Savills & Quinta Properties proudly celebrate the 12th anniversary of their partnership.By Frank Schmitz • Jan 10th, 2009 • Category: Company News
It has been a fusion of mutual respect, smooth collaboration and growing success.
Savills is a leading global real estate service provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company, established in 1855, has over 200 offi ces and associates throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. The Savills name has become synonymous with luxury residential property worldwide and the international residential team is dedicated to providing a superior service with extensive experience in selling all types of international property.
Charles Weston-Baker, Director of Savills International Residential Department, believes that Savills’ strong working relationship with Quinta Properties is destined to go from strength to strength. Here he shares his thoughts on the global market situation in general and on Quinta do Lago in particular.
Demand for luxury second homes less affected
“Despite the global slow down and the reduction in property prices in many areas, we are finding that demand for luxury second homes in various desirable locations is signifi cantly less affected. The main reasons for this are that the wealthy that own or wish to own a property in these locations appear to be generally less affected and the slowdown means that many are less busy and so have more time to enjoy life in a highly desirable area. In fact, we expect a pick up in activity, as savvy, cash-rich investors will be looking for investment opportunities in the most exclusive locations.
This brings us directly to Quinta do Lago. The Algarve is home to a number of high-end integrated resorts boasting championship golf courses and excellent on-site amenities, but it is Quinta do Lago that distinguishes itself for investors, both foreign and domestic, as it has enjoyed particularly strong and consistent growth over the last twenty years. As the resort matures, owners’ needs evolve and we are seeing this in the growing number of permanent or semipermanent residents within Quinta do Lago. The old saying of ‘buy the best property in the best location and you won’t go wrong’ is ever true.
Delivering an excellent service over the past twelve years
Savills has a long and proud association with Quinta Properties. Alison and Kerstin and the Quinta Properties team has sold more property in the Quinta do Lago area than any other agent and they have been delivering an excellent service over the past twelve years. The key to their success is a detailed knowledge of every aspect of life at Quinta do Lago, great attention to detail and their willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ to help clients.”
Director of Savills International