Moving Stories - The emotions involved in moving

Falling in love with a property from the moment you step over the threshold can be the start of an emotional rollercoaster.


Without an estate agent willing to fight on your behalf for a quick sale of your property and a successful completion, the property chain can collapse, leaving your dreams in tatters.


Claire and Chris White knew instantly that a three-bedroom house in Barnham with a huge garden was everything they wanted in their perfect forever home.


The problem was, their house wasn’t even on the market, and they knew they had to sell quickly if they wanted to buy their dream home.


We were planning to use an online agent


“I previously owned shares in Purple Bricks and was planning to use an online estate agent when we were ready to sell our house.


“However, the house we wanted to buy was on the market with Sims Williams and we decided to trust them to sell ours – and I am so glad we did,” says Claire.


Sims Williams understood how much we wanted the house


“From the moment we instructed the Sims Williams team, they pulled out all the stops to find us a buyer and manage the sale to completion.


“After our offer for the house in Barnham was accepted, we had an anxious wait while the other people in the property chain progressed their own sales and purchases,” says Claire.


Sims Williams shared our passion and managed the property chain

Claire says, “We had a strong emotional attachment to the house from day one and everyone at Sims Williams understood that.


“The Walberton team talked to everyone in the chain every day to keep things moving and provide reassurance where it was needed – including the buyers and sellers they weren’t even representing,” says Claire.


 “Mummy, this garden makes my heart happy”

The words of her 4-year-old son Joseph, as he cycled round his new garden for the first time, was all the proof Claire needed that it really is the perfect home for her family. 


“As well as being the biggest financial investment most of us make, our home plays a crucial part in our wellbeing and happiness.


“To anyone looking to save money by using an online estate agent, ask yourself if you can really afford to miss out on the dedication, support and personal service you get from a traditional estate agent like Sims Williams,” says Claire.


Sims Williams, local independent estate agent since 1981.

Contact your local branch to arrange a free market valuation.

Sims Williams 09.05.18
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