Mondays may not be Bob Geldof’s favourite day but they are always mine. My colleague Julia and I had four offers after a busy weekend of viewings. Three of these offers have been accepted by very satisfied vendors and with back to back viewings throughout the rest of the day, the slow summer that everyone seems to be talking about is non-existent in W8.
I somehow managed to get myself locked into private gardens in W2 doing an early morning viewing. After circling the square for five minutes thinking up of ways to ‘escape’, I eventually knocked on an unsuspecting resident’s door and asked if she could help free me! Ten minutes later I left with my pride slightly dented but a new instruction for our W11 office.
Wednesday mornings are a time for all three offices to come together to discuss our instructions, offers and deals. One of our prime properties in W8 is the hot topic of the conversation amidst croissants and coffee. With multiple bids above asking price from all three of our offices we discuss a strategy to achieve the best results for one of our longest standing clients. The deal gets tied up later that day at 6% over the asking price.
Thursday’s child has far to go….. this has never been more true. Today we exchanged on an instruction in SW5, gained an instruction in W8 and SW7 and completed on a lateral flat just south of Kensington High Street.
As the week draws to a close we work hard at providing the highest level of client service by providing market commentary, viewing feedback and an overview of activity in Prime Central London (PCL) to all our vendors. In between calls to our clients, Julia is busy fitting in Saturday viewings into our already full to bursting Saturday diary. What a week, a glass of prosecco or two is in order I think!
Associate Director – Sales, Mountgrange Heritage
Published in Grove, September 2012