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Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 4 of 5)

This is the fourth instalment in our investigation into why property sellers will always do better using a “traditional” style of agency versus an internet-only approach (not that we regard ourselves as that traditional!) Putting aside issues of mis-valuation and…

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Accompanied Viewings Highly Preferable

It is incredible that so few agents regularly accompany buyers around a property, leaving it to the seller to do all the work! Not only does this strike us as poor service, but accompanied viewings from a well-trained sales negotiator…

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A Quiet Word About Pets

Some homeowners spend thousands of pounds improving their property before going to market, yet they can be oblivious to issues that prospective purchasers could regard as glaringly off-putting. Sometimes we have to point out some home truths if we are…

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“VAT on Property Improvements”

The 20% VAT applied to most goods and services is a burden for the private individual. Whilst VAT-registered builders can reclaim the VAT spent on their purchase costs, most homeowners can not, adding significantly to the cost of improving your…

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