The residential lettings department in our flagship Southampton office enjoyed its most successful year ever in 2015. Well, in 2016 they look set to surpass that success - with September being a record breaking month in terms of fee income.
There's no doubt that the fantastic results achieved by our Lettings Manager, Marsh Stone, and his team in Southampton clearly demonstrate two things. The first is that Southampton is one of the South Coast's leading cities, a place that has it all - from high employment levels, two leading universities, a Premier League football team and first class transport connections to unrivalled shopping, leisure, entertainment and sports facilities. On top of which the city boasts its own unique maritime history and culture.
In addition, plans have also been submitted to develop both the waterfront, and the Bargate quarter - a further investment of almost £100 million to breathe new life into the high street.
No wonder Southampton is reckoned to benefit from some of the best rental yields outside of London.
The second factor driving the success of Marsh and his colleagues is, of course, their independence and emphasis on providing a flexible, high quality and personal service tailored to individual requirements. These all pay dividends to our landlords, tenants and business.
What's also crucial is transparency. There are no hidden costs or mark-ups. Our fees are competitive with nothing to pay 'up-front.' Our valuations are realistic and calculated to achieve results. And we understand the importance of helping our clients manage their cashflow, so the payment of rental income is always prompt.
Letting Manager Marsh Stone commented, 'In the last few years we've increased the number of rental properties on our books by some 30%, and that figure continues to rise. I believe that's due to our in-depth knowledge of local market conditions and experience but also because we provide our landlords and tenants with a 'one number to call' service. We deal with everything in-house. We take personal responsibility for every enquiry, issue and service offering. Our aim is to provide our landlords and tenants with complete peace of mind. We want them to be able to instruct us with confidence.’
He added, 'My team here has worked really hard to help achieve the results we have. We all believe in getting what we do right first time. In that way we give our clients a more relaxed time – so they can focus on more important things in their professional and personal lives.'
To discover the various ways the Southampton Lettings team can help you, simply call 023 8023 2909 or visit www.pearsons.com/landlords