As a professional family from Belfast we were far from being experts when it came to selling family farmland in South Down. Our initial efforts to identity a suitable agent had produced widely varying valuations and limited marketing strategies, and it was against this background that we decided to contact Best Property Services.
Right from the outset their process stood out from the crowd. Garry came to the farm (fully equipped with wellington boots!) and walked every inch of the land. We had an open discussion about each field, and his perception of where they stood in the local land market. Based on this, Garry then produced a detailed appraisal of the value of each section of the farm, along with his proposed strategy for splitting it up into separate lots for sale. He explained that his firm’s process was to have an initial listing of the land, followed by an auction at which all interested parties who had made an offer during the listing period would have their opportunity to purchase the land. The clear, objective and highly professional nature of this sales process greatly appealed to us.
Garry’s team then produced high quality, professional and accurate sales brochures and internet listings. The quality of the photography, the folio details, the solicitor details and the description of the land were all first rate, and the listings were compiled remarkably quickly. The listing period then followed, during which we were kept informed of every single offer on a daily basis. When the day of the auction arrived, Garry put us at ease, explained the auction process and handled all of the bids and interactions with the prospective purchasers personally. The auction process produced an absolutely first rate result and we were all delighted.
Having worked with countless local businesses for more than 35 years I have rarely had the pleasure in dealing with such a highly professional, competent and courteous team. This is a firm at the top of its game. My sincere thanks go to Garry, Jonathan, Elizabeth and the rest of the team at Best Property Services.