How to stand out as a buyer
Buying a property in London or any other booming city requires a steady hand and a brimming wallet. It may be an exciting time, but it can also be a nail-biting one as you queue up with other buyers to view properties.
The time taken from a home being advertised for sale to going under offer has fallen to its lowest level since 2007. In the last three months of 2013, it took, on average, less than eight and a half weeks to agree a price, almost two weeks less than in the same period of 2012.
As a buyer in a competitive market, it is important to be the most attractive candidate. Click Here to discover the experts important tips.
Clifford Harvey Director
A veteran of the market with unquestionable experience, passion and expertise having been in the industry since 1982, Clifford has held positions at various levels from office junior to Regional Director within corporate estate agency. He founded and sold his own estate agency previously and has also qualified as a Financial Advisor. Originally from Clapham, and when not working, Clifford enjoys nothing more than relaxing with family, dogs and horses. Keen on golf and flying he believes in a straightforward approach to making the often stressful business of moving home a little more fun! …Read more
Mili Mendez Lettings Director
Mili brings over a decade of lettings experience to the Balham team, and with her extensive knowledge in all aspects of lettings is always on hand to help and advise both landlords and tenants. Originally from Venezuela, Mili spent many years in Bournemouth before moving to the busy London market. Being bilingual, she has the advantage of attracting international investors and clients to the business. Mili is also at the end of her International Business and Management degree on and in her free time she enjoys yoga, escaping to the seaside and long country walks. …Read more
Adam Seymour-Davies Branch Manager
Adam brings a wealth of estate agency experience with him, having worked in the area for over 10 years. After obtaining an honours degree at Oxford Brookes, he worked for many years in hotel management in central London which has furnished him with essential client relationship skills. Born in Balham, and still living locally with his wife and children, Adam has been a key member of the long-standing aspire team for over three years and has established keen relationships within the local community. A competitive person, Adam loves skiing and shooting. Above all though, he loves nothing more than to entertain friends with some excellent home cooking and fine wine. …Read more
Christopher Alexander Assistant Branch Manager
Chris is our longest serving member of the Balham team. He is a part of Balham's successful residential sales department, offering nine years of experience in the estate agency business. Chris is an upbeat, proactive worker with a desire to succeed and to be proud of his day's work. Out of the office, Chris enjoys an active lifestyle by keeping fit with regular trips to the gym, playing football and trying to master the art of golf. For his sins, he is also an Arsenal fan and enthusiastic traveller. …Read more
Amy Medcraft Lettings Negotiator
Amy graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2012 with a degree in Business Management. After spending many months traveling she returned to the UK and moved from the countryside to Balham. Amy joined Aspire in April 2014. In her spare time she enjoys socializing, travelling and weekend trips back to the countryside. …Read more
Grace Ritchie - Administrator
Grace graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 with a degree in Fashion Communication & Promotion. After spending the past year interning with companies such as The Telegraph and IPCMedia, Grace decided to pursue her career in property. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, shopping and going to the gym. …Read more
Rhianwen Davies Property Accounts Manager
Rhianwen, otherwise known as Annie, runs the property accounts department. She has been with aspire for several years and continues to work with enthusiasm and joy. With her Psychology and accounting background, she is able to explain accounts to clients in a calm and comprehensible way. Rhianwen is a vital member of the property management team and keeps putting the rest of us to shame by running and cycling to work, even in winter. …Read more
Michael Walters Accounts Manager
Michael has been with the management team for almost seven years. With over 15 years accounting experience in various business sectors he provides the Directors of aspire Clapham North, Clapham South and Balham with general and monthly management accounts. A keen sportsman who particularly enjoys playing badminton and squash.
Karolina Kmita Property Management Administrator
Karolina joined aspire in 2011 as a Property Management Administrator and has become an integral part of our team. She is often the first point of contact for Tenants and Clients alike and her responsibility is to sort out all those day to day queries with tenancy agreements, gas safety issues and suchlike. She loves volleyball, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kimberley Lenihan – Property Management Administrator
Kimberley joined Aspire with a wealth of experience in Maintenance and Account Management. Born and bred in South West London, Kim’s local area knowledge is second to none. Kimberley’s enthusiasm and diligent work ethic is put to good use when dealing with clients and tenants alike. In her spare time, Kim enjoys socialising with her friends and spending quality time with her family.
Lorna Evans – Property Manager
Lorna graduated from Reading University with a first class degree in Real Estate in 2010. Since then, she travelled the world and became a Surveyor in Central London for over 2 years. Lorna is able to use her transferable skills and property industry knowledge into good practice here at Aspire. In her spare time, Lorna is studying Interior Design and enjoys partaking in yoga and socialising with friends.