I am writing to thank you and your team for the exceptional result that we have achieved in the marketing of Station Field, Great Bentley.
Despite being an experienced businessman and farmer, with a strong team around me, being well versed in construction, law, planning and land agency matters, I know that we would not have been able to achieve the financial package achieved without your help and guidance.
We fortunately appreciated at an early stage of the planning application that it was important to engage with Pendimo and as a result of your good counsel we were able to avoid the many pitfalls that beset the uninitiated landowner seeking planning permission. From the start of this 2+ year process, we have enjoyed your advice and this finally resulted in a spectacular sale result well exceeding our aspirations. The self-funded, “go it alone” nature of our application, has been rewarded with a premium result, and this was largely due to your experience and advice.
Negotiations with developers are famous for their complexity, (as well as their brutality) and through your excellent counsel and sector knowledge you were able to select a future “partner” for us to work with that suited our best interests. While you were clear to guide us that the sale of land for housing may not be purely about the price achieved, I know you pitched the industry widely.
I do believe that we have won the best result for all these reasons. I’m not only happy with the price and the sale package, but also with the quality of the developer’s product and the professional and courteous executives of the purchaser’s senior employees.
I am satisfied that our greater community will benefit from the introduction of 150 high quality new houses in the village from this builder, and this too is important for me.
You will know that we have recommended your services to other farmers locally with development land to sell and I have every expectation of working with you on other projects in the future.
I am particularly pleased with the avoidance of “conflicts of interests” that comes with your package, (which I now know is so common with most estate agents), and the exclusive & specific focus that our arrangements dictated.
Bizarrely, for a small business, despite all of the heavyweight service required and provided, Pendimo outperformed the sector in terms of cost-effectiveness as well by achieving some £3m more than expected! So, well done.
I would be very pleased to recommend Pendimo to landowners and to share my experiences of the sales process with them if required.
Mr Tony Irwin, Chairman
We were approached by Matt Oliver of Pendimo who offered us a complete turnkey solution to enable us to maximise the land value for the site. We received a detailed sales & marketing strategy that proved to us that a full marketing process would be the most value adding approach.
We really appreciated the timely, pertinent and transparent advice given by Pendimo. This enabled us to make the right decisions that ultimately led to a sale within months that we were very pleased with. We were particularly pleased with the level of offer as developers had approached us directly and offered terms that were substantially lower than what we achieved.
We would recommend Pendimo highly to other landowners.
Their efforts were very much appreciated and I would have no hesitation in using them again.
Of note is your singular approach to the professional advice that you have provided us that we felt was invaluable in our decision making process.
Thank you again for all of your hard work and the excellent result that was achieved. We look forward to continuing working with you throughout this project.
I then set about the process of finding someone to promote the land and find me a purchaser. I tried two local and prominent estate agents and was unimpressed with the services they had to offer. I was then advised to contact Pendimo and speak to Matt Oliver.
I arranged a meeting with Matt and was very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of the property development market. Soon after signing up with Pendimo, Matt commenced the detailed sales and marketing process that resulted in a number of offers well in excess of what we had originally been advised would be a good offer. Once we received these offers, Matt thoroughly and diligently assessed all offers and made his recommendations to us as to which party would be the more likely to perform. Once we had all agreed on a preferred party he then arranged the Heads of Terms with the purchaser and followed the whole procedure closely on my behalf, to exchange and completion.
I have the greatest admiration for Pendimo and Matt Oliver and would happily recommend them to anyone.
Without exception, we have found the work they have produced for us to be complementary to our business, consistent, fair-minded and value adding.
Pendimo took a proactive approach to our family needs and desired outcomes and worked with us so we fully understood the process moving forward.
They supported us all the way through the process and we have been very impressed with their professionalism and approach to adding value. We always felt that Pendimo had our best interests at heart. We would highly recommend them to other landowners.