Our client had lived in his house in Thornsbeach Rd, Catford for the last 30 years with his family. Their daughter had left the family nest and they had decided to move to Sussex to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. Leaving the house was a big deal for the family as they had built many lovely memories there.
Our client came to us as we were recommended to him by somebody he knew within the industry. He felt our broad presence and excellent internet marketing would help him attract a good number of able buyers. In addtion he also felt our PERFORMANCE RELATED FEE worked in his favour. He felt some of the local agents were losing sight of who their client was and due to the flat fee percentages they charge their sales negotiators were not motivated to achieve the best possible sale price. Our fee structure ensures we are motivated and incentivised to get a higher price for the house.
Although the Vendors wanted to move quickly they weren’t desperate to sell so they wanted to achieve the maximum price for the property and were willing to wait if necessary. We marketed the house at Offers in excess of £500,000 and quickly drew in a number of buyers. Because of the fact the house in Catford was an end terrace it had a lot of potential to extend or make a good rental investment, so we had a mixture of investors and families who were very keen on the house.
Within a period of FIVE DAYS we received an offer £12,000 above the asking price from a very nice couple who wanted to bring up their young children to Catford while being close to their parents who were also locals.
The couple who bought the property were not just thinking of being close to parents they were also considering the good local schools, transport links, and the investment in the area. There are some heavy rumours saying the Bakerloo line is on its way to Lewisham and Catford which will only push prices up in the area even further.
We are seeing many people from EAST DULWICH, PECKHAM, CAMBERWELL moving towards Lewisham, Catford and Bromley due to being priced out of the those areas. If you would like to talk to me about theproperty market in any of these areas just give me call.