A pro-active approach is necessary – not all houses sell themselves!!


279 days on the market without an offer, and the vendors were quite rightly getting frustrated. A lack of viewings was not the issue, 24 in total but zero offers and a lack of quality feedback from their previous agent only exacerbated their lack of confidence. Quite rightly Mrs J was a bit stand-offish with all agents, but we were able to reassure her with our confident and calm approach.


As she showed us round the cottage for the first time, we could see that this was a well looked after property, extended sympathetically but still retaining all the character expected of a traditional family home. The location was not a problem either – one of the most sought-after villages in the area with an outstanding primary school. Local knowledge is key to selling a home.


It would have been easy to advise a drop in the guide price and a lot of agents would have done just that but as it is our job to get the best possible amount, we felt the price was correct, so we advised her to keep it the same. 


We believe that professional photos are a key element to selling a home. Blue skies in the background, light and bright interiors etc. all attract buyers and if the light is not correct, we revisit until we get it perfect.

Previous agent’s front photo on the left and our front photo on the right.


We launched on the 3rd July and on the 5th July our first viewing took place with Miss R. Our enthusiastic approach always enhances the chances of getting a sale and this was certainly the case on this occasion. An offer was soon agreed, one viewing, one sale, nice job!

#happyvendors #happybuyers

Everyone has now moved and they are settling in well in time for Christmas and to cap it all off we got a lovely review from our vendor:

‘I want to thank you very much for all your help selling my property. As you know I had been with another agent for a while, you sold it within the first two weeks of marketing. Very happy and recommended you to friend who have also sold quickly! Many thanks, highly recommend your service to everyone I meet and if I ever move again, you’ll be my first call. Thank you!!!! 🙂 X

Mrs J

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