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Luxury Living Made Easy with Richmond Villages, Your Best Move
13th November 2020

Richmond Villages is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy your retirement. Whether you are a social butterfly or ready to relax and take it easy, at Richmond you can fulfil those desires while surrounded by a likeminded community. 

All our villages offer exquisite property options tailored to the individual needs of each resident. So, whether you’re looking for a picturesque, spacious apartment with breath-taking views or fancy a little extra support whilst living in luxury, Richmond is the place for you. The villages also boast stunning modern facilities, including roof terraces, on-site restaurants and bars, wellness spas and fitness suites, so there really is something for everyone.   

With exclusive incentives and savings worth up to £39,000* available and as Stamp Duty Land Tax rates are currently exempt for properties under £500,000 until March 2021, now is the perfect time for you to sell your existing home, buy a new property and start enjoying retired life. 

Make the decision today to embark on an exciting new beginning at Richmond Villages – don’t let the thought of selling your house deter you from a stress-free retirement. There are many ways to improve your chances of selling your property and ensure it is a smooth process – and of course, the Richmond Villages team are here to support you along the way.

Here, we share our advice on how to sell your property without the worry. 

Richmond’s Home Buying Service (Part Exchange)

For those who would rather not sell their existing home on the open market, Richmond Villages offers a ‘Home Buying Service which eliminates the wait, so you can move into your new property and enjoy the Richmond lifestyle in no time. Once you have chosen your new home at the Richmond Village of your choice, you will then be taken through a part exchange and a valuation of your existing property will be provided by a local estate agent. You will then be made an offer on your property and it is completely up to you whether you accept or reject this. If you’d like to proceed, the legal process will start and the property will then be sold, meaning the process of you moving into your new home can begin. All fees are paid on completion, so there are no up-front costs to worry about and once complete, you can begin your new chapter at Richmond. 

Make it an Easy Move 

At Richmond Villages we work with industry professionals to provide prospective buyers with the best possible advice when it comes to selling an existing home on the open market. Richmond’s property partners will take on as much of the selling process as you desire, their services are entirely tailored to your needs and you’ll receive a dedicated team to your case who will be contactable seven days a week. Choosing the route to sell your house on the open market can be a tiresome process, however, these industry professionals provide a ‘Managed Move Package’ relieving sellers of all the hassle. Working with three local estate agents, they can manage all aspects of the sale, from valuation right through to legal completion, so that you are able to reserve and buy your new home without a worry.  

If you choose the traditional route by selling your home on the open market, then there are several things you can do to maximise your chances of a speedy process. 

Declutter Carefully  

When selling your home, you want to make it attractive to potential buyers, so think about what they will be looking for in a new home. Once your belongings are out of the house the person moving in will have different taste, therefore by decluttering rooms before viewings and keeping them looking clean and neutral, buyers will be able to evaluate things such as the size of the room, lighting, and where to position their belongings, without distraction. Richmond villages can introduce you to professionals who provide a specialist relocation and downsizing service for retirees from helping you sort through and pack your possessions, arrange for the disposal or auction of any unwanted items and unpack for you in your new home.

Spruce Up 

A fresh coat of paint and cleaning the carpets can go a long way when selling a house. Prospective buyers want to be able to picture themselves living in the house, so if the walls are looking a little worn, it’s more difficult for them to do this and they’ll be evaluating the work to be done instead. A top tip is to think about what things you would notice if you walked into a house you’re looking to buy yourself – it’s the little things that are picked up on so get any maintenance jobs done before the viewings, both inside and out.

Make the most of the exclusive savings available and professional support on hand to make your move as smooth as possible. Contact our Village Advisers today to find out more and make your best move with Richmond Villages.

*Site and plot dependant