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

Amazing service from start to finish

We had a fantastic experience with Sims Williams when we purchased our new home, the staff were personable, helpful and professional throughout the entire process. Would certainly recommend!
Chris Hicks - Buyer - Jul 6th, 2021

Faultless Service

A big thank you to David Vawdrey and his team for there hard work and tenacity to get my flat rented to quickly and at such a great price. Nothing was too much for the team to deal with and I am very grateful to them for looking after the process so well. I would give them 6 stars if I could and would encourage anyone looking to rent a flat in Chichester to use Sims Williams, and David Vawdrey in particular.
Alex - Landlord - Apr 22nd, 2022

Great team at Arundel office

Great service, the whole team went above and beyond to help support my purchase on a recent property and beyond with giving tips and advice on the local area. Really lovely, friendly bunch of professionals who have gone the extra mile to help secure my purchase.
Parm - Buyer - Oct 25th, 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

Professional and efficient at every stage of the transaction

It was pleasure working with the team from Walberton; each member was fully aware of any developments and kept me informed of them almost on a daily basis. They were professional and efficient at every stage of the transaction. The whole process was particularly protracted and difficult, at times, but the individual members of the team were empathetic and cheerful in the execution of their duties. I would recommend Sims Williams of Walberton to anyone buying or selling property in the area.
Lesley Campbell - Vendor - Apr 26th, 2021

Sims Williams Performance Was Far Superior

We recently instructed Sims Williams New Homes on the marketing of one of our new home developments in Climping, West Sussex. It is very fair to say we were extremely impressed with the performance and feedback. and their proactive sales teams were able to find buyers for the remaining units. Richard Moores has a very hands-on approach to his company and is very professional. Their sales progression department kept me fully informed at each stage, from reservation to completion. We would, as a company, recommend Sims Williams New Homes and look forward to delivering more sites which we have coming up.
Michael Hartnett - MJH Executive Homes -

Thank you for a great service!

I have recently let two properties through Sims Williams and have found the level of service to be excellent. Both properties achieved a high level of rent and the professionalism of the team at Sims Williams I found to be first class! I would thoroughly recommend landlords to use Sims Williams as their letting agent.
Michael - Landlord - Feb 1st, 2022

Absolutely first class service

Jo was our main point of contact and the service her and her colleagues provided was faultless. Fantastic communication and lovely tenants found. I would add that I have also bought and sold properties through Sims Williams over the past 25 years and done another rental too, and not once have they ever slipped on their first class service..and super friendly too. Well done all of you.
Tracey - Landlord - Jun 7th, 2022


Right from the word go Sara, Linda and the team provided a very efficient, professional and friendly service. Never too busy to answer questions and kept me well informed of progress through to completion. Would highly recommend their service. Thank you.
Natasha M - Vendor - Dec 9th, 2020

Claire - Vendor - 26.01.2023

We were very pleased with the team who were efficient and focused on finding the right buyer. The sale went through smoothly and we were kept informed at each stage of the process Thank you we would recommend them.
Claire - Vendor - Jan 26th, 2023