A move north sends sale south

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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.

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