A home buyer in West Sussex was so delighted with his first new-build property he is now working for the housebuilder that constructed it!
Andy and Marcus in their Bovis Home at Bramble Park, Hurstpierpoint
Marcus Townsend bought a house at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park location in Hurstpierpoint and the experience encouraged him to apply for a job there. He’s now part of the team as a sales advisor.
Marcus purchased the three-bedroom property with his partner Andy and said Bovis Homes sales advisor Della Higginson’s professionalism attracted him to the sales role. It is the couple’s first ever new-build house having lived in older flats and houses in the past.
“Everything attracted us to Bovis Homes,” he said. “It’s a very pretty house and it’s well-proportioned for our needs. We love the open kitchen/diner, with doors out to the garden, as it’s very sociable and we both love to cook.
“The layout of the development is fantastic, and Della was too! We completely trusted her throughout the process and she didn’t let us down. Her honesty and integrity shone through and she kept us fully informed throughout every step, making the whole process very smooth and as stress-free as possible.
“We were both living in flats before and this is our first home together. Our confidence of the build quality, the convenience, the energy efficiency and not having to worry about ongoing maintenance made our new-build perfect for us. We love having the open-plan space, our own garden, driveway and garage.
“Everything that was promised to us was delivered and more. The build quality surpassed our wishes and the aftercare was superb.
“And it just so happened there was an opening in the sales office when my job situation changed. I’m so happy with our own experience, I wanted to be part of the process for somebody else.”
The couple, from East Sussex, both relocated when they worked in Brighton. Marcus said moving to a village that was full of character, with a commutable distance to Brighton and London, was an easy decision to make.
He said: “We looked for a new-build house for a long time, on a lot of developments and in a lot of locations. Hurstpierpoint is a wonderful village with a fantastic high street. There are pubs, a fish and chip shop, a great butcher, patisserie, bakeries, a bank and much more!
“We both wanted easy access to Brighton and London, and our families both live further north, which with strong rail and road links, isn’t difficult to get to.”
Marcus previously worked as an estate agent before going into recruitment – and now works just a few metres from his house! He likes nothing more than to cook a casserole or cottage pie for Andy, who is also skilled in the kitchen having trained in catering while at university.
New colleague Della was delighted to have Marcus on board at Bramble Park. She said: “Marcus is a terrific addition to our team at Bramble Park and has all the qualities we look for in a Bovis Homes colleague.
“We formed a wonderful rapport during Marcus and Andy’s house buying process and it is great to have him on board doing the same for other home hunters in Hurstpierpoint.”