6 facts you may not know about Homewise
We believe in honesty and always going above and beyond for our customers. Our friendly team dedicate their time to helping people, and are often sharing fun facts about us over tea and cake.
Did you know we are based in Worthing on the Sussex coast, or that over 35% of our team are left handed?
Curious about Homewise? Take a moment to sit back and get to know us a little more. Learn 6 quick facts about your friends at Homewise.
We’re a family-run business
You may not know that Homewise has been growing for more than 40 years and continues to be a family-run business today. Back in 1971, founder Reg Neal wanted to find a solution for his friends who were struggling to find the right home for their retirement. After buying and renovating some suitable properties, he sold a lifetime lease to his friends at a significantly reduced cost. From this, the Homewise Home for Life Plan was born.
Fast forward 40 years and we continue to help people enjoy their retirement by finding them the perfect home. Today the company remains in the Neal family with Reg’s sons Mark, Justin and Sean all on board helping the company to grow and adapt.
Family values are the core of our business and we love what we do. We’ve dedicated ourselves to helping thousands of people have the chance to retire happy, and will continue to revolutionise retirement in the UK.
We help people buy, sell and move simply
Our Home Moving Team have been helping people buy, sell and move for nearly a decade, it’s part of the free service we offer to our Home for Life Plan customers.
Over the years we’ve negotiated on millions of pounds worth of property for tens of thousands of people. With our Move Simply service, customers feel supported through every step of the moving process. Our team can help you find the right agents, accompany you on viewings and chase chains on your behalf. Whatever it takes to help you move.
Are you struggling to find a buyer for your property? Take advantage of our expert knowledge and let us help. We don’t want you to risk losing your dream home. We’ll conduct a market appraisal and review to check you’re asking the right price, and if you still don’t sell after 4 weeks we can put forward a competitive Sell Simply offer. Get a guaranteed cash buyer with a quick and uncomplicated process, putting you in a much stronger position.
The dedication and support from our Home Moving Team knows no boundaries, we once arranged a moving day taxi for a pet Chihuahua!
We run monthly HOPE awards
At Homewise, we value honesty, originality, passion and empowerment (HOPE), and reward each other with special recognition when we see these values in action each month. Our employees are more like family, and we truly believe that empowering and investing in them is what gives our customers the great service and support they expect.
We’re so proud to have been awarded a Gold Investors In People (IIP) accreditation this year. Having Gold status puts Homewise in the top 14% of all companies that apply for the international IIP accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to the team and each individual within it. Without the dedication of our passionate team it would not be possible to help so many thousands of people in their retirement. We believe it’s important to recognise the achievements within our team as well the successes of the company as a whole.
One member of our Homewise family once appeared on the 1990s TV show “Changing Rooms”.
We are always fundraising for great causes
Our fabulous team regularly get hands on with local community projects and take on extreme challenges, like climbing Mount Snowdon and the recent Oarsome Challenge. We rowed over 200 miles raising nearly £8,000 for AHOY and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Each year we select a national charity to support, extending our company values to inspire and empower people in their everyday lives. In our Homewise 2017 Charity and Social survey, we asked our team which charity they’d like to see the money we raise on dress-down Fridays go to, with everyone’s weekly £1 going to Mind.
We share free tips and news on social media
We regularly post our top tips, latest property news and company updates to our online community. Follow Homewise on Facebook and Twitter to learn helpful tips for your retirement and browse potential properties for sale in your area.
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We’re coming to Brighton!
This year we are proud partners of Brighton and Hove’s Older People’s Festival, and running the FREE property helpdesk at the Hop 50+ community café.
Members of our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions about moving home, show everyone how to search online and find the perfect property, plus calculate potential discounts available on the purchase price.
Come along and join us! Book a FREE one-to-one appointment with our Senior Consultants and find out how we could help you.
Call 0808 164 0171