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Guild Blog: Top Tips to Buy Land and Build Your Dream Home

Top Tips to Buy Land and Build Your Dream Home from The Guild of Property Professionals GPEA – 26th September 2017   Are you dreaming of building your own home? Buying land and building a property on it is a dream many people share. But what about the logistics? Buying land and building your own house is uncharted territory for most people. David Davies of David Davies Estate Agents has seen this process happen time and time again. With almost thirty years of estate agency experience, David has seen many people build … Continued

Lifestyle Magazine – Fountains Abbey by John Durkin

We have received our lifestyle magazine in our Joplings offices and we think the #Ripon front cover is AMAZING!   Congratulations to John Durkin for the stunning Front Cover image of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden for our latest The Guild of Property Professionals lifestyle magazine. John is our youngest photographer who has entered a photo to be considered for our front cover image.  He has started studying photography at school and he is also a member of www.facebook.com/RiponCityPhotographicSociety If you would like to have a photograph considered for our magazine front cover, … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Upgrade your Home For Less

The home you purchase isn’t always your dream property, but you can turn your property into the home of your dreams with a few quick fixes. Here are some tips to upgrade your home for less.     1. Paint your kitchen cabinets  Freshly painted cabinets give the kitchen an update without the cost of a full renovation. Choose light colours to brighten the space. 2. Add mirrors  Mirrors can make any space seem larger and are an easy way to ‘open up’ a room. 3. Invest in landscaping  Consider adding some … Continued

Guild Blog: Can your garden add value to your property?

Can your garden add value to your property?   Many people forget the first impression comes from the garden. Watch the video to get ideas and tips to help sell your home this summer, as well as make your garden a more enjoyable place to be. 1. Decluttering the garden can add value. Always start with tidying and give your lawn a fresh mow and tidy up any weather damage before a viewing. 2. Add some seasonal colour, like plant pots filled with flowers. This will add perceived value. 3. Start … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Turn your Homes Weaknesses into Strengths

To make your home appeal to the widest range of buyers, identify its strengths and weaknesses. Here are some of the most common property weaknesses and how you can turn them into strengths … Weakness: The windows are outdated. Hanging new curtains is an easy way to update your property. Install a simple metal rod and hang a neutral curtain with metal rings. Weakness: Your kitchen needs an update.  Purchase new white goods for your kitchen to avoid the cost of a complete renovation. When you’re updating, think stainless steel … Continued

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