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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


I can’t thank Linda and John (and Sarah!) enough for their sheer doggedness and determination In managing both my sale and purchase. It was certainly a rollercoaster but the communication from Lin and John was exceptional throughout. I would thoroughly recommend Sims Williams!
Helen - Buyer - Dec 8th, 2020

Excellent Service

John Wyatt from the Bognor Office office was exceptionally helpful all through our recent Purchase. He was the lynchpin in making the whole transaction happen. He always replied to emails and telephone calls, and nothing was too much trouble. Without his help in liaising both with the vendor, and both sets of solicitors, I am convinced that we would have taken an awful lot longer to get to completion. I really cannot praise his helpfulness enough, but I would like to add that on the odd occasion that John was unavailable, all the other staff both in Walberton and Chichester were also extremely helpful
Buyer - Jun 29th, 2021

Simply excellent!

The whole team at Simms Williams in Arundel are a credit to the brand. They dealt quickly with requests and queries, and nothing was ever too much trouble. A very re-assuring presence in what can sometimes be a very stressful experience!
June - Vendor - Nov 26th, 2021


Extremely helpful and professional service throughout our house purchase.
Marilyn M - Buyer - Dec 1st, 2020

Not just another Buyer!

I had nothing but a positive experience with Sims Williams. Very helpful team, always responded quickly and will go above and beyond to make sure the process is as easy and stress free as possible. Emma was amazing, totally professional but extremely friendly, giving advise and opinions that were not always related to the property. Moving from a completely different county and not always knowing who to ask or contact, Emma was always on hand to help. Emma made me feel that we were not just another buyer but someone she was interested in. Thank you.
Sam - Buyer - Jun 17th, 2021

Fantastic service, extremely helpful staff

Fantastic team, David has been most helpful since the beginning with securing the tenancy, walking us through the process and answering all of our questions. He made sure our moving-in was as smooth as possible even though we were running late.
Francesca and Adam - Apr 9th, 2022

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

Thank you

We have bought very many times and the service from the whole team here was excellent and especially in these very difficult times. We would recommend them and certainly use again if buying/selling in Arundel.
Julie - Buyer - Apr 5th, 2021


Jo and her colleagues are managing two rental properties for me and the service has been fantastic from start to finish: providing me with very helpful advice prior to letting, finding high quality tenants and managing all ongoing matters. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to others.
Will H - Landlord - Dec 14th, 2020

Amazing service from start to finish

Having been given short notice and trying to find a property in a particular area I was very lucky to have found Jo at Sims Williams ! She did everything she said she would and she made the whole process from start to finish so so easy and believe you me the service was the best out of all the agents that I used in the local area !
SC - Tenant - Jul 19th, 2022