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What Estate Agents do – Generate Offers

What Estate Agents do – Generate Offers

"What Estate Agents do - Generate Offers" One of the most important aspects of your Estate Agent’s role is not only to negotiate a price (or ideally secure the full asking price of course) but actually to generate an offer in the first place!  Too many Agents simply see themselves as people who show buyers around property, hoping that an offer will be forthcoming as a result.

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Housing Affordability

Housing Affordability

"Housing Affordability" House prices may have risen beyond expectation in recent years but, interestingly, affordability is at a new high too!  These factors might seem diametrically opposed, yet the opposite is actually true.

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What Estate Agents do – Viewings

What Estate Agents do – Viewings

"What Estate Agents do - Viewings" Do you believe that an Estate Agent is simply someone who shows prospective buyers around properties?  This view may seem understandable,  but this simplistic perspective belies the fact that the well-trained Agent knows how to maximize the viewing opportunity with the specific objective of prompting a sale.

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What Estate Agents do – Qualify Your Buyer

What Estate Agents do – Qualify Your Buyer

"What Estate Agents do - Qualify Your Buyer" 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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Are your property’s chills multiplying?

Are your property’s chills multiplying?

"A chilling mistake" Landlords, during the winter months, you can easily overlook the importance of ensuring that the temperature of your property doesn't fall below freezing.  Your Tenants might be more concerned about their own comfort than the welfare of your investment.

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Portfolio Landlords

Portfolio Landlords

"Portfolio Landlords" There are Landlords and there are Landlords.  Some are what we call “accidental” Landlords, who decided to let their property as an alternative to selling.  Others are somewhat inadequately regarded as “amateur” Landlords, who have a single investment property.

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What Estate Agents do – Property Valuations

What Estate Agents do – Property Valuations

"What Estate Agents do - Property 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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