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Nicolas Van Patrick Unplugged
Aug 03 2017

Company News

NVP Unplugged!

We’ve talked previously about family offices being our principle customers. And about our existential inquiries. How are these things related? One of the current principle trends in residential real estate is the introduction of technology platforms to consolidate both the product offering and the database of buyers. One of the outcomes of this is to decrease cost of sale by downgrading the user-experience, and increase the volume of transactions by cheapening, and speeding up the velocity, of the buying process. The result is that buyers are more vulnerable than ever to amateur, subjective advice and speculative activity. They have no one to guide them, as faceless intermediary robots such as Zoopla, Rightmove and other start-ups in the sector continue to...

 


Jul 19 2017

Company News

Transformations in residential property

Recently at Nicolas Van Patrick (NVP) we’ve been asking ourselves some existential questions. 25 years working in London’s prime residential property market will do that to you! We know what you’re thinking: ‘Here’s where they tell me they’ve discovered their essence and how different they are to all the other estate agents.’ Actually we are not going to do that – far from it. There are too many similarities! But shifts in our industry are happening fast and we are conscious of the need to embrace change rather than resist it. So we are spending time getting clear on what these transitions are, and making a commitment to blog about our views. Stand by, for the real NVP is now...

 


Jun 26 2017

In The Media

NVP’s Five Best Al Fresco Spots in K&C

Whether you just need a quick coffee and pastry pit stop or the perfect summery location for lunch, allow us to recommend these five foodie sun traps. Granger & Co The Aussie king of all-day dining Bill Granger has just opened his latest London outpost on Pavilion Road, which has recently become quite the foodie destination. Soak up the sun while tucking into ricotta hotcakes and an iced tea. 237 Pavillion Road, SW1X 0BP grangerandco.com   April’s Cafe Part of style emporium, Boutique 1, and just along from Granger & Co is this well kept secret which popped up a few months ago. Dine on chopped salad and cold pressed juice and enjoy the people watching. 127/128 Sloane St, SW1X 9AS...

 


Feb 02 2017

In The Media

Prime Resi Feature on NVP Deal

It's been a pretty good week for NVP. On Monday we discovered we'd been selected as one of Prime Resi's 'Top 50 Boutique London Estate Agencies' and yesterday the same respected luxury property journal reported on our first commercial deal. Not a bad start to February... Read more here ‪bit.ly/2krGZIv 

Jan 30 2017

In The Media

NVP Selected as One of Prime Resi's Top Boutique London Agencies

NVP is very proud to announce that, having opened our doors less than 3 years ago in a roller coaster ride of a market, our raison d’etre based on knowledge, attention to detail and a love for doing what we do is proving to resonate with the PCL industry. We are delighted to have been included in Prime Resi’s guide to the ‘Top 50 Boutique London Estate Agencies’. Read more here… http://bit.ly/2k8zvIr

Jan 13 2017

In The Media

Our Predictions for 2017

When it comes to the sales market we predict trading conditions to remain challenging for 2017.  This, we imagine, will very much be the case for Q1 2017 as buyers, and in particular foreign buyers, wait by the sidelines until Article 50 gets invoked at the end of March.  We have many foreign buyers on our books who are telling us they are keen to buy again in London to take advantage of the devaluation of sterling thus far and the drop in capital values over the past couple of years.  Many of these buyers from overseas are already beginning their searches, but will hold off till Q2 2017 when they believe sterling will come down further. We believe there...

 


Dec 19 2016

In The Media

Five of the Best Places to Feel Festive in K&C

Kensington Palace Enjoy a programme of Victorian themed events at this beautiful London landmark, from lantern making to music recitals. An installation of illuminated, paper-cut illustrations are also on view, inspired by the diaries of Queen Victoria. www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace   Natural History Museum Ice Rink Wrap up warm, wear the kids out and rediscover your own inner child as you slip and slide around the most enchanting ice rink in town. Fairy lights galore, a Christmas carousel and a smaller rink where younger children can hone their skills make the experience extra special. www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/ice-rink   Royal Albert Hall What better time to visit one of the best known and most impressive concert halls in the world? Join in with the Singalong...