Property is a relationship business, and we know that purchases are emotionally driven, even for investors. For that reason, trust is key to getting things done in challenging circumstances.
We recently completed a remote purchase for clients based in America. We developed a strong sense of what they were looking for and had spent two full days with them in person, where we viewed 13 UK properties together.
With this grounding, we were able to send the clients detailed videos of new properties once they had returned home. Many of these properties were sourced off-market thanks to our experience and contacts within the industry. We guided the clients through live virtual viewings until we found the best-in-class first-floor, two-bedroom apartment in South Kensington that they purchased.
When you’re not based locally it’s even more vital to work with a team that has a deep understanding of your needs. This sensitivity is required from all partners – from solicitors to surveyors – and of course, the financial team that you choose.
Aykroyd & Co works with Investec clients regularly through its private banking team and our strong working relationship is proving to be fundamental during the pandemic.