April 2014

28 Apr Selling your home: How to spruce up your garden for a spring sale

First impressions count and not just when you’re meeting people. Gardens create an important first impression of a property. An attractive outdoor space can add thousands to the selling price of your home, while an unloved plot can knock money off and scare away potential buyers. Spring is the best time of year to sell a house - and to show off your garden. So pull on a pair of heavy-duty...

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24 Apr Online estate agents: we’re not bothered about Poundland selling homes

Poundland entrepreneur Steve Smith has set up an online estate agency called EstatesDirect.com – offering a cheap service to sell homes online. The company offers a flat-rate fee to sell homes online. So, are we shaking in our boots, worried that the start of yet another online estate agent will dry up our healthy flow of customers in Buckinghamshire? On the contrary, we’re expecting many more of these ‘cheap’ online agencies to jump...

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