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23 locations to put their capital. We see France as a safe and stable market and Switzerland is now performing particularly well with the focus of high net worth individuals HNWIs set on Verbier. Ibiza too is proving popular and we see a return to the market for prime locations in mainland Spain. Later this year we will be marketing a development in Bali which will introduce AK clients in the Far East and Australia to AK International Estates. Do you find that people tend to look abroad for homes more in the summer months as opposed to any other time of the year People are looking throughout the year. The British have for many years been a key source of buyers in this market and it is taking them time to have confidence to return to the market. We are instead seeing higher numbers of international buyers from China Russia India Africa Brazil and Switzerland. This trend is likely to continue for some time with the very prime market appealing to wealthy buyers from emerging markets and Europe seeking attractive price deals on properties closer to home. July and August are typically quiet months with most people in holiday mode however we have never been busier and are currently closing major sales in Thailand France and Switzerland. This bodes well for the September to November period which is a popular buying season. Do your clients look more for luxury homes to use for holidays or to move to because of a change in lifestyle Most of our clients intend using their properties between four and eight weeks a year depending on the type of property and location. They are predominately driven by lifestyle considerations although most are also keen to see their property purchase perform either through annual rental returns or capital appreciation over the medium to long term. We do have some who are looking to relocate or eventually retire too and therefore looking for somewhere they can use for a large portion of the year either now or in five to 10 years time. Mauritius and Tenerife are good examples. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why I have always been interested in excitement and adventure and enjoy being on the move. I am based in Monaco but also have homes in London and Brazil where my wife is from. My parents and I founded Abercrombie Kent as a safari company in East Africa a part of the world that I still love and spend time exploring. Im as passionate about my job now as I was when I first started AK and one of the benefits is the ability to travel and discover new and exciting destinations. I dont think I could stay put in any one location for long. How often do you travel and what do you do in your spare time I travel for as much as 250 days per year. I particularly like visiting new places. I remember going to the Maldives and the Seychelles years ago and have watched their transformation. Im always on the lookout for somewhere new to bring AK clients and to share in their experiences. Now this includes buying a home For more information please visit www.abercrombiekent.co.uk