Behind the Scenes: Henriette Redgrave
Monday, June 30, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?
I grew up in Denmark but have lived in West London for almost 30 years. I first lived in Chelsea, but as the family grew we needed more space and kept moving west from Chelsea, to Earls Court, to Hammersmith, to Shepherds Bush and finally ended up in Acton.
How long have you been an estate agent for?
I’ve been an agent close to 14 years.
How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?
I’ve been with Douglas & Gordon for seven years and have never thought about going anywhere else. The people are great fun and we work and play hard!
What’s the funniest story you have from your time at Douglas & Gordon?
I once took a famous stand up comedienne around a house where she got the complete giggles seeing the owner’s (not very flattering) photographs of his wife all over their home. I had to try to get her out of there without causing too much havoc!
When you’re not in the office or showing people around, what do you do in your spare time? Any interesting hobbies we should know about?
I guess I’m always planning the next weekend or holiday away. I love jumping on an aeroplane and waking up for breakfast in a different country.
What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients?
Do you think I could get more? / Will they take an offer?
What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush?
Go for it! It’s a great place to live with amazing transport links, fantastic parks and of course The River with all those wonderful pubs! You will pay a premium to live here but it’s worth it.
What do you love about Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?
In the last few years there have been more great new places springing up than I could possibly list. You are never more than five minutes away from a cool place to have a coffee or grab a lunch.
What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?
Don’t expect perfect – both Hammersmith and the Bush still have rough corners, but I like the fact that they still have character and an edge.
If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?
Get more people to move away from here so that we can sell more houses. Once people buy here it’s a struggle to get them to move away!