Selling

What exactly IS home staging??

Home staging, or as it’s sometimes known, house dressing, has been with us now for over a decade.  Originating in the States, the formidable Anne Maurice brought the concept over in 1998 with her Channel 5 programme ... Read more

Is your marketing strategy working?

This month we’re focusing around reviewing where you home is at in the selling process. How is your marketing looking? In the sellers’ market, fantastic marketing can mean the difference between sold or sitting on th... Read more

What Women Want

This week, I received a call from someone who has a beautiful, architect-designed home for sale in Lancashire.  A very unusual home, it’s a cross between a Huf House (do Google it if you haven’t come across them) an... Read more

First impressions

In my opinion, it should be your agent who accompanies viewings on your house.  However, there may be times when this is impossible, for example, weekends and evenings, and you may find yourself showing a prospective bu... Read more

10 quick staging tips

The agent calls, a viewer will be there within the hour.  What can you do to ensure they see your house in the best possible light?  Here’s my ten top tips to make your house shine in a hurry! 1. Grab a washing baske... Read more

Would you DATE your estate agent?

When it comes to choosing an agent to sell your home, your first choice might be to seek out the one in town with the swankiest digs; lighting that changes colour, freshly painted walls, swish cars in the driveway, silve... Read more

Last minute viewing? Don’t panic!

Picture the scene: you have got someone coming to look around your property Saturday lunchtime, but something’s come up, and you’re desperate to rearrange the viewing. In a word, don’t. Why not? Well, they might ju... Read more

Pounds shillings and…feet?

I have a dream.. that one day in this country, property will be marketed with the cost per square foot clearly indicated.  These are my arguments: 1. It’s much more common in the US and in Europe 2. It’s easier to s... Read more