Downsizing from the family home

Why they came to Stacks

A lady in her early 80’s had accepted an offer on a small farm in Somerset where she’d lived for 40 years. She had to move, but was having difficulty finding something suitable that she liked.


What they were looking for

She was looking for a 3-bedroom house in a nice quiet village that was equidistant from old friends in West Somerset and her relations in Dorset. It needed to be in a quiet location, have an enclosed garden for her dog, and a garage and off road parking.


What the local area offer could offer

We identified the right location, and zeroed in on the best villages, with attractive period cottages, a church, pub and shop. Only houses that were suitable for an older client were considered.


How Stacks helped

We used local knowledge of the area and relationships with local agents to view suitable properties early. Once we found a house that our client liked, we advised on offering at the right level, providing proof of funds, and it was removed from the market.

Stacks played a vital role in making sure that our client wasn’t pressurised out of her own home by her buyers who were keen to get in, before we had a date for exchange and completion on her new home.


The happy outcome

Mrs McK C and her whippet have now moved in and are happily settled in, thanking Stacks for finding the house, securing it in a very competitive market, assisting with her own sale and managing the purchase process.


How Stacks made a difference

We used our network of agents and local knowledge to find a suitable house, and to help submit an offer that would be accepted.

A local Surveyor was recommended who respond quickly during a busy time.

Stacks investigated everything raised by the survey, found missing documentation for building works and resolved any other questions that were raised.

We helped to keep the purchase on track when timing issues arose further down the chain, getting assurance from the vendor that he would vacate by a certain time, even if his purchase became delayed.


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