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2 Ivy gate news We are delighted to announce that Ivy Gate has won GOLD as Best Newcomer at the Sunday Times Estate Agent of the Year Award The Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times, sponsored by Zoopla is held in December and is the longest running and most highly regarded awards event in the estate agency industry, known to some as the property Oscars. Here s what the judges had to say about our business: Ivy Gate uses both cutting edge technology and personal contact to revolutionise and challenge traditional estate agency. The business model is built on an understanding of the way buyers and sellers now use online to find properties in a fast and efficient way, but still desire the personal touch and face-toface contact to continue the process thereafter. Each client is assigned a personal relationship manager so they need only deal with one agent throughout the process. Expansion plans are already underway which is impressive in such a young agency. The judges felt this was a winning formula and a brave approach. Ivy Gate is one to watch and the panel looks forward to watching its evolution in the future ivygate.co.uk
3 *Matt Martin, Faisal Butt, Jason Tebb & Stuart Ripley Ivy Gate We have an award winning personal approach to selling or letting your home in Surrey and South West London. Our concept is simple; to provide you with one single point of contact to guide you through every stage of the process, from marketing to moving. They will handle a limited portfolio, making sure their clients are always treated with Real people, Real estate All estate agents are the same, right? Wrong. respect and courtesy. We will challenge the perceptions that people have of estate agents by showing that we can be honest, and straight talking. We will only employ exceptional people, who will do exceptional things, every day. Above all, we believe in total transparency and an openness and honesty not normally associated with the industry.
4 Ivy Gate Sales market update In simplest terms, this is the best time to sell a property for at least 6 years. There has been a consistant month on month increases in prices for almost 12 months with average property prices now a staggering 33% higher than this time last year. Combine this with 35% less property on the market than at this time last year (source: zoopla.co.uk) this is causing prices to rise further as buyers compete for the best property in the most desirable locations. The strong economic fundamentals of low interest rates, reducing unemployment levels and low inflation will help to maintain the growth, and supply and demand will put further pressure on house price inflation in the coming months. 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 1,000,000 Notwithstanding either of these two factors, the mortgage lenders are cautious by nature after the events of 2007, and more talk of a bubble may well cause mortgage lending to tighten. If help to buy is amended or scrapped to protect house price stability, then this will further knock confidence and a correction may be inevitable. If you re wondering if 2014 is the year to sell, it most definitely is. London average house prices 2013 vs.2014 If unemployment levels fall below 7% then the Bank of England would be under considerable pressure to raise interest rates, the same would be true if inflation rose significantly. 500,000 0 DETACHED semi terraced flat jan 2013 jan 2014
5 putting a face to a name official partner ivy gate team up with NHS We are delighted to announce a commercial partnership with the NHS. We are now the preferred partner of one of the largest employers in the county, have unique access to their database of potential buyers and tenants, and offer exclusive deals to their staff. We have affiliations with, amongst others: Kingston NHS, North Middlesex NHS Royal Marsden NHS, Chelsea and Westminster NHS. Epsom and St Helier NHS Imperial College London NHS University College London NHS At Ivy Gate,it s all about our people. That s why we have a unique set of estate agents boards which differentiate ourselves from all of our local competitors and emphasises our personal brand right from the start. Our For Sale and To Let boards feature the face of the personal relationship manager responsible for that property. It s simple, but highly effective. When people call up, they ask for us by name, immediately building the rapport between agent and customer.
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8 here s what our customers are saying about us This is no ordinary estate agent.no, these guys are amazing, became very much part of the family and great fun from the start. Stuart, Jason and Constantine I thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Mrs. Beale THAMES DITTON I must write and thank you for the enthusiasm and effort you put into selling my house and all so quickly. I am so pleased with everything and will recommend you without doubt to anyone saying they are going to sell. No one is better than Ivy Gate so I wish you all the very best for the future. - Mrs. M Thames Ditton It was such a pleasure to deal with real professionals. They understood the local market and gave me honest advice at a difficult time. They were sensitive and courteous. I want to thank them for their hard work and understanding. - Mrs. L Kingston For us what makes Ivy Gate stand out so clearly from the crowd, is their genuine sincerity towards their clients. It s said the moving house is the third most stressful thing in life, it certainly wasn t the case for us! - Mrs C Thames Ditton