Department by department overview of the Guernsey market 2014 and forecasts for 2015

Local Market Hard negotiating, realistic pricing and high stock levels dominated the local market in 2014 but the experienced team at Swoffers can report a record year in local market sales. We started 2014 as a team of four, increased our numbers with a fifth negotiator and have had no choice but to recruit a sixth dedicated member of staff…


Swoffers’ Board appointment

Swoffers is delighted to welcome a new member to the Board of Directors. Andy Biggins, has been the driving force behind local market team for the last seven years and has an impressive record of sales encompassing a wide range of properties from first-time buyers’ apartments to a £3.6 million sale at the pinnacle of the local market. Commenting on his…


Swoffers appoints new Local Market Negotiator

Swoffers is pleased to announce that Antonia Hazlerigg has joined the Sales team as a Local Market Negotiator. Previously an Architectural PR strategist in London, Antonia has a wealth of experience in directing press campaigns for global architectural practices and is ideally suited to her new role where the emphasis will be on promoting and selling new developments. Her extensive PR…


Barbados Sale

Delighted to secure the sale of another holiday home in the paradise Island of Barbados just in time for Christmas.



Introducing Infinity Developments

Infinity Developments have a proven track record for delivering high quality homes at affordable levels. They currently have three schemes available for purchase, ranging from apartments with a starting price of £310,000 through to a stunning 4 bedroom townhouse for £739,500. Further information is available through our office.


Shauna Clapham in IFC Power Women Top 200.

Congratulations to our Director, Shauna Clapham for once again making the IFC Power Women Top 200. The list, compiled by Citywealth, recognises women of achievement from diverse backgrounds who are opinion formers, influencers and who help to promote business excellence in their jurisdictions, enhancing the reputations of international financial centres (IFCs) globally. Power women hail from government, philanthropy, finance and…


Mortgages for over 40s – cause for concern locally?

The UK press recently reported that the over 40’s are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain mortgages. The BBC led with “Over 40s being ‘frozen out’ of home loans”, the Daily Mail stated “Over 40? Then you CAN’T have a mortgage” and the Telegraph wrote “Forty-somethings too old to get a mortgage”. The worrying headlines all stemmed from a report…


How does the current housing market fare?

“Swoffers’ own market research suggests that the number of house sales each year has been gradually falling for the last two or three years. We do not expect this trend to change in the short term but what is apparent is that buyers are willing to buy a property at the right price. In this respect, there is a feeling amongst…


Andy completes the New York Marathon!

Congratulations to Andy Biggins, a Swoffers Local Market Negotiator, on completing the New York Marathon. Andy was one of just over 50,000 to complete the course on the 2nd November in bitterly cold and windy conditions and though he feels it wasn’t a particularly quick time, coming in at slightly under 4 hours and 30 minutes put him just below…