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How do you sell your home in a slow market?

14 October 2018 The national housing market currently paints a rather dull picture.  Combining the prospect of “a few interest rate rises over the next few years” according to the Bank of England and the political and economic uncertainty of the ongoing Brexit negotiations and we’re left with a subdued and challenging housing market in need of some direction. What [...]

Sell First or Buy First? Chicken or Egg?

16 January 2018 For homeowners wishing to sell their property and buy another, it’s the classic dilemma – what do you do first? Sell first or Buy first?...the Chicken or the Egg? Typically, people will start investigating the market to find out what they can buy for their money and inevitably, it’s during this initial research that they will [...]

Mortgage Regulations

12 December 2017 For a few years now, following the Government’s overhaul of the mortgage market, known as the Mortgage Market Review (or MMR), much tighter mortgage application regulations have been in force.  In addition, this year’s further tightening from the Bank of England focused on enforcing stringent new stress tests for banks when assessing a person’s [...]

Open House

8 December 2017 The keys to selling any property are price, location and exposure.  You can’t change the location of your property and the market ultimately determines the price.  However, your Agent can make significant inroads into how powerfully your property is exposed to the market. One of the most effective methods is the “open house”.  This [...]

The Value of Sold

28 November 2017 Our last article considered some of the dangers associated with pricing your home in relation to other properties available for sale (i.e. 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 [...]

WARNING! Up-front estate agency fees do not add up!

25 September 2017 If you’re thinking of moving, beware of the latest tactic being used by online agents advertising on TV and some of the high street corporate chains too. It works like this. The agent advertises a surprisingly low fee to entice you as a prospective seller, so that you invite that agent to your home [...]