For those with a property to sell, the simplicity of Bovis Homes' part exchange scheme can take the stress and added expense out of moving home.
Someone who can vouch for this is Stephen Forshaw, who moved into a two-bedroom semi-detached property near Evesham, Worcestershire, one of the first houses to be built at the popular Abbey Vale development.
Stephen used Home Exchange and couldn't be happier with the home buying experience it gave him.
"The key benefits of Home Exchange were that I could reserve the plot I wanted and didn't have to worry about selling my old home, paying any estate agent fees, or the buyer for my property pulling out at the last minute.
"Bovis Homes also gave me a fair price for my old property. Home Exchange just made the whole buying process much easier and less stressful."
Stephen also has nothing but praise for Bovis Homes' sales and site staff for helping him throughout his customer journey.
"They were all very helpful and friendly," he said. "There was a set process for everything and I was given a copy of everything I had agreed too. I didn't feel rushed and if I needed time to think I would just explain and the staff would let me go back to them.
"I liked not being pushed into things as I've previously had some experience with other sales staff trying to do that. The site manager was great and would explain the drawings in the early stages as I had bought one of the first houses to be built. Between the plans and the show home, I was able to visualise exactly what I was buying.
"On the day I moved in I appreciated the site staff completing the meter readings with me, confirming a follow-up appointment with the site manager and then simply letting me get on with things. I also liked that a moving-in pack had also been provided. The site staff then checked everything was fine later in the day after the removal van had gone."
Stephen moved into his new home just five months after reserving the plot. Since then he's had time to reflect on his experience and what he has now.
"I love the house, it's even better than I thought it would be," he said. "It's really well designed and I love the large doors from the living room to the garden. They make the property very light and airy. It also has a fully-fitted kitchen, including good appliances, great storage cupboards, a beautiful bathroom suite, as well as two good-sized double bedrooms."
For more information about Abbey Vale, Home Exchange and other Bovis Homes developments visit www.bovishomes.co.uk.