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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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7 must-buy home staging accessories

So you’ve chosen your estate agent, decided upon an asking price, and planned your launch date.  Your home is looking wonderful: carpets cleaned, and the whole house spring-cleaned.  All that remains is some finishing touches.  But what accessories represent the … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: Our Day

“Didn’t we have a loverly time at the Henley Regatta……” It was fantastic!  I went along with my husband Michael and my baby sister Kathy (the very talented photographer Katherine Ashdown), courtesy of a client of my husband’s.  We dressed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: The Vignettes

My second blog post on the Henley Regatta is on the subject of ‘vignettes’.  What exactly are these and how do they relate to selling houses?  Well the dictionary describes a vignette as “A short story that presents a scene or … Continue reading

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Welcoming winter warmth

There’s nothing worse than viewing a cold home at this time of year.  Unloved living rooms, draughty corners and freezing bathrooms all mean that we just can’t wait to get out of there.  Not a good way to see the … Continue reading

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Photography that sells – Part One

A beautiful house needs even more beautiful photography to show it at its best, and woo a buyer.  The following images illustrate the point perfectly, that the camera can lie – this charming home was much prettier than the original … Continue reading

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