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Should I take my home off the market for winter?

This is a question we get asked all the time at HomeTruths.  The answer is, it depends on your home!  Some types of buyers will only view homes in the summer time; others search regardless of the time of year. … Continue reading

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7 Questions to Ask Your Estate Agent

If your house has been on the market for more than three months, there are some questions you need to ask your estate agent to find out why it hasn’t sold so far, and what to do about it.  A … Continue reading

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What made YOU buy your house?

Whilst estate agents may extol the virtues of triple aspect rooms, double garages or south-facing gardens, it’s usually the smallest of detail that makes a house irresistibly a home for us. A lovely client of mine told me this week … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Retake your own front shot in 9 easy steps

Firstly, I always advocate professional photography of your property as the best option to sell your house effectively.  However, you may have had your photographs taken in October, and now we’re almost in May, they’re looking decidedly out of season.  … Continue reading

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My 20 Minute Weekly Workout for Home Sellers

Your house is finally on the market: it’s looking wonderful, your photography looks great, your brochure enticing; time to sit back and wait for an offer, right? Wrong! When it comes to selling your home, patience is not the virtue … Continue reading

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My Pony Tale

When I was a young teen, I was lucky enough to have a pony.  He was a beautiful Welsh Mountain palomino, called Biscuit, and I adored him.  My very favourite thing to do was to explore the countryside with him, … Continue reading

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Wall of Shame: Lovely Lincolnshire?

A browse through some Lincolnshire properties resulted in these lovely examples of how not to photograph a house! A checkerboard kitchen that’s sure to have you reaching for the Aspirin every time you put the kettle on….   Not sure … Continue reading

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No Pets Please

Whether you have a solitary budgie or a whole menagerie, any pet you have will doubtless be a very important member of your family.  However, even though it’s sometimes difficult for pet lovers to imagine, there is in fact a … Continue reading

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Big house: small budget

A couple of years ago, I was asked to look at a house in Lancaster that was proving difficult to sell.  A large Victorian house set over five stories, the family owners had loved it for twenty years, and now … Continue reading

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