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nicholas cheshire

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 4/6)

the garden. This is something i see time and time again. lets face it, nobody likes to do any general maintenance to our outside space during the colder months. and the UK only seems to get 2 decent weekends a year (where weather is concerned). BUT. getting out side, rolling your sleeves up (not too

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nicholas cheshire

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 3/6)

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 3/6) Going for the “cheapest” agent because their fee is the lowest. This one Is really hard to explain, so I have enlisted the help of a power point slide to help show you what I am talking about. Pretty much, every single day, I

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nicholas cheshire

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 2/6)

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 2/6) Accepting an offer. This one follows from part one nicely, once you have completed part one you will find yourself with offers on the table (if not, something isn’t right). BUT. What do you do with that offer? Well. You have three options. Accept

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nicholas cheshire

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 1/6)

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 1/6) Price. Pricing too high is a hard thing to avoid. Imagine you feel your home is worth £400,000 and you get told the agent can get you £410,000 or even £415,000 so they advise marketing at £425,000…. Who would say no to an extra

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nicholas cheshire

Why it’s important to manage expectations of a buyer.

Something really got my goat today. but I am so fed up with the lies within this industry. everyone between the agent to the solicitor to the broker all seem to get off, getting one over on the other. its just counter productive. I love the job, i really do, but i hate the industry.

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nicholas cheshire

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. – Benjamin Franklin.

An old saying, which goes back as far as time. – but it is so true in so many aspects, and in so many walks of life. Marketing a property is the same. When you look at larger companies. Let’s take for instance things like large brands of famous drinks. When they come to marketing

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Kyle Brian

Want to know A Secret…

Want to know the secrets of viewing a property…………   I was carrying out viewing’s over the weekend and a first-time buyer really stood out from the crowd. The first-time buyer was a little hesitant on asking questions about the property, i.e. how old is the boiler, windows installed, the clients position going forward, you

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Real Estate
nicholas cheshire

2014 agent or 2018?

is it birth of a new breed of estate agent… 2018, so far, has been a rather strange year from a market point of view, I personally, don’t feel the market has changed. Prices are still slightly higher than they were 3 months ago, and again 3 months before that. But what has changed is

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nicholas cheshire

Christmas is getting Rayleigh close now?

Christmas is getting Rayleigh close now? The housing market is never a predictable one, but what we can safely say each year at this time as summer heat recedes, is that many home sellers choose September, as they want to be in their new property by Christmas. It’s only in soap operas and sitcoms where

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nicholas cheshire

you ‘assume’ what i can afford???

this one makes me laugh!… So, one of my closest friends is toying with the idea of moving. he currently lives in Benfleet. he has a lovely semi detached property but loves the idea of taking the next step on the ladder and getting a detached property but is fussy on where he wants to

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nicholas cheshire

Do i have to see the agents broker to view or buy a house?

“you HAVE to come and see our broker” …. I line that seems to be in every agent’s vocabulary at the moment. But is it true?   I have a client, about a year ago. lovely chap. Sold his house with me and really, really liked a property through a local agent. He rang to

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Investment
nicholas cheshire

a quick guide to mortgage fees

Mortgages. We all hate them. Yes, it’s the dreaded M word again… I’m sure wherever you are reading this, the M word is mentioned phone call after phone call, with each agent claiming to have ‘the best’ broker, or the ‘open to market’ broker… blah, blah, blah… BUT.. what as much as we hate the

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Property
Kyle Brian

It’s that time… again

Yes….. I’m talking about already!! Do you know of anybody that wants to move by Christmas? If so act now………. This is applicable to all home owners and buyers that want to move into there new dream home by Christmas, only have 18 weeks to do so. So, for you buyers out there from the

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nicholas cheshire

A buyer’s journey…

“im going on an adventure”…. the great words of ‘The Hobbit’… now hopefully your property journey will be a little more pleasant than Mrs Baggins… The journey of a buyer sometimes can seem just as big of a task. BUT as a seller, are you aware of the journey your buyers are going to go

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nicholas cheshire

My agent closes at 5pm…. WHAT! 5PM! read this!…

So i was talking to a local homeowner, i originally met her when i went to value her home about 2 months ago. We seemed to get on really well, however i was quoting considerably more than another agent, so she wanted to give the cheaper agent a go first, if it didn’t work out

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nicholas cheshire

Why it is important to pick the ‘Right’ solicitor

This subject is one – that is so frustrating it becomes amusing…. after all, in a position whereby it gets beyond silly, there is nothing else to do but laugh! Now, solicitors… Estate agents and Mortgage brokers are recommending them left, right and centre. you tend to hear the same national names pop up time

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nicholas cheshire

the power of recommendation…

so, we all know social media is massive. i think its common knowledge that most of us already spend far to much time on there… i for one am guilty. BUT… there are some fantastic local groups… naturally there are some ran for political or professional gain, but the majority or run by people within

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nicholas cheshire

The psychology behind back to back viewings…

so, this is one i find myself explaining alot. in my opinion, i feel being an estate agents is a bit like a game of chess. most of it is trying to work out what the others persons next move is before you move your own… Well, sort of. There is alot of psychology involved.

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