Category: Sales

What Agents do – 4 Qualify Buyers

What Agents do – 4 Qualify Buyers

"What Agents do - Qualify Buyers" The phrase “Willing and Able” is seldom heard today, as it seems to have disappeared from estate agency documentation.  However, it remains important to discover if a prospective Buyer for your property is indeed ‘willing and able’ to proceed, should they express interest in your home.

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What Estate Agents do – 2 Valuations

What Estate Agents do – 2 Valuations

"What Estate Agents do - Valuations" Valuation is possibly the most contentious aspect of estate agency.  Emotions run high when discussing people’s most valuable asset.  It is natural that the Vendor of a property will want as much as possible for his property, as does the Agent, who is duty bound to achieve the best possible price.

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What Estate Agents do – 1 Advice

What Estate Agents do – 1 Advice

"What Estate Agents do - Advice" Straight-talking, sincere advice can be invaluable in a world where too many people would just tell you what you want to hear! For example, the oldest trick in the book is for an Agent to suggest an inflated asking price in order to impress you enough to secure your business.

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How saleable is my property?

How saleable is my property?

”How sale-able is my property?” Are you thinking of moving but aren’t quite sure whether now is the right time?We know it can take months to come to a final decision.  Moving home is high on the stress-level gauge, but we’re here to help.

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Stamp Duty on Investment Property

Stamp Duty on Investment Property

"Stamp Duty on Investment Property" Are you buying a second home, Buy-to-Let, or investment property? Then you should be aware that there is an additional 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).  This is in addition to the standard SDLT amount payable.

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Avoid the Property Catch 22

Avoid the Property Catch 22

"Avoid the Property Catch 22" Many sellers who receive a good offer for their home turn it down because they have not yet found “the right property”.  They worry that they will, in effect, become 'homeless' should they sell first.

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What Property Ladder?

What Property Ladder?

"What Property Ladder?" During the boom years, if you were minded to move house you simply got on and did so!  Any delay in moving up in a rising market could prove expensive.  This was because the property you were buying would inevitably have appreciated more in cash terms than the one you were selling.

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Act now for a house move before Christmas

Act now for a house move before Christmas

"A house move before Christmas" Are you one of those people thinking about moving at this time of year who would naturally prefer to be in their new home in time for Christmas?Not only does a house really become a home at that time of year, but with most people taking one or two weeks off work, there’s plenty of time to either enjoy your new surroundings, or put in some hard DIY home improvement graft (in between the mince pies, of course!).

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Property Design on a Budget

Property Design on a Budget

"Property Design on a Budget" The better your home is presented, the greater are your chances of securing an early sale. However, during these uncertain times it can be difficult to justify engaging an interior designer in the hope that your property and its value will be transformed.

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