Sussex Grade II Country house for a family
Mrs and Mrs K with 3 children under 10 years old. This is a competitive search - having sold, moved down and renting locally while settling the children into Prep School, the family found themselves competing with many similar parents, all hunting for a 'forever' home. After a few months of searching unsuccessfully, we were asked to help.
With Eversby engaged, and following our initial meeting, detailed discussions and several viewings of possible houses, we were quickly able to help frame and narrow their requirements more accurately and agree precisely where they would be willing to compromise.
Importantly the family were truly 'proceed-able' - so chain-free, living in rented , finances banked, and ready to react quickly and decisively to opportunities.
We adopted a two prong approach - focusing on those off-market and discretely marketed properties we are often made aware of. Our well established and close relationships with agents gave our clients an advantage. We accessed several potential properties which suited their needs, which our clients were able to view prior to launch. Some were pre-launch properties and others discretely marketed, never appearing on the internet.
Our second tactic was a long shot no stone left unturned approach. Given the prevailing conditions in the property market, we forensically reviewed those properties well above their £2m budget budget, carefully exploring the potential suitability of each property for the family, and the vendors situation and price flexibility.
A truly delighted family. Our long shot tactics paid off. With some lengthy negotiation, fortitude and perfect timing - we able to agree terms on a stunning Grade II listed property which ticked nearly all their boxes. It was hiding in plain sight, yet no-one else had explored quite how motivated of the vendor was to sell.
Initially launched above £2.5m, we secured terms on behalf of our clients at just under £2m. A remarkable result.