The Journal

Why It’s Vital to Know Your Buyer’s Position When Selling Your Home

It’s an exciting moment when a buyer puts a good offer on the table. After all your hard work to prepare your home for sale, it feels like everything is finally falling into place. But before you agree a price in a rush of giddy delight, it’s important …

The Three Home Improvements That Impress Buyers the Most

When it comes to home improvements, it’s wise to think carefully before you splash the cash. Homes renovated to a high standard attract more buyer interest and sell more quickly. However, not all refurbishment works will bring you the same rate of retu …

In or Out? Should You Be Present When Buyers View Your Property?

So, you’ve prepped and primped your home, and it’s been photographed looking its very best. Now you’re ready for the next step in the selling process – viewings. This can be a make-or-break moment, where buyers fall in love and make an offer on the spo …

How NOT to Sell Your Home: Five Mistakes That Deter Buyers

Most home sellers want three things: to get the best possible price for their property, to complete the sale in good time and to avoid bucket-loads of stress. These three goals may sound simple and achievable, but you’d be surprised how many sellers lo …

Boost Your Home’s Sales Appeal in Five Steps

Are you planning to sell your home this year?  Or just curious about what your property may be worth in the current market? Good news – this article will give you five easy-to-follow tips highlighting how effectively staging your home can boost its app …

Tales of the Unexpected: Unusual Questions Home Buyers Might Ask

You can always tell when someone is really interested in buying your home by the number of questions they ask. There are the usual suspects like: Where are the best schools?  What are the neighbours like?  Is it easy to park? And how much is council ta …

Spring Forward: A Quick Guide to Selling Your Home

Springtime is not just when the natural world comes back to life but also when the local property market shakes off any winter blues. And if you’re mulling over a move in 2024, the spring months between March and May could be the perfect time to sell y …

Dodging the Deal-Breakers: Top Tips for Homeowners and Buyers

The journey of buying or selling a property is often filled with anticipation and excitement.  However, it can also be fraught with unexpected challenges that might cause a sale to fall through.  As an experienced local estate agent, I’ve seen my fair …

Not Happy with Your Estate Agent? Here’s How to Switch

They say selling a home is a marathon, not a sprint, but what happens if your sale is progressing at a snail’s pace or going nowhere? How can you get things back on track and find a buyer who will go the distance? One option – and it’s a big move – is …

What’s Driving a Resurgence in Demand in the Property Market?

Good news: the latest data on buyer demand shows that the number of property hunters out in force is up by 14%*. So, what’s driving this increased demand? And what does it mean if you plan to buy or sell in 2024? Let’s take a look. Interest rates For a …

Inside the Buyer’s Mind: Emotional Triggers in the Home-Buying Process

I’m an estate agent, not a mind magician like Derren Brown, but recently, I’ve been delving into the psychological aspects of home buying. It’s fascinating stuff. For sellers, it can offer invaluable insights, helping them better understand how they (a …

New Year, New Home: How to Set Property Goals for 2024

If moving could be on the cards for you next year, now’s the time to set some goals to help turn your property dreams into a reality. Perhaps you’re feeling squeezed in your current home and want more room. Or maybe you’re an empty nester rattling arou …

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hold Off Listing Your Property until Spring

If you’ve decided to put your home on the market in 2024, then there’s one burning question you need to ask yourself. When should I list my property? You may have heard that spring is the best time to list, as traditionally, this is when estate agents …

Five Conveyancing Tips to Speed Up Your Property Sale

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that comes with a long list of jobs and responsibilities. Along with decluttering and last-minute DIY, you need to find a good agent and speak to a broker if you require a mortgage to fund your next move. Bu …

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