What we do
Big Skies Estates is the only estate agency to specialise in the sale of second homes and investment properties that also generate income as holiday cottage businesses (Furnished Holiday Lets or FHL’s). We focus specifically on the North Norfolk coastal area and have successfully marketed properties from Dersingham in the West all the way round to Sea Palling in the East and inland from coast up to ten miles.
We have a background in holiday lettings and as part of our unique approach to marketing, we include a specific section on Holiday Let Potential on both our website and on the major portals. Even if your North Norfolk property is not currently operating as a holiday cottage but has great potential to be one, we can put together a holiday let potential plan including projection figures to use with the marketing. This has proved enormously successful, enabling us to attract buyers to properties that had been on the market with other agents for considerable amounts of time.
Our registered buyers include those looking to invest in a second home for family use which can also generate a second income from holiday letting; those looking for a second home for private use only; or they are more investment focused buyers who are interested in particular in the Return On Investment (ROI) that holiday cottage properties can generate.
That said since we launched in April 2019, we have sold properties owned by both second homeowners and those that are owner-occupied to buyers who are looking to invest in second homes, holiday let investments and those looking for a main residence in North Norfolk.
As a final and completely unique service, we offer a paid for Property Finder option; specifically designed for those looking to invest in a property to use as a holiday let. We can work with applicants to look at the local market as a whole and create a shortlist of properties from other agents to consider. There is an initial set-up cost and a final payment on acceptance of an offer. Naturally, our own portfolio is explored first and should a Big Skies property be chosen ultimately, there are no costs of any kind.
How we do it
This is the bit where the people come in. Everything we do at Big Skies has people at the heart of it. Communication is king in our world. Communicating with our sellers and communicating with our buyers at every step of each individual journey into selling or buying your Norfolk home.
We are blessed to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and as everyone who has lived or visited North Norfolk will know, pretty much every single property is different. There are often no two similar cottages on a street, they are all unique. Equally, every single house sale is unique and the people involved in it are unique too as are the circumstances of each and every transaction.
So, we create a unique marketing plan for each property that we sell. We work with our sellers to ensure that their property is ‘market ready’ and looking its best. We stage professional photo shoots, create a glossy brochure for each and every property, publicise on social media and pick up the phone to registered buyers; and where necessary we can utilise innovative marketing solutions to get the message out there.
Once a sale is agreed, we work closely with the seller, buyer and both solicitors throughout the sales progression process. Ensuring that we have all lines of communication open and that all relevant information is transparent from the outset is key to the smooth progress of a sale and we are on hand to help iron out any wrinkles should they come up. We are extremely proud of the wonderfully positive feedback and testimonials we have from our clients, both sellers and buyers. For us this is what the job is all about.