March 2012 - “Oh we do like to LET beside the Seaside...”!
Quay Living is delighted with the response to its new JACK FM radio campaign. Created by Partner, Duncan Challis and his 10 year-old daughter the 30-second advertisement is written to the tune of ‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...’. The words were penned in a light-hearted moment when father and daughter were sitting in a local cafe, and the catchy tune can now be heard several times each day, on JACK. Says Duncan “The radio advert conveys everything we do in a catchy and amusing way, and we are delighted to be working with JACK FM, the South’s most up and coming radio station.”
The most recent listener survey in the South has confirmed that JACK FM, which only took to the airwaves last July, has gained 29,000 more listeners, up from 103,000 listeners on average per week to 132,000!
Their listeners are also listening for longer - an average of 7.7 hours per week. The demographic split also shows an increase in ABC1 listeners, now at 58%, which is great news for JACK FM and for clients, Quay Living.
If you would like Quay to let your property by the seaside, give them a call on 01202 683444.
Febuary 2012 - Quay`s Orchard Plaza hat-trick!
Quay Living was pleased to agree the sale of three Orchard Plaza apartments over the Christmas period. Just as other agents were slowing down for the festive break, Quay experienced a flurry of year-end activity. One viewing, between Christmas and New Year, resulted in a same-day offer which the client accepted...only to find that both sides’ solicitors were still closed for Christmas!
Managing Partner, Helen Challis commented, “As we’re available 363 days a year for our holiday letting guests, the office remains open for enquiries and viewings right over the Christmas break. With Boxing Day behind them, many folk start thinking about the year ahead, and use the holiday to start their property search.”
Quay Living’ Sales and Lettings Manager, Nick Crompton-Smith has seen an encouraging increase in sales enquiries and viewings in January. “We are lucky in Poole – as well as owner-occupiers, our seaside location appeals to second-home buyers and holiday-let investors. Cash-rich buyers are now more confident that prices have stabilised, and they are tired of watching their cash being whittled away by below-inflation returns. An investment property or second home is now making good sense, and at Orchard Plaza Quay Living is on site to manage it for them.
Further apartments are due to be released shortly, so prospective buyers are encouraged to contact the Sales Team on 01202 683444 for further details
January 2012 - From Offer to Sale, Furnished and Let – all within six weeks!
Quay Living have recently completed the sale, fully furnished the apartment and successful let it, all within six weeks – and over the Christmas period!
Mr and Mrs Waters from Whitby made an offer for Apartment 302 Orchard Plaza on 17th November. They then asked Quay to assist with furnishing the apartment for occupation and holiday letting. Completion occurred just a week prior to Christmas. The property was fully furnished and equipped to an agreed style and specification, and ready for Mr and Mrs Waters, who moved-in in time for Christmas on 23rd December. Quay even supplied the fully decorated Christmas tree! Between Christmas and New Year, Quay agreed their first letting – a two month corporate letting, and the guests took occupation on 3rd January.
Mr and Mrs Waters commented “In mid November 2011 we thought about a buy to let property and decided a property in Poole would be a good investment. With no experience as landlords we did the usual rounds of the Internet plus a few estate agents and called in to Quay Living in Poole. Little did we know that by the 3rd January with their guidance and expertise we would have bought, furnished and rented out an apartment from them!”
“ We were in by Xmas and Helen at Quay Living had done a superb job of furnishing the apartment under budget. We now realize it was something we could not have done ourselves to produce that “wow” factor.
It is nice to deal with people who provide an excellent service and fulfill their promises. Thank you Quay Living.”
To see what Quay can do for you, contact us on 01202 683444.
December 2011 - New Manager at Quay
Quay Living is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Crompton-Smith to the post of Sales and Lettings Manager. He joins with a wealth of estate agency experience, having run offices in Windsor, Staines, and Princes Risborough.
Nick has strong family links with Poole and Sandbanks and has maintained a holiday home on Poole Quay for many years.
Says Nick, “After more than 20 years in estate agency around the M25 and M4 corridor, I am thrilled to be working back in beautiful Poole, where I spent so much of my childhood.”
“I’m really looking forward to working with the Quay Living Team and helping to drive forward Quay’s continued expansion.”
Nick can be contacted at Quay’s Orchard Plaza office on 01202 683444.