Why I Love Being An Estate Agent In North West London.
Estate agents are some of the happiest employees in the world, according to Forbes. No surprise there, knowing that having a career in real estate means meeting different, interesting people from various walks of life daily. Everyone has their own story, and often this is wrapped up in the property they’re selling.
Your career opportunities as an estate agent are expansive since you never stop adapting and learning from new situations. The housing market is fast-paced and constantly changing, so you can’t afford to get complacent.
While estate agency might not immediately seem creative, this path definitely provides career opportunities to showcase your imaginative side. From choosing the right photos for listings to creating blog posts for your company website, you’ll gain and a range of creative skills.
But maybe, the most important perk of this job is that you get to help people. Selling or buying a house is a huge life event, and as an estate agent, you’re the person by their side throughout the whole process.
You’re there to provide people with reassurance and peace of mind with your level head and extensive experience in the market. Helping people on a daily basis and seeing the tangible results of your actions at the end of each day puts a smile on your face.
And last, but no less important, as an estate agent you have a lot of autonomy; you’ll have freedom over your hours and style of working.
North West London has some of the most sought after residential addresses and a vibrant culture whose appeal spans all socio-economic groups and is why this part of the capital is experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in London.
“I love West Hampstead and NW6 as it is the area where the city and suburban wonderfully contrast. Being next to the beautifully dirty streets of Finchley road and the picturesque primrose hill and Hampstead. Kilburn market on ones doorstep gives more contrast and life to the area. Working class meets the middle class everywhere and with no issues. I love the enormous dining and restaurant choices- eating is life, and we eat well in West Hampstead! Parks and greens are numerous and of course the well renowned transport links. Living options are abundant with lovely roads, blocks of flats and mansion houses from Victorian times. Secret museums and public spaces are waiting to be discovered in NW6 onto NW3. The sun always shines in West Hampstead I promise!!”
If you are a shopaholic, the NW area boasts one of the finest shopping districts in Greater London that attracts a cosmopolitan crowd.
Camden Market is famed for its bustling markets that sell pretty much everything and anything from clothes to vintage vinyl records. Whilst the Stables Market, just off Chalk Farm, has over 450 retail, food and leisure shops. The Stables has been voted the Second Largest Tourist Attraction in London by Elle Magazine and attracts some 35 million visitors each year.
It is in these two areas that you’ll find the best choice of places to eat and drink. Camden has an array of international cuisines that range from Caribbean to Oriental with a few gastropubs and traditional alehouses thrown into the mix. And the iconic Electric Ballroom is also based here which has a long tradition of hosting some of the most well-known performers for the last forty years. Hampstead Heath, Kilburn and Willesden are also noteworthy places to go for a night out and are home to a number of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes.
“Kilburn is perhaps one of the most dynamic and atmospheric areas in London. Sitting comfortably in Zone 2, only 15 minutes from Oxford Circus, travelling is a breeze, and I’m never more than a 30-minute tube from the majority London has to offer. Unparalleled resources, such as 3 high-street supermarkets, an Argos, several restaurants, bars and cafes, one hardly needs to search beyond Kilburn High Road for a bargain. On the cusps of areas such as Maida Vale, St John’s Wood and others, there is plenty for those who wish to explore by foot. Ideal for young professionals, I recommend Kilburn to kick-start your London adventure!”
If you are simply looking for a way to while away a few hours, Hampstead Heath is one of the three main parks in the capital and is a good place to escape from the buzz of the city, as is Primrose Hill – with its panoramic view of Central London. There is also the London Zoo – one of the biggest in Europe.
“Friendly neighbours. Entrepreneurial, creative, cosmopolitan community. Local independent shops but close to Kensington, Brent Cross and Westfield. Attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses with good sized gardens and lots of trees so quiet with good parks and open space. Good public transport links into Central London and overland rail to Euston, East London, South and West London. Close to North Circular and A40 so out into the countryside in under an hour.”
Anyone who knows their sport will realise that the spiritual home of cricket lies in North West London or, more precisely, Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wellington Road in St. John’s Wood. But if you also like to keep fit, there are a number of public leisure centres complete with gyms and swimming pools along with a significant number of private health and fitness clubs in the area.
Northwest London is full of unique neighbourhoods tied together by Regent’s Canal. Each one is different from the others, but they all revolve around canal life. It’s worth getting out to explore them and see how the atmosphere changes as the waterway goes.
What do you like about North West London?
Contact me today and see how I can help you with your home and move.
Liana Loporto-Browne MNAEA President. More than just an estate agent.
020 8265 5028