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Let their eyes do the walking; provide a floorplan

In the day and age when there are a multitude of properties to choose from in estate agent windows and on property websites, a floorplan can really make or a break a decision to view a property. People like to … Continue reading

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What’s in your fridge?

It was a sweltering hot day in June and I was showing a young couple round a very sweet little flat in Kendal, Cumbria.   I was a rookie – only been in the job two weeks working for Barratts and … 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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Timing is everything

When you get a call from your estate agent to book in a viewing, are you ultra accommodating, eager to please?  Do you change your plans in order to make sure that your viewers can view your home when they … Continue reading

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How to avoid the ‘garden close’

Where do your viewings end? After you’ve shown them round the house, do you then take them into the garden?  The problem is with doing this, is that as they are already in their garden, possibly in sight of their … Continue reading

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Three simple things you can do today to get more viewings

I spoke to a lady recently who hadn’t had a viewing in six months; another gentleman seller called me who had been trying to sell his house for three years, and in all that time had only had three viewings. … Continue reading

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How I Put My Money Where My Mouth Is

I’ve just sold my house.  Not the one I live in, but a little cottage I bought, renovated, and then because of the banking crash in 2007, I had to rent out for a few years.  When the tenant moved … Continue reading

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In hindsight….

“The flaws in the intelligence are plain enough in hindsight.” ~ Edward Kennedy Have you been trying to sell your home for months, or even years, without success? You’re certainly not alone;  did you know that only half  the properties on … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #5 Trust your coach

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, our final lesson number 5. However on top of their game tennis players are, they will always defer to their coach for advice and, well, coaching!  They put their trust and faith … Continue reading

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The Who’s Who of viewings

Who should show viewers round your house?  Over the years, I’ve heard many arguments for and against the homeowner showing their home to potential buyers.  There are agents who will always tell a vendor to conduct viewings themselves, saying “you’re … Continue reading

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