Top Five London Buying
What started out as a ‘despondent’ year for Scarisbrick drove him to take the summer off for a reflective break. Fortunately for the high-flyer (also a nominee for the Spear’s Property Adviser of the Year award), his return in September saw him inundated with enquiries from keen international buyers.
‘There was a sense that the market had been corrected enough to make it interesting,’ he says. ‘It’s good to be [in a buyer’s] market again where you can really roll up your sleeves for some fun negotiations.’
‘I’m cautiously optimistic,’ he insists when asked about rumours of an imminent crash in London property prices.
Known as someone who not only understands the new-build market but can also tell you which pubs empty their bottle bins at 4am, Scarisbrick is wary of ‘hazy’ predictions from number-crunching economists, as the industry is all about understanding human psychology: ‘Anyone who says they know what’s going to happen [more than] three and six months ahead is making it up… It’s either genius or disingenuous.’
When not relocating globe-trotting HNWs, the amiable Scot heads to the Highlands, where he grew up, and travels the world in search of hard-fighting fish.