Tips to keep yourself warm and save money at home this winter.

Now the cold weather is well and truly here, we wanted to share some tips to help you keep warm in your  Surrey home  and you should hopefully lower your energy bills as well! First off, make sure you are getting the best deal possible for your gas and electric...


Top tips for moving to a smaller property

For those getting closer to retirement, it’s more likely that you are going to start thinking about downsizing as a way to free up and save some extra cash and move to a more manageable property. Downsizing can be an emotional time, especially for those who are planning on...


Selling your Surrey home this winter? Check out our top tips!

Selling your property in spring is the prime time to sell, however life isn’t always that easy to schedule. So, if you’re planning to put your property on the market this winter, try these top tips to maximise your chances of securing a buyer! Invest in some outdoor...


What does your front door say about you?

If you’re selling your surrey home, we all know that the curb appeal goes a very long way! By making sure that your property is visually appealing to the potential buyers, will mean it could be love at first sight for them! Here at Park and Bailey, we list below what all...


Damp signs to look out for when buying or selling a house

Damp can cause major problems in your house whether you are buying or selling. From mould on the walls and furniture, to rotting wooden window frames. All you need to know are the signs and how can you get rid of it, quickly! Here at Park and Bailey we have come up with a few...


Easy ways to get more natural light into your home

As the evenings slowly begin to draw in and our homes start to feel dark and dreary, there are plenty of ways to make your property feel more light and airy, even if you don’t get much natural light! Also, if you are thinking about selling , making sure your home looks...


Avoid these mistakes that can make your home less attractive

Knowing the biggest property turn-offs for house seekers can be extremely helpful and can help your property sell in a timely manner. Anything from noisy neighbours to smelly pets can deter potential buyers and force sellers to consider lowering their asking price to get the...


How to get the perfect kitchen on a budget

If you’re planning to sell your home and you feel like your kitchen needs a revamp, but you don’t have the budget for a complete overhaul, don’t fear! As there are some quick and simple ways to renovate your kitchen, without making a big dent in your savings. &...


How much should you charge tenants for your Surrey rental property?

In the property industry, some landlords tend to overprice their properties, because they’ve put their heart and soul into getting it ready and have a personal connection. You need to remember, a rental property is not your home but added monthly income. Overpricing your...


Is September a good time to sell your Surrey property?

Selling your home can be tricky business, particularly if you don’t know the housing market well! Putting your property up for sale during certain months in the year can have a massive impact on your home’s sale. It is vital that each property is priced realistically...


How to prepare your home for the rainy weather

Sadly, the British summertime is coming to an end! Now, we have to start thinking about the Autumn and Winter seasons. A small amount of rain doesn’t need to cause you to worry, as it is a valuable source to keep your garden in bloom! However, a lot of rain can be cause...


How to be a successful Surrey landlord in five steps

Having tenants that are respectful to their landlord  are the kind that are more likely to pay on time and to stay in the house for a while. Being a good landlord is more than just being a friendly face, it also means being there if a job needs repairing in your tenant&rsquo...


Not quite able to buy? Renting might be the option for you!

The rent or buy debate is a hot topic, which has no right or wrong answer! If you are not in the position to be able to buy a property in the Surrey area, then renting is always a great alternative! Here at Park and Bailey, we’ve come up with a list of pros tenants have...


Park and Bailey's advice for new landlords in Surrey

Becoming a landlord in Surrey is a great investment, but it is important to have a plan. People will always need places to live, and a property in Surrey is an excellent investment, which will also increase in value over time. Renting your property out will provide you with extra...


What is the best day to move to a new house?

Recent data shows, that Friday is the best day to move into your new home . There’s a few advantages to why a Friday is the best time to move, and not another day of the week. Here’s why it’s most popular… Who doesn’t love the weekend? Whether it&...


UK housing market activity bounces back.

Following May’s fall in sales, the number of properties sold in the UK during June improved significantly, as buyers and sellers looked to put through transactions before heading away on their summer holidays. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) reports that...


A property sellers holiday checklist

It can be stressful when you are packing for your holiday and selling your home at the same time, but a lot of people forget how important it is to prepare your home for the estate agent , when you’re heading off on holiday! We have the perfect checklist for you, so you...


Step-by-step guide to selling a property in Surrey

Selling a property can be stressful, but if you understand the process before then it will make the whole experience run smoothly.   Here is our step-by-step guide to selling your property; Step 1: Accurate valuation The aim should be to sell your home at the best price...


Top tips for renting out your home in Surrey.

Thinking about renting your Surrey home is a big decision and can seem like a daunting task, but it can be a great way to get an additional income each month. However, if the correct processes are not implemented, it can turn into a very stressful experience. At Park...


How to decide whether to sell or stay put.

Deciding on whether to move can be a big decision, there are lots of things you must consider and weigh up. Typically, if you are considering a move it’s often the result of something prompting you. Whether it’s outside pressures such as changing jobs, family...


Design tips to get your home ready for summer

As the seasons change your house should too! Summer isn’t all about your garden, make sure your house reflects the feel of the season with our tips and tricks. The brighter the better There is nothing worse than being sat in a dark room in summer. By painting the walls, a...


How to get your offer accepted on your dream home

The current market shows that the annual rate of growth for UK house prices have slowed from a high of 9.3% in June to 6.9% in October, this represents that now is the best time to buy a house! When it comes to making an offer on your perfect property , don’t hold back! It...


Pointers for selling your Surrey home this summer.

With summer well on its way, buyers are looking to get out there and view properties, it really is a great time to sell. If the sunshine isn’t enough to convince you, statistics show homes sells for 3% more than in Winter. Keeping that in mind, we’ve come up with...


Top tips on making the most of your garden this summer

Summer has come around so quickly and we want to make sure that your garden is ready! If you are moving to a new house or staying put, you need to remember that the outside space is just as important as the inside. Check out our top tips to ensure that your garden is ready ...


Top tips on how to have a stress-free move with your pets

Moving to a new house can be stressful, but when you have got pets in the mix it can make things worse. With our tips, we can make your move as easy as possible and can even keep the pets happy! Below we list some ways to help you have a stress-free move… Keep your pets...


5 tips for selling your home this summer

Summer is the perfect time to be selling your home! The sun will be shining and everyone will be smiling. Even the statistics improve too, a home sells for 3 percent more than what they do in Winter. There are many ways to increase the sale price of your home. Check out some of...


How to make the most out of downsizing

Are you thinking about selling your home to downsize ? Are you at that stage in your life when you’re considering downsizing? Your home might feel like it’s too big for you to manage and your thinking it’s time to move on in life. Before downsizing and selling...


15-minute DIY tasks to help with the sale of your Surrey home.

We can sometimes ignore the fact that we have plenty to do around our home, but there are lots of fast 15-minute DIY jobs that you can do quickly and easily yourself. If you are thinking of selling your home , you should make sure any small DIY jobs are completed before you show...


Positive v negative impacts on property prices.

If you are thinking about selling your  Surrey property, there are a range of factors that can have an impact on property prices. Understanding the positive and negative impacts, can help you enter the housing market with the awareness needed, to get the best possible price...


Moving with children? Top tips to a stress free move

Moving can be extremely stressful but even more stressful when children are involved Relocating is usually difficult for adults to handle but having children around whilst moving house can be much worse. A lot of children can find it stressful! However, if you take the time to...


The importance of professional photography when selling your home

The property market is a fierce world in the modern age and sellers need every help they can get when trying to entice a buyer. With each detail having to be spot-on, the most important one is the photography, after all, it’s the first glimpse they will have of your...


Simple ways to make your home a happier place.

It’s a known fact that your home has a huge impact on your overall happiness. When our surroundings are positive and uplifting, this can make our mood become more positive. A happy home can significantly increase your happiness and wellbeing.   With it being...


A Guide To Shared Ownership And Stepping On To The Property Ladder

Shared Ownership is a part-buy, part-rent government-backed scheme which usually allows first-time buyers to purchase a 35–75% share of a new home and pay rent on the remainder. It requires a small deposit of around 5% but is perfect for when you’ve found a good home...


How a Spring clean can help you bag a sale

It’s Spring already and with this time of year comes the annual Spring clean and in good time, as this is the most popular time to sell a property. The annual clean can seem overwhelming so the experts at Park & Bailey have come up with a prioritised list to help...


When is the best time of year to sell your home?

Selling your home can be stressful, time-consuming and a hard task, so what time of year will make it easier for you? Experts have found that the best time to put a property on the market tends to be in the early to mid-spring, when there are more potential buyers.  As the...


Five mistakes that a landlord can make and how to stop them

The quality of landlords and their understanding of the Buy-to-let market has been improving over the years but there is no doubt that mistakes are still being made. Read our five tips so that you get ahead in the market. Not planning ahead for larger costs Investing in a...


Are renovations the doorway to profit on your home?

76% of homeowners in the UK have made changes to their property since they moved in. Over half of those renovations came with profit in mind and the average homeowner reaped a £14,900 reward for their troubles. The kitchen is the room to consider most if you are looking...


How the Housing White Paper affects downsizers and our top tips

Downsizing your home is a tough move to make – however with the Government releasing the Housing White Paper – it may be about to get slightly better for downsizers. In the recently released White Paper, the Government acknowledged the barriers to people moving out...


How to sell or let your house in February

The weather may be cold and miserable in February but it doesn’t mean you have to put your property sale on ice. If someone is willing to make the effort to view your home on a cold, dark and miserable day then they are likely to be serious buyers or renters. The...


What to consider when buying a second property

There are plenty of things to consider if you’re looking to buy a second property. Stamp duty, mortgage tax relief and the impact of Brexit are just some of the impacts you will need to bear in mind when buying a second home, a holiday home or a buy-to-let this year. Think...


2017 is a good time for first-time-buyers

First-time buyers have a “window of opportunity” in 2017 with more choice and negotiating power, according to Rightmove. The property website said that there was a rise in the supply of smaller properties typically bought by first-time buyers. This is a result of...


Why use Park & Bailey to sell your home

Using an estate agent is the most popular way for someone to sell their home, favoured over selling it privately. There are plenty of benefits to using Park & Bailey for selling your home on the open market and there are many ways where we can help you. Local Knowledge The...


How to boost value to your property with home improvements

With the new year being thrust upon us are you looking to make some changes? Though many opt for New Years resolution that last on average for a week, why not change your life dramatically and renovate your Surrey property. A renovation can not only help you start the year fresh...