Winkworths did a day of viewings prior to the house going on the market to create a bit of buzz. From this they secured a buyer at the asking price. The deal was negotiated right down to the point of exchange, at which point the buyer turned out to be a flake and walked away from the deal.
Winkworths were brilliant. In our anguished state, Russell Chilvers, ever the voice of calm, assured us he would solve the problem. He managed to find another buyer WITHIN 24 HOURS who was not only prepared to match the price but he also negotiated for them to take on the existing paperwork from the previous negotiation to expedite the sale. Amazing. Without them we would not have managed to buy the house we had set our heart on.