Who’s the Biggest Loser?

If you ask your estate agent why you haven’t yet sold your house, he’ll blame either your asking price (too high) or the market (too slow) or both.  So what’s his answer?  “Drop your price”... Read more
What's the point of a viewing rep

What’s the Point of a Viewing Rep?

I once went to view a property on behalf of a client; a lovely little cottage in Cheshire.  When I arrived with a colleague, the front door was wide open and the viewing ‘rep’ was standing in the kitchen, reading th... Read more

Your Total Floor Area: What to Include

More and more these days, the total floor area of a property is included on the floorplan, which can be very useful to a buyer when they are trying to work out how much house they are getting for their money. At HomeTrut... Read more

How do you place a value on a unique home?

There are many resources estate agents and valuers can draw upon to ascertain the value of a home, but they all rely, in one form or another, on precedent: what other properties have sold for in the road, village or area... Read more

‘Butterflies’ Parking and other Don’ts

What kind of car do you have?  Is your driveway garnished by a gleaming Mercedes or understated Audi?  Perhaps you figured your estate agent’s car was more appealing to show off your home, so he left his BMW on show ... Read more