One of our customers explains how we helped him move to a new way of living.
“I only initially visited Mayfield Watford out of curiosity, but, after living here for almost six months, I already feel that years have been added to my life expectancy”, explains resident John James.
The new retirement development, and the first Mayfield Village, comprising 255 one and two bedroom new-build apartments, is one of the most luxurious later-living sites in the UK.
“The friendly sales team gave me a tour of the spacious show apartment, with amazing views, together with the many other facilities on site”, explains John, following his first visit to the site. “I had a really good feeling about the place and so, as soon as I got home, I decided to book another appointment”, says John.
Built in two phases, with the first residents arriving in September 2022, Mayfield Watford features an onsite health and wellbeing centre which is open to all residents. Included is a swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, sauna and spa, plus wellness and treatment facilities. There is also an all-day café and bistro plus a village hall for gatherings and events.
It had been a tumultuous year for John, having lost his wife in 2022. After that first visit to Mayfield, and the realisation of living alone in a large 5-bedroom house with extensive gardens, John quickly realised that maintenance-free living, together with a ready-made social scene, was a far more attractive proposition.
“Being at Mayfield would be like living in a 5-star hotel”, says John. “And after the sale of my home I wouldn’t need to worry about money ever again”.
On the second visit, the sales team treated him to lunch, after which he picked out the apartment, that best suited his needs, and paid the £500 deposit. The team also introduced him to the concept of Part Exchange, provided by its partner, Silverbridge Properties.
Part Exchange is the fastest and most stress-free way to sell your home giving you complete assurance of a guaranteed sale. There are no legal or estate agency fees to pay and not only can you choose your completion date, you can also stay in your old home for up to 28 days after completion to make the move even easier.
The speed and ease of sale particularly appealed to John, who was set on moving to Mayfield as quickly as possible. “Simplicity was far more important to me than maximising the value of my home”, explains John. Silverbridge Properties then instructed three local estate agents to value John’s property. Using the most accurate valuation, Silverbridge then presented John with a formal offer, which he accepted.
Silverbridge Properties also agreed a profit share with John, whereby he would receive 90 per cent of all proceeds above £900,000, which he duly received. All John then needed to do was decide on a completion date and move into Mayfield.
“Silverbridge Properties exceeded my expectations”, says John. “They delivered on their promises and made the whole selling process exceptionally easy”.
This, nevertheless, required quite a substantial amount of downsizing which, after many years in a place called home, required the services of a house clearance company.
On January 9th 2023, John moved into his new home at Mayfield Watford and life has changed for the better.
“Already I’ve made a lot of new friends. Everyone here is so chatty and sociable”, says John. “Instead of rattling around alone in my old house, I now have the choice of activities including swimming, movie nights, themed nights in the bistro as well as a new social scene of like-minded people”.