Creating a sense of place

Here, in the first of a series of articles, we talk the partner organisations and businesses that make Portergate’s Riverside House such a great and continuing success story

Ian Tidd, director of Salford-based letting agents The Property Place, is well used to receiving praise from parents whose youngsters are enjoying the lifestyle and vibe created at Riverside House.

The praise comes as no surprise to him. He says it is a testament to Riverside’s fantastic facilities, its high levels of security and the friendly and professional approach of all the staff.

The Property Place has worked with the Riverside team from day one, building up a strong working relationship over the years.

Ian says: “There are massive positives when it comes to selling Riverside House to students and parents, from the quality

Ian and Christina from The Property Place

of its bedrooms to the fantastic, friendly people who work there. They are just really nice people.

“The 24 hour security that Riverside offers is also a big positive, particularly with parents. We get positive comments and feedback about this from parents all the time, which is great and shows the Riverside team is doing something right.

“It’s a really competitive market out there and you’ve got to be better than everyone else. It’s common for students to spend just their first year in halls before moving out to house-shares.

“However, at Riverside we have students who are spending two or three years there, they don’t want to move, they enjoy it so much. And that’s another sign that the team is getting things right.”

Ian adds: “A lot of the success we have had with Portergate is down to professional relationships. We consider the team at Riverside House to be one of the best to deal with; they are more like friends to us.”

Founded more than seven years ago The Property Place is built on the key foundation to ‘exceed client’s expectations through professionalism, innovation, and personal service’.

Ian says: “A sign of the success we have at The Property Place is the fact that a large proportion of our business is from satisfied clients who have referred our services to family and friends.

“Our aim is to provide our clients with a “calmer” and more personal experience in order to make their move run as smoothly and professionally as possible.”

The Property Place is also proud sponsor of the world-famous Battersea Dogs Home.

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