Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property

Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property
When it comes to rental out a property it’s not just a case of buying a property and putting on the market. You need to establish your target market and adhere to their preferences and needs to entice them into choosing you and not one of the many other options to them. This can be achieved by spending some time, and initially money, on your property to make it more appealing. This will also let you charge a higher monthly fee to your tenants, which will e...

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: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide

Guest blog: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide
Home ownership is one of those things that are associated with certain social beliefs and assumptions. You meet someone, you marry and you get a home. However, a recent study reveals a sufficient demographic shift to an increasing number of single dwellers. Females in particular tend to ditch the conventional track and buy their own place. For many women getting a home is not simply a purchase; it is a transition from one life stage into another. Homeow...

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...

Quick fixes to improve your home

Quick fixes to improve your home
There are many little things you can do to improve the condition of your home, and they don’t have to cost a lot either! Take a look at our blog to see some quick and easy ways to improve your home. Creaky doors This might not seem like the most important thing to do, but creaky doors can get annoying after a while. Especially when you are nodding off to sleep and you are suddenly woken by the creaking of the bathroom door. Just spray a little bit of WD4

7 ways to spruce up your cottage without losing its vintage feel

7 ways to spruce up your cottage without losing its vintage feel
Have you always wanted to get the most out of your rustic little charm? Many buyers nowadays are opting for newer properties for its signature modern look. But what does that mean for the hidden little cottage in the country? Don’t let your property get neglected and put to the bottom of the pile. Whether you’re selling your property or looking to simply change the look of your home into a modern space – we have compiled 7 top tips to help you achieve t...

Things to ask your seller before you move

Things to ask your seller before you move
We all know that moving house can be a stressful experience and there are many things which can make the process a little easier. The following little things can really help you with your move to your new home. Forwarding address Changing to a new address can take time and I wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up receiving the sellers post for a little while. There also might be other reasons you want to contact the seller, so it is always handy to have t

Get your property ready for summer

Get your property ready for summer
You have been patiently waiting for the summer since January, you might be ready, but is your home? There are a number of things which you can do to get your home summer ready, just take a look at our tips below. Outside It is time to get your garden in order. It might have been neglected over the colder months but it’s time to get it up to scratch. First things first, get your lawnmower out and give your grass a well needed trim. You will be surprised o

Guest Blog: How lighting can help you sell your home

Guest Blog: How lighting can help you sell your home
Poor lighting conditions can transform an otherwise spectacular home into a drab and depressing place that a buyer would rather forget. And that’s a problem for anyone looking to sell their home - make a poor first impression and you can wave goodbye to the buyer. But, it needn’t cost you a fortune to make the changes you need. In fact, when you’re on the cusp of placing your home for sale, you should aim to make adjustments that maximize the appeal of you...

Keep your agent onside with our five fabulous tips

Keep your agent onside with our five fabulous tips
As we can all admit, we sometimes blame others for our failures. Whether it is our house failing to sell or the housing market drastically falling; we find it tempting to point the blame. Agents sometimes get the blame for this as people may feel they’re not being as proactive as they could be to get the best possible price for their home. But this is not always the case. It is important to keep a strong relationship with your agent so that they do everyth...