This Georgian six bedroomed detached house is set within 6.5 acres and had been substantially renovated by the vendors when they first acquired it 20 years previously. Unusually for its age and type this imposing house is not listed. The owners had been on the market with other agents who we felt had been rather too optimistic with pricing. We find it is always best to be realistic and honest when suggesting the price at which a property should be marketed. With a large, historic house this is doubly important as the “pool” of potential buyers is small to start with – not just due to the price of a larger house, but due the challenges of restoring and conserving a historic property. Not everyone has the mettle! It is better therefore to proceed confidently at a price which will attract serious interest than to launch with an overblown price which then has to be reduced and therefore cause a perception problem. There was steady interest in the house, but several potential purchasers decided once they had costed alterations and renovations that perhaps the projects they had in mind were too ambitious to finance. The eventual purchasers simply fell in love with the house and could see the benefits of its private position, enviable space, inside and out, and beautiful period features. Once we had found the right buyer, the sale proceeded well and in a timeframe to suit both our vendors and the new owners.
“I cannot recommend Tim and Emma from Rickitt Partnership highly enough! They give a thoroughly professional service and are always at the end of the phone to answer any queries, offer sound advice or just listen-nothing is too much trouble for them and I would give more stars if the review system allowed! Thank you so very much!”
Suzanne, The Owner to Hargrave Hall