PUBLISHED: 10:58 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:06 19 July 2019 Charlotte McClure Own Homes' brilliant customer service has won them the British Property Award for Stevenage three years consecutively. Photo: Own Homes. Archant If you've ever put your house up for sale, you may have felt that it wasn't the smoothest process. Having an estate agent who values you as a customer and wants to provide you with the best possible service can really make a difference, and, ultimately, make selling your home easier. Own Homes is an independent estate agent based in Stevenage. Photo: Own Homes.If the estate agent you're with currently isn't as helpful as you'd hoped, then it may be time to consider finding a different one. Own Homes, established in 2008, is an independent estate agent based in Stevenage. We spoke to the director, Stephen Harris, to find out how Own Homes ensure they're always attentive, proactive, and professional in everything they do. Communication is … [Read more...] about Selling your home: what to expect from your estate agent
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PUBLISHED: 15:16 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:20 18 July 2019 Lauren Knight Business partners Andrew and Liam started Bradford and Howley in 2009 and have over 51 year's industry experience. Archant Deciding to sell your home is one of the biggest decisions you can make, so finding the right help is essential. Hertfordshire estate agency, Bradford and Howley has over 51 year's experience in property sales and lettings. Business partner Andrew Bradford is here to share his advice on how to find the best estate agent for you. It's important to get an accurate house valuation to set you up well for getting the best possible price for your property.Step 1: Choosing the right agent When looking for an estate agent it's good to use this basic checklist to make sure you and your home are in the best possible hands. It's important to research and compare estate agents. Do they have a proven track record and experience in their field? Pay attention to estate agent … [Read more...] about How to sell your home with the right local estate agency
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?
Perhaps it is the change in temperature, the longer days or simply that feeling of coming out of winter hibernation but Spring is traditionally the time when home owners and first time buyers start to think about moving home. Nottinghamshire estate agents, William H Brown and Savills, have really taken the spring burst to heart and have both organised mass events in May to get you started on your house buying journey. William H Brown, for instance, is taking advantage of May's bank holidays and will be holding its events from Saturday, May 4, until Monday, May 6, and from Saturday, May 25, until Monday, May 27, 2019. The estate agency team will be hosting viewings at a number of properties currently on the market over the long weekends. They say that these events are a great opportunity for both time-poor buyers and sellers as they minimise stress but maximise their house hunting or selling potential by increasing exposure at one convenient time. Paul Perriam, … [Read more...] about Buying or selling a house? Mass open house events taking place in Notts this May
EVERY Saturday, The Consumer Crew are here to solve your problems. Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Jane Hamilton will give you the best advice for selling your home and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. Jane Hamilton, property expert WAITING for your dream home to come up for sale? Try taking matters into your own hands. Three times as many homeowners are thinking about selling their property than those actually listed, new research shows. And more than half of homeowners whose properties are NOT on the market would respond to a sales enquiry. Here’s how to get started. What will you target? Is it just one house or a whole street you love? Or a wider area? Check out the sold prices in your target roads using Zoopla and Rightmove. It will help you budget and decide what you are willing to pay. Remember, the seller’s asking price may be higher than what they could realistically get. Write a letter telling sellers what you are looking for … [Read more...] about How to buy your perfect home before it even goes on the market by taking matters into your own hands