• SECRETS OF HOME STYLING: TINY LITTLE TOUCHES THAT ADD BIG MONEY TO YOUR SELLING PRICE

    Imagine if you could increase your sale price by up to 8% with just a shopping list and a weekend. Professional styling is proven to help homes sell faster and for more money by consciously elevating the look of every room. From setting the stage to creating a sense of space and those all-important final touches, a stylist’s expert eyes can spot the untapped potential we mere mortals might miss. If you’ve ever visited the show-home at a new development, you’ll have seen how builders spend thousands of pounds on interior designers. They understand the power of careful styling and how it can turbo-charge their profits. But you don’t need…

  • HAGGLE OR HOLD FIRM? HOW TO ACHIEVE THE BEST PRICE IN A CHANGEABLE MARKET

    The property market is a funny old world. One minute estate agents are running out of homes; the next, you’re told the market is running out of steam. What are you supposed to believe? According to Rightmove, prices are up year-on-year by 8.2% but down month-on-month by 1.3% (prices usually fall in August, and this year’s drop mirrors the average of 1.3% over the last decade.) Meanwhile, research by TwentyEA shows that around 26,000 new sales were agreed in the UK every week last month, about the same as the year’s average weekly total. In short, the market is up, down and unchanged, all at the same time! So, has…