How we sold our flat in two weeks!

From city living to the suburban dream, second steppers Lauren and Tom sold their flat in less than two weeks! With no upward chain, the pair are now settled into their new Countryside Longford home in Shifnal. Here’s how they did it…

Assistant Psychologist Lauren Laverick Brown (25) and Student Union Manager Tom Clarke (28) are amongst many young couples who are opting to put down roots in the suburbs, over the bright lights of city centre living. 

Lauren comments: “Moving to a more suburban area just felt like the right ‘next step’ for us. Having enjoyed city centre living for a while now, we were ready for somewhere quieter. We’d actually decided on Shifnal before we even found the house, as it’s such a great location. Our new home is really close to the train station, which is exactly what we wanted, and the surrounding green land is a real bonus. 

“We were confident that a new build home was what we wanted, so we looked around a few different developments in the area. But, none of them really stood out to us like Countryside did. The specification that comes with Countryside’s homes is really impressive, you really do get a lot for your money.”

The couple’s new three-bedroom Longford home is located at our Linwood Park development in the West Midlands and comes complete with an open-plan kitchen dining room, a separate lounge, a utility area, three good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property also benefits from our enhanced specification, which includes integrated appliances, Porcelanosa tiles, vanity units and chrome finishes. 

“We knew the Longford was the home for us as soon as we saw it. The design and layout of the house is really modern and we get compliments on the open-plan kitchen all the time. It’s the skylights and French doors, we absolutely love them!”

Using Assisted Move meant that the couple could climb the property ladder much sooner than expected, as the scheme provides practical support in selling your existing home by working with an independent estate agent. Plus, we’ll even pay the estate agent’s fees once the property is sold, saving you money and enabling a hassle-free move! 

“Assisted Move worked out really well for us. We were quite surprised just how quickly – our flat sold in less than two weeks!

“Countryside were very supportive throughout the whole process and the sales consultant, Victoria, was always on hand to answer any questions. It’s been a great experience and we’re really excited to get started on turning the house into our home.”For more information about the new homes at Linwood Park visit