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Guild Blog: What are the 10 biggest turn-offs for home buyers?

When it comes to selling your property, making a good first impression is imperative. Our Guild agents share their expertise and identify the top 10 biggest turn-offs for prospective buyers and how to avoid them.   1. Clutter Clutter is not only distracting, but it could indicate that the property does not have adequate storage. Nick Manson from Mansons Newcastle upon Tyne said: “De-cluttering is a great way to increase your chances of completing a sale, but that doesn’t mean that you have to part with your prized possessions. You … Continued

SALES OFFER 2019 – Spring into Action with Joplings

Spring 2019 Sales Commission Offer!   Your property must be For Sale with Joplings, prior to the end of April 2019!   Contact our Ripon office on 01765 694800 or our Thirsk office on 01845 522680, to arrange for a Market Appraisal of your property.    

Guild Blog: Why do house sales fall through?

  Moving to a new house can be a stressful time, particularly if a sale falls through. Don’t worry if this happens as there are often ways to get it back on track. Guild Members talk about the potential pitfalls to avoid during your negotiations and give tips to help your sale move forward.    Surveys  If something unexpected comes up in a survey, it may be a big enough problem to make the sale fall through. Becky Evans from Mark Evans & Co said: “In our experience, most house … Continued

Guild Blog: What is the ‘No Sale, No Fee’ Method for selling your Home?

There are different types of estate agent model out there, but at The Guild, we recommend the ‘no sale, no fee’.   This means that you don’t have to pay until your house is sold, so there is no risk of having to pay for no results. The ‘no sale, no fee’ model is used by nearly all ‘traditional’ estate agents, which means your friendly local estate agent who has a shop on the high street. Be sure to look for this when you decide to sell your home. When … Continued

Guild Blog: Top 10 Ways of Adding Value to your Home

We all want to add value to our homes. After all, property is one of the best investments so why not make the most of it. The rule of thumb when it comes to adding value is to utilise what you already have. Any additions that are too costly might not bring you much of a return when you sell, so work with the space and think how it could be transformed to make it more useful. Here’s a list of some of the most worthwhile alterations and additions that … Continued

Property of the Week – POTW – Leverets, Carthorpe

Leverets, in the village of Carthorpe is a well-presented detached bungalow encompassed by large gardens which include an outside barn/store.  The property has an existing staircase giving access to the loft area which with the necessary Planning and Building Regulations Approval could be turned into further bedroom accommodation. *** DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL *** *** LARGE GARDEN/PLOT – FURTHER HOUSING POTENTIAL *** *** BUNGALOW WITH POTENTIAL TO EXTEND *** (Necessary Planning and Building Regulations Approval Required)   For further information, please visit our website property particulars. To arrange a viewing, please contact our Ripon … Continued

Guild Blog: Buyers Remorse – Are you buying the right home for you?

  While most people aspire to become homeowners, research has revealed that around 80% people who have purchased a property have at least one noteworthy regret regarding their home buying decision. Staggering numbers considering buying a property is often the largest financial decision a person is likely to make in their life time.    So why do so many people have something they regret after they buy a home? According to data compiled by an online estate agency, it takes people an average of 38 minutes to decide on the … Continued

Guild Blog: Which room convinces you to buy?

Which Room Convinces you to Buy your New Home? When you step into a house there is naturally one room which buyers gravitate towards. The important question is, which room convinces you to buy? If you’re looking to sell your home it is useful to know which room to prioritise for open houses, images of the property or facts about your home. Read what some of our Guild agents had to say about their experiences of which rooms convinces people to buy. Simon Davies, Branch Manager of Norman F Brown said: “I … Continued

Guild Blog: Top Tips to Help make your House Move Less Stressful

So you’ve completed on your new home and can’t wait to move. You’ve even started thinking about how to decorate. There’s one thing you might have forgotten, though: you’ve got to move out of your home first. Between packing your things and preparing for your first night in a new home, moving house can seem overwhelming. However, moving from one property to another doesn’t have to be stressful. Read our tips to remove the stress from your moving experience. 1. Stay organised As with any daunting task, staying organised is … 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 in … Continued

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