1600s panelling mixed with the modern flare of a Hase Log burner, this home has all the nods to its rich heritage whilst maintaining a sleek and stylish décor.. call us on 01524 230 722 to receive the full 54 page brochure or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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…
Do you need space for multiple cars? Perhaps you have a lifestyle business to run from the garages? Take a look at this impressive size of bungalow…fit for a family or a lock up and leave…
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…
Are you looking for a large home for your growing family, this has endless character, with exposed stone walls and high ceilings… take a look
Tall ceilings, huge windows and large welcoming living spaces. This home also comes with a carport and storage area…take a look…
Are you a sunset chaser? This magical home with incredible views is not to be missed…check out the beautiful en-suite bedrooms..
Will you love the glass, the stylish design or the massive garden the most? We love the views from the second bedroom, check it out…
Have you ever dreamed of a unique home nestled in its own friendly community away from the hustle and bustle…take a look at the balcony overlooking the garden from the Master Suite wow!
This home is minutes from the canal and the River Lune for beautiful crisp walks, with a lovely long South facing garden…take a look
This home has it all, parking for all the family, pristine bathroom and kitchen and a huge garden for the kids in summer… our favourite room is the living room.. take a look
Wide hallways and huge living spaces, this family home has everything you could need, take a look at the floorplan!
Set in picturesque surroundings, Orchard Cottage has the most beautiful garden, perfect for a veg plot or two, check it out…
Take a look at the floorplan for this one, how will use the downstairs room, a fifth bedroom? Snug for the kids?
Take a tour of the beautiful show home with us by calling 01524 230 722
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!
Take a tour of the beautiful show home with us by calling 01524 230 722
Take a tour of the beautiful show home with us by calling 01524 230 722
Tall ceilings and wide hallways, this home is a true period beauty. The master suite will make you swoon, take a look…
South facing garden, minutes from the beach and perfectly sized for your family…take a look at the open plan kitchen area, how you will choose to use this space?
This home has a beautiful big garden, perhaps you fancy growing your own veg in 2019- store all your tools in the huge detached garage…
This home is in need of some TLC, are you looking for your next project? We have numerous ideas for this one, but first, check out the huge master bedroom…
You can buy this home with all the furniture included, step inside and check out the beautiful private balcony!
In heart of the village of Farleton stumble across the most friendly and welcoming home with incredible views, our favourite room is the master suite, take a look…
This home has a story to tell, with an old police cell within its walls, take a look…
Prime location for the local grammar schools this home is a real show stopper, call us on 01524 230 722 for the full brochure!
Fit for a family, this spacious home has it all, take a look at the master ensuite- your own private sanctuary!
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→
Complete with all the nods of its rich history, Old Hala Farm has tons of potential… take a look at the size of the South facing garden, with off road parking too this home is rare breed…
You could be watching the kids run riot in the huge garden by summer, take a look…
Stunning location, minutes the M6 and a beautiful garden for the kids in summer, have you seen the downstairs sun room?
The views from this living room are out of this world, you have to see it to believe…
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→
Beautifully finished, this barn conversion is the best location for Lancaster, Garstang and the M6, call us for the full brochure and more pictures…
We love the top floor bedroom in this home, or could it be your hobby room with views over the garden? With two more bedrooms downstairs this home has endless opportunity…
Two parking spaces, a bike shed, coded and immaculate entrances, are you ready for apartment life in this incredible home?
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→
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle surrounded by beautiful scenery you will find the beautiful Meathop Court, this perfectly formed home is more than meets the eye- check out the master en-suite!
Unique features set in an idyllic location, Mill Hill House is a one of a kind… our favourite is the guest suite, take a look!
With views over rolling hills for miles, this tranquil retreat is still only 10 minutes from Lancaster. The surroundings are to die for, but wait until you see the space inside..
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→