How to protect your home from severe weather.

The cold weather is setting in and we could be in for a winter freeze. Winter weather brings freezing temperatures and snow, so it’s important that you protect our home against harsh weather. These few simple steps should be taken to protect your home… Insulate...


Maximise your chances of getting a mortgage

If you are looking to move or buy a home this winter, it’s likely you will need to borrow to fund it - finding out if your mortgage application is accepted is a monumental moment!   We’ve put together some tips to give you the best chance of getting a mortgage...


What you need for the first night in a new home!

Moving to a new home can be an exciting but hectic experience. Many of us see moving to a new house as stressful so, we have put together what you need to have with you for that all important first night . Check out our top tips… Pack an overnight bag The most logical...


Top tips for moving home at Christmas

While most people look forward to Christmas at all it entails, buying presents, decorating your home and being able to indulge (guilt free) on lots of festive food. It can also be a time when thoughts are elsewhere, especially if you are planning to move home . Moving is listed...


Why choose Park and Bailey to market your home

Last week we posted an article on our social pages referencing how high street agents get a 5% better price than onliners in almost three-quarters of cases. See article here . Although that’s one reason to pick a high street agent, we thought we’d run you through...


Top tips for moving into a new Surrey home

Moving to a new home can be a tiring process! There is a lot that goes into it, not to mention that you have to fit it around your everyday life. With that in mind, Park and Bailey have put together a simple checklist of things you need to do when moving into a new home...


How to increase the value of your home by renovating

If you’re planning to renovate your home, you may already be asking yourself certain questions. But when it comes to increasing your homes appraisal value, the answer to them isn’t always a resounding yes. Before you begin renovating your Surrey home, it’s...


Tips for selling your Surrey home this winter

The housing market can begin to slow during the run up to Christmas as people prepare for the festive fun. Anyone looking to make a big life-changing decision, be it with their relationship, looking for a new job or even moving home, may want to wait until the New Year and just...


Tips to make your Surrey home cosy this Autumn!

As the weather is starting to get cooler, the leaves are turning and we’re all starting to think of putting the heating on. There’s nothing better than coming into a lovely warm house when everything’s a bit dull and grey outside, so here are our top tips for a...


A landlord’s access to their rented property – Checklist

When renting a property you have certain rights and one of those rights is to occupy the property, in exchange for rent money. Associated with this right is that you can live there peacefully, without constant intrusion by the letting agent or landlord. The landlord has got...


The biggest bugbears for UK renters

Random rent rises and landlords who are slow to repair properties and house appliances have emerged as the most common problems for the nation’s renters. Other common issues that renters find are, they can’t decorate their home, so it feels and looks like their own...


How to incorporate mindfulness and well-being into your home

Juggling work, family and social commitments can be hectic at times, so much so that the UK is finding more ways to better it’s mindfulness and wellbeing . This means creating a living space that not only meet’s physical needs but also benefits a healthy mind too...


Top tips for home buyers taking on a renovation property

It’s no secret that home buyers on a tight budget can get more space for their money but purchasing a run-down property and doing it up themselves. We found that buyers know they can make savings on stamp duty costs by purchasing a cheaper property , preferring to spend the...


Thinking of helping your children onto the property ladder?

Many parents do like the idea of helping their children onto the housing ladder, and with current conditions for first time buyers the bank of mum and dad is in serious demand. If you’re considering assisting your children financially, to help you work out the best way...


Simple DIY tasks to tackle on your Surrey home this autumn

As the summer slowly turns to autumn , this is the best time to prepare your property for the upcoming cooler weather of winter. Here at Park and Bailey we have complied a checklist of the essential tasks homeowners should be tackling in each season! The most important thing to...


Top tips on what to look for when viewing a property

When viewing a new property, it might be easy to be dazzled by great first impressions or feel pressured by the presence of others to have a quick look around. Buying a new property is an important life decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, so why shouldn’t you...


Cost-free ways to cut energy bills on your Surrey property

The cost of energy bills might vary but it doesn’t have to always be so expensive! You don’t need to buy brand-new appliances or expensive home improvements to start decreasing the price. Check out our top tips on ways to cut the cost of your energy bills, pound by...


Possible mistakes first time buyers can make

A recent report has shown that first time buyers make over a half of the market in the UK. People buying their first home account for 51% of sales and their number has increased by 21% since 2008, reaching the highest level for a decade, according to new research from lender...


6 ways to brighten your Surrey home

Are you selling your Surrey home? Making sure it looks light and bright, not cluttered and dark should increase your chances of a quick sale. Our tips and tricks below will give your home a feeling of space! Paint Consider giving your home a fresh lick of paint! It’s...


Ways to make your home more attractive to Surrey buyers on a budget

Fixing repairs and making small upgrades to your Surrey property in order to sell it quickly is smart, and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive! If you’re struggling to find ways to make your home more attractive to buyers and you’re on a tight budget...


Why are people not viewing my Surrey property?

Putting your property on the market is always an exciting time! The home is perfectly presented, and the photos have been taken, so it’s time to start the v iewings . Park and Bailey are here to give you our advice on how you can get more viewings. Check out our top tips&...


Top tips on how to increase the saleability of your Surrey home!

Selling your home in Summer can be difficult, especially if it’s a family one, due to the long school summer holidays. During the summer months the housing market tends to drop with the number of house hunters and properties available for sale dropping throughout July and...


Park & Bailey’s top tips for first time buyers in Surrey.

Here on Park & Bailey , we are going to explore some of the ways to make buying your first Surrey home easier. Saving Money for Your Deposit Generally, you will need to save between 5 and 20% of the cost of a home you’re looking to buy. It’s wise to look at...


Tips on how to keep your house cool this summer!

We’ve had a few hot days and it looks like the heat wave is continuing this week. However, because we rarely see these temperatures, we tend not to be the best at preparing for it! When soaring temperatures strike, we end up complaining and feeling like a hot sticky mess...


Questions every first-time buyer should ask!

Once you’ve saved your deposit and found your ideal home, it’s now the right time to look at the small print. First-time buyers often believe that once they’ve decided on their chosen property they can relax a little. There are lots of enquiries that buyers need...


Questions to ask when viewing a rental property

After you have completed your property search and identified which rental properties fit your criteria, it’s time to think about viewings. As a tenant, you’ll be attending at least one or two viewings before moving in somewhere. It’s important that you ask...


Vetting tenants

Finding a long-term responsible tenant who respects your property and pays promptly isn’t all about luck. Here at Park and Bailey we have put together our top tips on how to find the perfect tenants , so you’ll know your property is in good hands. Tenant viewings By...


Park and Bailey’s landlords home improvement tips

We wanted to share some of the best ways to help landlords achieve a great look on their rental property. Here we’ve recommended some home improvements that could help and attract the best tenants. Check out our top tips below… Choosing paint Choosing the right...


Top tips to give your home a summer spruce-up!

Home truly is where your heart is! Even though you love your home, it must have seen its fair share of wear and tear over the years, which is why Park and Bailey thought it was time to give some simple advice to revamp your property in time for summer . While springtime is...


Top tips for decorating the perfect summerhouse

A summerhouse is the ideal place to sit, relax and unwind with some of your favourite hobbies and pastimes. Decorating it to reflect your personality and style is a way to create that extra special space, that you’ll enjoy spending all your free time in. No matter what...


How to reduce stress when buying or selling

As we all know, buying or selling your property can be an extremely stressful process. For many, it’s the most stressful life event they’ve ever experienced. Don’t worry, as there are steps you can take to reduce the stress brought about from a house buy or sale...


Top tips on keeping your garden well maintained!

May is here, so it’s now time to mow the lawn, plant the bedding and getting those weeds under control. Having a great looking garden, will not only make you feel proud of your home, it will also give a great first impression if you’re planning to sell . We know that...


Tips for a house buying novice

We all know that buying your first home is expensive. It can also be difficult to take that first step on the house buying ladder. Saving for a deposit and taking out a mortgage are the main costs you associate with the buying process, although they are other costs you need to...


Tips to prep your Surrey home for a viewing.

We all know that presentation matters! For instance, a freshly brewed pot of coffee and baking fresh bread should entice potential buyers and with it being UK Coffee Week it’s the perfect opportunity to get the coffee brewing… There are lots of other ways to make...


Top tips to make your garden look great for summer!

Is your garden not looking its best? Don’t panic! There are lots of ways to neaten, tidy and improve the look of your outside space, that won’t require too much time and hard work. Here at Park and Bailey we have come up with tips on how to turn your garden around...


Top tips to fall in love with your new home!

Moving into a new home can be a lot like starting in a new relationship. It’s an exciting time, but it can take a while to get used to your new property , as you may have just moved from your family home of many years. It is perfectly normal to be feeling stressed and...


Top tips on buying your first Surrey home!

According to the recent data and analysis from NAEA Propertymark, they have shown that the Chancellor’s FTB stamp duty relief is having the desired effect as sales to the group has increased. In light of that, we thought we would give you a step by step guide to first-time...


Top tips to being happy in your new Surrey home!

Moving to a new house can be difficult at first, especially if you’re moving from your childhood home with all those special memories. On the other hand, moving to a new home is brilliant, as it’s a fresh start and a new, exciting chapter in your life. Here at Park...


How to find the perfect Surrey property to buy

More properties are now being put online, which means it’s easier to find a property to buy that fits your standards. Even though there is a wide range to choose from, it’s worth taking the time to sit back and think about exactly what you are looking for, before you...


Is your new Surrey home in the right location?

When buying a new home, the location is extremely important. You may have the money to make your house your dream home, but you can’t move the location. Before you make an offer, you must ensure that you research and check out the area you will potentially be living in...


Top tips for a stress fee home move!

For many of us, the thought of moving to a new house is a scary thought, but it doesn’t always have to be. With proper preparation and helpful techniques, you will be able to lessen the stress on the day of the move. Making the whole process flow smoother for everyone...


Top tips to prepare your home for a viewing

When you’re in the process of selling your property, how you present it matters. Potential buyers are going to be looking at your house and you must make sure that it is looking it’s best. Don’t make your buyers imagine how it could be, show them! It is best to...


Top tips to rent out your Surrey home!

Selling can sometimes feel impossible but letting your house is a handy alternative. Here at Park and Bailey we have made points on what you need to consider if you’re thinking of renting out your home. It is best to look at similar properties that are being let in and...


Selling your Surrey home? What price should you sell it for?

When you are selling your property, deciding what you should sell it for can be an agonising decision. Here at Park and Bailey, we can help you put your home on the market for the right price. Making sure you don’t put it on too high is essential, as it may not sell! Or if...


Get a ‘wow’ bedroom that will help sell your Surrey home.

We have all heard how great looking kitchens and bathrooms sell your home, but don’t forget about the bedroom ! Bedrooms are the room in the house where people want to feel relaxed and experience comfort, luxury and a sense of calm. These are the qualities that your...


Tips to getting a mortgage when you’re single

If you need to buy on one salary, either as a one income family or as a single applicant, you may think your options are slightly limited. You will probably need to work a little harder to get the finances you need in place, but your dream home is well within reach! Here are...


Why January is the best time to put your property on the market

The start of the year is when everyone gets back to work after the festive period and is also a time when people start to look for new inspiration on the big move. Park and Bailey will make sure that your home is marketed early to ensure that you don’t miss any opportunity...


Top tips to prepare your Surrey home for sale

First impressions count, so make sure you take the time to prepare your home for sale . When selling, it’s always worth considering who your target market is and know which type of buyer would be interested in your property ! Check out our tips on how to get your house...