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A.L.E.C.C

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→

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Who should do the negotiation?

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→

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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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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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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→

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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→

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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→

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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→

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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→

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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→

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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→

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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→