It’s great talking up Brixton property but better to listen
22nd February 2016 | 12:00am
22nd February 2016 | 12:00am
US thought leader Bryant H McGill says that one of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Here at Eden Harper, we learn more about your property needs by using an often-neglected business tool – our ears.
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?
According 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 Eden Harper different.
We treat everybody who contacts our branches in Brixton and Battersea as individuals – even both parties in a couple.
We listen to your needs and use our experience and in-depth knowledge of Brixton and Battersea to help you maximise the value of your property or, in the case of buyers and tenants, their budget.
Just as every property for sale and rent in both Brixton and Battersea is unique, so are you.
The differing styles and types of property in Brixton, for example, help make this vibrant and diverse area of London so attractive to young professionals and growing families alike.
Take a four-bedroomed Victorian terrace house in Leander Road in Brixton that Eden Harper is offering for sale. This 1600 square feet property is spread over three floors and includes breath-taking hallway, huge lounge packed with original features and a large rear garden with patio.
Located in the midst of a welcoming and vibrant community, it is an ideal family in easy reach of Brixton’s fantastic transport links.
Compare this, on the other hand, to a period conversion flat that Eden Harper also has for sale in Lurline Gardens, Battersea. Ideal as a starter home for young professionals or as an investment property, this garden flat has a large bay-fronted reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, double bedroom, a small second bedroom or study and a modern bathroom.
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 £3250 per month a modernised penthouse apartment offering over 1500 sq ft of high-spec accommodation that is going for £1350 per week.
Having said that, the three-bed apartment we have for rent in Smugglers Way is stunning. It has a wrap-around balcony offering panoramic views of the River Thames plus a 40ft double-height reception room with windows on three sides, separate contemporary kitchen and a large private front terrace ideal for entertaining.
Part of the Riverside West development offering its own onsite restaurants and convenience store, 24 hour concierge, Esporta health club and secure underground car parking, this property is just a short walk from Wandsworth Town Station.
Here at Eden Harper, we even acknowledge that living in Brixton is not suitable for a professional couple with a growing family seeking a home in a quiet suburban area.
The shortage of properties coming onto the market means Eden Harper 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 Brixton or Battersea play an active role in helping those communities develop.
If you own a property in Brixton or Battersea and want an up to date valuation of its sale or rental value, contact Eden Harper today.
Our ethos is to provide a more personalised service. But we only achieve this by listening to your needs.