Moving Stories – The Blumers

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Andrew and Pauline Blumer had been trying to sell their beautiful Grade ll Listed cottage in the heart of Walberton, West Sussex for a number of months, without success.

They decided to change Estate Agents and approached Sims Williams, who have operated in the village for a considerable number of years, to value their home and explain how they would market their very individual property.

Thirteen viewings were arranged and within a matter of weeks, a sale was secured at 98.2% of the asking price.

After helping Mr and Mrs Blumer to sell their property, Sims Williams went one step further and found the couple their perfect next home.

Mr and Mrs Blumer were keen to stay in Walberton and Sims Williams helped, including notifying the couple about suitable properties before they were launched to market.

Pauline says, “Richard rang us one day and simply said, “I’ve found it!” and, he was right!

“He showed us a bungalow in exactly the part of the village we wanted to live and we knew straight away that it was the right property for us.

“It’s pretty impressive when your estate agent just “knows” they’ve found you the perfect property!” says Pauline.


Accurate valuation was vital

Before marketing Mr and Mrs Blumer’s cottage, Sims Williams partner Richard Moores explained individual older properties with the restrictions that come with being Listed do not appeal to everyone.

Identifying genuine potential buyers, proactive marketing and providing an accurate valuation, based on sales of similar properties, is vital.


Providing honest, professional advice

Pauline says, “Sims Williams explained our lovely cottage wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea and the asking price needed to reflect the number of potential buyers who would want to take on an older Listed property.”

“The Walberton team took on the challenge of marketing and selling our property with real enthusiasm and, knowing they were in our corner made the roller-coaster ride of selling a house far easier.

“Everyone in the Sims Williams Walberton team was so friendly and knowledgeable and, once they found our buyer, Lin Peter progressed the sale and kept the chain moving – especially when the sale nearly fell through,” says Pauline.


Respect for our clients

Richard says, “At Sims Williams, we believe serving our clients means treating them with respect and providing honest, professional advice. This includes recommending a realistic asking price, rather than inflating a valuation just to get business.

“When clients place their trust in us, we work hard to earn our commission and that means really taking care of our clients and understanding their property needs,” says Richard.

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Highly recommended

Susie was very helpful and easy to deal with , keeping us informed with everything going on and had the house sold very quickly. Highly recommended
Stephen- Vendor - Dec 7th, 2022


Thank you so much Jo for all your help with getting us into our flat. Jo was very professional from start to finish and made the rental process feel easy. We have nothing to fault and would definitely use Sims Williams again in the future with any rental or mortgage services.
Paige F - Tenant - Jul 10th, 2020

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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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Above and beyond!

I cannot praise John and the Bognor Regis Sims Williams team highly enough. Through a difficult year with sales falling through and second attempts, they have been a constant source of strength and support. The work that they do is worth much more than the fee they charge because they care about their clients and that shines through in everything that they do. I would not only highly recommend them but would suggest that you will not find a better agent for your sale or purchase and having them on your side through the stress is worth it's weight in gold. Thank you all so much.
Mrs L - Vendor & Buyer - Feb 7th, 2023

Couldn’t have asked for better estate agents

Thank you sims Williams for your help with getting us all set up moving into our new home. Jo & David have been nothing but amazing. Answering any questions we have had, phoning us, emailing us and keeping us updated along the way of the process. It’s been nothing but smooth runnings would highly recommend sims Williams to anyone looking for help and guidance with renting a property! Thank you all for you’re help!
Stephanie - Tenant - May 26th, 2021

Excellent Service

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help and patience in dealing with the sale of Jasmine Bungalow which will hopefully complete next week. Karen and Calum especially have been excellent to deal with in the current sale which I’m sure wasn’t easy for them at times. But their help and patience made the frustrations much easier to cope with! And I also wanted to thank Michael too for his assistance, advice and patience in dealing with the first abortive sale.
Ms Rawson - Vendor - Jun 8th, 2021


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

Impeccable friendly service

We sold and bought through the Walberton office and received excellent service throughout on both transactions. Richard and his team work so well together and having a dedicated sales progressor was a real bonus. Their diligence and care helped make a stressful time bearable! I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Seller - Jan 13th, 2023