Posts Tagged ‘SW19’

NO SIZZLING START TO SUMMER, BUT THE PROPERTY MARKET HEATS UP NICELY

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By Stephen Parsons MNAEA, Director of Residential

 

 

As we gently and safely ease ourselves out of the lockdown, whilst observing the Government Guidelines, a surprising number of new buyers as well as ones that were registered with our offices before we locked ourselves away, are eagerly looking to make up for lost time and secure purchases before the end of the school year and when the traditional holiday season might have started.

In the three weeks or so since we have been back trading more normally, we have seen new buyers and viewing numbers pretty much returning to pre-covid levels, with many new sales being agreed in all price ranges. The number of buyers looking for flats and apartments has certainly surprised us, but it is a very welcome and significant boost, as the activity lower down the market stimulates and fuels the middle and upper ends. That said, we have also made some significant new sales of more expensive properties during lockdown and just after it, which include a £7M sale just off Parkside, a trophy house in the Village and two sales at around the £2.5M mark have just been agreed on quick turnaround exchange targets. We were also fortunate enough to re-agree a sale that fell through during lockdown almost immediately to a new buyer who, despite the hurdles, was able to exchange contracts in only 14 working days!

With the number of sales currently progressing and much lower volumes of new properties coming to the market, stock is in short supply, so if you are considering selling, this would be a great time to market your property.  Because of the need to keep our clients, as well as our employees, safe at the forefront of our minds, we are now able to offer virtual valuations as well as physical valuations for prospective sellers.  Also as part of our service to new clients we can now offer not only professional photographs and floorplans but also virtual tours which are vital to show the property in its best light, whilst helping to reduce the number of physical viewings, keeping everyone safe and protecting our wonderful NHS and easing the strain on front line workers.  Should you be interested in booking either a virtual or physical valuation of your property then please click Here

If you would like to know more about how we are dealing with our work post lockdown or to get more information on the property market in general and some of the fantastic buyers that we have registered, then please contact me direct at sparsons@as-r.co.uk or call me on 0208 971 6780 so that we can see how we can help you.

 

Double Award Winners !! – Andrew Scott Robertson Wins The British Property Letting Awards

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Our Lettings Department at Andrew Scott Robertson have just become double award winners of

The British Property Letting Awards for both SW19 and South London

Our team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

Andrew Scott Robertson have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year.

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.

Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with this accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

THE BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS are one of the most inclusive estate agency awards providers as they do not charge to enter. This has enabled their award to be structured in a manner that ensures maximum participation, on average judging over 90% of agents that meet their minimum criteria on a local level.

The Awards team personally mystery shops every estate agent against a set of 25 criteria to obtain a balanced overview of their customer service levels. The judging criteria is periods to ensure that agents have been rigorously and fairly judged.

Robert McLean from The British Property Awards said “Our awards has been specifically designed to be attainable to all agents, removing common barriers to entry, such as cost, to ensure that we have the most inclusive awards. Our award has also been designed to remove any opportunity for bias or manipulation. If an agent has been attributed with one of our awards, it is simply down to the fantastic customer service levels that they have demonstrated across a prolonged period of time. Winning agents should be proud that their customer service levels provide a benchmark for their local, regional and national competition”.

Andrew Scott Robertson wins The British Property Awards

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Andrew Scott Robertson, Wimbledon Town have just won The British Property Award for SW19.

Our team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

Andrew Scott Robertson, Wimbledon Town have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year.

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.

Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

THE BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS are one of the most inclusive estate agency awards providers as they do not charge to enter. This has enabled their award to be structured in a manner that ensures maximum participation, on average judging over 90% of agents that meet their minimum criteria on a local level.

The Awards team personally mystery shops every estate agent against a set of 25 criteria to obtain a balanced overview of their customer service levels. The judging criteria is periods to ensure that agents have been rigorously and fairly judged.

Robert McLean from The British Property Awards said “Our awards has been specifically designed to be attainable to all agents, removing common barriers to entry, such as cost, to ensure that we have the most inclusive awards. Our award has also been designed to remove any opportunity for bias or manipulation. If an agent has been attributed with one of our awards, it is simply down to the fantastic customer service levels that they have demonstrated across a prolonged period of time. Winning agents should be proud that their customer service levels provide a benchmark for their local, regional and national competition”.

Book now for Taste of Sport charity event

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Head to South Park Gardens, Wimbledon on Sunday 23 June for Taste of Sport; a day of fun challenges and delicious food, all in aid of good causes. Try new activities – from boxing to capoeira, listen to live music and meet Haydon the Womble, while supporting Molly’s Smile Fund.

The fund raises money for charities, including St George’s Hospital general intensive care unit (GICU), as a tribute to student, Molly Burdett, who died aged 19, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare blood disease. Her family and friends set up the fund, in her memory, a week after her death.

Sponsored by Andrew Scott Robertson, estate agents and APPI, Pilates and physio, the Taste of Sport event will take place from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 23 June in South Park Gardens, SW19 8PN.

The event will include races and workshops throughout the day. You can:

  • Grab a selfie with Wimbledon AFC mascot, Haydon the Womble
  • Dance to live music and have a try at swing and capoeira
  • Try a taster session – choose boxing, skipping or strength training with top personal trainers
  • Join a pilates class with APPI Wimbledon clinic’s team of physiotherapists and instructors
  • Find expert advice on getting back to exercise, after an injury for example.

Delicious food will be available for £7.50 per adult or £4 for the under 13s, plus there’ll be drinks and snacks for sale all day.

Taste of Sport will raise money for St George’s Hospital GICU, Mind, Cancer Research UK, SOS Children’s Village, Mauritius and Momentum Children’s Charity (which supports children with life-limiting conditions in South West London and Surrey).

To book a place and food at the event, email tasteofsport1@gmail.com or pop into Bliss in the Park kiosk in South Park Gardens. Entry costs £5 for a family of four or £2 for individuals – you can also pay on the day.

Andrew Scott Robertson previously sponsored the event when it was last held in 2017. Marc Gregory, Director of Residential Sales, said: “Taste of Sport is a brilliant community day out. It’s a chance for families to get together in beautiful South Park Gardens, try some fun activities and compete against friends in some sporty challenges. Best of all we’ll be raising money for some really good causes, via the amazing Molly’s Smile Fund. Let’s hope we get plenty of sunshine!”

Additional sponsors are the park’s personal training crews – Fitwise, HA Fitness, Fitnessize and Fitstate as well as Bliss in the Park.

Your Wimbledon Easter sorted!

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There’s only so much chocolate you can eat, so if you’re spending Easter at home this year, we’ve pulled together five top Wimbledon-based ideas for a bit of a change of scene:
 

 

 

Wimbledon Easter sorted

A night at the ballet

Celebrated choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to the New Wimbledon Theatre this Easter, with a 21st century take on this iconic show, almost a quarter of a century since it was first performed. Described as thrilling, audacious and emotive, Bourne’s Swan Lake is best known for its male ensemble, which shattered conventions and took the dance world by storm. You can catch the show on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

 

Your Wimbledon Easter sorted!

Paddling free

Talking of lakes, Wimbledon Park has a beautiful one with a packed programme of watersports sessions for all ages and abilities. If your children are looking for something different to do over the Easter holidays, check out the lake’s four and five-day multi-watersports camps for ages eight to 16. During the sessions they can have a try at sailing, kayaking and canoeing – as well as raft building and team games on dry land. Courses run throughout the holidays and cost from £230.

 

Your Wimbledon Easter sorted!

Down the rabbit hole

If you’re shopping in Wimbledon for Easter essentials, make sure you pop into Centre Court to experience Alice in Wonderland performed in silent theatre. This interactive, 15-minute show features everyone’s favourite Wonderland characters, including Alice and the White Rabbit. Plus, every child who attends will receive a free chocolate bunny.

 

Your Wimbledon Easter sorted!

Hunt those eggs

There’s more chocolate on offer up at Wimbledon and Putney Commons – but you need to find it. Starting at the ranger’s office, follow the trails to hunt the commons for Easter eggs. There’s a prize for every entrant. Or take part in the Easter colouring competitions with categories for all ages – including adults. The event takes place from 10am to 4pm Good Friday to Easter Monday.

 

Your Wimbledon Easter sorted!

Dine in style

If you’re getting together with family and friends, there are plenty of great spots for a chilled Easter Sunday lunch in Wimbledon Village. The Fox and Grapes, right by the common, is open throughout the holidays and promises to have the big days covered with some splendid lunch menus. There are plenty of other options too, from the historic Crooked Billet to the lively Dog and Fox and glamorous Ivy Café.

 

If you want to spend your Easter break looking for residential or commercial properties, Contact us today!

Andrew Scott Robertson Launch a Lifeboat in SW19!

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If you think Wimbledon is just about tennis think again! Wimbledon Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors Andrew Scott Robertson pushed the boat out to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on Saturday 30th June.  Director Ian Ailes, who organised the event with the RNLI Clapham Branch said, “You don’t see many boats in Wimbledon yet our nearest Lifeboat station is on the Thames at Chiswick just 7 miles away; the 2nd busiest lifeboat station in the country. It is manned 24 hours a day and has a response time of just 90 seconds.  So far this year they have attended 107 incidents and rescued 14 people and 3 dogs. Two of our Directors are Lifeboat supporters so we decided to organise a fundraising event on our Wimbledon Village office forecourt by offering to double whatever was donated on the day with a target of £1,000. We are very pleased to say we raised over £1,300”. 

Our photo features (L-R) Residential Sales Team: Rob Wells, David Faulkner, Samantha Cross and Professional Services Director Ian Ailes. 

Property of the Week: Welford Place – Could this Wimbledon home mean game, set and match for your property search?

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With one of the world’s top sporting events just days away, tennis fans could beat the queue and bag a year-round view of the on-court action with their very own Wimbledon home.

Situated just a stone’s throw from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the new owners could enjoy views of Centre Court and the magnificent London skyline beyond from the tranquil roof terrace. Perfect for enjoying a glass of Pimms on a summer’s evening!

Welford Place is a stylish family home offering 2,400 sq ft of luxurious accommodation situated in a highly regarded private development adjacent to Wimbledon Park Golf Course. The development boasts its own indoor swimming pool complex and secure gated play area. For further information or to arrange a viewing of this stunning property please contact Stephen Parsons MNAEA on 0208 971 6780 or email sales@as-r.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wimbledon Village,
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