What to avoid when buying a property for the first time … First Time Buyers Buying a home for the first time can be an emotionally driven experience, especially when you consider the various elements that need to be taken into account. While there are several new and exciting things that go into buying a home, it can be a complicated process to negotiate. Often, it’s easy to focus on the smaller details and lose sight of the larger picture while possibly making mistakes. Here what you need … Continued
What do you think makes a Gorgeous Garden? They can be the found in the smallest tranquil Courtyard setting or in acres of stunning landscaping. For many, the ideal garden is a perfect blend of manicured lawns, flowerbeds overflowing with abundance, trimmed topiary and box hedges. An escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, gardens can be a refuge designed to suit any lifestyle. From small kitchen gardens to grand country grounds, each has its own character and can be a place of serenity amid the daily routines … Continued
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
Halloween is known for its eerie tales, creepy ghouls and mysterious occurrences. We have put together a collection of spooky stories, inexplicable sightings and things to look out for. Here is a tongue and cheek look at how you know if your house is haunted. 1. What’s the history? School Lane, Turville – This quaint three bedroom property is based in a small village in Buckinghamshire and comes with an intriguing history. The tale of ‘The Sleeping Girl of Turville’ plagues this adorable village with a mystery that is yet … Continued
We were very lucky to receive a more industrial shot of Ripon taken by Alan Kaemena for our Lifestyle Magazine front cover. Alan has been taking photos for over 40 years and usually prefers to take photos containing people. The reflections on the canal water caught his eye one morning and that is how this photo made its way into his camera.
From palatial master en-suites to private powder rooms, beautiful bathrooms are a statement and unique feature that are often considered to be one of the most important rooms in a home. We look at some of the best bathrooms on the market. 1.Virginia Water, Surrey – £7,500,000 Set within the heart of the Wentworth Estate, this seven-bedroom detached family home, which is arranged over four floors, has been completed to an extremely high specification. Located at the end of a private road, the property sits in a stunning quiet … Continued
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: … Continued
Yorkshire Day 2018 Click through to our Facebook page using the link below to see some of the images from Yorkshire Day in Ripon … A Yorkshire Rose from all at Joplings – have a lovely day!
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
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