Are you looking for a home with particular specifications? Or would you like more outdoor space or an extra guest room? Whatever the brief, independent property consultant Matt Goslett can make your dreams come true.
Matt specialises in the West London area and he covers the spectrum of residential searches. ‘Most importantly, I only represent the purchaser, whereas an estate agent always acts for the vendor,’ he explains. ‘And where an agent can only show what’s on their books, I cover the entire market.’
Two of Matt’s recent successful projects perfectly sum up his bespoke service. ‘A client came to me simply because she was desperate to have two bedrooms. I found a lovely flat within her budget on the top floor of a smart terrace in W14. At the other end of the scale, an artist commissioned me to locate a spacious studio; previously, he had been using the upstairs reception of his house. I discovered an old 1500 square foot recording studio. He loved it – and bought it!’
Matt takes a detailed brief from each client. ‘No two are the same and I must have a clear idea of what is required. That’s why I drill down beyond the fundamentals of budget, location and number of rooms to try to find value. For example, does the client need to be near a school or public transport links? Or an open space or shops?
Do they want a garden, a garage or a parking space? On occasion, I can also find off-market properties and, of course, if the budget is unrealistic, I say so.’
Armed with the requisite information, Matt scours the market for properties that match the search criteria. ‘I see as many places as it takes for as long as it takes. Then I present the most promising prospects and arrange viewings. I also conduct the price negotiations and can put clients in touch with a solicitor, mortgage broker and, if needed, reputable contractors.
‘I provide a completely personal approach,’ Matt says. ‘And I take great pride and pleasure in finding my clients their new homes.’
Matt Goslett is an independent residential property expert, helping clients find their ideal home. He knows the London property market inside out but it’s west London where his main expertise lies.
Matt Goslett’s connections to the area couldn’t be stronger – born at Queen Charlotte’s hospital Shepherd’s Bush 44 years ago, he now lives in Barons Court. Matt, whose full job description is Property Acquisition Agent and Consultant, started working in the business 10 years ago. He offers house hunters a bespoke service and will search the entire market to save clients wasting time viewing unsuitable properties.
He says Chiswick is enjoying a surge in popularity among families looking for good quality, spacious homes within easy reach of good schools, green spaces and the M4 and M40.
‘Over the past five or six years Chiswick has become a very sought-after district. People who dismissed the area a few years ago realise they can buy a great property just 20 minutes by tube from town, without paying Chelsea prices.
‘Not only does Chiswick have the river and parks, it also has homes with great Victorian architecture, many within the catchment areas for some of the best schools in London.’
Matt approaches each assignment individually: ‘No two clients are the same, each circumstance is different. My charges vary depending on what the client wants.
An artist asked me to find a big, bright studio. He’d been painting in an upstairs room at his terraced house. I found him 1,500sq ft of space which had been a recording studio. He loves it and even holds exhibitions there.’
Matt explains the difference between him and estate agents. ‘An estate agent acts on behalf of the vendor but I act for the potential purchaser. Estate agents can only show you the places they have on their books.
Being independent I can search the entire market so you don’t have to. So whether you’re looking to upsize or downsize, a place for your adult children, an artist’s studio or a parking space, I’ll find it for you.’
Whether you are upsizing, downsizing or putting a first foot on the housing ladder, Matt Goslett can be your property detective
‘Recently, an artist asked me to find him a Studio. For the last 15 years he’d been using the upstairs reception of his house as a workspace; originally, he’d promised his wife that it would only ever be a temporary arrangement. I searched the market, saw plenty of options and, eventually, discovered an old 1500 sq ft recording studio in Acton. He loved it – and bought it. And now his wife has got her room back.’
Independent Property Consultant Matt Goslett is recalling one of his more unusual commissions. Most of his work, however, focuses on residential homes. ‘I only represent the purchaser, whereas an estate agent acts for the vendor,’ he explains.
‘And where an agent can only ever show what they have on their books, I cover the entire market.’
Matt takes a very detailed brief from each new client. ‘No two are ever the same and I need to have a clear idea of exactly what is required. That’s why I drill down beyond the fundamentals of budget, location and number of rooms; for example, do they need to be near a school or good transport links? Or an open space or shops? Do they want a garden, a garage or a parking space?
‘Of course, if someone is unrealistic about what their budget can achieve, I have to be honest and say so.’
Armed with this information, Matt then scours the market for properties that match the search criteria. ‘I will go and see as many places as it takes for as long as it takes. Then I present the most promising prospects and arrange viewings.
I also conduct all the price negotiations, can put clients in touch with a solicitor or mortgage broker and, if minor cosmetic work is needed, I know reputable contractors.’
Matt, a born and bred West Londoner, has worked in the property sector for over 10 years. ‘I provide my clients with a completely bespoke, capital-wide service,’ he says. ‘And I always take great pride and pleasure in finding them their dream homes.’