23 December 2019 Reflections
As the festive season approaches, we take time to look back and reflect on another successful year for ourselves and valued clients in a challenging market.
With the year of political uncertainty finally coming to a positive end with a stable majority government committed to ending the Brexit uncertainly, the nation can breathe a sigh of relief going into the New Year. A spike in the stock markets with the pound surging against both the dollar and the euro shows an international vote of confidence in the UK and the prospect of the resumption of international investment and a stronger economy going forward.
Walton Estates is part of Keller Williams the largest international Real Estate company in the world in over 40 countries. We are committed to providing first class customer service and outstanding results and benefit from a huge international network of buyers and fellow brokers with whom we work closely to our clients’ benefit.
After listing over £50 million in luxury property during 2019, we have ended the year strongly with the relocation of an Australian global head of real estate of a large Bank into London and the sale of a beautiful 6-bedroom family home in Fulham at the full asking price of just under £3 million.
Since the re-election of the Conservative government, we have received strong offers on 3 of our other instructions and we look forward to the New Year with renewed optimism and a more dynamic property market.
We have had the pleasure to work with a wide array of clients, from Hollywood Oscar winners, sporting individuals and senior executives of global firms. We offer a bespoke concierge service and take great pride in treating our clients like family. Showing them around London neighbourhoods, planning chauffeured viewing tours and introductions to the leading professionals such as accountants, solicitors, architects and mortgage brokers. With comments such as “the best service I’ve ever received” from heads of global corporations, we understand the needs of our clients, how to support them and to negotiate and secure the best prices for our Sellers who entrust us with their most important assets.
Due to our network of contacts built over 20+ years in the business, we have also expanded our off-market offering, finding exclusive opportunities and structuring transactions to ensure the desired outcome for our sellers, buyers and investors. For example, we recently sold an off-market a house in Belgravia with considerable development potential.
We are looking forward to another year and decade of successes for our business and our valued clients. We are always available for a chat or advice on the prime central London marketplace.
For now, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Walton Estates Team!