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Flower vase 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
Fire place The push and pull effect

The PUSH and PULL effect

Why are you selling your home? Are you leaving from a situation, or going to somewhere in particular, or both? Everyone’s motivation for selling is different, and whilst many of HomeTruths’ clients are downsizing, ... Read more

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

Are those dead leaves? Be gone!

Winter is on its way out of the door, and the spring is gradually tiptoeing in. With buyers eager to see the best homes of the bunch, this is the best time to act and get rid of any lingering signs of winter from your ho... Read more

The Freakonomics of commission

In their fascinating book Freakonomics, (subtitled “The hidden side of everything”) Levitt and Dubner explore the issue of estate agents’ commissions.  They propose that one way of discovering whether... Read more