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It was a “chance” meeting in more ways than one that helped a Bognor Regis couple sell their home for the full asking price with Sims Williams after a single viewing.

Kerry Chance and Ollie Powell had found a house they wanted to buy and were visiting their mortgage broker to sort out their finances.

The couple asked their broker if he would recommend an estate agent and he had no hesitation in suggesting Sims Williams.

Moments later, purely by chance, in walked John Wyatt who leads Sims Williams’ Bognor Regis property sales.

After the introductions, John arranged to visit Kerry and Ollie’s 4-bedroomed semi-detached home in the town centre to carry out a valuation and they jointly agreed an asking price.


One viewing was all it took

The first potential buyer John accompanied to the property fell in love with the 1930’s house and offered the full asking price straight away.

Kerry and Ollie, and their two young sons Fred and Charlie, their two adorable dogs Gracie and Winston, plus the family cat and a hamster, have now all settled in to their new home, just five minutes away from their previous property.


Sims Williams – not stereotypical estate agents

For Kerry, the sale process was far smoother than she expected and dealing with Sims Williams was refreshingly easy.

“There is a stereotypical view of estate agents as pushy and aggressive and Sims Williams blew that stigma out of the water.

“John and everyone we spoke to at Sims Williams came across as honest, genuine and hard-working and we felt they were always on our side and just as keen as us to progress the sale quickly,” says Kerry.


Proud to be different

Sims Williams is one of the area’s longest-established estate agents and prides itself on providing a truly personal service and honest, well-informed advice.

John says, “At Sims Williams, we never forget that the properties we sell are “homes,” and we never underestimate the emotional as well as financial investment homes represent, especially when it is time to move on.

“We appreciate the trust people place in us and repay that by working hard on their behalf and treating them with the respect and honesty they have every right to expect from a good estate agent,” says John.

Sims Williams has been helping its clients to sell, rent and buy their homes since 1981.

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What our clients say

Thanks for everything!

Team Sims Williams, Thank you so much for a thoroughly professional, efficient and effective service. I don't think we'd have got over the line without you. It was the second time we've purchased through SW and I'd be happy to use you again.
Matt - Buyer - Oct 6th, 2021

Excellent service

From the start to finish of my purchase, Sims Williams were very much there the whole time updating me with the progression. I am personally very impressed with Sims Williams and from my experience would recommend.
Linda - Buyer - Mar 19th, 2021

Exemplary service

Buying through Sims Williams was made as stress-free as possible, with friendly and professional management of the sale. I was kept up-to-date with progress regularly. Really highly impressive. Many thanks especially to Mel and Calum at the Chichester branch.
Peter - Buyer - Feb 8th, 2021

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Thanks to their unrivalled local knowledge, Sims Williams were able to advise me from an early stage on the most appropriate house styles and sizes for the development. Their marketing of the properties was an excellent balance between online and personal service and exchanging contracts on the final property was the culmination of a really good close working relationship.
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David and the team made our rental extremely easy and stress free. All the documentation was delivered on time and with clear explanations. Great experience all round.
Andrew & Sophie - Tenants - Sep 21st, 2023

Excellent Service!

We recently completed on a property in Bognor Regis and bought it through Simms Williams. I have to say the service was excellent from the office staff but mainly from our main contact there Susie Jones. We probably drove her mad with all the questions, extra viewings but she was always there to answer them and do everything she could to help the sale go smoothly. Excellent service, well done Susie.
Noeleen- Buyer - Nov 25th, 2023


Me and a friend recently went through Sims Williams to view some newly renovated apartments in central Chichester. David was with us for our initial viewing through to our tenancy signing and was incredibly helpful and prompt with communication throughout. We were disappointed to have not been informed on our initial viewing that the property would be under construction for 6-8 months out of our 12 months tenancy, however despite this all communication with Sims Williams was very quick in getting in touch with the landlord about this, and we are still very happy with the service that they provided.
Summer F-B - Tenant - Nov 18th, 2020

Brilliant Service

I just wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with the efficient, friendly and tenacious service that Megan has given us in supporting the sale of 8 Shippam Street, which as you may well know has been over year in securing (through no fault of Sims Williams). I should also add that both Calum and Mel have been brilliant, with very efficient handovers and leave covering when needed.
Andy - Vendor - Apr 5th, 2022

Thank you to Sims Williams!

We love Sims Williams! As very happy tenants of a property in Arundel, we would like to pass on our thanks to Jo and team at Sims Williams Chichester. Jo is absolutely fab- making the rental process such a breeze and all steps a very relaxing experience. Thanks again! Marina and Edward x
Marina and Edward - Tenant - Jan 21st, 2023

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We purchased a new build property on the Mill Gate site. Jane and Marilyn have been very helpful and supportive throughout our move. Many thanks
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