Stoke on Trent Anniversary
Northwood Celebrate 10 Years
Northwood are celebrating 10 Years of helping our clients to make their property dreams come true in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle.
2006 was an eventful year, a whale was spotted swimming in the Thames, The Winter Olympics were held in Turin with G.B. winning a Silver medal in the Skeleton, Queen Elizabeth 11 celebrated her 80th birthday, England started their World Cup campaign with a 1:0 win over Paraguay and Northwood opened its office in Merrial Street, Newcastle.
The office hit the ground running with over 100 enquiries from local Landlords in the first month, all keen to find out more about the unique Guaranteed Rent Scheme offered by Northwood or how we could help sell their home.
Steven Swann, Director at Northwood tells us that they launched with a strong offering for both Sales and Lettings entering one of the most buoyant sales periods in recent times only to be hit within 18 months by one of the worst property recessions in living memory.
“In a way this did us a favour as it meant we turned our attention to the lettings marketplace, soon we had 100 properties under management and today are working with in excess of 500 properties in the area – many of which are on our highly popular Guranteed Rent scheme which is the perfect ‘let and forget’ solution for busy landlords. Throughout the 10 years Northwood have continually offered a full Estate Agency service, growing from strength to strength. Obviously the team has grown and we even out grew our premises in Merrial Street moving the whole operation to the old NatWest bank in Hartshill in 2014. A complete refurbishment of the building was completed to make a purpose built modern and practical office for the now 13 strong team.
The Estate Agency market has now fully recovered and we are seeing this now as a major part of the business again growing on a daily basis with new properties coming to market and sales being agreed, although the most exciting part of the whole sale and letting process is when you are able to hand over the keys to the excited new occupants where you know this will be a happy home.
At Northwood we remind ourselves that moving home is one of the most stressful times in people’s lives and so our team work constantly to ensure that a sale goes through as smoothly as possible, liaising with the surveyors, solicitors and mortgage companies, checking the chain above and below the sale to make sure everyone can complete the sale on the same day. A sale is not a sale if the deal cannot complete. Similarly with the management of property if a property needs work doing we need to be proactive, discussing the issues with the Landlord, Tenant and the Contractor and resolving the issue in the timeliest manner.
Northwood in their new offices have a great award winning team who look forward to serving the people of Stoke on Trent and Newcastle for many years to come and helping them find their happy home.