In the blink of an eye, the trees are dappled in burnished reds and golds. That first waft of coal fire smoke garnishes the dusky sky. Dust off your autumn boots and dig out your gloves…September is here. Summer brought with it the UK’s busiest month of house sales in a decade. Everyone agrees,…Read More→
Switching estate agents: all you need to know to get it right
When you chose your estate agent, you did so because you believed they could sell your home. You felt so certain, you even put your name to it when you signed the contract. However, months down the line, hopes of lots of viewers and competing offers from eager buyers, are starting to fade. You find…Read More→
Your property’s asking price – is a price drop right for you?
If you have had your house on the market for some time without success, dropping your asking price may seem an inevitable, if unwanted, next step. Your estate agent will often suggest this move if they have run out of ideas, motivation and most importantly, confidence in your asking price. But is dropping your asking…Read More→
Preparing to sell your home – get ready to move
With the property market showing some signs of re-opening, now is the time to get ready to make sure you’re prepared for selling your home, and moving on. Over the past few weeks, house viewings have not been possible. But don’t worry – your estate agent will have been taking registrations of interest…Read More→
5 Top tips for winter selling
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…you won’t sell your house while it looks like that! While the whimsy of festive folk songs may conjure images of capering ruddy-cheeked children, of twinkling tree lights framed behind snow-frosted latticework and of plump, steaming turkey breasts, dripping in trimmings and set on grand dining tables…Read More→
What to do before a viewing – Our six time-saving tips on how to prepare for viewings
When it comes to selling your house, the viewer becomes the VIP. Here, we help you prepare for that all-important ‘state visit’. We all have that friend. You know the one. The rarely-seen frenemy who, when they text to say they’re in the area and ‘might drop by’, you drop everything to ensure your…Read More→
How to choose the right estate agent to sell your home
So you’ve boxed up a whole load of clutter, you’ve fixed that annoying dripping tap and buffed and polished your home. Well done! Now comes what for some sellers feels like a really challenging task: choosing your estate agent. Most sellers invite three estate agents to give them an expert valuation, and discuss…Read More→
Should I accept the first offer I have received?
I want to share with you a question I have been hearing from my clients the last couple of weeks – “Should I accept my first offer Georges?” In the first scenario it was Despina who advised me that she had received an offer on her property whilst her property was not for sale –…Read More→
What does ATED stand for? What is ATED?
Does your company own UK residential property valued at £500,000 or more? You could be subject to ATED and time is running out for submitting your return. We are very busy answering back to all queries from our clients and their accountants for their ATED position and time is running out as an annual return…Read More→
Should I rent my home out if I can’t sell?
I recently met a gentleman from Switzerland who owns a beautiful property in Notting Hill and he has been struggling to sell their property with an agent for the last year. Having reviewed the presentation, price and promotion on the property, we both came to the conclusion that it was the price and promotion that…Read More→