September 18, 2018
First of all, apologies, the post you are about to read is most certainly a brag, but I would like to add it is a humble one! Lettings with Julian Wadden in Stockport is going crazy, we are super busy! We are letting everything that we get instructed on and in record time scales. So, let me tell you about this particular property…
I first spoke with the owner about 8/9 months ago when he was investing in the area and since then I have kept in touch with him with weekly sometimes monthly contact to assist him with ideas and to impart my local market knowledge. I would like to add at this point this is not me harassing the poor gentleman concerned on a weekly/monthly basis in true, pestering estate agent style, no, no; this was much more of a partnership with me being on hand to give advice when required and most importantly when asked! I loved that this investor was happy to listen to my ideas and to allow me to give him my honest opinion regularly to develop this property into 8 stunning apartments. What colour flooring would tenants like Gemma? Grey… so the apartments all have beautiful grey flooring. Gemma, do you recommend carpets or wooden floors and what is practical, so a discussion ensues giving all the positives and negatives of each. What is important to tenants Gemma? Washing Machines and Fridge/Freezers! So all of the apartments have washing machines/dryers and fridge/freezers and additionally microwaves. I am passionate about my job and assisting Landlords/Investors and Tenants alike and so I was absolutely delighted that this Investor was so hands on and so happy to hear my thoughts. I have loved every minute of working with him.
So, imagine how excited I was when I was invited to appraise the apartments and see all the incredible work that had been put into to transforming the building. I wanted to do the best job I could, take the best photographs and find the best tenants. Therefore, on Saturday I did an off the market viewing at the property and on Monday morning, once instructed I made the first 2 finished properties available. We let the first one on Monday afternoon, so in less than 6 hours of the property being on the market. We let the property to a professional, single female working locally in a very good job, paying the asking price and moving in at the soonest opportunity. Everyone is overjoyed – the Tenant, Landlord and even myself.
I truly love my job and finding homes for local people, but also finding Landlords exemplary tenants at the best prices and in the best timescales.
If you want to get involved and receive this level of service, please do not hesitate to contact me, as I would love to work with you too!
Gemma Lowe, Lettings Manager, Stockport Exchange (0161 474 8668 or firstname.lastname@example.org)