The Rainmakers

    rainmaker  Pronunciation:/ˈreɪnmeɪkə/

    noun

    1: a person who attempts to cause rain to fall , either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals.

    2: a person who generates income for a business or organization by brokering deals or attracting clients or funds.

It's not what you know...

They say that it is not what you know, but who. We wouldn't entirely agree - believing it important to have a thorough knowledge of one's business. But clearly, when it comes to prestige property sales, it is highly advantageous to have a broad and effective network supporting our own efforts. And this is what we have built up - an extended network of contacts who act as ambassadors for us, and who are incentivised to feed us with a steady stream of prospective buyers.

Who are they?

They are individuals with whom the directors have a relationship - either personal or business - who are well-placed to influence decision-makers and buyers. Many come from our past, be it chums from university, Sandhurst, Business School or Bar School, or prior business colleagues, clients and contacts, who have pursued successful international careers. Others are professionals from the property world, either directly or in advisory roles to the industry, whom we have met or built up a rapport with since running the business.

Where are they placed?

In all manner of businesses, and in influential roles. They list is expanding constantly, but now includes bankers (particularly investment and private bankers), stockbrokers, accountants, lawyers, wealth managers, property finders, professionals from the press and media, international businessmen - as well as those placed locally here in France who sweep up prospective clients already in the area looking.

They are dotted around the world - in particular the UK, the US and the Far East, and increasingly in the emerging markets of India, China and Russia.