Behind the Scenes: Melody Yousefi

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?

I was born in Teheran in Iran, and grew up as a child there. I then moved to France and Switzerland respectively when I was teenager. I studied In France and have lived in many different places since. I moved to London 10 years ago and right now I live in Netherhall Gardens in Hampstead.


How long have you been an estate agent for?

I’ve been an agent for the last 9 years.


How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?

I started at Douglas & Gordon in April 2014.   I really like the team support that I get here.


What’s the funniest story you have from your time at Douglas & Gordon?

I was in my third meeting with George Franks for this position at the Douglas & Gordon head office. We were in the meeting room with a glass window and I realised my rain coat had managed to get completely stuck to my dress’ zip at the back of my neck. I had no other choice than to ask George to help me out - poor George! We were both standing, and he was doing his best, by moving the zip and removing the rain coat - which was a bit struggle. I am sure it looked a bit weird from outside!


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 have a few close friends whom I socialise with often. We enjoy going to restaurants, art galleries and museums. I just love soaking up all that London has to offer with films, plays, books, and food. There’s never enough time in the day but my passions are Slalom waterskiing and snow skiing when I have the time.

What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?

Do you have any deals?

Is it a good time to buy?


What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in South Kensington?

You will never go wrong because it is one of the best locations in London. As they say – it’s all about location, location, location!


What do you love about South Kensington?

I used to live in Chelsea for 6 years, but worked and socialised mostly in this area - it is very familiar. There are so many nice places for grabbing lunch and being with friends and family.


What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?

You will like it, it has lot to offer, and trust me, you will miss it when you leave!


If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?

I would get rid of some of the crazier solicitors, managing agents and free holders. It is rare to have an easy sale!