Lloyds Property Group stand at the forefront of the property industry with their residential property division and also their local and national land division selling land ranging from single plots to massive urban redevelopment schemes.
As the area's premier estate agent for luxury and waterside properties, Lloyds Property Group and Managing Director Tom Doyle are widely credited for bringing this beautiful part of the South Coast of England to the world's attention.
When Lloyds Property Group first opened their prestigious/luxurious offices close to the shores of Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and the surrounding areas were virtually unknown.
However, things really took off when Lloyds Estate Agents sold an exceptional beachfront apartment in Sandbanks for £1m being only 1,440 sq ft. Tom calculated that this equated to £699 per sq ft.
Barbara Corcoran the world famous Realtor in New York produced every six months ‘The Corcoran World Report’ which was the acclaimed benchmark for global property prices based on the World’s best locations/cities and highest prices achieved for a 1,400sq ft property.
Just by coincidence Tom was in New York with Barbara Corcoran (as Lloyds were affiliated to the Corcoran Corporation) whilst she was preparing the Report. It was obvious that Tom could see that Sandbanks would rank fourth in the World but would anybody know where it was when other high ranking addresses, such as Eaton Place in London, Monaco, Sydney, Hong Kong etc, were known worldwide. Tom, using his selling ability, contacts and marketing skills brought this fact to the worlds audience, the rest is history! (Barbara Corcoran an inspiration to Tom)
More recently, TV personality Piers Morgan presented ‘Piers Morgan on ...’ a programme on national television which featured the Sandbanks area, its properties and people. Tom was asked to show Piers around the area and explain the phenomenon which is Sandbanks. The programme was a huge success and has been repeated several times and still talked about today.
During the recent uncertainty in the property market it has been imperative to have the right estate agent by your side whether you are buying or selling property, which is why we, at Lloyds, have continued to sell a vast sought after part of the world the wealth of local knowledge gained over many years to ensure we are providing the highest level of service to people.
As we continue to see an increase in transactions completed, it is worth mentioning that when the property market suffered nationally, it was here in our niche market in this very sought after part of world, that we saw a far less dramatic drop in prices and activity as people still chose to relocate to this special place in Poole.
To this end Lloyds are once again going the ‘extra mile’ to source and secure additional properties for their register/portfolio. It pays to bear in mind that not every foreign buyer is looking for a multi-million pound super home but also more modest second homes, so potential vendors must not think their property would not attract attention.