Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
When career moves brought Gerry McQuillan (26) and his wife Steph (23) back to Aberdeen following a period of time in Glasgow, the couple searched around the local area looking for their dream home.
Having initially concentrated their search in Kintore, the couple discovered that nearby Inverurie ticked all the right boxes for them to make their dream move. Following a helpful discussion with our local sales executive Tanya, the couple were the first buyers to reserve a new home at our Garioch View development in Inverurie.
The couple had an interesting journey in their initial search for their dream home, as Gerry explains: “We had looked at every new-build development across the area before we discovered that Taylor Wimpey had opened a sales office in Inverurie. In fact, we had actually reserved a new home with another builder, and we only really popped into the Garioch View sales office out of interest to compare the range of homes that were available. So when we experienced disappointing service with that builder we decided to cancel our reservation.
“The service and welcome that we received at Garioch View just blew us away. It was clear that the team at Taylor Wimpey was focused on our individual needs, and they were prepared to go the extra mile to make sure that our new home was exactly the way we wanted it to be.
“The sales executives Tanya and Susan were brilliant. They made the whole process really smooth, and they regularly updated us on the progress that our house was making. We feel the whole team made a real effort to build a great relationship with us, which has continued since we’ve moved in. In fact the whole team, including site manager Mike and his assistant site manager Chris, have really gone the extra mile, and we genuinely felt that they’ve worked really hard on our behalf to make sure everything was perfect for us.”
The couple reserved the first new home on the development and they are the first to move in, so it’s still early days as the development comes to life and more families move in, but it’s already feeling like home, as Steph, adds: “It’s just great to have moved into our new home".
“It’s exactly what we were looking for – we love the layout, the specification and the location! We didn’t want to move again, so we’re delighted to have been able to buy the five bedroom Wallace to give us plenty of space to grow into.
“The whole team made our move-in day really easy, everyone was just brilliant. It was such a busy time for us because just two weeks after we moved in, we got married, so it was great for us that everything went so smoothly. Last year was really busy for us, so this year is all about just enjoying our new home and hopefully arranging a few holidays.
“We absolutely love it here, and we’ve all settled in really quickly, including our dog Winston who’s claimed the open-plan kitchen as his space, so everyone is happy! We try and walk up nearby Bennachie when we can, and there are lovely green open spaces throughout the development across the road that we really enjoy regular walks through".
“Plus we’re really enjoying Inverurie itself. It’s a great place to live because you have everything that you need on the doorstep including shops, restaurants and bars literally within a few minutes of the development. And if we want to, we can walk into Inverurie town centre in around ten minutes and catch the train into Aberdeen to meet up with friends – so it’s the best of all worlds really.”
Welcoming the first new homeowners to a new development is always exciting as Karen Armstrong, Regional Sales and Marketing Director comments: “It’s a real milestone in a development’s life when we see our first customers becoming homeowners and taking our new homes and making them their own. It’s lovely to hear that Gerry and Steph have settled in so quickly to life at Garioch View and loving their new home even more.
“For other buyers considering a move we have two stunning showhomes at Garioch View which are open and could be the inspiration they need to make a move to a new home. Each one is a showcase for the level of workmanship and attention to detail that comes as standard when you buy a new home from Taylor Wimpey.
And at the moment, buyers considering a move to Garioch View can also take advantage of our help to get them on the move with access to our part exchange scheme, where we buy their home which allows them to move to one of our new homes; or our Easymover scheme, which provides buyers with help to sell their existing home by maximising our expertise in the property market to make sure the whole process of buying and selling runs smoothly.
Alternatively, buyers could consider the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme, which means they only need a 5% deposit to be able to purchase a new home, and is great news for buyers who’ve been saving hard to secure their dream move to a new home - especially when they realise they could achieve their ambition much sooner than they’d first thought.
For more information and to view the homes available follow this link to Garioch View.