Category: Real Estate

A Personal, bespoke estate agency based in Essex

So you want to move?.. where do you start?

Where do I start? SO you have decided to take the first steps… It could be that you have seen something you like? Had a promotion at work? … whatever the reason sometimes knowing where to start the moving process can leave you struggling to see the wood for the trees. Well firstly, you need … Read more

October 2018 – market update.

SO, its that time of year again, people are now thinking of moving in the new year and we are noticing a slight decrease in the amount of properties coming on…. or are we? I tend to use Zoopla alot as a point of refrence as all the main agents tend to be on both … Read more

Valuation and the Agent

The price and the agent are TWO separate things. Something I wanted to cover, because I keep finding myself winning instructions but hearing the same thing. Firstly, the way the UK describe the appointment whereby an agent comes around and gets interviewed by the home owners is wrong. Valuation? Surely this boils down to opinion. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more