Doris Allen from Fleetwood, Lancashire, is one of the first new Anchor residents to buy their property via Retirement Homesearch.
Retirement Homesearch previously sold only Peverel Retirement properties, but can now be used by any Anchor leasehold resident to sell their home. Doris, from Wyredale Court, moved in after making the decision to downsize from her large family house.
She said: “If it wasn’t for Sami, my Retirement Homesearch negotiator, I wouldn’t have been able to move here. She was exceptional, particularly when dealing with solicitors, and so much more efficient than the local agents I used previously.
“In the end my move couldn’t have gone more smoothly and I was in within five weeks. I’m so pleased with my new home and feel very secure. I’m also delighted because I’ve realised three of my old friends I used to go bowling with are my neighbours!
“Retirement Homesearch is fabulous and I’d recommend them to anyone who was in my position.”
Anchor’s Leasehold Consultant Debbie Matusevicius said: “Leasehold retirement housing can provide an excellent solution for people wanting to retain their independence without the hassle of managing a property that is no longer suited to your needs. I am delighted that the move went so smoothly and wish Doris many happy years ahead living at Wyredale Court.”
David Gabriel, head of Retirement Homesearch, said: “A very warm welcome to Doris in her new home on behalf everyone at Retirement Homesearch. I’m so pleased our first Anchor move has worked out well for her.
“As Doris says, retirement properties for sale often require specialist help, not least to explain to buyers the benefits on offer and to give insight into life at a development. If you’re thinking of moving to a retirement development, or want to sell your existing property, our experience and know-how means you can rely on us for the best advice.”

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