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Prime property – London
Sami Robertson set up Harwood Advisory at the start of 2020 after 16 years at Knight Frank. Harwood is a ‘one-stop shop’, and a client’s ‘first point of contact when considering buying or selling a property anywhere around the world, whether it’s a flat in London, a house in the country or a home abroad’.
Despite launching right before a pandemic, it was a ‘very good start’. Robertson achieved £120 million-worth of sales and acquisitions in the first year, and took on another ex-Knight Frank employee. ‘You couldn’t imagine the start we had. Not many people have done as many deals in such a short time,’ he says. One thing is in store for the future: growth.
The values that drove Sami Robertson in 2020 to establish Harwood Advisory, his boutique full-service property firm, are the values that have propelled it to immediate success.
In a world where client service is often promised but rarely delivered, Sami has redefined his client’s property transaction experience. Core attributes of his client service model are total confidentiality and unerring transaction success. Sami is retained by HNW clients yearning for privacy while achieving the desired sale or discrete purchase. They know that Sami’s word is his bond, that his transactions do not leak but still get done. The customer journey is seamless, with AML and client contracts concluded within 24 hours and no hassle. Sami’s clients receive regular, concise, informed reports eliminating ‘surprises’.
There is nothing passive about Harwood’s execution of its mandates for retained search, sales or advisory: they are performed with unerring focus and sustained intensity. Success is based on Sami’s unrivalled market acumen and market connectivity. With over 50 years of prime property experience, Harwood’s clients obtain access to off-market property gems and an extensive committed buyer list. Harwood has the means and contacts to open doors closed to most other agents and market participants. Harwood has reach. The facts speak for themselves: in 12 months it has successfully delivered more than £120 million of transactions.
The majority of Sami’s HNW clients are introduced by word of mouth and come from UK, USA, Europe, and Asia. Sami is ably supported by the proficient Susannah Fox MRICS who leads the country house department.
Testimonials abound: ‘When I needed an expert, he was my number one choice. We placed complete trust in him for his loyalty, discretion, and attention to detail. He successfully opened doors we never knew existed’. Sami has raised the performance bar.