Our British client was looking to upsize their family home in Dulwich, South London. Being one of the most desirable suburbs in the capital, due to it’s selection of world class schools, Dulwich is a fiercely competitive family housing market. Stock is severely restricted and good houses are often held in the same ownership for 20 or 30 years. Even though our clients lived in the area they were having a problem in finding the right house.
Through an extensive process of searching via local estate agents without success we changed approach and wrote directly to a number of houses in the area which had been highlighted together with our clients. We quickly received a reply from a property owner who was considering a sale of a rare five bedroom property with carriage driveway and 100 ft garden. The house had been in the same ownership for 30 years and had never been on the market. We were able to close the sale of this fabulous family house completely off-market with no competition at a sensible price.
We think outside the box. We were about to create an opportunity for our clients which they would never have been able to do without our involvement and negotiate favourable terms. In an incredibly competitive family house market our clients now have the perfect property which they can call home for the next 20-30 years.