Christian Harper is Mr Chiswick. He lives and works in the borough and, over the last 23 years, has sold or let a property in virtually every street in W4. There's little about the area he doesn't know, from the best schools to the best place to buy a cappuccino.
He started the agency in 2007 following a highly successful career at one of London's leading estate agents. "I had a bit of a 'eureka'moment", he says. "The internet was revolutionising the property market and I realised that the days of the sharp suits and fancy high street shops were over. I wanted to offer a more personal, hands-on approach and a fixed fee structure that was fairer to everyone."
Since those early days, over 1000 property owners have benefited from his unique approach and he has saved Chiswick people over £1 million on estate agent fees. But Christian still refuses to open up a shop. "83% of our business comes from personal recommendations and 97% of buyers and tenants find agents and property via the internet. So there's no need for a posh showroom." He says. "I'd rather save the cost and pass the savings on to my clients."
"Anyway, I think Chiswick people would rather see a baker or a butcher than another estate agent office on the High Road."
To arrange a no-obligation chat and valuation with Christian, call 0208 995 2030.