional and available with many good and timely advises and solutions depends on your needs. This is definitely the best agency I was working with and I am happily recommending them for a pleasant and enjoyable property search.
We worked with Tom at Black Brick to source for us a rental property at short notice. This is the message we sent Tom after securing us a most desirable property: On behalf of us both, I wanted to thank you for a job extremely well done. To secure a property for us which was not yet marketed, particularly one so appealing, is a great testament to your value add. Now we shall be able to relax for the weekend knowing we have a lovely place to move to next Friday.
A very professional company, Without us onsite at all, Alex guided us patiently through the two year process: from property search, contract negotiation, inspection, smooth completion, and even furnishing. He is always on top of every detail. We trust his advice 100%.
“We didn’t have a clue how to buy a house. All we heard were horror stories and friends feeling overwhelmed and disappointed by their experience. No one ever told us it was easy and great when they bought their home. I asked a friend who just bought a house what he would have done differently and he said ‘I wish I used Black Brick’. It was the best decision we could have made. Tom and Camilla are experts who had our backs throughout the entire process and made it seamless – not just the transaction but all the parts of the puzzle. We had very specific requirements and Tom spent time making sure we were aligned. They saved us a ton of time, money and we learned so much under their guidance. It was also easy and great.”
We have known Camilla Dell and her team of professionals for the past 11 years. They helped us with our first purchase in Prime Central London, and have done so too with two more properties. Why do we keep coming back to Black Brick? A few good reasons. They’re exceptionally knowledgeable about the pulse of property, particularly in PCL. Black Brick’s professional advice is fact-driven and spot-on accurate. Their ability to negotiate and source the right properties at the right price is superb. Without this skill, caveat emptor! Black Brick are honest and frank, they don’t sell hype or push secondary agendas. What you see is what you get and they’ve been consistent like this for the 11 years we’ve dealt with them. Finally, they’re just really pleasant people to deal with. Polite, responsive, friendly. We have no hesitation in recommending them and have written this review with pleasure.
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