The London Office
The London Office was set up in 1992 to act on behalf of provincial agents to promote their client's properties to a wider audience. They act for 38 independent firms of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, across 211 offices, specialising in the sale, purchase, rental and management of all types of country and town properties from Scotland to Cornwall to Kent.
Based in the heart of central London, they are our London marketing arm, enabling clients from across their network to have the best provincial representation with full national and international marketing. The London Office has street level offices, with large window displays, on St James's Place, ideally located to place properties in front of both national and international buyers. Using the experience of qualified personnel, The London Office give objective advice on regions, properties, schools and travel times to visitors.
The London Office work closely with London based agents, Douglas & Gordon, to directly help those looking to purchase or rent outside London. We always look for innovative ways to find London buyers and symptomatic of this is organising the successful annual "Move to The Country Show". This has proved most successful in initiating contact between the London-based buyer and personnel from provincial offices; a crucial factor in securing a buyer's ideal property.
The benefits are not solely biased towards London, but are also evident throughout the network, as purchasers are put in contact with vendors and vice versa. The strength of a dynamic affiliated network should not be underestimated. Many of the members have been part of the network since its inception and as a result there is a close working partnership between the different members and offices. Many of the partners have previously worked for large national firms and have taken that experience to their local area to provide a professional and personalised service. They are very conscious that you cannot trade on reputation alone. In this ever-changing industry, it is essential to be proactive, embracing modern technology alongside traditional methods, to ensure the client receives the best service.
In conjunction with The London Office, we also produce our own property magazine, 'Acquire', which contains a wide selection of property from the United Kingdom and abroad.
"Douglas and Simmons have been very helpful to us; in our case we were buyers and they supported us for a good 3 months while solicitors sorted things out. They were always approachable and happy to talk to us and helped explain what solicitors were doing, which was very useful. They obviously work as a team and if we ever sell our lovely home we will definitely use them."