Moving Stories – The emotions involved in moving

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Falling in love with a property from the moment you step over the threshold can be the start of an emotional rollercoaster.

Without an estate agent willing to fight on your behalf for a quick sale of your property and a successful completion, the property chain can collapse, leaving your dreams in tatters.

Claire and Chris White knew instantly that a three-bedroom house in Barnham with a huge garden was everything they wanted in their perfect forever home.

The problem was, their house wasn’t even on the market, and they knew they had to sell quickly if they wanted to buy their dream home.


We were planning to use an online agent

“I previously owned shares in Purple Bricks and was planning to use an online estate agent when we were ready to sell our house.

“However, the house we wanted to buy was on the market with Sims Williams and we decided to trust them to sell ours – and I am so glad we did,” says Claire.


Sims Williams understood how much we wanted the house

“From the moment we instructed the Sims Williams team, they pulled out all the stops to find us a buyer and manage the sale to completion.

“After our offer for the house in Barnham was accepted, we had an anxious wait while the other people in the property chain progressed their own sales and purchases,” says Claire.


Sims Williams shared our passion and managed the property chain

Claire says, “We had a strong emotional attachment to the house from day one and everyone at Sims Williams understood that.

“The Walberton team talked to everyone in the chain every day to keep things moving and provide reassurance where it was needed – including the buyers and sellers they weren’t even representing,” says Claire.


“Mummy, this garden makes my heart happy”

The words of her 4-year-old son Joseph, as he cycled round his new garden for the first time, was all the proof Claire needed that it really is the perfect home for her family.

“As well as being the biggest financial investment most of us make, our home plays a crucial part in our wellbeing and happiness.

“To anyone looking to save money by using an online estate agent, ask yourself if you can really afford to miss out on the dedication, support and personal service you get from a traditional estate agent like Sims Williams,” says Claire.


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What our clients say

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

Brilliant Team

I was very pleased with the service that I received from the brilliant team at the Chichester branch of Sims Williams. They were persistent with a complicated sale and always kept me informed and up to date. The team were always warm and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for any more.
Emma - Vendor - Apr 6th, 2022

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

What a great local agents

I can’t recommend Sims Williams highly enough. John Wyatt took the stress out of our house sale with his efficiency, experience and good humour. It wasn’t an easy situation as the property was in need of renovation and was being sold as part of a divorce settlement, but John’s honesty and integrity got us through. Thank you John!
Welch - Vendor - Jul 16th, 2021

Friendly, professional and diligent

It was a pleasure buying through Sims Williams. The Arundel team made the process as stress free as possible. They were always prompt to respond and very friendly, professional and diligent in their correspondence. We would certainly use Sims should we choose to sell in the future.
A Elliott - Buyer - Nov 24th, 2022

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


Sims Williams were amazing as Estate Agents and kept us informed all along the way. Very good people, who we can't recommend highly enough.
David F - Buyer - Jan 26th, 2021

Superb Service

Sims Williams were great with me right from the start of the process through to completion. They were patient in explaining things to me and demystifying some of the jargon as a first time buyer. They were always happy to go the extra mile and add nice touches, such as offering to visit the property to check the kitchen appliances on my behalf when away and giving me a thoughtful complimentary gift on completion. But most importantly they were efficient and got things done. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them and Megan who was in charge of my move was terrific.
Diavid-buyer-2022 - Feb 8th, 2022

Brilliant service, would definitely recommend.

Made the whole experience easy and pain free, always quick to respond and never had to chase. I could not be more pleased.
Leah Charles - Purchaser - Jan 13th, 2022

Great Experience

Our experience of buying a property through Sims Williams in Walberton was faultless. Always updated on progress and answered any questions we had . Thank you .
Buyer - Jan 27th, 2023