• MOVING MISTAKES: WHY FINDING A HOME BEFORE YOU HAVE A BUYER IS A BIG RISK

    If you’ve decided you want to move, you could be thinking the same as thousands of other homeowners: there’s nothing on the market, so you’ll wait to put your home up for sale until you find your next one. It’s an entirely understandable view, but, from talking to many sellers, it’s clear that they aren’t necessarily aware of all the risks and potential costs of trying to find a property without being under offer first. A lot of people are missing out on their dream home without ever hearing about it, because they aren’t yet ready to move and can’t compete with other buyers. Meanwhile, for anyone trading up, the…

  • PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS : TOP PRO-STYLING TIPS TO GIVE YOUR HOME THE EDGE

    “As soon as I saw the photo, I knew it was the one!”  Such is the power of photography, and as a potential buyer’s first introduction to your home, it can make or break a sale. Given how influential photos are, it’s surprising how many property listings have wonky, blurred or dark images – worse than many selfies! In fact, poor photography regularly crops up whenever I meet someone who’s having trouble selling. When it comes to showing your home at its absolute best, professional photos are nothing less than essential to stand out from the crowd and capture the imagination of serious viewers. Nonetheless, even with a specialist photographer…

  • MOVING WITH CHILDREN? HOW TO SELL AND BE SETTLED BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

    If you thought you’d missed the boat for a family move this year, the good news is you’ve still got time. With the speed of the current market, you can sell your home and be in your new one by the end of the school holidays. The Times recently reported that the average conveyancing time in the UK is now 59 days. Given that property is selling faster than ever – often within a week or even days after hitting the market – it’s perfectly possible to move within 2-3 months from the date your home goes up for sale. But there’s no time to waste, and this week’s blog…