The first quarter of 2018 has been one of the best starts to a new year for many years! There is business to be had, business to be done and we are very busy!
Private clients - It is like business used to be. We are currently in the process of buying a number of prestigious houses for our clients, we transacted and exchanged on three houses during the first quarter and have been retained by some new clients.
What is exciting are all the houses we have bought or are in the process of buying are all ‘off-market’ properties and we have got to know about them due to our personal relationships with key estate agents.
We have had ex-clients re-contacting us wishing to invest their capital, one of whom simply wanted to buy the field next to his current hous - a house we helped buy over 20 years ago. Another ex-client who has asked us for help having sold the house we helped buy 17 years ago wishing to downsize. We have an impressive amount of business on the go and we hope it continues.
Whilst there is a lot of negativity from many residential property journalists and numerous estate agents remain subdued about the property market, we at Premier Property Search seem to be bucking the trend.
Corporate Relocation - Our corporate arm - Premier Corporate Relocation Services is also extremely active and busy.
We are fortunate to have been retained by three new corporate clients over the last six months to add to our already prestigious list of corporate clients. They have chosen us as they know their employees will be given a ‘personal, professional service’.
These corporate clients are all moving their employees in and out of the UK and in great numbers. So, we have an on-going need for serviced accommodation, short and long term rented accommodation in a wide and varied geographical area and some of these employees also need our education assistance and guidance for their children.
Summary – In spite of people’s negative concerns to the country’s economic climate, Brexit, the changes in SDLT especially the higher value properties and the additional 3% stamp duty that affects the buy-to-let and investment market, there is quiet optimism and quality business to be done.
Long may this momentum continue!