Having Smart Home Compatibility

Homeowners are rapidly becoming hooked up to “the internet of things” by linking everything from their lighting, fridge, doorbell, central heating, sound system, and more, at the touch of a button, or indeed voice command. “Ask Alexa” is clearly here to stay and she is set to enable us to control more of our lives….

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Have an Agent With the Right Website

There are still some remarkably old-fashioned estate agents out there who believe that their website has perfectly connected them to the digital age. Yet, on closer inspection, some agents’ websites can actually alienate their customers. We spend a fortune on attracting and nurturing the right buyers. So we make sure that our website is fully…

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Social Media with your Agent

Love it or hate it, social media’s impact on property marketing has been profound, but there is far more to this dark art than meets the eye. Some estate agents simply upload all their stock to Facebook or Twitter and hope for the best, but that can just alienate people. However, a sophisticated social media…

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Does a House Name Add Value?

The name of their property is, to many people, as important as the car they drive and says a lot about the owner. For example, stating your address as “The Manor House” immediately suggests wealth and status, whereas “The Bungalow” has different connotations. From a property marketing perspective, house names can have a bearing on…

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The Key to a Secure Move

Most people who are happy to instruct an agent to sell their property are usually just as happy to provide a key for the purpose of buyer viewings. And with good reason; the easier it is to gain access to a property, the more likely it is that the estate agent will bring a regular…

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Protect Your Investment this Winter

During these winter months, landlords can easily overlook the importance of ensuring that the temperature of your property does not fall below freezing. Your tenant might be more concerned about their own comfort than the welfare of your investment. But what happens if they decide to fly to some winter the sun for a couple…

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Practical Elements of Buying to Let

Our recent article looked at the benefits of buying to let in principle. Here we consider some practical elements: Attitude: Buying to let is a long-term investment, so don’t stretch yourself, because if you had to sell in the short term you would almost certainly lose money. Choose well:  Follow your head not your heart….

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