This afternoon the solicitors have done their various bits of important paper-shuffling and DX mailbox malarky and contracts have exchanged!
So, this epic saga is now drawing to a close.
And I know this “adventure” seems to have dragged on for far longer than what anybody ever thought it would do, or should do. But, in all honesty, I guess this whole story kind of encapsulates what it is REALLY like when you buy, refurbish and sell a property.
I know there have been many of you who doubted whether this sale would actually happen – and I too have also wondered at times, whether a sale would happen or if it would end up with me renting the property instead.
However – it has happened! So there is hope – take heart in my story (no matter how long this seems to have spun on for!)
And also rejoice in the fact that I have proven estate agents do NOT have magical powers when it comes to selling property!
The battle of the estate agents: online estate agents Vs. High Street estate agents has been fought and Hatched the online estate agent have won several times over – not least because they have now sold my property, but also because they sold it the time before that as well!
And let us not forget the sort of escapades Hatched have had to put up with: who will ever forget the Hungarian Adventure in Tesco’s Cafe!!
And let us also not forget Hatched got me FULL ASKING PRICEl
And all of this wonderfulness which Hatched tirelessly sought to achieve, kind of makes me feel a bit guilty.
Because I do have a *little* secret to share….
Because if I am completely honest with you…
There were times when I doubted the Hatched process.
Given the pittance I was paying them to sell my property, I couldn’t help but think to myself on occasion “This is too good to be true…” and we all know how that sentence ends.
And so I have always felt a little hesitant that once the process got more involved, and a bit more like proper estate agency work and less like advertising on Rightmove, that maybe, just maybe, the whole process could potentially fall apart.
And I have to admit, hand on heart – that is where Hatched really came into their own. Surprisingly so. And they are PROPER estate agents: they just happen to be online!
At times I have even felt positively over-whelmed by the amount of update emails and phone calls from Olivia & Joe at Hatched. At every step of the way they knew what was happening and they made sure I knew what was happening.
And to cap it all off, not only was the service top notch – but selling my house with Hatched cost just £477.60 – a whopping saving of £3266.40 against the high street estate agent.
For that I believe Hatched deserve an AWESOME award!