Founded in the UK in 1855 by Alfred Savill in East Central London, Savills is now one of the world's most established and respected property agents.
Its experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
The company prides itself on its wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge and aims to provide superb trustworthy advice and help for individuals, businesses and institutions to enable them to make better property decisions.
When it comes to buying and selling property, Savills advises across all commercial, residential and rural markets, from country cottages to city centre offices, agricultural land to new-build developments.
Their services are designed to help customers maximise the value of their assets, and to help investors every step of the way of the transaction process.
Its website states:
“With over 35,000 people working across 60 countries around the world, we'll always have an expert who is local to you, with the right knowledge to help.”
That expertise is reflected in the fact that 2019 marked the 13th consecutive year the international real estate advisor was marked number one in the real estate agents / advisor category league table in the UK Business Superbrand list.
The Business Superbrands survey has been tracking the perception of a wide range of business brands in the UK since 2001.
The 2019 survey evaluated just under 1,600 brands across 63 categories and the research process was managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) in partnership with Dynata, one of the world’s leading data research companies.
The voting process involved 2,500 UK business professionals, accompanied by an expert council including 24 senior business-to-business marketing leaders.
All voters were asked to judge brands against the three core factors inherent in a ‘superbrand’: namely quality, distinction and reliability.
Savills offers seven auctions a year in London featuring properties from across the country.
Past auctions have performed consistently well.
At their action on 29 May 2019 there were 146 properties offered, 102 sold with 69% success rate and £32.986M raised.
One such property included Lot 2 – a vacant two-bedroom split level flat at 62B Harbut Road, Clapham Junction, London, which took a result of £530,000.
From the same auction Lot 3 - 25 Dover Park Drive, Roehampton, London, was sold for £900,000. The property was a three-bedroom mid terrace house in need of modernisation in a sought after cul-da-sac, well located for the shopping facilities of Roehampton High Street and the wide expanses of Putney Heath and Richmond Park.
On an auction on 2 April 2019, there were 114 properties offered, 81 sold with 71.1% success rate and £21.055M raised.
One property that performed well was Lot 4 – 58B Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS. This was a first floor self-contained flat in need of modernisation, well located for restaurants and shopping amenities along Putney High Street and the River Thames. Vacant. It sold for £424,000.
On their auction on 19 February 2019, there were 126 properties offered, with 97 sold, a 77.0% success rate and £30.517M raised in total.
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