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Thornfield Barn – Client Showcase

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→

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Our Top Tips for Negotiating

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→

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Set in a safe and friendly cul de sac, this family home is truly beautiful. Have you seen fire place in the living room- we love it!

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This unique home is set in beautiful surroundings and has the potential for a granny annex or lifestyle BnB, take a look at the floorplan and ask us how…

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Imagine your Christmas Tree stood proudly by the real open fire in the living room, before you saunter off to your master en-suite, take a look…

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Tall windows and high ceilings, this home is steeped in traditional beauty and modern twists. Take a look at the bedrooms, all four doubles are so light and welcoming…plus there is an en-suite to the Master!

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Where will you choose to put your Christmas tree in this home? Perhaps in the huge the dining space, fit for a feast with all the family, take a look…

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A Victorian beauty that you can really add your stamp to, check out the floorplan, this home has a huge cellar and top floor- endless space to convert!

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Worry Vs Decision making

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→

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What is downsizing mindset?

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→

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What is downsizing?

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→

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Do brochures sell homes?

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→

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Your 4, 8 and 12 week review

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→

How a story can sell

What is your story worth?

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→

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What is your Rightmove Score?

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→

Rightmove Launch Successful Secret

How to have the perfect launch

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

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Farewell…for now

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→

Why service sells houses

Why Service Sells Houses

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→

Do I really need a blue sky to sell my home

Do Blue Skies Really Sell Houses?

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→

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The Paint Experience

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→

the effect of smell on your sale

The Effect of Smell on Your Sale

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→

the secret to a successful launch

The Secret to a Successful Launch

“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→

How To Influence & Get More Offers

How To Influence and Get More Offers

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→

How to sell your home when you have pets

How to Sell Your Home When You Have Pets

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→

How to win your buyers hearts

How to win your buyer’s hearts

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→

Why I love my clients

Why I love my clients

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→

Client Showcase - Woodclose, Arnside

Client Showcase – Wood Close, Arnside

  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→