Our British clients had been living in West London for over 20 years but had decided that they wanted to live somewhere with a stronger sense of community and also a location which would be more convenient for them to access their second home in Dorset. Their favourite area was Richmond Hill but they were concerned as to how little seemed to come onto the open market. They wanted a family home, with a minimum of four bedrooms, a good sized garden and preferably something which had been recently renovated.
Through our strong relationships with the local agents in Richmond we were able to access a house which was available on the lettings market but not for sale. The house was located on the best road on Richmond Hill and matched the brief perfectly: it had four bedrooms, off street parking for two cars, a lovely garden and had been the subject of a ‘back to brick’ renovation only a few years ago. We managed to negotiate £100,000 from the asking price and contracts were exchanged within 4 weeks and just 5 days before Christmas. Crucially the house never came onto the open market.
With more and more sellers opting to sell ‘off market’ we have the network to make sure our clients have access to the very best opportunities.