You benefit from our listening skills

Written on 22 February 2016 by Alistair Boscawen in Company Updates


Listen very carefully, we shall say this more than once. 

The opposite of listening is waiting to speak. Think about it. How often do you actually listen or rather just wait for the other person to finish speaking?

You benefit from our listening skillsAccording to Bernard Ferrari, author of Power Listening: Mastering The Most Critical Business Skill Of All, the best estate and letting agents recognise that they cannot succeed in fulfilling the property aspirations of vendors, buyers, landlords or tenants without seeking out information from them and letting clients know that their input is invaluable.

When property professionals show respect for a client’s ideas, they’re more likely to continue to share their views. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of success.

In a nutshell, that is what makes the property professionals at Best Gapp different.

We treat everybody who contacts Best Gapp as individuals – even both parties in a couple.

We listen to your needs and use our experience and in-depth knowledge of Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Mayfair and other exclusive areas of central London that we operate in to help you maximise the value of your property or, in the case of buyers and tenants, your budget.

Just as every property for sale and rent in Belgravia is unique, so are you.

There is beauty and strength in diversity

The diverse styles and types of property in Belgravia, South Kensington and Chelsea help make the parts of London so attractive, yet very different from each other.

Take a stunningly beautiful townhouse in Chester Row, Belgravia, that we have on offer. This refurbished property is arranged over no less than five levels and has been lovingly refurbished to provide an enviable mix of entertaining and living areas that have a light and spacious feeling – plus an open Mediterranean-style garden to the rear.

On the other hand, a recently sold Grade II three-bed, two storey house between Fulham Road and King’s Road in Chelsea appealed to a different type of buyer.

We acknowledge not every property is right for every tenant or buyer. This is why we wouldn’t show a single parent with a child in a buggy a one-bed basement flat that can only be accessed down a steep flight of steps, or a young couple with a maximum budget of £3500 per month a rental property overlooking Hyde Park that we are offering for £3500 per week.

Having said that, this property is exceptional value. Situated on the first floor of Hyde Park Gate, this apartment comes fully furnished and offers spectacular views of Kensington Palace a 24-hour concierge, daily maid service, use of a fitness suite, comfort cooling and free wi-fi.

Here at Best Gapp, we even acknowledge that living on Hyde Park Corner, for example, is not suitable for a professional couple with young children seeking a home in a quiet suburban area.

Vive la difference! 

The shortage of properties coming onto the sales and rental market means Best Gapp can take the care to match each home we have for sale or rent to buyers’ and tenants’ individual needs.

This goes a long way to helping guarantee your satisfaction and ensuring the people who move to Belgravia, for example, play an active role in helping the business community thrives.

If you own a property in prime central London and want an up to date valuation of its sale or rental value, contact Best Gapp today.

Our philosophy is Best advice. Best price. Best Gapp. But we only achieve this by listening to your needs.

Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen

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