Born in the same year when the first £10 Bank Note was produced since the Second World War, Winston Churchill retired from the House of Commons, and the last hangings occurred in the UK, Francis Street brings wisdom gained for more than half a century to Potter’s Estate Agency.
With 35 years’ experience working for High Street Banks and Building Societies that led to him setting up his own successful Wealth Management Company two decades ago Francis brings a wealth of experience in the Financial Services and Property. In my experience most people know what they want but they don’t necessarily know how best to achieve it because they don’t “live and breathe estate agency” for sixty hours a week.
Very few people have the exposure, experience, industry knowledge and contacts as those working in it. "My role is to help people realise their aims by sharing this knowledge. If you combine the skills we have with access to platforms such as Rightmove that puts detailed property information on everyone’s mobile phone, then, add in good customer service, honesty and integrity it leads to success."
With money things are always changing, twenty years ago it was about 3 or 4 x salary and high interest rates, ten years ago it was about buy to let and tax relief, now it’s about changes in stamp duty, deposits, "affordably tests" and confidence. As for the future, I can foresee Inheritance Tax which applies on death changing into a Wealth Tax that applies on lifetime assets. It's a tax that is slowly progressing across Europe. This is why you need the very best Estate Agent.
Francis lives in the centre of Woodbridge and can often be seen in the restaurants and bars. He is happily married with three adult children.