Video – how to enhance your property marketing

Should you be using video to enhance your property marketing? Trying to carry on working during lockdowns forced many estate agents to look at using video to sell property as physical viewings weren’t an option at the time. As we returned to normal operations over the last year, videos seem to have gone back to… Read More



Best time to sell or buy in the New Year?

At this time of the year, questions to agents from their clients tend to fall into two camps – those involved in current sales who would very much like to be completed by Christmas and newer enquiries keen to know when might be the best time to kick off their New Year plans. With an… Read More



Eight features buyers want on your property advert

Eight features buyers want on your property advert   We spend a lot of time on valuations and viewings listening to feedback and discussing what our clients want to see (and what they don’t want) in their property adverts or in the brochures of the homes they are looking to buy. From these conversations, we… Read More



In for Christmas? Six top tips to move in time

Six top tips for moving by Christmas – Just like Easter and the beginning of the summer hols, December is a very busy month in any year for movers. With about three months to go now, we’re right in the middle of the time many homemovers decide they want to be in the new pad… Read More



“Sold” – what does it really mean?

When is a property sold? City investment firm Jefferies hit the headlines last week when publishing a report focussing on criticising claims made by online agent Purplebricks; Jefferies’ analysis of Purplebricks data found that it had sold 51.6pc of the homes listed in November 2016 within 10 months, versus the company’s claims that 78pc of… Read More



Brochures – how properly checking yours can really pay off

You’ve chosen your estate agent. The measuring and photos are done so I’d hope the next step is for your agent to send you the brochures to approve. Given the information below, they certainly should; Code of Practice for Residential Estate Agents Section 7 clause J – “Prior to commencement of marketing, the written details… Read More



How to make your viewers feel welcome

Making your viewers feel welcome to your home is a team effort between you and your agent but the results are crucial to a successful sale or let. First impressions start with the photos your agent takes but there’s also the inevitable drive by inspections before viewings and then the viewings themselves. Whether you’re looking… Read More



Don’t believe the hype

Paging through this weeks property paper, it seems we’re yet again in the season for selective language used by some advertisers to “educate”, “inform” or simply blatantly sell their services. Some prime examples below of the latest spin plucked from the pages of the Chronicle; “Many agents rely on just one website…” – Really? I can’t… Read More



How do you find the best estate agent for you?

So, you’ve decided to use an estate agent* to sell your property ? How do you find the one that’s right for you and your home? (For the purposes of this article, I’m drawing on experience from estate agents in Bath – no doubt most cities and towns will have a similar property industry. The steps… Read More



What puts you off a property on Rightmove?

Opinions needed! When you’re looking at properties on the internet, what puts you off contacting the agent/requesting more details? We’ve been discussing this issue with our clients over the past month and have already heard some interesting opinions, so we thought it would be a good time to collect together some opinions and see if… Read More