Having been invited to value a property that had been home to a family of nearly 50 years was something of a privilege for Astons London. Trusting an agent with the sale of their home, which had seen the raising of their family and many other memories, was quite a decision for the family to make.
Having requested the opinions of two large and apparently “well established” agents in the area, we advised the owners that whilst their home could indeed be valued in terms of bricks and mortar, there was a further aspect to consider...that of it being a large and versatile family home. It turns out our opinion of price was somewhat higher than that suggested by our competitors, and more in line with the owner’s own expectations!
Whilst marketing the house, a buyer was found and following our expert negotiations a price was agreed some £250,000 over and above our competitor’s opinions (also setting a new record for a freehold house being sold in the area). It does prove that a local independent estate agent that shares the same passion the owners have for their property can, and will pay dividends.
In their own words.....
“Barry appreciated the value and location of our property, saw its potential and stuck to his guns regarding the valuation of our home, while other agents disagreed. Barry handled the negotiations tactfully, politely and was always available when needed. He kept us updated by e mail and phone at all times regarding viewings, offers etc. Overall we were extremely pleased with the service offered and would recommend him to our friends”
We would like to thank the owners for believing in Astons London for allowing us to sell this very special property on their behalf.