The phrase “we can sell your property for you quickly” has two meanings. When an estate agents advises a client that they have a buyer for their property they undoubtedly do have one however upon an offer being forthcoming, the property is far from “sold” but instead merely “under offer” with all of the stresses, strains and uncertainties associated with the private treaty method of sale about to be unleashed on the seller!
However, when Senior Auctioneer Simon Caplin advises a client that he “can sell your property quickly” he is able to do so! How? Simon says ‘In April this year when I valued a property with mixed residential/commercial investment in Hove. I advised the owner I would be able to sell their property for them straight away and I was as good as my word. A potential buyer viewed the property and immediately made an offer and after a little bit of negotiating, was accepted. The buyer who had already downloaded the legal pack and read through its contents prior to the viewing taking place attended our offices 90 minutes later, paid a 10% deposit and exchanged contracts. The sale completed 28 days later.’
So when Simon advises a client that he is able to sell their property quickly, in this context that means; exchange contracts on the property and not have it labelled as merely under offer. So this explains the difference between the two meanings of such an often used phrase!
SimonCaplin@psandb.co.uk 01273 274010