I’d do anything for client who loves musicals
It’s time to hit the ground running. Monday mornings are always the busiest of the week as I spend most of the time catching up on emails and contacting all my applicants.
By mid-morning it’s time for my first appointment, this one with a lawyer looking to rent a pied-à-terre in central Covent Garden. She’s a huge fan of musicals and is keen to be as close as possible to Theatreland. We view a modern one-bed apartment located just off the Piazza and she makes an offer on the spot.
We’re on a roll, it seems. One of my sales colleagues has referred to me a tenant who is looking for a penthouse apartment in the West End. I start off his viewing tour at a new development in Fitzrovia that’s extremely popular, given that it’s within walking distance of Oxford Street, Soho and Covent Garden.
The next viewing is at an iconic development just down the road, which is edging towards completion. The views across London from the apartment are truly spectacular and instantly win over my prospective tenant.
The team has been invited to view a new development in Covent Garden, so it’s an early start. It’s still a bit of a building site so we all suit up in highvisibility jackets and hard hats, which adds to the excitement. Once this development has been completed, I know it will be popular in the rental market across a range of tenants, from downsizers wanting to be near cultural hotspots, to students looking to live a stone’s throw from top universities.
I spend the rest of the day following up on applicant feedback and whizzing round Covent Garden and Holborn on viewings.
Great news — the tenant I took out on a viewing tour on Tuesday has decided to proceed with an offer on the second apartment we showed him. He was bowled over by the superb views. I promptly submit his offer to the land- lord and hope to hear back by the end of the week. This afternoon I’m keeping busy with back-to-back viewings at a luxurious new development that offers everything from a swimming pool to a virtual golf simulator. It is one of the most popular places to live in this part of town.
Just off Carnaby Street in Soho, I’m moving a tenant into their new home first thing — what a great location. Afterwards I rush off to meet a student who’s relocating to the capital to study and wants to see what he can get in central London, close to his university of choice. I show him around some one-bedroom properties and he has a tough decision to make but eventually chooses a lovely furnished flat with lots of open-plan space just off Holborn.
It has been a great week for work. I just hope I’m as lucky on the golf course this weekend.