Selling

The Whos who of viewings

The Who’s Who of viewings

Who should show viewers round your house? Over the years, I’ve heard many arguments for and against the homeowner showing their home to potential buyers. There are agents who will always tell a vendor to conduct viewin... Read more
3 quick reasons not to drop your price 2

3 quick reasons not to drop your price

For our clients, we focus fully on achieving the highest sale price possible. Here are three reasons not to drop your asking price: If you don’t believe in your asking price, why should your buyer? Be confident your ho... Read more
3 things to do today to get your home sold

3 things to do today to get your home sold

No viewings for a few weeks?  Plenty of viewings but no one wants to buy? Try these three simple steps and see what happens! 1. Call your agent! Make sure you’re on his mind so that if a potential buyer calls the offi... Read more
The sweet smell of success

The sweet smell of success

Freshly brewing coffee? Baking bread? Do they really work? In my opinion, these are just a little bit too obvious – and as such, will come across as you trying too hard. However, it is true that the sense of smell does... Read more
5 Top Sources of Inspiration for Your Home

5 Top Sources of Inspiration for Your Home

If you’ve been trying for some time to sell your house, without success, it may be time to take a fresh look at your presentation to see if it really appeals to your target market. It’s not easy to do, as you are so ... Read more
When every penny counts

When every penny counts

Are you downsizing? If you’re at that time of your life when you’re currently rattling around in a house that’s too big for you, that is consuming more time, effort and money than you want to give it, you may have ... Read more
Sales Progression Management – what is it

Sales Progression Management – what is it?

Did you know that on average, 36% of sales arranged in England and Wales fall through after the offer is accepted? It’s a scary thought, especially when so often so much is riding on the sale of your house. Sales pro... Read more
The Seller's Trap

The Seller’s Trap

I had an enquiry recently from a rather cross man who has had his house on the market for six months.  In that time, his agent has only managed to produce one viewing.  Given that his asking price seems at first glance... Read more
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Check your photos

A lady called me today, to ask for my advice in selling her beautiful 17th century home near Chelmsford. The first place I looked for clues as to why she wasn’t getting viewings, was her Rightmove advert. Her descripti... Read more