Normally with one of our project summaries we would write a brief description of what took place, but on this occasion the reference from the client on completion of the sale explains all...
"We decided we wanted to sell this site and reinvest funds in other parts of the Rose Bruford College operation. We instructed Acorn's Commercial & Development to act for us and manage the sale of the site as we needed to ensure that, as a charity, we had achieved best value.
Acorn advised us on a marketing strategy which included where to set the guide price. This was lower than some direct offers we had received. We were slightly unsure of this but took the advice. Acorn went back to all the parties who had previously expressed interest/ made offers to us. The marketing they carried out was comprehensive. It resulted in 12 offers being presented to us. We concluded an unconditional sale at a price 17% in excess of the guide and 13% in excess of the direct offers we had received.
Acorn managed the sale very professionally, giving good advice which resulted in an outcome with which we were pleased. - Rose Bruford College"