Our US client wanted to purchase a two bedroom apartment in Mayfair or Knightsbridge which would be let in the short term before being used by his family in the future. He was open to looking at both options in new build schemes as well as more traditional mansion block properties, and had a budget of up to £7,000,000. Before appointing Black Brick, our client had had a bad experience trying to acquire a property in a different part of London. It was at this point he decided that engaging a professional buying agent to assist with his search was the right approach.
We undertook a forensic search of the significant number of new developments which had either recently completed or were available off plan whilst also looking at what was available in the more traditional mansion blocks. As a result of our analysis our client decided that he was not prepared to pay the premium being charged to be in a new build development, which in Mayfair can be as high as £5000-£6000 per sq. foot. Through our network we were alerted to an off market two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the second floor of a period block on Mount Street which is one of Mayfair’s most iconic and prestigious addresses. The ceiling heights and aspect over Mount Street and Berkeley Square made this flat highly desirable. The vendor was asking £6,950,000 however as a result of our negotiations we were able to save our client £325,000 or 4.6% from the asking price. Our “first in the door” advantage followed by an offer meant that the property never came onto the open market.
Our network is unrivalled – we gained access to this highly desirable apartment located on Mount Street before anyone else.