Fight For Hale House after 74 Viewings !

July 9, 2009 5:18 pm
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Fight For Hale House after 74 Viewings !

Further Evidence that Buyers are Back !


The Hale Branch of  Thornley Groves Estate Agents has secured a premium price for a property after harnessing the interest of  dozens of buyers by taking them to sealed bids.

Plockton, a detached house located on the fringe of Hale village, set within approximately 2/3rds acre, has an interesting background. The land was purchased by a family in the 1930’s and in 1960 local builders of some repute, Browns of Wilmslow, were commissioned to build the house to the individual specification of the daughter of the landowners


Our client purchased the house in 1968 and has lived there ever since.  Although the house has always been impeccably maintained by our clients, it was in need of a full modernisation program to bring it up to the standard expected today.


As a 3 bedroomed house, there was massive potential to remodel and extend the house to create a much larger family home and this fact, coupled with the property’s highly desirable location, created somewhat of a conundrum in trying to value the house.


In a difficult market we wanted to ensure that we didn’t put buyers off with an overly optimistic price, but at the same time needed to create a safety net to ensure we achieved the best possible price for our clients. As such, we decided to market the house by inviting offers over £795,000.


Viewing commenced on the 30th March, when the market was a good deal cooler than it is today and buyers were invited to submit their offers by one month later on 30th April.


In those four short weeks 49 viewers visited the property on 73 separate viewings and on 30th April we received no less than 16 serious offers.


A sale price of just under £1,000,000 was agreed contracts were exchanged shortly after and legal completion takes place tomorrow. Needless to say our client was overwhelmed with the interest our marketing strategy was able to generate and truly delighted with the sale price.


Our extensive database of buyers, which we have carefully nurtured, maintained and worked hard to build up during the darkest days of the property market, was the key to us being able to identify so many potential purchasers in such a short time. The buyer hasn’t overpaid as there were so many other buyers bidding figures close to his own and the vendor knows he has achieved the best price possible, so everyone is happy.


If you have a home you are currently marketing or are considering marketing, this anecdote should give you the confidence to seek our help and advice. Contact us now for a Free Valuation of your own home without obligation or click here and fill out a short online request form.


Alternatively call Glyn Reacroft from the Hale Branch of Thornley Groves Estate Agents on 0161 942 4138 for a confidential discussion.


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