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Simple Tips for Selling Your House

Friday, 27th October 2017

Categories: Selling Tips
A quick online search will bring up dozens of suggestions for ways to make your home more attractive to buyers. Ideas range from wafting the aroma of freshly baked bread around your kitchen, to spending hundreds on new furniture for better “staging”, or making extravagant renovations in your loft or garage.

Charlotte Charlotte

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Market Update February 2017

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

Categories: Sales Lettings Market Analysis Selling Tips Property Prices
After a year of enormous change both politically and economically in 2016, we entered 2017 more certain about many things and less certain about others. The next few weeks will see the British Government trigger article 50 and commence the formal process of leaving the EU....

Charlotte Delph

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Take Advantage of the Boxing Day Boom

Friday, 13th November 2015

Categories: Sales Selling Tips
You might not think of Christmas as a traditionally buoyant period for property sales but it is actually the perfect time to put your home on the market. Christmas is one of the few times during the year when most people have some guaranteed time off work. And once all the crackers have been pulled, the turkey devoured and the last slugs of wine have been drunk, people tend to turn to their tech and browse the internet. Online shopping sites see a huge surge in traffic on Boxing Day when the festive spirit starts to turn to boredom and the annual sales begin. However, property websites experience the same rush of online traffic – there’s essentially a captive audience and vendors should be ready.

Justin Burns

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Let to buy

Thursday, 15th October 2015

Categories: Lettings Selling Tips Property Prices
The term buy-to-let is well known among all parties involved in property – from serious investors and opportunistic purchasers, to estate agents, banks and conveyancers. However, there’s another sector of the market that is appearing on an increasing number of radar, and that’s let to buy.

Justin Burns

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The Best Investments for your Garden

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Categories: Sales Selling Tips Property Prices
Summer – albeit a typical British summer – is well and truly upon us and vendors with a decent amount of outside space will be doing all they can to sell its virtues to potential purchasers. But while the obvious tips for keeping the lawn looking luscious and the seating area looking inviting ring true, there are other outdoor features that could tempt people to pick your property over the others on their shortlist.

Kris White

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Summer Sale – is your Garden Ready?

Thursday, 21st May 2015

Categories: Selling Tips
Torrential rain and gale-force winds aside, summer is on its way and the neglected gardens and outdoor spaces of London are being dusted off for the annual round of barbecues. But if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, you need to make sure you show off that all-important selling point to its maximum. Potential buyers won’t be expecting a show garden but they will expect to see a well kept and usable space where they can picture themselves chilling out with a cold beer – as oppose to a neglected, scrubby patch of earth that contains more weeds than plants. Here are five quick fixes that will help your garden to sell your house.

Kris White

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5 Ways to Maximise Property Profit

Thursday, 13th February 2014

Categories: Sales Selling Tips Property Prices
Market it now Everyone knows the traditional time to put a house on the market is spring. The sun is beginning to shine, those annoying little renovation jobs have been done and buyers are coming out of viewing hibernation, blinking their eyes and waving their wallets. However, with house price rises showing no signs of slowing up, and a shortage of properties on the market, why wait for spring? If your house is viewer-ready, get it listed now.

Kris White

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Buying with development in mind

Monday, 30th September 2013

Categories: Sales Selling Tips
The property catchphrase ‘development potential’ can be a strong draw for house buyers looking for the chance to put their own stamp on a house. And with a diminishing stock of London houses available to an increasing roster of buyers, the state of a property is often secondary – or even tertiary – in priority, to the price and location. But if you’re planning a complete overhaul of a house, there are certain issues you need to be aware of before you order the Farrow & Ball sample pots.

Kris White

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New Year (Selling) Resolutions

Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

Categories: Sales Selling Tips
Once the excitement/stress/craziness (delete as appropriate) of the Christmas season has finished for another year, and you slowly wean yourself off chocolate selection packs and turkey leftovers, it’s time to put together your 2013 game plan. This might include the obvious tick boxes like joining a gym, starting that novel you always meant to write, or looking for a new job. But if this is the year you plan to put your house on the market, you should scrap all the good intentions that won’t see it through to the end of January and instead concentrate on getting your home in top-notch condition for the competitive market.

Peter Barry

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Is there a Magic Month to sell your Property?

Wednesday, 16th January 2013

Categories: Sales Selling Tips Property Prices
If you’re a developer with a newly refurbished property, or you’re a seller in a competitive market, it’s imperative that you choose the right agent to market your property and ensure it’s as viewer-friendly as possible. But it’s also important to pick the best time for your house to hit the marketplace. Clearing the clutter a month before you had planned to nail the ‘for sale’ sign to the fence, or holding off over a particularly quiet patch, could pay off in the long run and get you closer to your asking price.

Peter Barry

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New Year's Resolutions to Sell Your Property Faster

Monday, 14th January 2013

Categories: Sales Selling Tips
Selling a property over Christmas is every home seller's worst nightmare: the upheaval during what's supposed to be a time of fun and relaxation, finding a removal company that's open for business, and trying to fit in time with your family in between the madness. But now the holidays are over and it's time to get back on track and charge full force into your property sale efforts. Now is the perfect time to put your New Year's resolutions to good use:

Peter Barry

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Reduce the risk of a sale falling through

Monday, 10th December 2012

Categories: Sales Selling Tips
The bigger the chain, the more links there are to break – the nature of house buying means that every sale is precarious and no one can crack open the Champagne until they have the keys or the cash in their hands. In recent years, the tougher criteria placed on mortgage applications, as well as the precarious nature of jobs and funds, has meant even more sales failing to come to fruition. However, there are some steps you can take in order to reduce the risk of your sale falling apart.

Peter Barry

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