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Jan 23 2015

23rd January 2014 - Rolfe East Property Column


There’s More Than One Good String To Our Bow!

Over recent months there has been a massive increase in the commercial market. It is buoyant and sustained from both sides, with tenants wanting premises and landlords wishing to buy freeholds. As the leading independent residential agent, we want to shout about Rolfe East’s growing prominence as an equally good commercial one too.

What makes us different is that we apply a fresh style to the market and use the same proven residential sales strategy with our commercial service. We don’t take the approach of many other commercial agents, where they basically just put their board up. That really is only the very beginning for us, as it should be. Our Commercial Team is made up of proactive, sales-minded professionals – and you only pay us once the job is done and dusted.

We have recently heard rather scary stories about exorbitant fees being charged simply for erecting a board. Typically, commercial property will entail a £500 cost up-front, merely for the agent to take the property on books. Not an insignificant amount. Rolfe East will only charge for the cost for the board; generally in the region of £150 to £200, depending on the size of the board.

A key difference with Rolfe East is we act. As a prime example, we recently completed a sale with a client who had been on an agent’s books for three months, and during that period had only three viewings. Three! By transferring their custom to us we not only arranged seven viewings for them, in one day, we also achieved the sale and the market price.

As one of the biggest commercial agents in west London, we currently have more than 50 properties on our books; and more will be on the market and available soon, as Tesco is beginning to dispose many of their properties and Rolfe East has established firm links with the company.

Furthermore, we have excellent contacts with key people in the world of finance - who can talk you through the best and most cost effective way of funding the venture - and a very simple process to get it all started, i.e. just contact us or walk in, for a warm welcome and, unlike our bow, a no strings attached consultation!

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