One-on-One interview: Yasser Elkaffass of Adam Hayes estate agents


Monday 22nd October 2012

Yasser Elkaffass of Adam Hayes Estate Agents

In his continuing series of interviews with senior executives in the UK new homes industry, this week Marc Da Silva speaks to a busy North London estate agency.

Name and business title.

Yasser Elkaffass, Director, Adam Hayes Estate Agents.

Where is your firm selling new homes?

All our new homes developments are currently located in North London.

What types of properties are on offer?

We are currently selling luxury flats finished to a high standard with fully fitted kitchens and modern high-spec integrated appliances, bright and airy large reception rooms that have sky lights which allow natural light to flood the rooms, entryphone systems, double glazing and gas central heating.

How much does a new home cost to buy?

The prices of the new homes that we are selling at the moment start from £279,950.

What makes a new home stand out from the crowd?

New build homes are generally finished to a very high standard. The attention to detail is impressive, with the developer understanding the importance of natural light and mod cons.

Have you noticed any particular buying trends recently?

Yes - a major rise in searches for three-bedroom houses up to £600,000 in good school catchment areas in recent months. The buy-to-let market is also extremely active with many investors realising that their money is better invested in bricks and mortar than collecting the small amount of interest accumulating in the bank

Is your company currently offering any incentives or discounts to homebuyers?

No. But we do ensure realistic competitive pricing. I have always believed that stamp duty incentives or free legal conveyancing were just gimmicks that were covered by inflated asking prices.

Which new homes development potentially offers the best property investment prospects? We are selling new homes in Tally Ho, North Finchley, Lambert Way, N12, which offer potential for high rental yields and good prospects for capital growth.

What is Adam Hayes' USP?

Adam Hayes is an independent Estate Agency providing a comprehensive range of property services from residential sales, lettings and property management to financial services across North London.

With 60% of our business coming from referrals and recommendations we realise the importance of providing an excellent service and going the extra mile in all aspects of our business. Being the only independent estate agents to open 7 days a week and offering late night accompanied viewings, staff at Adam Hayes guarantee that the phone will be answered within two rings, ensuring no potential customers are ever left waiting.

With our prominent office location, eye -atching website, extensive marketing and advertising, excellent local knowledge to our advantage, we have the necessary edge required when either marketing your property or finding the right home for you.

Have any of your clients ever won a What House? Award?

We work with a number of housebuilders, but we are not sure if any have won a prestigious What House? accolade yet.


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