Selling your property? The first time sellers guide

Selling your property? The first time sellers guide
When the time comes and you want to sell your home, you might be at a loss as to how to even put your home on the market. The whole selling process can be far less stressful if you know what you’re doing. That’s why we have put together a few words of advice and tips to help you on your way. The first step Before you put your property on the market you need to make it selling and viewing ready. There are a few minor things which you can do which can make

How to reduce fees when selling your home

How to reduce fees when selling your home
Selling your home can be an expensive process. Estate agent fees usually cost around 1% -3.5% of the selling price. Conveyancing can set you back £500 - £1,500 and an EPC can also cost you £60 - £120. Once you have added up these costs it can be a pricey process. But there are many things to can do to reduce these fees. Just take a look at our tips below to find out how you can save when you are selling your home. Online Agents Previously, esta...

Guest Blog: Top Tips for Selling

Guest Blog: Top Tips for Selling
It might be slightly too early to make judgements but following the rush in property purchases prior to the April Stamp Duty deadline for second homes, we are expecting a tougher few months with the number of potential buyers likely to fall. That is why it is essential if you are selling your home that you make sure it is looking at its’ very best. Here we are going to provide you with our 5 top tips, these are all straight forward but are going to mean...

Sell your home this Spring

Sell your home this Spring
This is not a typically busy time for the property market but as Spring is nearly upon us, it is a good time to get things in order. There are certain steps which you can take to ensure that your property successfully sells. Valuation Firstly, you should get a Valuation carried out on your property. You can do this either by getting an Estate Agent to do this, or instructing a Surveyor to carry out an independent Valuation. Whichever way you choose it is

What to expect when you’re exchanging!

What to expect when you’re exchanging!
As I know myself, finalising your property purchase can be a huge waiting game. You are at the final hurdle to clambering onto the property ladder and it can be a very stressful time. We have compiled the final steps, to help ensure that your purchase runs smoothly. Exchanging Contracts “How do I exchange contracts on a house?” is a common question to be asked in the process of your property purchase. Exchanging contracts is not something you need to

Guest Blog – I want to sell my house, what do I need to know?

Guest Blog – I want to sell my house, what do I need to know?
Thinking about selling your home? In today’s quick moving market, what do you need to consider? How much is your home likely to sell for? Although an estate agent will give you a valuation for your home, it’s always best to do some research yourself so you know what to expect. Free estimates on portals like Zoopla, or having a look at what houses in your local area sell for, are good starting points. Then be sure to contact a few agents, to make sure yo

Maximise your selling potential during winter

Maximise your selling potential during winter
People seem to think that selling your home in the winter is a lot harder than it is in the summer. But there are actually a number of advantages to selling your home in the colder months. Take a look at our tips below and to see how you can maximise your selling potential. Ice and snow Potential buyers will run away if they can’t even walk down the drive-way without slipping over. It is best to clear all pathways of ice and snow. Your potential buyers s

Guest Blog – Is a private house sale right for you?

Guest Blog – Is a private house sale right for you?
The good people at The House Shop have been kind enough to write us this guest blog, discussing the pros and cons of selling your house privately. Should you consider it? In parts of Europe and the United States, private house sales account for 12%-15% of the market, however in the UK they account for less than 5%. Despite this, private house sales are finally gathering pace in the UK and becoming more popular among sellers who have been disappointed wi...

Guest blog: How to save money during your move

Guest blog: How to save money during your move
When moving house, people are often surprised at just how much money they have to spend on moving furniture and belongings to their new property. A bit of research and a few easy changes can make a huge difference and save you hundreds of pounds when it comes to moving day. Our top 4 tips will help you minimise the cost and make your move as easy as possible Sell, Sell, Sell - Human beings have a natural instinct to hoard, we all do it. We all have