The idea was simple and Tom facilitated my request perfectly. He was honest, realistic and gave me the right level of service. The cost was very competitive and the house sold within 6 wks (going on the market end Nov 2011, accepted offer 1st wk Jan 2012) at what most would consider to be THE wrong time of year to sell. All in all a great achievement.
I thank Tom for his assistance post sale too with questions boths parties had around timeframes for completion etc.
Wouldn't hesitate to use this service again.