Marchand Petit view the selling of a house as a service business

6th February 2017

Marchand Petit view the selling of a house as a service business

Market Comment from MD Peter Gardner - Following 2016, a year in which we undoubtedly lived through ‘interesting times’, we are all probably looking forward to a less eventful 2017.

Clearly one would have to be brave or foolhardy to predict what will happen, however, one thing is for sure – people will still both want and need to move home this year.

With limited stock available and moving costs increased by higher rates of stamp duty, every deal has become vitally important for buyers and sellers alike. With volumes of house sales not predicted to increase substantially it is more important than ever to ensure that any deal results in a successful conclusion.

Whilst the internet nowadays provides a great deal of information to buyers and sellers alike, a good estate agent will handle the sensitive issues that inevitably arise throughout a transaction, as well as any technical issues that need resolving between parties. 

Contrary to the view taken by one of our competitors, that estate agency is a ‘retail’ business, we at Marchand Petit view the selling of a house as a ‘service’ business where the needs of our sellers and buyers are of paramount importance – we consider both to be customers. Each property is individual and not a homogenous retail product and each client has individual needs and expectations. 

To that end in 2016 we handled the successful sale of approximately 400 homes in the South Hams to the property value of over £200 million. 

So if you are looking to sell or rent a property give us a call to discuss your needs and if you are looking to buy a property in the South Hams please remember not all available stock is visible on the internet – please call us to find out more…

At Marchand Petit we are working to adapt our business to meet the daily challenges during these challenging times. As a company we are committed to providing an exceptional service as normal, however in light of recent government guidelines we have made the decision to close public access to our branches.


To adapt to these new guidelines our team will continue to work remotely to ensure business will continue as normal by email and phone until further notice. Please call your local branch or department number to speak to a member of our team. We would like to thank you all for your understanding during these unprecedented times and we will continue to update you.


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