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You can buy this home with all the furniture included, step inside and check out the beautiful private balcony!
Super special, ultra modern yet retaining the traditional features we all love. With TWO luxurious log burners! This incredible home has the most amazing summer courtyard style garden and a private parking space too. Be dazzled.
3 bedrooms – parking – garden
Is this the most sociable room you’ve ever seen? Wait until you see the master suite, it’s enormous.
What a plot. This home is nestled with just a few neighbours but a garden of dreams… go on take a closer look…
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Prefer to dine inside or out? The choice is yours….
Check out the size of those bedrooms, bathrooms and the lounge – you will struggle to find anything bigger…
How many times have you longed for space? That feeling when you can cartwheel in the hallway there’s so much space, or have a 2nd or third reception room for your hobbies? Perhaps you’d like two extra double bedrooms? This home has all of it….it’s light and lovely. Click to see more…
Jaw dropping, elegant and simply impressive are 3 phrases that you’d use to describe Arrow House. It is utterly magnificent and a truly social home. Put down your shopping and open a bottle of velvety red wine you’ll need to sit down on the veranda for this one
Your daily routine should start with a paper and tea in the sun room overlooking that glorious garden, then friends for lunch in your dining room, followed by laughter in your lounge. Check out holidays on your computer in the office then retire to the most magnificent master suite ever. Its truly phenomenal…
Is this the most unique barn conversion you’ve ever seen? Which room would you have as your master?
A set of emerald gates open onto a sweeping driveway leading to one of the villages most beautiful homes. We adore the fabulous glazed extension a beautiful fusion of modern against a backdrop of hearty tradition. Explore more…
This incredibly stylish apartment absolutely boasts square footage similar to a 4 bedroom detached home yet it’s height shows you some of the most wonderful views. Sunlight flooding through the windows and tall ceilings give this a huge sense of space.
Cosy cottage searching for the perfect buyers. Must love a unique layout, secluded area with only couple of lovely neighbours. Must love the sound of birds, green fields and walks in the country.
All the peace and privacy of a rural retreat within convenient reach of the hustling, bustling…Read More→
This birds eye view is pretty, just wait until you see the inside! Characterful, cheerful, with copious amounts of space, you’ll love the exposed stone and en-suite rooms, I love the large lounge with views across the fields and to the sea.
3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, a south facing garden and a huge barn what more could you possibly want?? Check out the character oozing out of all these pictures…
Delightfully bright, 4 reception rooms and a wonderfully social kitchen, a garage, a summer house and on top of that 3 of the 4 double rooms have their own en-suite. That’s not all… There’s even an incredible garden parking for 4 cars and you are just a stone’s throw to the canal for summer walks. Check out the floorplan – it’s huge!
A huge garden fit for a family.. and enough downstairs space for a family room and cosy living room.
How incredible is this home – Photo 3 shows off some of the most beautiful windows in Lancaster, check them out
Stunning location, minutes the M6 and a beautiful garden for the kids in summer, have you seen the downstairs sun room?
Are you looking for a unique space that means you could take your business to the next level? With incredible outbuildings or space to extend this hand crafted home, the opportunities are endless…
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Wait until you see the size of this plot…plus it has a beautiful master en-suite!
Country style fused with period features, Elpha House is straight out of a fairytale, take a look at the characterful living rooms…
Take a tour of the beautiful show home with us by calling 01524 230 722. All the family is welcome!
Take a tour of the beautiful show home with us by calling 01524 230 722. All the family is welcome!
This master suite is fit for a King (and Queen) you won’t want to leave this sanctuary…until you see how much downstairs space this home has, take a look…
Everyone loves my home but I still haven’t sold? Last week I was sat with a new client, Mrs Katherine Harris. She’s talked excitedly about her house, how everyone loves it. The post man asks her about it all the time and says ‘how lovely and peaceful it is’, her decorator said that ‘it is…Read More→
When no one offers on your home here’s what to do: A.L.E.C.C When everyone loves your home but you still haven’t sold just like Katherine Harris in this blog, you have to take action quickly. Your nearest and dearest’s positive comments about how much they love your home is wonderful yet, when no one is…Read More→
What do different agents do? Sometimes a simple guide to work out what agent best fits your needs is all you’ll need to read over your morning coffee. I’ve put this together so you can work out what you need and how best an agent fits you. You may feel like you want to ask…Read More→
What is Sales Progression? Sales Progression is the active part an agent plays in getting a sale from ‘offer agreed’ to ‘completion’. It includes all the calls, emails, chasing, and management which gets your home successfully through to the end and with nearly 40% of sales falling through, a figure which peaked in December to…Read More→
Like all service industries, you get what you pay for. In fact, if you ask anyone how their experience was when selling their home you’ll get a myriad of responses based on external factors. We see social media recommendations and recommendations over dinner and drinks for all kinds of things these days, from decorators to…Read More→
Negotiating on the sale price of your home is quite a big deal, and we know, that with the advancements from DIY agents there are many people who are negotiating over messages on the biggest deal in their lives. Nb: if you are negotiating on your own home, you’ll also want to read this one…Read More→
Thornfield Barn results were incredible. It not only shows the difference between the marketing and the overall effect that has on the results but also the power of negotiation. Negotiation and marketing go hand in hand. If the marketing is poor you won’t get enough interest to successfully negotiate from a position of strength. In…Read More→
There are 3 things that have to be the very best in order for your home to sell, and one of the three is the negotiating. Negotiating a deal is easy, negotiating an amazing deal is a skill. Of course, as with any negotiation, having an 3rd party doing the negotiations keeps the emotions out…Read More→
Practical tips to help you downsize successfully As adults in the real world we tend to accumulate lots of belongings. Things we need, just in case, things we inherit, things we can’t resist, like the latest gadgets. This works fine when you are moving up and up. Going from a 2 bed to a 3,…Read More→
Why does it take so long to decide to Downsize? We know from experience that downsizing, especially the decision to do it, can take years. You start by trying to justify why you need to stay: When the last child goes to university, you’ll need to stay there, so she can come back. Then when…Read More→
What is a downsizing mindset? From working with many homeowners just like you, that are taking the plunge and ‘downsizing’ or as I prefer – uplife-ing! (I’ve just made that up, but you are taking the path to a much better life, so let’s talk about that instead) A mindset is a belief that orients…Read More→
What is Downsizing? Throughout your life you’ve moved up and up and up. Moving from one home to another to make your home fit your family and your lifestyle. Perhaps for the last 10-15 years you’ve lived in your beautiful family home, seen out many birthdays, children’s birthday parties, brought home baby grandchildren, a couple…Read More→
Do brochures sell homes? Some of us can remember what property ‘particulars’ (brochures) looked like, way back in the olden days: a double-sided A4 sheet of typed information, complete with two or three stuck-on photographs measuring 3.5” x 5”. If the agent had run out of these mini photographs, they would simply photocopy the pages…Read More→
5 Questions to ask your estate agent When you first put your home on the market, it’s usual to feel some excitement. How will your viewings go? What kind of offers will you get? Who will see your house as their dream home, and fall in love with it? But as time goes on, and…Read More→
Moving home is an exciting time: starting a new chapter, full of surprises. But it can also be a little daunting; so many unknowns, and potential obstacles. Here, we bring our decades of experience to give you our expert answers to the most common five questions we get, here are VMOVE. If you have a…Read More→
How would you like to be only the fourth owner of this 17th-century vicarage?
When your home has been launched, many people, just like you, believe that this is the end of the agent’s job. It’s online, now all the buyers will rush to your door, surely. The launch is just the beginning and as part of a continuous strategy to get you the best result possible. That might…Read More→
Meet Mike and Alison – Why houses don’t sell themselves… I was first introduced to Mike and Alison in September. We’d talked through marketing on the phone, talked about what different estate agents could offer them and their future. Mike had made it clear from the outset that his belief that ‘you put it…Read More→
When we come to meet you we have many things to factor into account not only on the value but also the timeframe in which you would like to sell. In many of our coverage areas those with unique and premium homes, whether they are perfectly placed cottages on the bank of a stream or…Read More→
After a successful sale, we found some interesting results in Hest Bank. We love analysing properties especially those crammed with character and bursting with beautiful unique details. One thing that we find more interesting than anything else is the price per square foot analysis. So very quickly we thought we’d share what we found. …Read More→
Welcome to Whitecroft, Prospect Drive, Hest Bank We’ve just sold a house in Hest Bank and want to share the story. You may well be familiar with Prospect Drive. This leafy road off Hest Bank Lane is home to some glorious houses. Each a little different and these unique homes tend to attract unique buyers….Read More→
I know from speaking with many homeowners just like you, that making the decision to move is not always an easy one. If you’ve been in your home a long time, whether you need to upgrade to something bigger or upgrade your lifestyle and buy something smaller without compromising on the standard. This decision has…Read More→
It’s the start of a New Year, time for a new you, new plans, or perhaps a new home? You have an excited feeling building in your stomach, I do too! It’s such an exciting time of your life, but that looming house sale is putting you off getting too excited, for now. You are…Read More→
It really is the most wonderful time of year, especially in the VMove office, our Christmas tree is twinkling and we are already putting together some exciting marketing plans for some of our new properties ready to launch in January 2018. I still can’t believe it’s going to be 2018! Quite often we speak to…Read More→
The importance of your story when selling your home. The results of the story I’ll be telling shortly might just get you thinking. Storytelling has been around for years, from fables to the myths of hauntings and your Grandmothers stories of her years gone by. You’ll listen wistfully as she recounts her past…Read More→
So, why has no one been to view your house? First, let me tell you a story Jaffa Cakes were recently in the news about their claim to be, well, a cake. Tax authorities felt differently as cakes don’t get taxed yet biscuits do and eventually went to court to both plead their cases….Read More→
We’ve been working on a Rightmove Score Card all year and we’ve just launched it. It is usually part of our client only service but we’d like to offer your score to you too if you are on the market and haven’t yet sold. I’m sure, even if you’ve been on the market for a while…Read More→
If you want to get to grips with how to Launch Successfully (or how you can ensure your agent launches your home successfully) Watch this… It’s crammed with secret tips to ensure you get the most from the initial and most important first few weeks on the market
Prestigious location deserves a prestigious marketing right? That’s what Cathy & Richard thought too when they chose a professional photographer. (Keep reading for the before and after) They had been on the market for some time with low viewing rates. Initially enamoured by a small fee, the agent produced a brochure for them and…Read More→
The story of the home in Kirkby Lonsdale that wouldn’t sell…until it did. 730 days on the market, no offers, few viewings. Frustration and disillusion followed. At the point we first met, Carol and Peter had been on the market with 2 agents. Here is their story… On 15th June 2015 they…Read More→
Yesterday I was sat with one of our clients, we’d launched their large and unique home which has, shall we say, a thorn in its side. We have just actioned 4, unique to VMOVE, new marketing measures that will help attract the perfect buyer for this wonderful home. Without keeping our portfolio at this size…Read More→
Don’t worry VMOVE isn’t going anywhere!! No need to panic! This is an unusual blog for us but one I wanted to share personally. As some of you may already know I am expecting my second child in October. We are super excited at the Parkinson residence for the day to arrive where we can…Read More→
How much time & money are you investing in your home to get it sold for the very best price? How much time & money is your agent investing in your home for the very best Price How can you get your buyers to invest more time on a viewing? What makes someone buy? There’s…Read More→
Investment into Selling will get results How much time & money are you investing in your home to get it sold for the very best price? How much time & money is your agent investing in your home for the very best Price (this is what we are focussing on today) How can you get…Read More→
Part 1 of 3 How much time & money are you investing in your home to get it sold for the very best price? How much time & money is your agent investing in your home for the very best Price How can you get your buyers to invest more time on a viewing? Can…Read More→
Did you beat their fees down? Did they fear the loss of your home on their figures so they agreed to take it at a really really really low fee? I’m going to tell you why negotiating a fee is a mistake, but at the end, I’m going to show you how to get more value that will end up…Read More→
Moss Mire Barn was large and earthy, it’s exposed stonework, toasty fires, and wooden beams it most certainly lived up to it’s Barn name. It had been on the market for 5 months, it had had just a few viewings and wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. The homeowners were concerned that they couldn’t move…Read More→
How long do houses take to sell in Lancaster? A question I’m asked quite often is how long will my house take to sell? It’s almost like I have a crystal ball up my sleeve and the answer you often get is how long is a piece of string. Truth is the length of…Read More→
Mark & Kate were two of the most lovely, open and welcoming homeowners. They gave me a call after seeing some of my marketing and that was the start of a long and successful journey The appointment was booked and instructions were given to find them. As you enter villages you find you need…Read More→
You’ve made the decision to sell, called 3 agents to value and return home one evening to find that your neighbour has a ‘for sale sign’ in their garden. If they have, what can you do? Don’t wait until they sell before putting yours on the market – often, property competition is positive, generating more…Read More→
As a local business owner, I don’t get much time for myself. My six day weeks and 8-8 on many of those days mean that ‘me’ time is never scheduled in, and of course, my clients come first. Yesterday I tried to book an appointment at a local salon. They’re super swish and very stylish. I…Read More→
What is Seller Contact and what does it mean to you? Home Owner/Seller contact is a term used in every estate agency office… well, at least it should be. It’s certainly one of our promises we make to every seller…’thou shall promise to stay in touch with thou vendor’, you get the gist. On every…Read More→
Background: Phil and Molly had just completed their very first renovation as a newly married couple when Molly found out she was expecting her first child. With time of the essence, the marketing date was brought forwards, and they needed a speedy sale, as well as the full asking price, or as close to it…Read More→
It’s not everyday I’m asked to sell a £1.3 million house. This home was stunning, finished exquisite, has 12.24 acres of land, a Victorian style handmade greenhouse, a swimming pool, an orangery and the original part of the home was crammed with history and character. 2ft thick walls, original shutters and stunning 17th century beams…Read More→
Have you moved out? Have you already bought somewhere? Relocated? Bought the home as a rental? Had a death in the family? If you fit any of the above you’ll be familiar with the prospect of selling an empty home. I often hear, ‘well, the buyers can imagine their own furniture in here’ or ‘we…Read More→
Should I use more than one agent to sell my home? It often a question asked when you’ve previously tried to sell and been a little unlucky. Sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan. Then what? Feeling a little downhearted is natural, when you first go onto the market you have an enthusiastic attitude to…Read More→
I’m going to give you the answer in the first line. Yes. But Why? A blue sky promotes happy feelings, happy memories and the desire for a less stressful season. It’s symbolic of freedom, release, escape and hope. Studies have found that a sunny day can incease people’s ‘helpfulness’, it increases their ‘yes’! Sunlight has…Read More→
There are many different ways to increase your viewings. The estate agent you select should be able to increase the chance of a viewing through a simple conversation with a potential buyer. (In fact they absolutely MUST be able to do this and there’s one final trick, they must also be able to move this house to…Read More→
We are a Boutique Estate Agency in Lancaster. Since the company started in 2013 we have been leading the way for Lifestyle Marketing. We put a whole lot of our creative time developing, implementing and analysing your marketing so you get the ultimate service that sells. Lifestyle marketing has long been a method of persuading…Read More→
January, the month of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ We love improving our homes whether it’s for the benefit of ourselves for the next few years to make our home feel amazing, or if it’s getting the property ready for the market to make it sell for the best possible price….Read More→
We all have 5 senses and they all come in handy when your shopping. For sofas you’ll use touch along with sight, for cars you’ll call upon your hearing, for the sound of the engine. When you shop for a home you’ll use all your senses, well, except taste, unless you had Pica Disorder. Google…Read More→
“You only get one chance for a first impression” You’ve prepped your home, spent hours organising and cleaning for the photographs, had the agent round, signed paperwork, the board has gone up and you are even checking out possible new homes on Rightmove. You are now solely relying on your agent to launch your home…Read More→
It’s lovely to write to you again so soon. I’m going to tell you today how you can help influence your viewers decisions to buy your home. I was reading a book recently about persuading techniques. The author of this book had previously written another book. (He’s actually written loads) Whilst writing he did some…Read More→
This is often a question, i’m asked on a valuation. ‘How soon can you get my house on the market’. If speed is a priority, i’m probably not the estate agent for you. Yes, occasionally I have been able to put the home live onto Rightmove et al within 24 hours and yes I still…Read More→
We are a nation of pet lovers. I love my Tilly, she is a black pedigree Cocker Spaniel. She doesn’t bark at all, doesn’t chew, comes to the office and doesn’t bother people unless they approach, then she’ll shake her tail uncontrollably and roll over for petting. She does, however…smell. Sorry Tilly, (but you do!)…Read More→
You knew that right? Perhaps not. Ladybirds don’t get eaten by many predators. It’s all down to their colouring. Those beautiful red backs adorned with glossy black spots are there for a very good reason. Defence. Protection. Warning. These lovely creatures have developed a mechanism to put off potential predators. Wonderful past clients of…Read More→
Buying and selling a home is such an emotional roller coaster. You’ve poured your heart and soul into your home, especially if you have been here for more than 10 years. You spent time getting the colour scheme right, you spent months persuading your husband to fix the broken door to the cupboard under the…Read More→
Hello, and welcome. So what do you think? Are you my lovely client from yesterday who requested no For Sale board. After extolling the virtues of having one they capitulated and agreed it was indeed right for them. I understand the hesitance, the neighbours will know – it might attract too much attention – (I…Read More→
I love you because you are always so happy to hear from me. You invite me into your home after a small conversation and you are always excited & nervous. You always care what I think of your home. You’ve cleaned, dusted, polished, vacuumed and dressed the bed with your fancy cushions just for your…Read More→
You’ve called out a few estate agents as you’ve found the house of your dreams. You have most probably been dreaming of selling for the last 18 months, dropping it in conversation with the partner, knowing your house no longer fits your life. The cupboards are overflowing, the kitchen is tired and the effort…Read More→
I had a phone call just yesterday from a man who had a home to sell. His name was Edward. He said he was confused about service levels, price, bundles, options, levels, extra’s, differences. He had had 4 estate agents round already. Edward called for some advice. He must have known I was good…Read More→
Well, that wasn’t a very cheery title but it does show how important this can be. So let’s iron out the facts first… Rightmove on a desktop/laptop has two pictures when you search for your chosen town & budget, on your phone you just get the one picture. (see examples below:) Desktop/laptop: Mobile Phone:…Read More→
Welcome to Haverbreaks, a beautiful area in Lancaster just off the serene Lancaster canal, an exclusive private estate in a leafy area with grand houses and affluent neighbours. The owner of this house had bought it many years ago, with room for his family, wife, the dogs and the cats. It was somewhere they can enjoy for…Read More→
Trust – The definition from the Oxford Dictionary is ‘Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something’ and 1.1 in the Dictionary says: ‘Acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation’. Estate Agents, Bank Personnel, Teachers, Police Officers, Solicitors. They all are in areas where you…Read More→
In order to select an appropriate agent you’ll need to be armed with information to make the right choice for you. There are many statistics that help guide you in your selection of agent. These are split into two camps: Agent marketing and Property Marketing What is the difference? Agent marketing statistics on Rightmove…Read More→
How beautiful does it look? All tranquil and luscious, yet it had struggled for months and months with it’s previous agent. It hadn’t had many viewings and the owners were desperate to emigrate to a sunnier climate (Australia…How lucky they were). But they couldn’t shift it. It was at an asking price of £225,000. …Read More→
So, as you know the Autumn/Winter months are officially upon us which means, shorter days, darker nights, cosy evenings in with thick winter socks sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows. It is a great excuse to cuddle up on the couch watching the rain come down outside…pure bliss. If you are so comfy that you can’t…Read More→
This fabulous 4 bedroom was a big hit. It was stylish, finished to a high standard had some wonderful additions for a new family yet struggled to sell. We originally went to see the home owners before they went on the market. We discussed the reason why we market the way we do, how important…Read More→
This absolute stunner of a home was the ideal place for first time buyers. After the promise of a quick sale at a premium price, 6 months after the property went on the market it was still for sale. The homeowners of this one has renovated this home extensively with luxurious touches, like a…Read More→
This super detached home had gone rather stale on the market. The family had spent a great deal of time and money on the interior. With an amazing Kitchen in a soft olive green, a generous warm lounge and the most beautiful stylish bathroom, it hadn’t sold. It had been on the market with…Read More→
A tearful call from a lady sparked a fantastic all hands on deck rescue mission This wonderful young family had outgrown their family home. In the heart of Morecambe, with a larger than average semi, the 1920’s appeal was rather special. The gleaming kitchen was open plan and it’s super modern features were every…Read More→
Stunning Barn Conversion. Situated in a fabulous green area, with rolling hills and with neighbours. With just a few neighbours, a private driveway and an unusual garden layout, this home had been on the market for 5 months with no offers. After a client meeting, action plan and execution the homeowners got to move in…Read More→