Property James Max 15 May 2019 Read on Looking to buy your first London home? Go west, not east! James Max Yes. But hang on, it’s not that simple is it? Everything and everyone is being disrupted by tech. There is no certainty that house prices will continue to rise and you need to have your wits about you. Fees can be expensive and you could avoid paying them by going online. But are these savings genuine? And are you just as likely to sell your house? I’ll declare my hand. Until recently I was on the UK Board of one of the largest firms of UK Property advisors. My firm bought a partnership that although commercially focussed has a very well-known brand of estate agency under its wing. In addition, back in 2006, along with a friend of mine I invested in a firm that set out to disrupt the market by offering a fixed fee selling model, not unlike the one used by Purple Bricks. It did not end well, and I learnt some important lessons. Here are four factors … [Read more...] about Should you use an estate agent?
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PUBLISHED: 16:39 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:52 29 March 2019 Michael Graham estate agents are experts in buying, letting and selling property Archant If you are thinking about moving or selling your home, finding the right estate agent is crucial to ensure you get the best price with minimum hassle. Here, Richard Banks from Michael Graham shares some useful considerations when choosing an estate agent. Michael Graham have 14 networked offices across eight counties and in central London to give your home vast exposureWhat to look forWhen searching for the best estate agent, it is important to do your research. The most obvious considerations are past performance, industry credentials and fees which will depend on the service you are after. Ask friends, family and neighbours to give you personal recommendations and look at how quickly they can sell a property and how often they achieve the asking price. It is also worth checking to see if the agent has experience selling property … [Read more...] about What to consider when choosing an estate agent
The value of a property can be affected by a number of things, with small changes sometimes being enough to boost how much it can sell for. Relatively cheap moderations can help a home look even more appealing to buyers which will help them sell more quickly. Removing personal clutter and giving a home a fresh lick of paint could help it sell very quickly, according to the estate agents, Musker McIntyre. Comparing house prices of similar properties can also help sellers get the asking price, but how is this done? Getting buyers through the door for a viewing can be half the battle, but once inside a property, most people make their mind up straight away. This means sellers need to have their homes in tip-top shape to appeal to potential buyers. Giving the main reception room a lick of paint can brighten up the space and make it feel fresh, according to the estate agents. Sticking with neutral colours is recommended as this will appeal to most people. Making these small changes can … [Read more...] about Property for sale? This simple tip can get your house sold quickly for the price you want
1 Read comments Thursday, 7 February 2019 - Property Thinking of selling your house in 2019? Here’s what you need to know. â€¢ What’s my house / property worth?â€¢ How is it going to be marketed?â€¢ Will I receive detailed, honest feedback?â€¢ How much will I get and;â€¢ What will it cost me?So, given you’ve some pretty important questions, how do you go about getting the answers?1. Call estate agentsSpeak to estate agents and talk to at least three of them. Ask each agent to give you their opinion of the market value and what they propose as a listing price. Each agent should be able to justify the prices provided using supportive sales of similar properties. Then ask the agent to present a comprehensive marketing plan that explains what they’ll do to market your home. How are they going to sell it? What service will you receive? Be sure to ask what their fees will be at this … [Read more...] about Property column: Want to sell your home? Here’s how…
Your home is your castle where you can plant your personality firmly in every room - whether it's floral wallpaper or a black statement wall in your gaming room/spare bedroom. We all have different tastes though and unfortunately estate agents have a habit of (and seem to enjoy) pointing out all the flaws when you're trying to sell your house. But there's a good reason for it, it turns out some of the improvements and changes we've been making to our properties might actually be lowering the value of our home and putting off potential buyers, reports the Mirror. But it doesn't have to be that way. Watch: Thinking of buying at auction? Here's how to go about it Mark Bentley, president of estate agent body NAEA Propertymark said: "Before you start marketing your home, it’s worth taking stock and making any necessary alterations to give you the best chance of securing your asking price. "You can ask friends or family for their honest opinions, or your estate agents can help advise … [Read more...] about Seven things that are lowering the price of your house