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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...

What’s Driving a Resurgence in Demand in the London Property Market?

Good news: the latest data on buyer demand shows that the number of property hunters out in force is up by 14%*. So, what’s driving this increased demand? And what does it mean if you plan to buy or sell in 2024? Let’s take a look. Interest rates For a good chunk of 2023, interest rates were high (relative to recent years), and the possibility loomed that they could go even higher. Many...

Home-Buying Psychology: The Emotional Factors Shaping London Property Choices

As estate agents, we understand that buying a home is more than just a financial investment. It's an emotional journey, influenced by a range of psychological factors. For sellers, understanding the different emotional factors can help them better understand how they (and their estate agent) can achieve the best possible price for their home. The emotional connection At the heart of every home...

Don’t Try This at Home: Property Experts Reveal Their Biggest Blunders

They’ve graced our TV screens for years and made millions buying and selling homes.  But, like the rest of us, famous property gurus also make mistakes.  From rotten renovation jobs to disappointing deals, here’s a rundown of some of the biggest blunders made by property experts.  Phil Spencer  The unflappable Location, Location, Location co-presenter made a rookie error early in his...

Don’t Wait until Spring to List Your London Home – Act Now

If you’ve decided to put your London home on the market in 2024, then there’s one burning question you need to ask yourself.  When should I list my property?  You may have heard that spring is the best time to list, as traditionally, this is when estate agents do the most business due to a surge in buyers and sellers coming to the market.  But dig a little deeper and consider what’s...

Energy Performance Certificates: What London Sellers Need to Know

If you’re selling your home, then you’ll need a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property.  So, here’s a guide explaining what an EPC is and how you can get one.  What is it?  Think of an EPC as a report card on your home’s energy efficiency. EPCs grade properties on a scale from A to G, with an A-rating denoting the most efficient homes and a G-rating the least...

Five Conveyancing Tips to Speed Up Your Property Sale

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that comes with a long list of jobs and responsibilities.  Along with decluttering and last-minute DIY, you need to find a good agent (we can help you with that) and speak to a broker if you require a mortgage to fund your next move.  But there’s another critical aspect of the process that often gets overlooked: the conveyancing.  So, to avoid...

Time to Sell Your London Home? Take Our Quick Quiz To Find Out

Are you pondering whether to sell your home? With the property market constantly changing, it’s natural to wonder if now is the right time. To help you decide, we’ve crafted a fun, informative quiz. Let’s start: How well does your home meet the needs of you/your family? It’s perfect and suits our needs now and for the future. It’s OK at the moment but isn’t our forever home....

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