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OUR TOP 20 Questions

OUR TOP 20 Questions

Callaways adopt an honest and ‘family-friendly’ approach with their customers, and willingly give advice on property matters.Are you thinking of putting your property on the market? Don’t move a muscle or appoint an Agent until you’ve read our ‘Questions to ask your Estate Agent’.

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My Tenant wants to paint

My Tenant wants to paint

"My Tenant wants to paint" Tenant: "Oh hi! It's Paul here at 59 Acacia Road.  We want to paint the lounge ..."Landlord: "What colour were you thinking?"Tenant: "Poppy Red"Landlord: [Speechless]Tenants often ask us if their Landlord will allow them to redecorate the property.

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Stress Free Completion

Stress Free Completion

"Stress Free Completion" Simply frustrating... Property transfer in this country can be very frustrating.  The reason is that 'Moving Day' invariably coincides with the formal completion of a sale.

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Rental Property – Who Chooses?

Rental Property – Who Chooses?

They say ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ – but when a couple is renting together, it is probably not the man who actually chooses it!Letting Agents polled in a recent survey (94%) confirmed that it is usually the woman in such a relationship who has the last word in choosing which home they rent!This may appear sexist, but the two most important single factors likely to clinch a deal that women identified as important are a modern kitchen (91% of agents questioned), and a his-‘n’-hers en-suite bathroom (95%).

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Showing Tenants Around

Showing Tenants Around

“Showing Tenants Around”Some people feel that flats and houses should be able to “let themselves” and do not need to be “shown” by Letting Agents. Whilst this may be true of certain exceptional properties, or where achieving the optimum rent is not an issue, most properties require the skills of a well-trained Letting Agent if they are to secure a good rent within a reasonable timescale.

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Home & Property Staging

Home & Property Staging

Once again Callaways is taking estate agency to new levels of service with our Home & Property Staging Service, which provides a styling service for sellers in Brighton & Hove.This is a complimentary service when you instruct us sell your property, whereby an independent property or in-house property stylist will visit and provide practical advice on how to maximise your chances of selling, not only quickly, but at the highest possible price the market will pay.

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Happy Landlords

Happy Landlords

A recent survey of over 500 residential Landlords reports that Landlords are overwhelmingly satisfied with the service they receive from their letting agent and find them an invaluable resource. Some 92% of Landlords reported a positive experience with their letting agent.

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Rental Property Advertising Myth

Rental Property Advertising Myth

It would be perfectly reasonable to assume that as your rental property comes to market, your letting agent will simply post the property details on various property portals and wait for the Tenant enquiries to roll in.

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Celebrating our Independence

Celebrating our Independence

On 4 July each year Americans go to town on celebrating their national pride on Independence Day.And well they might, as independence is a wonderful thing – whatever your views on Brexit/Trump etc! As independent estate and letting agents we experience daily what it is to be free of the constraints of corporate governance, number crunching, management reports and toeing the party line.

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Help your Estate Agent to help you

Help your Estate Agent to help you

Buyers can waste an inordinate amount of time viewing property that is either too expensive or blatantly wrong in other critical ways.Additionally, more than 30% of property sales fall through due to buyer or seller suddenly changing their minds.

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