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New home for Christmas?

If you’ve ever done a long car journey with children, you’ll no doubt have heard; ‘Are we there yet?’ if like my middle lad, Joe, it was usually within five minutes of getting in the car!

And if you have ever had the misfortune to deal with a dodgy mechanic (Cheadle has plenty of good, honest, hardworking ones by the way) you may recall hearing, accompanied by a dramatic intake of breath ‘It’s the crank shaft or big end! that’s gone. That’ll cost you a lot.”  [···]

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Beware the Greeks bearing gifts!

Last Monday morning, I was in my regular team meeting planning the days activities and looking at what was in the diary. A particular valuation appointment that evening caught my eye. It was on a road in Cheadle, close to the village that we had not had a recent instruction, but historically had enjoyed great success and the properties traditionally sold very well  [···]

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Five Quick and Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home in Cheadle

We are often asked the question – how people can add value to their home?

And off course there are plenty of ways. Some quite costly and time consuming and others which can add value quickly for a relatively modest outlay, which I am going to look at in this blog post. [···]

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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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