Kent And Sussex Housebuilder's 'Breathing Space' Initiative

Posted 16 September 2020 by Keith Osborne

House-buyers can reserve their new home before selling their existing one, thanks to a scheme by Jones Homes...

House buyers in Kent and Sussex can reserve their new home before selling their existing one, thanks to a scheme by Jones Homes.

Instead of having to wait to find a buyer before proceeding with their own purchase, customers using Jones Homes’ Agency Assist scheme can reserve while they still have a home to sell.

Their preferred plot will be held for up to eight weeks while the housebuilder works with three local estate agents to market their current property. The average time it has taken for Agency Assist customers in Kent and Sussex to sell their home over the past six months is eight weeks.

Sara Stanhope, sales and marketing director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “Finding your dream home only to see it slip away while you struggle to sell your existing property is something every house-buyer dreads.

“Agency Assist gives our purchasers the opportunity to avoid this nightmare scenario by providing the breathing space of an eight-week window in which to find a buyer – a rare luxury for those in a buying chain.

Folders GroveFolders Grove

“The scheme also makes the whole house buying experience easier and less stressful for our customers. Our appointed estate agents provide a realistic valuation of the property and we work closely with them to progress the sale. Our friendly staff are there to guide customers through the process and to keep them fully updated on how the sale of their home is progressing. We also pay the estate agency fees up to £3,000.

“Although average selling times across the South East are fairly long, the demand for homes in Kent and Sussex remains strong. As the success of Agency Assist shows, with the right guidance and support people should still be confident of finding a buyer relatively quickly and at the right price.”

Jones Homes is currently building at locations across Kent and Sussex, in Marden, Wisborough Green, Burgess Hill, Eastchurch, Mayfield, Hoo St Werburgh, Lenham and Minster.

Find out more about Jones Homes.


Find retirement homes developments in the South East
Find affordable homes developments in the South East
Find luxury homes developments in the South East


A WhatHouse? Awards Bronze for Hyde New Homes
15 December 2015
Developer Hyde New Homes did well to catch the eye of the judges at the WhatHouse? Awards 2015 with one of its popular Brighton schemes...Read more
10 February 2016
The international property consultancy's latest report says government funding is not enough for supply of new homes to meet demand over the next...Read more
Spireswood Grange (David Wilson Homes)
7 March 2016
Its commuter population is one of the reasons behind Brighton's 'London-on-Sea' nickname, and its new homes market is still attractive to buyers ...Read more
Today's New Homes

Click here to see your activities