The first 4 months of 2013 have seen a healthy improvement in the local property market. The property market, like all markets, works on supply and demand. When there are more properties for sale than there are buyers then there is a “buyers market” – which generally means that buyers are in control and make… Read More Healthy Activity in the Local Property Market
Why buy property? It’s an important question that needs to be answered before you take the plunge. The first reality to consider is that you have to live somewhere. That gives you two options: rent or buy. There is no doubt that if you rent it will almost always cost you less to enjoy the… Read More Why Property is a Good Investment
If marketing and advertising are the keys to achieving the highest possible price in the market, then were are the best places to advertise your property? There are some very powerful marketing vehicles available to ensure you reach the most buyers for your property: · Print advertising For decades print marketing was the most widely… Read More Where Should I Advertise My Property For Sale?
Is it possible to sell your property privately? Yes it is. Some estate agents may tell you that you can’t do it and that you don’t have the skills to sell your home. That’s untrue. But aren’t you foolish to let total strangers into your property? Well, caution must be exercised and some form of… Read More Can You Sell Privately?
Sadly, for many years real estate agents were compared to second-hand car salesmen (no offence to car salesmen). There was a great deal of unethical behavior by real estate agents, and it wasn’t uncommon to hear stories of deposits going missing. One of the main reasons for our bad reputation was the low barrier to… Read More Are You Working With a Licensed Estate Agent?