People Property Places
We have a simple view of the property market in the Arundel office. It’s always about bringing people, property and places together. It’s about getting it right, creating competitive advantage from a position of strength. And in challenging economic times it goes much further than just bringing a property to market. It’s about achieving ‘standout’ in a crowded marketplace – offering a positive outlook borne out of success rather than unfounded optimism.
Selling a property is about finding the right person for the right property, at the right price – our people are key to making the right connections and our nationwide strength has never been more personal.
Being well-placed to meet the demands of the ever-changing property market requires a modern forward-thinking approach to our business model, which is why in the early 1990s the firm underwent a period of restructure.
Strength in numbers
Today, our national consortium of property specialists continues to go from strength to strength. Consortium members are all independent specialists running their own businesses at local level but with the support that comes from being part of a well-established national organisation. Refreshingly individual – more than 100 years
of local commitment and a national network of property specialists with a shared passion– to provide unrivalled levels of personal service. And there isn’t much they don’t know about their particular region – each has built an enviable network of contacts that enables us to offer competitive advantage when looking for those
‘hidden gems’ or when seeking the most discerning of buyers.
Quality properties with a service to match
Properties are as unique as our clients. They come in all manner of guises – different
styles, shapes and sizes, different price bands, different locations – all offering very different accommodation and lifestyles.
Of course there are often similar features or characteristics associated with properties in a particular region or locality – architectural detail; building materials; design and construction methods through to the influences of a particular era. We believe that individual properties demand a very individual approach – there are no stock answers, just traditional values and an up-to-the minute approach to your exacting requirements whether you are selling or looking to buy that all-important property.
Buying a lifestyle, a home, a property
Recognising potential comes naturally to our team of experts. Capturing the unique essence of your property is as important as knowing its value. Our understanding is without compromise and our reputation is dependent on attracting the best properties to meet and exceed the continuing demands of clients nationwide. For some potential buyers ‘falling in love’ with a property is easy, and the decision to buy is as much made with the heart as the head. For others, taking ownership is a very gradual process from ‘first impressions’ to making a decision to purchase. Whatever the length of the journey, our experience can work for you. It starts with a clear understanding of your needs and aspirations and a commitment to exceed expectations.
Our independent team provides expert local advice with national reach from more than 40 offices. Local knowledge, resources and contacts are pooled not only to strengthen all that they offer through their own businesses, but to also expand their geographic reach placing sellers and buyers alike in an advantageous position.
The country house office in central London, based in Mayfair, liaises closely with our office network across the country. These London-based specialists are particularly geared to marketing a broad spectrum of properties to a wide audience
of discerning buyers from home and abroad, and are also well-placed to assist buyers drawn to a specific style or period of property rather than purely focusing on a particular location. Buying property abroad can be fraught with ‘local’ difficulties. The legal process can be extremely complex and the required approach varies considerably from one country to another. Most of our clients decide to buy through our International office for the same reason. The assurance that comes from using a UK agent with strategic partnerships with local agents finding some of the most desirable locations and opportunities in Italy, Portugal, Spain, France and the Caribbean.
The sought-after ‘wow-factor’ may extend way beyond what a client can see.
Whether it’s a quintessential cottage with just enough land to enjoy ‘growing your own’; a family home with a chance to fulfil a desire for all things equestrian; a
property that combines all the benefits of ‘working from home’ with a more relaxed
lifestyle; an easy to maintain retirement pad in a thriving, vibrant community where the social benefits far outweigh any restrictions that might be felt by ‘down-sizing’ or perhaps a waterfront property that offers every opportunity for the water sports enthusiast. Whatever the motivation for moving on, we match your exacting requirements with local insight, expertise and unrivalled contacts – bringing together a lifestyle, a home and a property that’s just right for you.
Making the right choice
When it comes to choosing a new home it’s personal, very personal which is why we spend a lot of time asking questions about how clients live, what they want from their home and how it might influence their ‘must have’ requirements. While some have a very clear vision of the type of home they want from the outset, others may need our
help to prioritise and define exactly what they want.Properties are said to have characteristics. Similarly, homes are deemed to have personality. For many, their home may be seen as a true expression of individuality, a reflection of their
aspirations and the influences that are considered to be of fundamental importance. And when you understand the breadth of the property market like we do, making the right choice in today’s market has never looked so good.