Getting the right documents to sell your home
By Guest Blogger on 23 Nov 2017 in Selling
By Ben Johnson, Yopa estate agents Whether you like it or (more likely) not, moving home can a bureaucratic nightmare, and a good moving home checklist will help you get prepared for all the stages of selling your home. Legal statements, identity, and mandatory energy certificates are just a few of the pieces of paperwork […]
When to hire a Structural Engineering Inspector for your property
By Guest Blogger on 19 Oct 2017 in Buying, Selling
By Julie Scott A Structural Engineering Inspector completes an in-depth analysis of the condition of your home’s structure. While a regular building inspection will follow a checklist of common problematic areas for all houses, such as drainage and insulation, a structural engineering inspection looks at the groundwork of your property to check how stable your […]
Tempted to sell your house for quick cash? Get the facts
By Vin Parmar on 24 Aug 2017 in Selling
There are many reasons why you may consider using a quick sale company to sell your home, such as to avoid repossession, relocation, age, health or a relationship breakdown. However, fee structures aren’t always made transparent, false valuations may occur and some customers are tied to a contract. We all often think about a fast […]
What are the main costs when selling a property?
By Guest Blogger on 29 Jun 2017 in Selling
By Holly Barry, Contributor It’s fair to say that for most of us, a house or flat is likely to be the most valuable asset we ever own. If, over time, you’re able to invest in your property, modernising or refurbishing it, or adding an extension, you’re likely to see a substantial increase in the […]
Is this the start of a new breed of estate agents?
By Nick Biring on 23 Mar 2017 in Selling
There are many different estate agents popping up in the property industry. We’re all used to high street estate agents, but there has been a rise in online and hybrid agents maximising on using technology to reduce costs for those selling or letting their property – without compromising on customer service. With the array of […]
What is the best time of year to sell your property?
By Guest Blogger on 9 Mar 2017 in Selling
By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents The stresses and headaches of selling a property are enough on their own, without having to worry about which time of year is best to generate the greatest levels of interest and highest value for your property. With countless years of combined estate agency experience at abbotFox, we have […]
3 tips for homeowners following a Brexit vote
By Bea Patel on 30 Jun 2016 in Selling
Britain faced its biggest decision for decades last Thursday, 23 June. We took to the polls to vote if Britain should leave or remain in the EU. Before the EU referendum vote, we discussed the potential impact of a Brexit on the UK property market. Forecasts showed a potential drop in house prices – £7,500 […]
3 Golden Rules for instructing a conveyancing solicitor
By Guest Blogger on 5 May 2016 in Selling
By Alex Goldstein MNAEA, Property Consultant at AlexGoldstein.co.uk With over 14 years’ experience in the property sector, I ‘ve nearly seen it all. I’ve come across a wide variety of situations, however there will always be scenarios which continue to surprise! A regular one revolves around conveyancing solicitors – or rather the lack of one […]
Tidy your garden or risk £60,000
By Guest Blogger on 7 Apr 2016 in Selling
By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents Research has exposed that it takes only 10 seconds for a buyer to decide if they like a property, and this is before they even set foot inside. This information means having an unkempt garden could theoretically reduce a property’s value by up to £60,000. In a recent poll, […]
Should homeowners conduct viewings?
By Guest Blogger on 10 Mar 2016 in Selling
By Alex Goldstein MNAEA, independent property consultant for buying and selling of residential property in Yorkshire and London. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from homeowners is if they should show prospective viewers around their home, or if they should let the estate agent do it. After all, as the homeowner, you […]