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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→

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→

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

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→

the pain experience

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 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 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→

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→

What is home staging?

What is Home Staging?

  Home staging (House dressing) has been in the UK now for over a decade. Originating in the US the concept was born to attract the right people to the right homes using well placed furniture and accessories. So what exactly IS home staging? and when does it become refurbishment, or renovation? Firstly, the objective…Read More→

What stamp duty will I have to pay

What Stamp Duty will I Have to Pay?

  Did you even know it was changing?  Remember when VAT dropped to 15% to kick start the economy then rose to 20% to compensate for the reduction  (It had previously been 17.5% for years). A Little History Back in 2014 (4th December 2014 to be precise) the way Stamp Duty was calculated, changed.  Suddenly you were…Read More→