J GledhillSmart, knowledgeable, connected, Homes One always seem to have their finger on the pulse. They somehow secured a gorgeous family house in Chelsea for my wife and I despite multiple offers at our level and even higher. Their sense of timing, network of contacts and clever ‘buyer positioning’ won the day. I would strongly recommend them.
Hafeez Giwa, Actis Private EquityGiven my real estate private equity background, it was a welcome benefit to find someone who could speak intelligently about the investment potential of buying a home in London. Mark came highly recommended from a close friend and his experience in the market coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the areas I was considering was truly invaluable. He helped guide me through the extremely competitive London market, and he graciously addressed my naïveté in thinking New York City was the most competitive market. I will be using Mark’s company again and have already recommended him to others; I couldn’t be more pleased with his service & advice
K.H. Director, Banking InstitutionI met Karim early 2013 and felt comfortable from the start with his deep knowledge
of the area I was looking at for my property purchase. Living abroad, there was the added complexity of managing the property views according to my evolving budget/requirements. Karim did a great job in getting off-market opportunities to look at very early in the stage. Given his connections with local Estate agents, Karim was also able to get access to properties being marketed at short notice. Once we decided on a property, Karim was instrumental in the period between exchange of contract to completion of the purchase, liaising with the property seller and their agents and other stakeholders (including local council).
I will use Karim’s services without any hesitation in the future and strongly recommended him to friends.
Ed Han, Managing Director, Bain Capital I had a very unusual brief, looking for a certain type of lease structure that involved a long tenancy, which made it impossible to find what I needed by myself. I was concerned an agent wouldn’t take it on! Naturally most landlords didn’t want to commit to long tenancies and we were working within a specific budget. Karim spent weekend after weekend taking me to a variety of suitable options. The nature of the search meant that Karim had to persevere immensely which he did well. The results were well worth it; he was able to find a great location and to negotiate a full refurbishment to my choice of specification within the agreed budget. He put us in touch with the people that did this work, who also did an impeccable job.
Louise RobinsonWithout Mark Wells’s expert knowledge of London, clear guidance and endless patience, I would not have succeeded in purchasing a property that I am delighted with. The search was focussed and I was often shown properties before they were actively marketed, allowing an invaluable edge in a rising market. His strong contacts with the agents were key to not only sourcing the right properties but also seeing the purchase through to a successful conclusion. I would not hesitate to recommend Homes One and would happily use them again.
Dennis Barnes, CEOBased in New Zealand, when we began our search for an investment property in London, we looked for a local property finder to help us. Homes One were immediately responsive to our initial enquiries, and in early discussions, Mark Wells’ obvious experience and knowledge of the market we were looking at gave us the confidence to select Homes One over several other agents we were considering.
Mark clearly got our brief straight away and Homes One’s client website made it simple to vet potential properties and refine our search criteria from overseas.
On the ground, Mark organized viewings for properties that we would not otherwise have been able to see, making good use of our limited time. When we made the decision to change our search location, Mark was quick to respond and through his clearly strong network of contacts, able to show us a good range of properties fitting the new brief. Background research and very current market data provided by Homes One were invaluable in our decision-making.
Throughout the sales process and beyond, Homes One have stayed close, from leading a successful purchase negotiation to managing the many small details and enquiries required to reach completion. Mark and the team continue to provide careful and helpful service in setting up letting arrangements for our property.
We have no doubt that our property search and purchase was made successful and enjoyable as a result of the personal, attentive and well-informed services and advice provided by Mark Wells and the team at Homes One and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective buyer.
G Johnson, Banking Professional Homes One helped us enormously to buy a house in Chiswick. We are busy professionals, constantly travelling and out of town, so to have Mark viewing on our behalf to ensure that we did not waste time with houses that he knew would not be suitable was exactly what we needed. When we found the house we wanted his experience in the London housing market was invaluable in securing the best price. The fees paid to Mark were more than compensated by the saving he helped us with on the price of the house. His supervision of the process from beginning to end made us feel that we were always in safe hands and he looked after our interests in every way. Great job and thank you Mark. Will certainly use you again.
A. S. Fayyaz, Director, 51 Kensington Court ltd
I cannot imagine purchasing a property in London without Karim’s help anymore. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his field and always makes sure he has his client’s best interest in mind. He has the rare quality to understand exactly what you need and deliver it in a time efficient manner. With him I am always confident that I will get the best value for money with minimal time wasted.
Ales Ortuzar, Director, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Working with Homes One has taken the hassle out of house hunting. Prior to working with Homes One I dealt directly with estate agents and I found myself spending hours being shown properties I was not interested in seeing. Additionally, I found most of them untrustworthy and pushy. Homes One, on the other hand, only showed me the kind of properties that I am interested in, and I feel that I can trust and take on board all their advice. In a notoriously competitive and aggressive market, Karim from Homes one provided an exceptionally effective and thorough service. He is honest, reliable and have saved me both time and stress.
Souleymane Ba, Principal, Helios Investment Partners Mark is very patient and took his time to figure out what I wanted. He has a great network that allows him to get a good feel for the market and he played a crucial role in the negotiations.
A Kalimov , RDI Group Мнебы хотелось выразить благодарность Кариму за его неоценимую помощь в выборе квартиры, а также за его внимание к нам и понимание наших проблем. Большое спасибо. Всего самого хорошего в Новом Году.
Karen Dernardo VP, Global Product Management, American Express I was using our usual relocation agent which was not working out when a friend recommended Karim. We soon found the ideal flat, thanks to Karim’s knowledge and persistence in this challenging market. I would probably still be looking if it wasn’t for Karim! I highly recommend him for anyone moving to London.
R Tabiat, Alothman Fashion, KuwaitLiving in Kuwait, it is invaluable to have a trustworthy and highly knowledgeable property agent in London. We will be using your services again for our next purchase.
CEO, Multinational Corporate Mark helped us to find a lovely apartment in London, We were quite specific on what we wanted and he was able to find just what we were looking for. Mark was extremely helpful, great in communication and persistent and meticulous in finding the right solution for us. We can recommend him wholeheartedly.
R. Trechman, Commercial Director, Danone
I have bought properties in London before, but by the far best and easiest purchase has been through Mark Wells (of Homes-One). The stress was taken out of the purchase and I received expert advice from my perspective rather than the sellers (estate agents represent the seller) on potentially the biggest purchase of my life. Mark has a very extensive knowledge of the London property market and importantly will tell what he thinks (with regards to investment, liveability, etc.) rather than what he thinks you want to hear. He is great to work with on the purchase and will always go the extra mile.
C. Fitzgerald, Property Developer
I have been a property developer in London for many years. I often consult Homes-One about purchase price and resale. Their informed and straightforward advice is invaluable.
Dermot S L. Butler, Chairman of Custom House Group I was introduced to Mark Wells a couple of years ago when I was looking for a two bedroom apartment in the Belgravia area for associates. We were told that Mark and Homes One would be able to find a property that would meet our requirements and would be within, or very close, to our budget.
We were not disappointed. Indeed I would strongly recommend that anyone who is not familiar
with the area and the residential property business in Belgravia (or anywhere else in Central
London) should retain Mark because of his expertise. The hassle involved in trying to identify,
negotiate and purchase a property in this day and age is, as anyone who has done it, or tried to do
it, knows, enormous. Mark managed to make it as near a pleasure as was possible!
Mark used his “l know you are not going to like this but…” style and in this way he was able to
work out, quite expertly, exactly what we did want by judging our reaction and comments to the
properties he showed us. This proved an invaluable asset and was in fact a time saver when Mark
started showing us properties that were suitable.
In the end we were entirely satisﬁed with the property that we purchased and which Mark was
entirely responsible for ﬁnding for us and the terms of which he was entirely responsible for
negotiating. Suffice it to say that if we were looking for a property in the future we would not
hesitate in retaining Mark and Homes One.
Jeremy Dyer, MD, Kingsland Estates LtdHomes One completed their brief to the letter. I was not dragged round any unsuitable properties, indeed I only viewed two and the second one I purchased. I firmly believe that without Mark I would not have secured this property and will certainly use Homes One again.
Sarmad Zok, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Kingdom Hotel InvestmentsIt has been a great pleasure to work with Karim. He is honest, reliable, hardworking and, most importantly, has excellent knowledge of the central London property market. By taking the time to really understand exactly what I was looking for he quickly found the perfect property. His tenacious persistence in helping with acquisition negotiations has been instrumental in converting the search into a successful exchange.
Maria Norrman, Senior National Account Manager, Maybelline New York
Mark assisted me with the highly stressful task of buying a house, and expertly guided me through the process of finding me the perfect property at the right price. Through his extensive knowledge of the market, combined with constant honesty and openness, Mark took the stress out of the biggest purchase of my life!
L’aiuto di Karim, sempre paziente e professionale, e’ stato indispensabile. Da consigliare a chiunque sia in cerca di un appartamento a Londra.
Malinga A. Fernando
Homes One offers a very personal, tailor-made service. Unlike the brute-force approach of high-street estate-agents, Homes One really takes time to understand your exact specifications and brief, and then works diligently to ensure that you do not waste time looking at off-specification properties. The advice provided is valuable and sincere.
Mark Wells of Homes-One acted for me on the sale of my flat in Brook Green earlier this year. His advice and help were invaluable. He helped me choose the estate agent to use, negotiated with them and then handled all dealings with them from them on, advising me what action to take when an offer came in. As I am abroad a certain amount I know that the sale would not have gone as smoothly and well if Mark had not been involved. He finally secured a price for me above the asking price and handled everything at all times with outmost efficiency. I would highly recommend the services of Homes One.
Andy Jay, Regis Group plc
I have used Homes One for a property search across Chelsea and found them to be very approachable and professional. Within 24 hours they had produced a comprehensive list of properties with some that were not even officially on the market!! Very impressive! Their warm and calm personalities can only be an asset in what is normally overrun by very cold and aggressive sales people.
Dear Homes One, Thank you for giving me service well beyond the call of duty. Not only has the service you have provided enabled me to have a virtually worry-free trip of a lifetime but when the flood occurred your conscientious attention to detail meant that I didn’t have to cut short my travels as I knew and felt that my property was in the best possible hands. Additionally I now feel I could trust you with any land project large &/or small and I am happy to recommend your services to others. Once again thank you for all your help and perseverance.
A. Strang I just wanted to thank you for your assistance in the recent deal at Thornwood Lodge, W8. Experience tells me that at these levels the deals are never easy, which was certainly proven during the negotiation stage! It ended up being one of the biggest deals in Central London this year to date – achieving over a million pounds in rent for your client. I have been in constant contact with the new occupant, and am delighted that your attention to detail continued into the tenancy. I would have no hesitancy in working with you in the future. I look forward to it.
Jon Clarke I desperately needed someone to take care of my flats in London now I live abroad. They were becoming a millstone around my neck and I was losing sleep over them. Then Homes One stepped in and sorted it all out. Now I can rest easy at night, knowing they will deal with the shabang, lost keys, leaks and all.
Howard A. CarterHomes-One was recommended to me as being an extremely reliable service for property management. Within one week of placing my property on the rentals market, Homes-One found me a tenant who was prepared to pay the asking price and followed it up with secure and swift credit checks, tenancy agreements and inventories. I am a very happy customer.