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Quick Tips

First impressions are not only important when selling your home, they are absolutely critical. When people come to view a property for the first time, they are unlikely to be scrutinising the unseen. They are simply trying to get a feel for the property. They will be bombarded with mostly visual impressions, many of which […]

The Meaning of Service

The Meaning of Service

Most estate agents see their role solely as a “purveyor of buyers”, and they understandably pride themselves on their ability to find the right buyer for a property and to negotiate attractive terms for the seller. But estate agency has moved on. Indeed, finding a buyer is arguably one of the most straightforward aspects of […]

The Agent You Prefer

The Agent You Prefer

We know that when choosing the right estate agent to sell your property you have a tremendous choice, and, on the surface, most estate agents appear to do pretty much the same thing! Indeed, it is probably true to say that any reasonable estate agent could probably find you a buyer, unless of course they […]

“The Value of SOLD”

“The Value of SOLD”

Our last article considered some of the dangers associated with pricing your home in relation to other properties available for sale (ie those remaining unsold). This time we’ll consider pricing in relation to properties which have actually sold. When considering what asking price to quote, common sense dictates that the price of other homes which […]

“The Value of FOR SALE”

“The Value of FOR SALE”

When considering the value of a property prior to putting it on the market, many vendors understandably look at the asking price of other properties currently on the market locally, and draw pricing conclusions based on this research. Whilst this is not an unreasonable way of determining value, there are some traps for which to […]

All Portals

All Portals

Most buyers use the internet in their search for a home, so you need to be sure that your property is found and promoted quickly and easily. It is therefore important that your agent subscribes to the most effective property portals because this is how buyers are directed to your property. Many property portals have […]

Friday Move?

Friday Move?

Despite the current situation, Friday is overwhelmingly the most popular day of the week to move house as it provides new homeowners with a long weekend of moving “fun” – unpacking boxes, hanging pictures and all the DIY that tends to accompany a move. Due to this preference, it is therefore quite likely that other […]

April Market Update

April Market Update

What a difference a month can make! Our March Market Comment was very positive and full of the joys of spring. Indeed, the Halifax subsequently reported that house prices were 2.1% higher at the end of March than they had been at the end of December 2019. The “Boris Bounce” was very much in evidence, […]

Might Sell, Might Not

Might Sell, Might Not

It is interesting to note that some sellers are not as committed to moving as they might be, and are prepared to remain on the market until what they regard as an acceptable offer comes along. Likewise, some buyers, whilst generally remaining committed to a purchase, do not exhibit a great deal of urgency, and […]

March Market Update

March Market Update

Building on the increase in January activity we reported last month, the local market has been just as frenetic during February with intense buyer activity continuing to play “catch-up” following years of mild depression. According to the National Association of Estate Agents, there has been a 25% year-on-year rise in the number of active buyers, […]