First time property seller's positive experience

For Linda Kyslun the prospect of selling her late mum’s property was a daunting one, not least because the entire process was totally new to her.

It was already an extremely tough time for Linda as her mother had recently passed away and with just one other family member, her brother, not living locally it was down to her to get the house in Daybrook, Nottingham, on the market.

Linda, from Old Basford, had never bought or sold a property before and to make things even more emotionally charged it was the family home she had been brought up in – her mum having lived there since 1953.

So where to turn? Well, Linda decided to go for a walk on Arnold high street to look for available estate agency services and to find “someone friendly who could help her”. And on walking past The Nottingham’s branch she found exactly that.

After seeing properties advertised for sale in the window she decided to pop in and following a conversation at the counter Linda was more than satisfied for the branch team to refer her to Belvoir, who the building society have a strategic alliance with.

And it was a decision that would result in the property being sold subject to contract in the space of just ten days.

Linda takes up the tale: “I had never bought or sold a house before so I wanted a local estate agent – someone I could trust and who would help me get things sorted.

“When I went into The Nottingham they were very pleasant and understanding from the off and explained they could pass on my details to Belvoir and that someone would be in touch with me soon.

“The chap from Belvoir rang me that very afternoon and two or three days later I met him at the property for a conversation and valuation and within days of that there had been several viewings. The following week we accepted an asking price offer.

“Throughout the entire process – which was just ten days from going to market to sold subject to contract – Belvoir were communicative and transparent. I really appreciated them clearly explaining everything to me as it was a whole new experience. That meant a lot under the circumstances.

“I would highly recommend them – they were very caring and professional.”   

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