Leading estate agent Hamptons International has hosted its first Country Roadshow of the year, where rural properties are brought to the capital to give time-poor Londoners the opportunity to connect with country agents without even having to leave the city. With research from Hamptons International revealing that Londoners purchased 74,350 homes outside the capital in 2018, demand is clearly high for those contemplating escaping to the country. In total, last year, Londoners purchased £30 billion worth of property outside the capital, the highest level since 2007.
The event took place on Saturday March 23rd across Hamptons International’s Muswell Hill, Battersea, Chelsea and Richmond branches. Between 10am and 2pm there was a steady flow of inquisitive Londoners talking to the country agents about moving out of London. Aside from a showcase of properties the branches themselves gave Londoners a flavor of the country with bales of hay, balloons and Hamptons International branded dog leads all adding to the festivities.
Lesley Cairns, Managing Director of Hamptons International says:“We couldn’t be happier that our first bi-annual country roadshow of the year was such a resounding success. It was made all the more special by the fact it is Hamptons’ 150th birthday this year and, of course, our 150 year branded taxis made an appearance at the branches. Making the move from London to the country continues to be an attractive proposition for many and having our country agents on hand to offer expert advice helps make the process much easier. At Hamptons we are passionate about making rural dreams a reality and our annual Country Roadshows are an opportunity to kick start this journey.”
The Hamptons International Country Roadshow took place on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at the following participating branches:
- Hamptons International 256 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 3SH
- Hamptons International 98-100, Northcote Rd, Battersea, London SW11 6QW
- Hamptons International 134 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 9PY
- Hamptons International 8 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1B
For further information please contact:
Press Officer, Hamptons International
T: 020 7758 8405