Monthly Archives: December 2014

Glasses of champagne to celebrate

Celebrating a successful 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, here at Check 4 Houses we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all the customers that have made 2014 another record breaking year.

During the past 12 months we have sold over 70 properties – both from our local areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke to as far afield as York, Portsmouth and West London. We pride ourselves on our combination of the experience and knowledge of a traditional estate agent with the flexibility and advantages of the modern internet and specialise in the sale of residential property in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and across the rest of England.

In total we have saved our clients nearly £250,000 in agency commission fees by selling homes from as little as £499 or 0.5%+ VAT, delivering an average saving of well over £3,000 for each client.  Our record saving for the year was over £12,000 for a house we sold with an asking price of £720,000 for just £499 + VAT.  That certainly gave our client a few extra pounds to spend on their new home!

The property market continued to show growth, particularly around the areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke with prices rising as supply continues to outstrip to demand.  We sold one house without even advertising it due to the interested buyers already registered with us.  However the longest sale took 10 months due to delays and problems in the chain – showing just how important it is to select the right estate agent that can help support you through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

We welcomed the lovely Lorna to our team as we expanded to cater with increased demand.  We received some lovely testimonials from some happy customers including “Check 4 Houses sold my house within 3 days and they were at the end of phone from day 1 till exchange.  If you are going to use a high street agent think again.  Check 4 Houses are the only people I will use and recommend to my family and friends.” and “Check 4 Houses were friendly, accommodating & professional.  They got the job done extremely quickly and we have exchanged in less than 3 months with limited fuss!  A complete contrast to the 6 months of being messed about by our last estate agent who didn’t manage the process with any personal touch and let the whole chain unravel upsetting a lot of people with false information.  Check 4 Houses have reinstalled my trust in the process and have made moving ‘this time’ a much more pleasurable experience!  I cannot recommend them enough!”

We are looking forward to helping more people make the right move with Check 4 Houses in 2015 and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

If you are looking to sell your home then please give us a call on 01252 819725. We would be delighted to give you a free valuation of your home as well as talk you through our competitive pricing options, personal service and price match guarantee.

Awards trophy

Recognising fabulous local businesses in Fleet

The Fleet People ‘Best in Fleet’ Awards are now open and we are delighted to have been nominated in the ‘Best Estate Agent’ category.  The awards are voted for entirely by local people and last year over 2,000 votes were cast across a wide range of categories.

This year there are 28 different categories available including shopping, eating out, business services – everything from ‘Best Cake Maker’ to ‘Best Car Service centre’.  Why not celebrate your favourite latte in the ‘Best Coffee Shop/Café’ category or reward your best hairdresser in the ‘Best Hair Salon’ and ‘Best Mobile Hairdresser’ categories?  What about the plumber or electrician that was a complete lifesaver?  Or the ‘Best travel agent’ that organised a trip to remember?  You can support all the local businesses that you have used and that have made a difference over the past 12 months by casting your votes.

The closing date for votes is 31st January 2015 so you still have time to log on and choose your winners. Simply visit www.fleetpeopleawards.co.uk

The Fleet People Awards were created by the team who run the Fleet People community group www.facebook.com/groups/fleetpeople/, delivering all the latest news and discussion from the community in Fleet.  Home to excellent local schools and wide open spaces, in 2014 Fleet was listed in The Telegraph as one of the top 20 places to raise a family and is part of Hart District which is consistently named in the ten best places to live in the UK.

Read the full article and list of top 20 places to raise a family please visit

If you are looking to move to Fleet or surrounding areas then why not check out our properties currently for sale in Fleet, as well as some comments from happy customers in Fleet who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.