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Services you can depend on!

  • 11th May 2017
  • Business and Economy

According to statistics, searches for property related information has risen of 253% in the last four years, not only that, but in 2016 alone, 80% of all home buyers started their search for a new home online. Buyers want to know as much as possible about the property, see as many pictures as they can, and have a clear understanding of the location it's set in by the time they contact an agent to book a viewing. With competition at an all-time high, there's a pressing need for agents to be noticed during that very important online research, and although property platforms are not...

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What is CRM and why is it essential for estate agents?

What is CRM and why is it essential for estate agents?

  • 09th May 2017
  • Agents

What is CRM and why is it essential for estate agents? By its own definition, CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management.  CRM’s are built from the ground up for larger, medium to small businesses.  The idea is for it to manage your contacts, leads, notes, calendar, to-do's and more, all from one simple web application.  Whether you are involved in selling commercial property, residential property or just lettings or both, a property software system that manages your marketing, and your client’s expectations.  A strategy for managing all of you...

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Bank of mum and dad

Bank of mum and dad

  • 04th May 2017
  • Commercial People

According to research from Legal & General and economics consultancy Cebr, this year 'bank of mum and dad' will lend more than £6.5bn to allow their children to get on the property ladder. With first-time buyers struggling more and more to afford homes on their own, the predicted sum is 30% higher than what was loaned in 2016, meaning that parents will be involved in more than 25% of UK property transactions, equal to about £75bn. With the figure amounting to almost that of the ninth-biggest mortgage lender in the country, this is a clear indication of how the housin...

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Tips to keep your investment profitable

Tips to keep your investment profitable

  • 28th April 2017
  • Commercial People

If you're a first-time commercial property owner you may think the complicated part of your new business adventure was choosing the property, but the truth is, once that is done, you need to do your bit to keep that investment profitable. First of all it's important to decide which aspects of the maintenance and upkeep of the property fall on you, and which fall on your tenant. Once this is defined, and you have fulfilled all your obligations and responsibilities, ensure you have the finances to cover costs of unexpected future repairs, which are always a possibility. If problems sh...

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A pet-friendly home

A pet-friendly home

  • 19th April 2017
  • Commercial People

According to statistics, 40% of UK households have a pet. Of that 40%, nearly half is made up by dogs. A lot of factors go into picking a property and decorating a home, and the presence of a four-legged friend should be one of them. Start by considering your pet's habits and identifying the areas of the house he spends most of his time, are those are the ones that need to be pet-proofed the most. Loose objects that are placed on side tables or that are at a low height, can be easily knocked over by a wagging tail, so regardless of where your dog likes to spend most of his time, if he&#...

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A house fit for a Millennial

A house fit for a Millennial

  • 13th April 2017
  • Commercial People

Millennials, or Generation Y, are born roughly between 1980 and 2000, and they are the latest generation of home buyers that the real estate market needs to start addressing. Millennials are known for their fast-paced lifestyle, their love of technology, the need to express their individuality, and for their minimalistic approach as far as the style of their home is concerned. Interior designers are therefore starting to lean towards a decorating style that is both functional and sustainable, as well as using different elements to create specific vibes that will contribute to a comfortable...

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Commercial property landlords

Commercial property landlords

  • 07th April 2017
  • Commercial People

It's in every landlords best interest to have a good relationship with their tenants, but in the case of a commercial property, how do you achieve that? First of all make it a priority to get to know your tenants. Even if you have delegated a representative to showcase the property on your behalf, it's always a good idea to meet future tenants in person and ask them questions, for example why they have decided not to renew their current lease and how long they occupied that property for. You can even dig deeper and ask questions about their previous landlord, and find out whether th...

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Sales of fully furnished homes on the rise

Sales of fully furnished homes on the rise

  • 29th March 2017
  • Commercial People

According to the property portal Prime Location, searches for furnished homes for sale increased by 51% in 2016, proving that buyers are more and more interested in practicality. Ready-to-move-in homes apparently don't just appeal to first-time buyers who don't own any furniture, but they also interest investors, second-home owners and people who choose to downsize too. This trend can be explained in different ways depending on the different categories of buyers searching for fully furnished properties. First-time buyers for example, may like the appeal of instantly getting the lo...

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Fastest moving housing market in the UK

Fastest moving housing market in the UK

  • 24th March 2017
  • Commercial People

London? Manchester? No, Northampton! A survey carried out by Zoopla looked at 50 cities and large towns outside of London in order to measure the period that passed between a home being put on to the market and it going under offer. According to these findings the national average period between listing a home for sale and achieving an offer is around 47 days, which explains why Northampton, where homes take just 27 days on average to go under the hammer, has proved itself the latest uk property hotspot! Second on the website's list was Milton Keynes, followed by Croydon, Edinburgh...

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Bargaining in a buyer's market

Bargaining in a buyer's market

  • 16th March 2017
  • Commercial People

Thought the property market was exempt from bargaining? Think again! In a market where the supply exceeds the demand and sellers become desperate for a deal, knowing how and when to negotiate could help a buyer strike a very interesting price. Here's how: Don't give to much away This piece of advice applies to both budget and emotions. Keeping your budget under wraps is crucial to making sure the price doesn't magically rise as soon as the seller or the estate agent finds out you were willing to spend more than the asking price. Try as much as you can to avoid the subject, bu...

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