Is A “For Sale” Board Really Necessary?

Clients often ask us if a board will significantly improve their chances of selling, especially as the majority of (but not all) buyers source property online. Some sellers feel that a board risks “overexposure”, or they don’t want their neighbours to know they are...

“Sole Agency – Twelve Tips for Better Results!”

We understand how stressful it can be to sell your home, and it is reasonable that prospective sellers may be tempted to appoint two or more agents in the hope of increasing their chances of selling. However, this can be counter-productive, for the following reasons:...

“A Winter’s Sale?”

There are many reasons why people put off selling their property at this time of year in the belief that there could be a better time to do it: it’s too cold, it’s too wet, it’s too dark, the house is not looking its best, school holidays, Christmas, New Year, etc. At...

Interest Rate Rise – Market Comment

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% – the first increase in over a decade. The base rate is the figure on which mortgage rates in particular are based and a whole generation of...

“Buying Old versus New” (Part Two)

Last week’s article looked at the pros and cons of buying a modern home. Here we consider the older property. Over 50% of residential properties in the UK were built before 1939. Their popularity has remained undiminished for decades, and many of our registered buyers...

Market Comment – October 2017

There is a very different vibe to the property market from last month, with a number of reports suggesting that the market is rapidly changing from being a sellers’ market to what is starting to look a lot like the beginning of a buyers’ market in some areas (although...