The majority of properties across London are openly marketed on the three main portals; Zoopla.com, Primelocation.com and OnTheMarket.com, but people are often unaware of the sales that happen every year where the property never makes it to the open market.
‘Off market’ properties, which were once a rarity, are becoming more commonplace within the Prime Central London market for numerous reasons but mainly because it affords the vendor a degree of privacy and the property a higher level of prestige. High-profile sellers prefer a discreet sale where their property is ‘placed’ with a vetted purchaser rather than being seen by everyone – including the papers - on the open market.
Wellbelove Quested have not only placed but also uncovered these ‘extra special properties’ for our clients including selling an off-market Grade II* listed instruction for a Marketing magnate – the irony was not lost on us – and being given the remit of finding a house, with enough land for horses, on the tidal Thames within half an hour by boat of Cadogan Pier. We can proudly say we completed both tasks and the respective clients were delighted with the results.
The key to successfully selling and acquiring off-market property is having a black book full of agents and clients alike and keeping your ear to the ground. Sometimes the vendor would never have intended on selling, but a strong-willed purchaser offering the right sum of money can mean a successful deal.
We are always working on off-market deals and should you be looking to place your property or purchase an off-market gem, please do contact us on 020 7881 0880.