Ready to Seal the Deal
May 2023 - Vogue
As discreet, bespoke, fully independent advisors, Aykroyd & Co leverage their under-the-radar network to empower clients to make the right decisions to secure their dream residential property in Prime Central London and South West London.
Identifying your dream home in Central London – never mind the confident acquisition of such a high-value investment – can be a daunting process. With the keys of many of the most desirable properties passing hands ‘off-market’, it’s easy to feel like an outsider. Within an ever-changing market, one thing is certain: the sale of best-in- class family houses and large apartments remains highly competitive, with prospective buyers encountering tense best-bid situations on the few properties available. If, however, you enter the fray represented by independent advisors Aykroyd & Co, you come armed with a secret weapon.
As a boutique, utterly discreet and speedy service, Hannah Aykroyd and her team act solely on behalf of buyers. Understanding that the purchase of a home is an emotional experience as well as a financial investment, they safeguard each client from the intricacies of a painstaking search and work exclusively in their client’s interest through to completion. Their service extends to an extraordinarily thoughtful roster of professional aftercare, courtesy of their trusted network of private bankers, lawyers, surveyors, architects, project managers, interior designers, planning specialists, educational consultants and so on.
‘We are here to save clients time and money and make the process as enjoyable as possible,’ says Aykroyd. ‘In what is a complex and gossipy market, we have absolute respect for privacy. As objective advisors, we are here to source the very best properties, educating our clients along the way, writing comparable reports on options, providing transparency on market prices, empowering them to make the right decision when it’s time to act.’ All of this is done with a personal touch.
Much of the ease of the process is due to Aykroyd & Co’s forensic due diligence in sourcing suitable properties that are likely to be off-market. Having sensitively established a client’s requirements, the team – each advisor working with only four or five clients – undertakes a meticulous previewing process, employing a tried-and-tested team of professionals to assess any potential challenges. A law graduate, Aykroyd’s respect in the field means she is one of a select few who are invited to see the most hush-hush of off-market opportunities.
On such a basis, she recently acquired a Grade II* listed house in Chelsea: ‘We were just one of three parties permitted to view it. Three days later, it went to “best bids” and I secured it for my British clients, who are Chelsea stalwarts, and are now the proud owners of a unique property.’ For further information, please see aykroydco.com or call +44 (0)203 034 0078 or @aykroydcoproperty.