Our British clients were downsizing from a large house in Acton to a smaller, more centrally located apartment. They were interested in exploring Maida Vale, St John’s Wood, Hyde Park and Marylebone as potential areas. They had strict criteria and needed at least 1500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and to be within a short walk of a tube station. Their target budget was £2 million or less. The supply of good quality apartments in North West London for below £2m is limited, and finding vendors that are suitably motivated to sell is also challenging in these locations.
Our search started just before lockdown and the onslaught of Covid-19. However, with our clients house under offer and proceeding, it was essential that we kept the search going. We kept in close contact with the market, so that the minute lockdown was over we were able to quickly resume our search. Within just a few weeks we identified a magnificent 1635 sq. ft., 3 bedroom apartment in one of St John’s Wood most prestigious portered developments, Eyre Court. The building is exceptionally well run and is less than a 5 minute walk from St John’s Wood tube station, making it the perfect choice for our clients. The vendor had been under offer at close to the asking price just before the pandemic, but the offer had fallen through. We seized the opportunity to negotiate and managed to save our clients £180,000 from the asking price.
Our commitment to our clients is unrivalled. Despite lockdown, we kept our finger on the pulse of the market, ensuring the minute the market re-opened we were ready.