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The single biggest question house sellers need to ask themselves

Making the decision to sell your home and move is a big one. In fact, recent research showed that most people start thinking about and researching the idea 6 – 9 months before actually doing anything.

Whatever the reason whether it’s downsizing, needing more space, wanting a better neighbourhood, employment or to be closer to excellent schools, it’s often life changing and a huge decision. [···]

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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter – when is the right time to sell?

If I had a pound for every time I am asked this question I would definitely be a millionaire! House sellers are very focused on timing it right to put their house on the market to maximise interest and therefore the price they might achieve for their home. [···]

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7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds – money!

Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between getting an offer quickly and having a house languish for months, attracting little interest. [···]

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Are we the softest estate agents in Cheadle?

We live in a constantly changing digital world.

Our phones and computers can do amazing things, and many apps have made life a lot easier. The pace of change is quite phenomenal.

Just look at banking – it used to be a real chore to get something paid in or out, now it’s a matter of a couple of clicks. [···]

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Are you the Harry Kane of Estate Agency?

With England now destined to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia – well ok, as the Baddiel and Skinner song suggests, for those of us old enough to remember it! we can still believe! I thought it would be good to write a topical property blog with a football connotation! And look at the synergy between England football hero and Captain, Harry Kane and Estate Agency, although the sentiment could apply to most businesses really. [···]

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How to Avoid Fairy Tale Valuations in Cheadle

Once upon a time in Cheadle, a land not so far away from our office! a young family decided they wanted to sell up and move to a bigger castle that they spotted had just come onto the market.

They called in two different estate agents who arrived on majestic horses with golden flowing manes (the horses that is) ok this sounds grander than a VW golf, but I am sure you follow the analogy! [···]

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Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

I was recently chatting to a retired gentleman who popped into the office in Cheadle who was thinking of moving back to the area but had lived in the same house for more than 40 years! An estate agents nightmare! And was understandably nervous and unsure what to ask agents.

The advice I gave him is what we share with anyone looking to put their home on the market in the Cheadle area.
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Prices up, Sales down – the latest Rightmove Property Index

  • New-to-the-market sellers push their asking prices up by another 0.8% (+£2,343) to a record high of £308,075
  • Seven out of 11 regions achieve their highest ever asking prices, with year-on-year price increases of over 4% in East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales
  • Record visits to Rightmove indicate strong interest in property, but uncertainty and stretched affordability have dented sentiment leading to more hesitant buyers and sellers in some areas:
  • Number of sales agreed by estate agents so far in 2018 is down 5.4% on the same period in 2017

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