Last week homeowners at Ellisfield Court in Taunton gathered in the communal lounge to celebrate McCarthy & Stone Resales’ first birthday. Staff and visitors from nearby McCarthy & Stone developments attended the morning celebrations and enjoyed coffee and cake with the retirement housebuilders’ Resales team.
McCarthy & Stone Resales delivers a practical and empathic service for homeowners looking to sell their retirement living property. With an in-depth understanding of the unique lifestyle benefits that being part of a McCarthy & Stone community offers, the team has built a successful track record when it comes to matching sellers with purchasers to achieve quick and stress-free results.
Opening for business just twelve months ago, McCarthy & Stone Resales - the company’s specialist property service - is having a positive impact when it comes to supporting those who wish to resell their retirement properties, as well as helping new customers experience what a retirement living lifestyle is all about.
To mark the businesses first birthday, the Resales team will host several celebratory events at various McCarthy & Stone developments across the country. Regional Property Consultant, Steve Grist chose Ellisfield Court in Taunton to host Resales’ first anniversary party. Joyce Hammond, Ellisfield Court’s longest occupying homeowner was given the task of cutting the cake, which was enjoyed by all homeowners and staff at the development.
Commenting on the event, Steve said; “We are delighted to welcome homeowners, staff and guests to Ellisfield Court to mark this significant milestone in McCarthy & Stone Resales’ history. Throughout the last year, McCarthy & Stone Resales has gone from strength to strength thanks to the support of our homeowners and House Managers in the South West region.”
The Resales team specialises in finding buyers for pre-owned properties built and managed by McCarthy & Stone. When instructed on a sale, the team will take care of everything, from the initial guide price valuation, through to marketing, finding a buyer and progressing the sale through to completion.
But the support goes beyond the traditional selling process as McCarthy & Stone Resales Director, David Gabriel explains; “As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, we truly understand the importance of a positive retirement lifestyle. Combining our specialist expertise with the local knowledge of McCarthy & Stone’s network of exceptional House and Estate Managers, means that we can offer existing retirement property owners access to a unique selling service; while those contemplating a purchase are supported through every step of what could otherwise be a daunting process.”
The Resales team works together with McCarthy & Stone’s dedicated House and Estate Managers to deliver real results for homeowners and their families, as David explains; “Each House Manager knows their developments better than anyone and are ideally placed to convey all the lifestyle benefits of retirement living to prospective purchasers who may be considering downsizing for the first time.”
Tilly Norman, Registered Estates Manager at Ellisfield Court in Taunton, offered an insight into the difference the McCarthy & Stone Resales approach can make. She said: “Working in partnership with the Resales team has enabled us to make great improvements in the efficiency of how our pre-owned properties are sold. By being involved within the viewing process House Managers can give a deeper insight into retirement living, including; all the facilities, social activities and lifestyle benefits at their developments. This ensures potential buyers have clear expectations and can determine if the development is right for them.”
Tilly continued; “We are delighted to be celebrating McCarthy & Stone’s Resales teams’ first birthday at Ellisfield Court, where we have already achieved several successful completions in the last year.”
The bespoke solution that is helping existing homeowners sell their retirement apartment and support new buyers as they enter the retirement living market for the first time, is delivering success up and down the country. Averaging around 28 sales per month, demand for McCarthy & Stone Resales service is growing rapidly, with new properties for sale being added daily and successful completions concluded efficiently.
Headline Photo: (Left to Right) Tilly Norman,Mrs Browne, Mrs Bisgrove, Mrs Joyce Hammond, Stev Grist, Mr Rimmer, and Mrs Perry.