A move north sends sale south
conversations take place and we are close to putting the deal together. One final call to the buyer and he is delighted that the vendor has agreed to take the offer.
Not the best news to start the day — one of our clients has had to pull out of a purchase. He has been offered a new job and he’s having to relocate up to Manchester. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as we have a back-up buyer. We call the vendor to update and advise on the next step and this time it’s good news, the sale to the new buyer is under way and in solicitors’ hands within 24 hours.
The afternoon looks even more positive. An exchange of contracts has gone through on a very popular property, a two-bedroom Victorian cottage in the Strawberry Hill area. Houses here normally go for above the £1 million mark, which is way above the average £700,000-£750,000 in Twickenham. Strawberry Hill is a great spot for young families, with some of the best primary schools in the country, such as Archdeacon Cambridge’s and St James’s. With the bonus of only a 23-minute commute to Waterloo, who wouldn’t want to live here?
Happy Friday! Today is normally my day for admin tasks, as I look to confirm more appointments for tomorrow. Saturday is our busiest day of the week. As I mine the database for new buyers and set up further market appraisals, the weekend and a few beers at the pub come round quickly. It’s time to celebrate the end of a good week.