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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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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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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→

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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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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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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→

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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→

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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 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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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→

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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→

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What REALLY makes your home sell?

  There are many other factors that determine the saleability of a home.  Increasing the saleability is easy!  I thought I would share these with you.  The better you are in all the categories the higher your chance of achieving that sale and get moved.  How do you compare? Presentation Houses that are presented well…Read More→

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Should I Sell my Home this Spring?

  I’m so pleased.  It’s spring already,  and the property market is picking up speed.  So YES!!!   Sprimg time is peak time, your garden looks at it’s best and you’ll have light long days and there’s loads of viewers out there.   While you contemplate what to do next here are my favourite tips for making…Read More→

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Selling Houses for Real Men!

I was in the middle of another blog post when this dawned on me.  My blog posts are for women, mums, aunties, grandmothers, daughters and sisters, but do men actually read them?  And do they really understand them? Not really, so I thought it might be nice to explain something’s in a butch kind of…Read More→

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My House isn’t Selling

Whose fault is it? When you put your house on the market, you’ll have picked the best agent for you, had photographs taken, filled in paperwork, launched online, then waited for that brilliant offer. But it never came. Today you’ve been on the market for many months, with little real interest.  You’ve lost your selling…Read More→