Selling

Five Home Staging Tips for London Homeowners

Are you planning to sell your home this year? Or just curious about what your property may be worth in the current market? Good news – this article will give you five easy-to-follow tips highlighting how effectively staging your home can boost its appeal to potential buyers. Styling your home can also potentially speed up the sale and even increase the value of offers you receive. Let’s...

Selling Your London Home? Stay Ahead of These Unexpected Questions

You can always tell when someone is really interested in buying your home by the number of questions they ask. There are the usual suspects like: Where are the best schools? What are the neighbours like? Is it easy to park? And how much is council tax? But it also pays to prepare for some unexpected questions. In our experience, those less-asked questions highlight how interested a...

Inheriting a Rental Property: Options and Responsibilities Explained

If you’ve just inherited a rental property, then you may be wondering what your options are. While you won’t need to make any decisions on the spot (it usually takes many months to settle an estate), it’s good to start thinking about the issues you’ll have to address in time. The first is what you intend to do with the property. Assuming you don’t want to move in yourself, your options are...

How London Home Sellers Can Spot Unethical Estate Agent Tactics

Selling your home is a significant life event, and the last thing you want is to be misled by the unscrupulous practices of a minority of estate agents. These agents and their actions give the industry a bad name. We’ve no time for them, and neither should you. The good news is we’re about to shine a light on some of those practices so you can look out for them and act to avoid agents who use...

Fast-Track Your London Property Sale with Spring Selling Tips

Springtime in is not just when the natural world comes back to life but also when the local property market shakes off any winter blues. And if you’re mulling over a move in 2024, the spring months between March and May could be the perfect time to sell your property. Here are six speedy springtime tips. Kerb appeal: First impressions count – especially in spring’s lighter, longer days....

What the Spring Budget Means for London Home Owners & Seekers

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his Spring Budget for the UK this week. It featured cuts to National Insurance, tinkering with capital gains, increases to child benefit thresholds and ISA changes. But what about property-related finances? Well, the truth is, there’s not very much to update. But here goes. The chancellor announced that capital gains tax will be reduced from 28% to 24%....

Five Books to Help You Seal Your Dream Property Deal in London

A great property deal can set you up for life and allow you to leave a legacy for your family. But a bad deal or no deal (if you miss out on your dream home) will haunt you for years. So, how can buyers and sellers ensure they come out on top in the property game? Working with a great estate agent who understands the local market certainly helps – we’d go so far as to say it’s the most...

Why London Property Sales Fall Through and How to Avoid Them

The journey of buying or selling a property is often filled with anticipation and excitement. However, it can also be fraught with unexpected challenges that might cause a sale to fall through. As experienced local estate agents, we’ve seen our fair share of transactions fall by the wayside. This article shares insights on why these issues arise but, more importantly, how to avoid...

Advice for London Sellers on Switching Estate Agents

They say selling a home is a marathon, not a sprint, but what happens if your sale is progressing at a snail’s pace or going nowhere? How can you get things back on track and find a buyer who will go the distance? One option – and it’s a big move – is to switch agents. Sellers usually take this step when they’ve grown frustrated with a lack of progress and feel that a fresh start is...

The Secret Admirers of Every Property Type (including Yours)

This week, we couldn’t write an article that ignored Valentine’s Day, complete with love themes and romantic puns. So, here goes. Knowing what sort of property a buyer will fall head over heels for is a skill any good, experienced agent has honed from years of matchmaking. With that in mind, below we look at the five most popular property types in and the type of buyers who are often smitten by...

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