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Stuart Cole started out selling ‘pretty cottages and farmhouses in Cornwall’; now he represents some of the finest super-prime homes outside London.
How was 2017 for him? ‘The first six months were tough,’ he tells us. ‘However as the market adjusted to SDLT and Brexit negotiations developed, sales picked up and the resilience of the main estates of St George’s Hill and Wentworth meant a busy end to the year.’
That, and the fact that the market ‘has come off in real terms by about 30 per cent for overseas buyers’, is creating optimism. ‘It does feel like the bottom has been called or we are bumping along the bottom,’ adds Cole, who is also a Knight Frank ambassador for China.