May 2014

30 May UK Estate Agents and the tricks they get up to

Estate agents are not the most loved part of the population – and unfortunately, sometimes their bad reputation is well deserved. A recent article in the Daily Telegraph talked about some of the unscrupulous tricks of some UK Estate Agents. These included taking down the boards of other agents for example, which, believe it or not, we experience too. One of my other personal favourites is badmouthing of competitors. Celeb property expert...

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19 May What makes a great estate agent? 5 things to look for:

There are plenty of good estate agents out there, but it takes something extra to become the best. A great estate agent gets the best price for your home, while also making sure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Here are the top 5 things that make a good estate agent, the best.  1. They know the local area like the back of their hand. They can give you anything from...

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15 May Your conveyancer: How to choose the right one when buying/selling your home

Choosing your conveyancer is a crucial part of the process of buying or selling a property. Pick the wrong one and you could find yourself landed with extra costs or even see your sale or purchase fall through. One in five complaints to the Legal Ombudsman is now about residential conveyancing, making it the most complained about area of law. In the past year, the Ombudsman has helped consumers recover around £800,000...

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13 May Contemporary Ways to Extend your Home

  When it comes to improving your homes layout, increasing useable space or creating a whole new room extending your home is a sensible solution. A lot of the time extensions involve some internal renovations, usually creating a more open plan living space which is very popular within contemporary residential architecture. But what are your options? Contemporary residential design is currently split into a few clearly defined extension types although, as always in...

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09 May Negotiation skills: How to get the best price for your home

Crack negotiation skills can make the difference between leaving your home with enough money to buy another and install a new kitchen. However, few people feel confident about their negotiating skills, so here are our top tips to get you started.  Well-informed is well armed Be confident in the price you've set – take a look at properties in the area with the same location/layout/configurations/upkeep as yours. The more confident you are...

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04 May How to declutter your home – and wow potential buyers

Want to know the top secret to showing off your property to its best advantage? Clear out personal belongings and free up more living and storage space. Tap in to your inner minimalist and follow this our quick guide on how to declutter your homebefore selling. Get a second opinion: Before you begin ask a trusted friend to look around your home and tell you honestly what they think. This will...

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