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irresistablehome
26th March 2015

Is Your Home Irresistible to Potential Buyers?

Thinking of selling your property? Have you done all you can to appeal to the widest possible audience? Here are some tips to help you to enhance your home, making it truly irresistible. Create a blank canvas Help the purchaser to visualise your home as their home. A neutral colour scheme has instant appeal and provides a feeling of space. Opt for neutral shades by giving your home a lick of paint and...

ukelection
17th March 2015

What will the UK housing market look like after the election?

There's talk of little else at the moment – the election, of course. It's set to be hotly contested, with few pundits feeling confident enough to predict the outcome. This is, in part, because it's the first election since 1974 to be held under a coalition government. But what does the election mean for the UK housing market? It's been a positive year so far. House prices are still rising, an average...

estas
11th March 2015

We’ve been shortlisted for The Estas – Oscars for estate agents

We have been blowing up balloons and popping Champagne corks in the office on the news since we heard the excellent news that we have been shortlisted for the ESTAS! Now, the Estas - for the uninitiated - The ESTAS are like the Oscars for Estate Agents. They recognise and reward the very best service given by sales and letting agents to their clients. We have been shortlisted for the Southern...

estategents
16th February 2015

Estate agent mistakes – how NOT to treat clients

Like any good business, we often go mystery shopping to gauge our competition. It's a great way of affirming to ourselves that the way we do business is head and shoulders above the rest. We also do it because we like to get into your shoes as a buyer or seller and keep our finger on the pulse of your experience. We visited six high street agents in the local area. These...

couplebuyinghouse
11th February 2015

House hunting: Love at first sight

Did you know that house hunting can also be love at first sight? According to a survey by Rightmove.co.uk, two in five British home-owners decided their home was the one for them before they even got past the hallway. In another survey, this time by ING Direct, buyers apparently spent 17 minutes deciding whether to buy a home. (That's compared to an average of 54 minutes choosing curtains!) The point is that...

onthemarket
27th January 2015

What you should know about the new property portal – onthemarket.com

This week sees the launch of a brand new property portal or search service called onthemarket.com, showcasing properties to buy or rent in the UK. The site was founded by a group of leading agents calling themselves Agents’ Mutual to rival the duopoly of the two property search giants Rightmove and Zoopla. "The website is a chance for agents to control costs in the face of escalating Rightmove.co.uk and Zoopla.co.uk fees,” according...

19th December 2014

How to sell your home this winter 2014

How to sell your home this winter  It’s gloomy outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait till spring to sell your home. It’s a seller’s market and if you play your cards right you can be in your new home before the summer. If you want to sell your house in Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Rickmansworth, Beaconsfield or Gerrards Cross this winter, follow our top winter selling tips:  First...

19th December 2014

It’s time to sell!

It’s time to sell! How much has your house risen by? House prices in the Chilterns have risen by 11.2% according to the Land Registry for England and Wales The increase according to Rightmove is driven by the lack of properties being listed. In some pocket areas such as Amersham many properties are going to sealed bids. So if you are thinking about selling your home in Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter,...

30th November 2014

Housing market news: Sell your home in January

There's a common myth that the housing market comes to a standstill over the Christmas season. Actually, the opposite is often true. Research by online property sites suggests that plenty of people spend the week between Christmas and New Year searching property websites for their next home. According to housing market news reported by Rightmove last year, on Christmas Day alone there were nearly 14 million page views on their website....

2nd November 2014

Christmas events in Buckinghamshire

The area that we cover is a hotbed of social activity. We have summer Feast Days, Literary Festivals, open-air concerts, summer fairs; you name it, we've got it. And we always look forward to Christmas when our area offers some really lovely events to put you in the festive mood. Among our favourites are: (We couldn't find dates for all of our favourites - so if you can add to the list,...