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Spotlight: Nested Wandsworth

Moving home, or buying your first home, can be a pain the proverbial, but luckily, Wandsworth is blessed to have Nested; a local estate agency with years of expertise, and the drive to help make your move as smooth as possible.

We caught up with estate agent Michael Jones to find out more.

Tell us who you are and what you do.

Hi there! I’m Michael Jones, a local estate agent in Wandsworth with over 13 years’ of experience in the property industry.

Partnering with Nested, I’ve embraced a modern approach to buying, selling and letting homes, focusing on reducing stress and uncertainty. At Nested Wandsworth, I work hard to get you the best possible price, with 100% of my pay based on your home’s sale price. You’ll benefit from our intuitive app, offering transparency and exclusive data to make informed decisions.

Let’s make your next step on the property ladder exciting and seamless.

For more details, visit our Nested Wandsworth page.

How did Nested Wandsworth come about?

Nested Wandsworth was established to provide a modern approach to estate agency by combining traditional real estate expertise with advanced technology. The goal was to create a more transparent, efficient, and customer-friendly experience for buying and selling homes.

What makes Nested so different from other estate agent services?

  1. Financial Motivation of Agents: Unlike traditional agents, Nested’s local partner agents are not paid a base salary. Instead, their earnings are tied to the sale price of the property, which incentivise them to secure the best possible price. This model ensures agents are highly motivated and dedicated to achieving optimal results for clients.
  2. Advanced Technology: Nested offers a customer app that provides exclusive data and insights to help sellers make informed decisions about their property. This transparency and access to detailed information set Nested apart from many traditional agents.
  3. Comprehensive Marketing Strategy: Properties listed with Nested are advertised on major platforms like Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as through targeted social media campaigns. This broad marketing approach helps attract a wide pool of potential buyers.
  4. Customer Service and Transparency: Nested prides itself on its customer-centric approach. From initial valuation to final sale, the same agent handles all aspects of the process, ensuring consistency and a personal touch. This level of service and transparency is a significant differentiator in an industry often criticized for its opacity.

These elements combined make Nested a unique and compelling choice for home sellers looking for a reliable, transparent, and effective estate agent.

Tell us about your app.

The Nested app is a key feature of Nested’s innovative estate agency service, providing a range of tools to streamline the home selling process. The app offers real-time updates on your property’s sale status, ensuring you are always informed without having to chase your agent.

Here are some key features of the Nested app:

  1. Viewing Calendar: You can set your availability for property viewings and track all past and upcoming viewings through a live calendar synchronised with Nested’s CRM system.
  2. Viewing Feedback: After each viewing, detailed feedback is provided directly in the app. This allows you to review and digest the information at your convenience, giving you insights into potential buyers’ opinions.
  3. Offer Tracking: The app consolidates all offers in one place, including essential buyer information such as their financial status and any conditions attached to their offer. This transparency helps you make informed decisions.
  4. Chain Management and Sale Status: The app keeps you updated on the entire sales process, from negotiations to managing the property chain. This includes a milestone checklist that helps you track the progress of your sale.

These features, combined with Nested’s commitment to excellent customer service and transparent communication, make the Nested app a powerful tool for anyone looking to sell their home efficiently and with confidence.

What do you think makes Wandsworth such an attractive part of London to live in?

Wandsworth stands out as one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, offering a unique blend of urban excitement and suburban tranquillity. Here’s what makes Wandsworth an irresistible place to live:

  1. Expansive Green Spaces: Imagine stepping out of your home into lush, sprawling parks like Wandsworth Common, Battersea Park, and Tooting Commons. These green oases are perfect for weekend picnics, morning jogs, and leisurely strolls, giving residents a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  2. Exceptional Transport Links: Wandsworth’s connectivity is unparalleled. With Wandsworth Town and Clapham Junction stations providing swift train services to central London, you’re never far from the heart of the action. The Northern Line at Tooting Broadway and an array of bus routes ensure you’re well-connected, whether commuting for work or exploring the city.
  3. Riverside Charm: The picturesque Thames Path offers stunning riverside walks and cycle routes, coupled with chic riverside apartments and trendy eateries. Enjoy the serene waterside ambiance, which adds a touch of luxury and relaxation to everyday living.
  4. Top-Tier Education: Families flock to Wandsworth for its outstanding educational institutions. The area is dotted with renowned state and independent schools, ensuring children receive top-quality education. This makes Wandsworth a magnet for parents looking to provide the best for their kids.
  5. Vibrant Community and Lifestyle: Wandsworth buzzes with life. From hip cafes and gourmet restaurants to lively pubs and eclectic shops, the area has something for everyone. The Southside Shopping Centre offers a retail haven, while local markets and cultural events foster a dynamic, close-knit community spirit.
  6. Safety and Cleanliness: Known for its cleanliness and low crime rates, Wandsworth offers a safe, welcoming environment. The proactive local council ensures public spaces are well-maintained, contributing to the area’s appeal and peace of mind for residents.
  7. Diverse Housing Options: Wandsworth’s housing market is as varied as it is attractive, featuring everything from stylish modern apartments to charming Victorian and Edwardian houses. This diversity caters to a wide range of residents, from young professionals to growing families and retirees.

Wandsworth isn’t just a place to live; it’s a lifestyle. The combination of vibrant community life, top-notch amenities, and the tranquility of green spaces makes it a standout choice for anyone looking to experience the best of London living.

Are you hopeful for a brighter future given the current mortgage crisis?

While the current mortgage crisis has created significant challenges for many homeowners, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the future. Inflation rates have begun to decrease, which is a positive indicator for potential reductions in mortgage rates. Inflation fell from 6.7% to 4.6% recently, which may prompt the Bank of England to start cutting rates by next year. This anticipated decrease in rates could stimulate the housing market and provide some relief to borrowers.

Furthermore, as inflation continues to drop and economic conditions stabilise, there is potential for interest rates to decrease, making mortgages more affordable. This trend is expected to improve the overall lending landscape, making it easier for buyers to secure loans at lower rates.

In summary, while the current mortgage crisis poses significant hurdles, falling inflation and potential rate cuts in 2024 provide a glimmer of hope for a more favorable mortgage market in the near future.

What’s your favourite thing about Wandsworth Town?

My favourite thing about Wandsworth Town is its unique blend of urban vitality and green tranquillity. The area offers fantastic local amenities, vibrant cafes, and restaurants, alongside beautiful parks like Wandsworth Common. The community spirit here is unparalleled, making it a wonderful place to live and work. Additionally, the excellent transport links ensure easy access to the rest of London while maintaining a relaxed, suburban feel.