Extra challenge as the house was unique

Selling our home was not easy, aside from all the normal issues of agreeing a price, getting great photos taken and de-cluttering we faced the extra challenge that the house was unique, quite unlike anything else around in the market and so we were looking for a very particular purchaser, one with a little vision and an understanding of the benefits of good architecture. Simmons & Sons were our 4th agent, the three prior agents had failed to get a single viewing and seemed oblivious to the way Rightmove and Zoopla direct people's searches. The first important impact from Simmons & Sons was to provide us with a rational valuation, how we compared to other properties on the market, local knowledge was critical to this and a clear and rational explanation was persuasive. Presenting the property well for online searches quickly brought us a steady stream of viewing requests. Soon an offer came, near the asking price but the sale fell through as the purchaser ran into problems of their own. A short time later a second and third potential purchaser came into the equation, a price was agreed, contracts exchanged and then completed. Sounds easy, right? No such luck. The process lasted over 15 months with the market in a state of panic, 'should we shouldn't we', 'go, no go', near offers, low ball offers and tyre kickers. Throughout the process Simmons & Sons were, professional, diligent and courteous, worked with great persistence to improve the outcome from all interest shown, managing our and our purchasers expectations and helping us to secure the sale. Aside from thanking them I would have no hesitation in recommending the team in Henley."

by Mr M Forrest (Vendor) 01/02/2017