Theo James-Wright has been a UK-based Property Sales Negotiator for almost 10 years and covers the prime country desk within Savills Country Department Team. Theo has extensive knowledge of luxury rural real estate and vast experience selling some of the finest country homes, residential estates, farms, agricultural and equestrian properties across the UK. As a high-net-worth property advisor focusing on properties in excess of £3m, Theo has specialised local knowledge of Rural Surrey, East Hants, and West Sussex. According to data from Savills’ quarterly prime house price index, country properties have seen an increase in value and as luxury property buyers crave lifestyle shifts, the market has seen its most active year since the 1980s. In this conversation, Theo discusses what factors are driving this surge in interest for rural properties, and the many things to consider when making an investment purchase of this nature.