Carr House Farm,
one of Yorkshire's
most sought after
John Bussey is the founder and Chairman of Driver Hire, a leading
supplier of professional drivers and ancillary staff. Although he
knew precisely the type of family home he wanted, John had been
searching for 18 months without success.
Sands was briefed to locate and acquire a suitable home with the
Country house with substantial grounds
Private secluded setting
Garaging for 7 cars
Within 15 miles of Harrogate
Harrogate is an affluent part of North Yorkshire with a booming
property market, fuelled by competition between local businessmen
and southern based buyers taking advantage of the excellent value
for money offered by properties in this area.
It was agreed that the clients requirements should be immediately
marketed to selling agents, surveyors and other property professionals,
both locally and nationally. Additionally, Sands own £1/2
billion repository of off-market property would be searched
with discreet approaches made to owners of suitable properties to
ascertain their interest in selling.
Sands in Action
Within 3 days of being instructed, Sands had identified the key
selling agents and informed them of its clients requirements.
Sands re-inforced the fact that its client was in a position to
proceed should they be aware of an appropriate property either becoming
available or being discreetly offered for sale. At the same time,
the Sands research team scoured both its own database and the target
area for properties that might be available off-market.
Although initial approaches to selling agents bore little fruit,
Sands redoubled its efforts and was in constant dialogue with key
contacts. As a result of its persistence and reputation, Sands was
informed first of a property that was only to be made quietly available
to the most select purchasers.
An immediate viewing was arranged and the client was delighted to
find that the property being viewed, was a renowned country estate
that had, in fact, been the benchmark for his search criteria. Sands
had literally sourced his dream home.
The clients offer was agreed in principle within a week. After
18 months unsuccessful searching, Sands client, John Bussey and
his wife were able to move into their new home just a few weeks
after first viewing the property.
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