Tips for First-Time Renters

Leaving home for the first time and getting your own place can be exciting and a little overwhelming. Here are some things any first-time renter should think about – hopefully, these tips will help you to feel more relaxed about the process. Work Out Your Finances Really...


Tips to Help Sell Your Home Near Christmas

The Christmas period may come across as an unexpected time to sell your home, however, an increasing number of people are house hunting online during this festive season. Here’s how to get noticed during this time. The Market A lot of people tend to wait until spring to...


Tips for Selling Your Home in Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to sell , with many potential buyers wanting to settle in their new home for Christmas and New Year. Here are a few things to consider if you want your home to sell your home in this season. Lighting During  autumn , the days tend to start...


Ways to check the area you are thinking of moving to

Checking the area you want to move to is a great idea. You need to feel safe and assured you will be getting everything you want from that location. Here are a few tips of what to look out for. The Neighbourhood Before moving to a new neighbourhood make sure you get all the...


Prepping Your Home Before Fall Starts

The changing seasons can cause havoc on your home without you even realising it. Fall especially due to rain and the falling of leaves and branches. Preparing for the weather changing can save your home as well as save you some money in the long run. However, it’s not all...


Adding value to your rental property

There’s a lot of competition and fluctuation in the rental market . However, there are ways to add more value to your property and make it stand out compared to the rest. Extensions for More Space Adding some type of extension to the property e.g. loft conversion or...


Tips for adding value to your home

We all want to add value to our homes and the best way to do this is to utilise what you already have. Not only would this make it cheaper for you but there’s no point in spending a ton of money when you may not get a return on it when you sell. The Garden Making your...


How to reduce viewings when selling a house

It can take on average 15 viewings to sell a property . With so many properties on the market it can be tough to make yours stand out to the right buyer. Here are some tips to reduce the number of viewings when selling your property. Think Like the Buyer Buyers want the house...


How to make your rental feel more like a home

When renting a property there can be some confusion around how you can add your own stamp to the property and what you are allowed to change. Here are a few tips on things you can do. Bright Lights Lighting can really change a rooms atmosphere. Simply by adding a nice lamp or...


How much value does a driveway add to a house?

When selling your home , you tend to revamp everything to make it all look enticing to potential buyers. You may be considering if the driveway is worth cleaning up, or about adding one to your home. You may be surprised to learn that a driveway does add value to your home. On...


Buying a home with friends

Sometimes you can’t afford a home on your own. Lucky for you, you don’t need to be in a relationship to own or rent a property, a friend will do. Here are what your options are and what to expect. Can You Really Buy A Home with Friends? People who can’t...


How to scope out a new neighbourhood before buying

The location of your new home is just as important as the property itself. You need to make sure the neighbour is right for you and your future plans. Here are a few tips on how you can find out whether the area is right for you. Online Research The internet is so valuable, it...


How to find and keep good tenants

Finding a good tenant can help provide financial stability and stop long void periods. You want to know your rental is being well looked after and that you will be paid on time. Once you find a good tenant, you should try to keep them in your rental for as long as possible...


How to buy a forever home

Are you looking to buy a home that you can retire in? Here are a few tips to consider when trying to purchase that forever home .  Flexibility  If you’re planning on living in this home for a long time, you’ll need to be realistic. What you want from a...


Staging your home for sale

This is the process of setting up your home to make it look amazing. But home staging isn’t just about making your home look nice. It’s making sure your home reaches a wide range of buyers. Here are some tips to help. Kerb Appeal Successful home staging starts from...


How much value does an extra bathroom add?

Having more than one bathroom is an automatic bonus to your home’s value, especially if the home is for an entire family – an extra bathroom will definitely appeal to buyers more. The Costs and Benefits The cost can vary greatly depending on the area you live in and...


Tip to secure your new home

Moving home is an exciting time! Something new homeowners tend to forget during the process of moving is the security aspect. You will want to make sure you protect your new home from break-ins, so as well as making sure that you have home insurance arranged, you should look at...


Tips for a good viewing

Our branches are now open . Please be assured the health and safety of our employees and clients is of great importance to us. With government guidance and legislation steps in place, we are able to safely assist you with your property viewing . Our tips below will help you...


Summer gardening advice

With a few sunny days ahead, we wanted to list some tips to help you look after your garden . Maintaining your lawn Water when your lawn tells you to! A well fertilised lawn will cope better with dry conditions than one lacking the correct nutrients. Some lawns might need...


Getting ready to move once lockdown is lifted

The property market is said to be one of the industries that can help offset some of the corona virus hit to the economy once lockdown is over. This is good news for homeowners who have had their moves placed on hold. Whilst waiting for the lockdown restrictions to be lifted...


Top tips for selling a house

There are some ways to make your house stand out more than most. Here are some tips to help sell your house at its full potential. Landscaping How your porch and garden look is very important. Buyers will be happy no to do too much work on their new place, a common area people...


Seasonally updating your home

People can sometimes get comfortable and don’t realise as time goes on that their home needs a bit of a change, especially when selling a property . A good way to maintain a pleasant and inviting home as well as the property value is a home makeover. If you are struggling...


Easy DIY jobs you can do

You don’t always need to hire a professional to get jobs done around the house, with the right tools and instructions you can do them yourselves for less money. Making sure any small DIY jobs are completed will not only be satisfying, it can also help you get a better price...


Easy landscaping to help sell your home

The first and last thing people look at when viewing your home is the landscape. It can leave a lasting impression on viewers, so to make sure it is on top form, here are some easy tips to help. Keep it Clean If you have a lawn make sure it’s tidy and mow the grass to...


How to maintain your roof

Every house has a roof and to enable it to do its job you need to do regular maintenance checks. There are multiple types of roofs but following this general guideline should help keep yours working at its top form. Inspection Depending on the type of roof you have, you should...


How to save for a house

Do you feel like your dream house is so close yet so far? It can be a bit daunting when you’re looking into buying a house, especially if you come across properties that are out of your price range. However, not all homes are unachievable, you just need a few tips on how to...


How to stage your home for a last-minute viewing.

Staging your home is easier if you are given notice about a property viewing. You have time to be organised, de-clutter and make sure everything is clean and presentable. However, if an Estate Agent contacts you to arrange a last-minute viewing, you won’t have time to...


Top tips for first-time renters.

If you are new to the renting game, it can be quite overwhelming, puzzling and even scary at times. Don’t panic; with these tips below you’ll be a worry-free confident renter. Tip One As well as speaking to a local agent about rentals they have, there are lots of...


Cost effective kitchen makeover tips when selling

Planning to sell your home? If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, it could be worth spending some money to brighten it up and make it enticing to potential buyers. Remember, you don't have to spend hundreds on a kitchen makeover. Here are some tips to save money if you...


Home improvements that add value to your home when selling

  When it comes to selling your home , you will want to make it as attractive to your prospective new buyers as possible. While you may have already made a few improvements to your home over the years, there are plenty of other things you can do to help boost its appeal...


7 Top Tips for Making Moving Home Less Stressful

Moving into a new home is a time of great excitement! However, moving home can also be one of the most stressful events of your life. You can experience high levels of thrilling anticipation as you look forward to living in your new home, but be equally as stressed out at the...


Top tips for landlords in 2020

With the start of the new year now in full swing, we’ve put together some of our top tips for landlords to make the most of their rental properties in 2020. Presentation matters An excellent way to boost your rental properties appeal is to market it as both being...


Is your buy to let maximising its income?

A rental portfolio is – often without question – one of the most valuable assets to a landlord operating with buy to let properties. Whether you have one property or one hundred, ensuring your investments are making the most money as possible is typically the biggest...