The essential decluttering guide for selling your home

At Maurice Kilbride Estate Agents we want every seller to be able to maximise the potential within their home and achieve the highest possible price.  To do this you need to prepare your home for sale and one of the most important – yet often overlooked ­– jobs you can do is declutter.  This can mean taking tough decisions and being quite brutal, but buyers are looking to purchase your property, not its contents, so the more contents you have, the greater the chance of buyers being distracted and finding it hard to build a connection.  Declutter your way to a sale in Cheadle with our essential decluttering guide for selling your home. [···]

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Will 2020 bring a move for you in Cheadle?

Christmas already seems a distant memory and soon Easter Eggs will replace Christmas puddings on the store shelves.  As we welcome a new year, we often start to wonder what that year will bring us, and of course, at Maurice Kilbride, we like to get out our crystal ball and turn our thoughts to the local property market.  So, what does this year hold apart from being the Chinese year of the Rat! and will 2020 bring a move for you in Cheadle [···]

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How to speed up your house sale/purchase and avoid gazumping

You’ve started your journey looking for a new home in Cheadle. After viewing a number of properties, you find it, that dream property that you can’t wait to call your own.  The offer is in and you nervously wait by the phone to see if it’s accepted.  As you’re celebrating and starting to picture how you will make that house your home, you get a call – you’ve been gazumped!  But what is gazumping, and how can you stop it happening to you? [···]

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7 home resolutions to follow if selling in Cheadle in 2020

At Maurice Kilbride Estate Agents we know the local property market inside out, and we know how to make your home outshine the rest.  There are many ways you can aid the sale of your home that go beyond a deep clean and tidy.  If you’re thinking of selling in Cheadle in 2020, here are 7 home resolutions to follow. [···]

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7 top tips for moving home at Christmas

The decorations are up, Christmas parties are under way, the shopping days are getting few and carol concerts are in abundance.  As you’re driving home for Christmas this year, have you added to the normal stresses and strains by moving home in Cheadle as well?  You won’t be on your own – you’d be surprised how many people complete around and over the festive season.

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, even though you’re moving home it can still be the most wonderful time of year (I hope you are enjoying the song analogy’s)  At Maurice Kilbride these are our top tops for moving home at Christmas. [···]

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How to keep your home safe this Christmas in Cheadle

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has truly begun, yet amidst all the joy and laughter it’s important sadly, to remember not to let your guard down.  We are all busy decorating, shopping, celebrating and exchanging gifts, and safety can be one of the last things on your mind.  But taking a few simple steps can help to make sure you and your family truly have a merry Christmas this year in Cheadle.


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7 reasons why you should have your property on the market this winter

Christmas is hitting us at warp speed, and with all the wonderful festivities filling your diary you might start to ponder whether now is a good time to sell your home.  You could be thinking of withdrawing it from the market or holding off listing it until the new year when things are a little calmer.  After all, we are all up to our eyes with shopping, cooking and decorating, who needs buyers viewing your home to add to the mix?  But this time of year is actually ideal for selling – here are seven good reasons why you should have your property on the market this winter. [···]

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Give home buyers the present they want this Christmas

There are precisely 40 days until Christmas! John Lewis have unleashed Excitable Edgar on our TV screens and the days are ticking by until we start hearing our favourite traditional Christmas songs in every shop. My personal favourite is Maria Carey’s “All I want for Christmas”

It’s all a reminder to get ready before it’s upon us! And It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to place your home on the market now or at the beginning of the year, we have some great Maurice Kilbride advice that will help you give Home buyers the present they really want this Christmas. [···]

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10 easy ways to improve your relationship with your tenants in Cheadle

At Maurice Kilbride we know how challenging being a landlord can be. Never mind the ever-changing legalisation, Compliance and maintenance issues, some tenancies can be more stressful than others.

Yet developing and maintaining good relationships with your tenants can result in increased trust, minimal void periods and also more sustainable and successful long-term revenue.

Here are 10 easy ways to improve your relationship with your tenants in Cheadle:- [···]

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6 property maintenance jobs for the weekend

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey – as the song goes and you may be dreaming of hotter climates but the reality is Autumn is here and Winter is very much on its way if the icy blast of the last few days is anything to go by!  It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to sell your property now or in the next few months in Cheadle, keeping it well maintained is essential so that little niggles don’t turn into huge problems down the line. Prevention is always better than cure. [···]

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