Investing in local agents
Wed 23 Sep 2015
Property investor Golam Kader has called on the services of Green & Co for nearly 15 years, resulting in “close friendships” with sales negotiators – and dozens of successful house sales. And now his latest project in Erdington is set to feature on BBC1’s Homes Under the Hammer, together with Green & Co’s Lee Watkeys.
With the capacity to refurbish and remarket up to 20 homes a year, Mr Kader is constantly on the lookout for good homes with investment potential.
He has built a strong relationship with the Green & Co team, particularly at the local branch in Castle Bromwich, buying and refurbishing properties before putting them back on the market with his trusted, local agent.
And after buying his latest property at auction, Mr Kader had no hesitation asking Green & Co to provide a local property expert for the daytime BBC programme.
He said: “I first used Green & Co in 2001 and I built a great rapport with the sales staff. It’s grown into a close friendship and I would never hesitate to use them to sell properties in the areas that they cover. In fact, I am so happy with the service I receive that I even bought my own home through Greens.
“For my latest project I bought a four-bedroom property on Slade Road in Erdington at auction and was approached by the Homes Under the Hammer producers to see if I wanted to take part. I’m hoping to complete the refurbishment at the end of September and then we’ll do a second round of filming before the show goes on air – before the property goes back on the market with Green & Co.
“I’ve always had accurate valuations from Green & Co because they know the local market so well. In fact, my last investment property was valued higher by another agent but I knew what it could sell for and I put my trust in Green & Co.”
Lee Watkeys from Green & Co said: “We work closely with a number of property investors including those like Mr Kader who choose to refurbish and put properties on the sales market, along with buy to let investors who take advantage of our comprehensive property management service.
“With specialist sales and lettings teams, together with dedicated Customer Relationship and Property Management Teams, we have experts that can help with any property requirement. And that’s exactly why customers like Mr Kader keep coming back!”