An exciting end to 2013 and a confident look at 2014
As we approach the end of 2013 I am pleased to be able to report that the market has held steady this year and, with many new and exciting instructions in these pages and a number of good quality enquiries continuing to come in, I remain confident that 2014 will see the market continue to improve.
September 26th saw an exciting new venture for Swoffers with the formal launch of real estate services in Barbados. We have joined forces with internationally renowned Chesterton Barbados to offer Guernsey residents a better way to seek and purchase property in the Caribbean.
The venture came about when Chesterton found they were being approached by a number of Guernsey residents looking to move or to purchase second homes in Barbados and as Chesterton Director Daryl Kelly, explains “We felt that a relationship with a Guernsey Agency would be beneficial and having researched the market, there was no question that Swoffers were the agency we wanted to work with. Quite apart from them having the largest number of sales in Open Market, there is a synergy in the way we work. Quality of service is our hallmark. We know the importance of providing this in an effective, responsive and highly personal manner and there’s no doubt that we share this and our passion for property with Swoffers”.
If you are interested in a move to Barbados please do speak to me or my fellow Open Market Directors Shauna Clapham and Craig Whitman and we will be happy to pass along your enquiry. In the meantime take a look at page 7 of this issue to see a small sample of what is on offer or take a longer look at a whole variety of homes on the Barbados section of our website www.swoffers.co.uk/barbados/.
Guernsey still remains our main marketplace as it always will. If you are looking to buy or sell in 2014 my colleagues and I look forward to providing you with the excellent service you have come to expect from Swoffers – the genuine market leaders.
Matthew Henry FNAEA Cert. REA