• IS YOUR HOME PERFORMING? UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF YOUR RIGHTMOVE RESULTS REPORT

    With more than 9 out of 10 buyers searching for a property online, the way your home appears on websites like Rightmove and Zoopla directly impacts your chances of a sale. But the portals are more than just pages and pages of property. They gather valuable data that shows how well your home is competing with similar listings, and why it may not be selling. Your agent can produce a performance report for your home from every portal they use, but to get the most value out of the information, it helps to understand the inner workings of the platforms. With that in mind, in this week’s blog we’re pulling…

  • AUTUMN KERB APPEAL: TOP SEASONAL TIPS FOR DAZZLING PHOTOS AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Autumn is the season of magic and mayhem for selling your home. On the one hand, the light is lovely at this time of year, and when the sun hits the leaves on the trees, they take on a golden glow that gives your photos a shimmering lift. But on the other, the weather can play havoc with your front-of-house presentation as the prospect of overflowing gutters, littered lawns and withering plant life becomes real. Whether online or in person, the outside of your home is the first thing most buyers will see. It can generate enquiries, set the tone for viewings, and give someone enough confidence to offer.  With…

  • LITTLE JOBS: SMALL CHORES THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO YOUR SALE PRICE

    There probably isn’t a homeowner alive who doesn’t have a list of little jobs that need doing. Everyone’s got them: minor niggles that aren’t yet irritating enough to deal with, so they get accepted ‘for now’ and eventually become forgotten as you get used to living with them. That’s all fine until your home goes up for sale and the viewings begin. Suddenly, fresh pairs of eyes are picking up on every little detail, including: Left ignored, these can become bargaining chips for buyers to haggle on your price. So instead of that, gain the upper hand with our guide to turning little jobs into big money and selling your…

  • GETTING YOUR HOME VALUED: BEHIND THE SCENES OF HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT TO EXPECT 

    The first step in preparing to sell your home is speaking to estate agents about its current value and how you can maximise your sale price. Whether or not you already have a favourite agent in mind – and if you do, we hope it’s us! – the process of getting your home valued has several steps, including: Every stage will give you clues about how an agent operates and the one that’s right for you, so let’s explore how getting your home valued works and what to look for in the agents you meet. BOOKING YOUR VALUATION Whether you prefer to book your valuation by phone, in person or…

  • LUXURY STYLING HACKS: HOW TO MAKE EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOME FEEL MORE EXPENSIVE

    What would you think if we said you could attract wealthier buyers, sell your home faster, and achieve a higher price without a major investment? There’s an art to staging rooms professionally, but the payoff is huge for getting it right. Your home can rise above the crowd as a standout listing, creating enough excitement for buyers to pay a premium. So for this week’s blog, we’re sharing our styling techniques along with tips from interior designers and professional photographers to get a picture-perfect look, including expert advice on:  The good news is that you can often use items you already own to make every room in your home look…

  • GET AHEAD OF THE GAME: USE THE LAST WEEKS OF SUMMER TO PREPARE FOR AUTUMN SELLING

    September often brings a flood of property to the market, but you can get ahead of the game by preparing to sell in August. Being ready to go when September starts means your photos can be taken earlier, boosting your home with some extra summer pep from the sunnier weather. After the school year starts, estate agents’ diaries fill up with valuations and photoshoots, which can mean a longer wait to go live. So instead of launching in a crowd, give yourself a jump-start by: We’ve got expert tips on all of that right here in our handy guide, so without further ado or delay, let’s dive right in! INVITE…

  • SUMMER AT HOME: INSPIRATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

    Summer holidays are always too short for children, but for adults, they seem to go on forever. Perhaps you’ve already been away, or you’ve used up all your ideas for keeping the kids occupied, and you’re facing another month of finding things for the family to do without losing your marbles. With so many days to fill, the summer holidays are a brilliant opportunity for children to develop their interests, but it takes some doing to keep making things happen with a plan for all weathers. For parents, the summer can be a constant conundrum around how you can: Now THAT is one tall order! So we’ve put together some…

  • SELL NOW OR WAIT? WHAT’S THE RIGHT MOVE FOR YOU?

    When the property market takes an uncertain turn, it can throw your moving plans into doubt. Remember the post-Brexit wobble? And when Covid struck? Both looked catastrophic for sellers, but prices surged in the boom that followed with a massive shortage of property from such high demand. Now, higher interest rates and inflation are causing many buyers to press pause and keep renting as they wait to see how things pan out. While most people don’t move for financial reasons – factors like family, work and lifestyle are the ones that run the show – it’s money that makes every move possible. So is selling your home a good or…

  • ACCURATE VALUATIONS: HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE GETTING THE RIGHT PRICE?

    Price is everything when selling your home. It doesn’t matter where you live, what you live in or what condition it’s in – if the price is wrong, you’ll be out of pocket or stuck where you are.  Accurate valuations are fundamental to a successful move, but they’re not an exact science. You might even have noticed similar homes selling for wildly different prices on the same street. A bit like a recipe, an accurate valuation requires a delicate balance of ingredients for the perfect result, including: When just one of those doesn’t work out, disappointment and doubt can sour relations with your agent if your move looks at risk.…