a prime property in London, UK
In the prime London property market in England (properties
valued at £2m and above) there are typically 7,500 individual
properties being openly offered for sale by over 1,250 estate
Unlike many international destinations, there is no multi-listing
system in place nor one reliable database holding every available
London property for sale. Therefore property buyers need to
contact most, if not all, real estate agents in order to access
all openly available properties.
Kensington, Chelsea and Belgravia still remain the most highly
regarded areas in the London property market, south-west London
has experienced an increase in popularity over the last few
The most expensive and highly regarded areas of London are
still in the south-west: Belgravia, Kensington and Chelsea
top the list, in that order. This is because of their good
stock of well-maintained and attractive period houses, smart
shops and easy access to the City.
central London, Mayfair and St James's are still sought after,
although less so than they were in the past. Pimlico's elegant
terraces have been largely restored, and are central yet reasonably
priced; neighbouring Westminster has improved vastly during
the past 10 years, but contains more mansion blocks than houses.
west London, Notting Hill and Holland Park now rank as some
of the smartest areas in London, and project a less conventional
image than south-west London. Neighbouring Bayswater is improving,
and Marylebone is becoming popular again. Hampstead, St John's
Wood and Regent's Park are the most highly regarded areas
in north London, although less popular with City buyers. Islington
has experienced a surge of interest, and has some good period
houses. In the east, a shift of businesses to the Docklands
has resulted in the conversion of many riverside warehouses,
and improving prices in areas such as Shad Thames, Wapping
and the Isle of Dogs.
the centre, south-west London is still favoured above other
areas. Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth, Richmond and Wimbledon
have all experienced price rises and an increase in popularity
during the past five years. In south-east London, Dulwich
is highly regarded, but blighted by poor transport links.
A number of areas just outside central London are reasonably
priced, reasonably well-located and appealing to live in.
These include Maida Vale and West Hampstead to the north-west;
Highgate to the north; Hammersmith, Chiswick and West Kensington
to the west; Fulham to the south-west; and Kennington to the
The estate agents are only working on one side of the transaction
i.e. that of the seller and they are generally interested
in getting the highest price possible for the properties that
they have specific instructions to sell.
further problem for the property buyer is that the most sought
after London properties are not on the internet, nor on the
open market. These properties are usually discretely and confidentially
offered for sale and most will sell privately to the best
prepared & connected property buyers.
(Sands Home Search have access to over £1 Billion
of confidentially available prime property throughout the
UK which are not accessible via any public internet sites)
is such variety of prime property within the London market
that it is often a near impossible task for the unrepresented
buyer to determine a market value. The fact that it is very
common for a prime London property to realise a sale price
in excess of the asking price, further complicates the issue.
Furthermore, the estate agent is contracted to achieve the
right price for the seller and they are under no obligation
to advise whether a property is suitable or whether it represents
a fair price from the buyers perspective, meaning the
potential for making expensive mistakes is large.
In reality the unrepresented buyer has very little chance
of accessing all the most desirable property in that the most
desirable is always the most sought after - it sells quickly
and often well before ever reaching the open market.
To access and secure the best property requires time, dedication,
inside knowledge and an extensive network of contacts - this
is how Sands Home Search can help.
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