Marsh & Parsons: London Real Estate Recommendation
Having come into the real estate market firstly in mid 2011 and finally securing our first London property in September 2012 I can safely say that we would not have got to the outcome we wanted were it not for the high level of professionalism shown by the team at Marsh and Parsons, specifically Ben Toocram and Ben Gee.
I would like to think that our comments come as qualified considering the length of time it took us to secure our first property and the sheer number of agents we dealt with across London during this time. This included a large range of independent and big brand agents. In terms of professionalism, experience, knowledge, communication, honesty and the ability to get things done - the key things you need in an agent - Marsh and Parsons ranked above all other agents we dealt with in this period.
As working professionals, the issue we found that the spread of agents in London especially in the big brands is that they are generally quite junior and do not have the level of expertise and understanding of doing business in an ethical and professional way.
Everything from the basics - i.e providing good insight into properties, owners, areas, potential to fundamentals such as communication, following up (calls and emails) and ensuring that your interests are accounted for creating a level of trust between yourself and the agent.
In our opinion Marsh and Parsons were the only ones that delivered on this and would not hesitate in recommending them.