Tue 01 Dec 2015
The prospect of some garden leave in the Summer would fill most with delight, me too…unfortunately I chose November! Well four weeks of daytime TV and pottering about are over and it’s time to get back in the saddle. However, my final Sunday evening on garden leave was a whirlwind of activity. A knock on the door resulted in a stranded driver stuck in the middle of a ford in the dark needing help. Even though I was not looking my best, I put my wellies on and went to help bail them out. Just as we got them out, the fire service arrive to assist. If only I had waited 5 more minutes, I could have stayed nice and dry. So even on a Sunday, you never know when you will need an estate agent!
So, back to normality, I wasn’t planning on a new role, but sometimes an opportunity comes along which is too good to resist. As soon as I met with Max Sowerby and Lloyd Sandy it took no time at all for all three of us to decide this is fate and a perfect fit.
Sowerbys are without doubt recognised by most as the leaders in Independent Estate Agency in Norfolk. This is down to many things. They have a fantastic team both in Norwich and the other 6 Norfolk offices that all cover sales, lettings and commercial. Everyone within the business works together as a team. There are no individual commissions so every member of the team works as hard as possible for every property and in harmony. The key winner in this arrangement is without doubt the client.
They have a traditional approach to dealing with people – treat everyone as you would wish to be treated yourself, yet embrace all the latest in technology to market property. A huge emphasis is put on creating full film of properties which need something extra to really show them off to their full potential. It has become quickly apparent to me that when you mix these traditional values with modern technology and add in great staff – you have a winning combination.
Selling what is nearly always someone’s main asset is an important job and one which I strongly believe deserves the best attention and expertise. I am delighted to be part of the Sowerbys family and I already I am part of the furniture.
December is the perfect time to have your home appraised ready for next year. There could be influential things that could be carried out to enhance the saleability of your home. Or if you tried to sell your property this year with no success, there will be a reason. Give us the challenge to find out why.
Contact Jonathan Wood at Sowerbys Norwich Office on 01603 761441
"Thank you so much for your help in the marketing and selling of both our properties. We choose Sowerbyâ€™s due to their staff. They seem to be a different brand of estate agent, helpful and courteous and very understanding. We have experienced both sides of the housing market with one sale that could not have been smoother and completed within six weeks and another that fell through twice, (third time lucky!) and that seemed fraught with difficulties right until the last moment! This is when the agents earn their fee. I am afraid at times I required a great deal of hand holding and found the whole process overwhelming at times, but with all your help we got there!! A huge thank you to all the team, we are now living in our dream home!"