Deciding to move from Sydney to London was daunting enough without having to worry about finding a place to live where I’d feel happy. It’s hard enough to choose where to live in your home city let alone all the way across the world!
Lucie very quickly put my mind at ease; firstly with providing detailed descriptions of neighbourhoods which she thought would suit me and my needs and then sorting through the overwhelming options and coming up with a carefully curated shortlist. After I made my final selections she sent me highly detailed videos of all the properties that she inspected until we found the perfect one. She was on the phone and video conferencing with me whenever I needed and the process was smooth and uncomplicated.
It made the whole move drastically easier for me and I really felt like I had someone on my side the entire time. I’m so happy to start my life in London in a place that’s perfect for me.
I can’t speak highly enough of the services provided to me and would absolutely recommend Lucie and Colombo Hirst to anyone looking to find a property in London, whether based abroad or locally.”
- Miss W.
As a CEO of a service business in London, I have a number of high net worth clients, who I refer to Colombo Hirst, and they all say one thing, whether they know London or are buying from overseas, that no matter what the detail or the complexity of the brief, they all had an enjoyable experience.
My personal experience is simple; they are independent and involved, they only take on a handful of clients at any one time to guarantee that there are no conflicts of interest between those they represent. Their industry knowledge and contacts mean my clients are often the very first through the door when the property is launched and they often can access properties that are not available on the open market.
Many of the most sought-after homes in central London are not available on the open market and it is difficult, if not impossible, for individuals to view without the help of a buying agent. I refer them to my clients because they have relationships with reputable estate agents, property developers and private individuals, which mean they are made aware of properties that no one else can access. They work with my clients to construct compelling offers that give them the advantage in a competitive market.
They go beyond the brief, and often I get feedback from my clients who they have helped, that even after the sale is complete they still continue to help, sourcing removal firms, architects, interior designers, and builders. In a few instances they have also assisted my clients in choosing schools or acquiring staff.
I know that when I’m ready to buy my next property, I will ask Lucie and Delphine to help me, because they don’t just find a property, they find a home.
- Mr L.
Initially buying a new house seemed like a totally overwhelming task; we were unsure of the areas we wanted to focus our search on and – with both of us having demanding jobs (that don’t allow time for viewings during working hours) – we were apprehensive about the time the process might take. The Colombo Hirst ladies came to our rescue, they were professional, efficient and entirely dedicated to finding us the perfect home for our future.
Lucie and Delphine were utterly accommodating of every request we made, or challenge we presented – and there were many… - and made us feel at ease every step of the way.
Not only did they source and preview a huge number of properties across a number of different areas, they also provided us with invaluable advice along the journey – helping us to make informed choices, and steer away from bad decisions.
Most of all I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were happy to stay involved even after we had found a house and had our offer successfully negotiated and accepted, continuing to ensure that the process ran smoothly from start to finish.
We would recommend Colombo Hirst without hesitation (and already have done to various friends and family)... who knew that one of life’s most ‘stressful’ tasks could become so enjoyable!
- Miss M.