Back in Roarie Scarisbrick’s first year at Property Vision in 2004, he tells Spear’s, he must have looked at the best part of a thousand properties. Two decades on, the St Andrews art history graduate is a partner at the firm and a seasoned adviser for private clients navigating prestigious postcodes in West London and beyond.
‘We’re not looking to beat people up,’ the likeable Scarisbrick says of the art of the buying agent. ‘We’re just looking for really good property at the right price for the clients.’
Amid a busy country market, Scarisbrick tells Spear’s that while wealthy buyers are increasingly exploring lesser-known areas of the UK countryside, he would always ‘expect our Home Counties teams to be busy’, he says emphatically. ‘The Sussexes, Surrey, through Hampshire, down the M4 corridor, up to the Cotswolds, those kinds of markets.’
For UHNWs considering country boltholes, patience is a must, he adds. ‘If you're looking for something really special ... that does take a long time.’
Roarie has been with Property Vision since 2004, and is now a partner in their London office. When he started he says he was simply given the keys to a scooter, a London streets A-Z and told to get on with it. He acts for high-end buyers and his client list is a Who’s Who of private wealth and business leaders from across the world.
Scarisbrick prides himself on an encyclopaedic knowledge of London’s streets and great houses and works extremely closely with his clients to ensure that they get the best and most suitable property for them at the right price. He is consistently listed amongst London’s leading buying agents and is a regular commentator in the press.