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→
Is this the biggest double bedroom around? You have to see it to believe it!
We love this home because it really feels like one, with plenty of space for your family there is even a master with an ensuite, take a look…
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…
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!
If you are looking for peaceful privacy it doesnt get much better than this. With a tantalising touch of Tuscany, if the tree-lined drive hasnt sold it to you, the 8 acres of grounds will…
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…
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!
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…
Where will you choose to put your Christmas tree in this pristine home? Or favourite part is the gorgeous bathrooms- take a look…
This beautiful bungalow has everything you could need, a large garden, lovely living spaces and an enormous master ensuite…click to have 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..
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!
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…
Your little slice of heaven on the edge of the Bolton le Sands canal, our favourite part is the top floor- why not create a top floor Master suite with a dressing room?
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…
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!
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…
The perfect lock up and leave in our favourite village location, take a look at the master suite, its beautiful!
Imagine your Christmas tree stood proudly in the front bay window of your living room next to a roaring fire, take a look…
Love the muted greys in these show homes. Come an take a tour – they are by far the best finished homes we have seen in a very long time. You even get flooring included too.
Love the muted greys in these show homes. Come an take a tour – they are by far the best finished homes we have seen in a very long time. You even get flooring included too.
Perfectly presented with beautiful features, could this be your new lock up and leave?
One of the most prestigious postcodes in Lancaster, this could be your perfect lock up and leave, take a look at the beautiful tall windows in the Guest Suite.
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…
Dreaming of your countryside escape? We have just the getaway plan…
Everything you could need for a lock up and leave. Imagine your Christmas tree next the crackling fire place!
Is it your dream to open a little holiday let? Or have you a family member that would love their own living space.. check out the floorplan…
This ultra modern home boasts some incredible surroundings. But have you seen the garden? Its huge!
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!
A cosy home, the perfect lock up and leave in a friendly neighbourhood, there is even a ensuite, take a look…
If you like exposed beams and hand crafted features, this could be your perfect home. Or perhaps you will make use of the outbuildings for your expanding business…look no further
Imagine your Christmas tree in that beautiful bay window decorated in reds and gold’s- or perhaps you will choose the cosy living room, take a look…
Super sunny garden and a stylish finish – the whole house is purely simply stylish and wonderful.
Victoria has got a NEFF oven and they are the best ovens ever. Teamed with this beautiful kitchen you’ll be head over heels in love. Indy’s favourite part is the HUGE landing and master suite. Take a look…
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→
Words cannot describe the wonder that is Heaton House You will have to see it for yourself!
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→