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Guild Blog: Making the right purchase for you!

Research has revealed that around 80% of homeowners have at least one noteworthy regret regarding their home buying decision.   Here are our five top tips to ensure you make the right choice while on the hunt for your next home:   1. Focus is key A property may appeal in terms of your wants, but not necessarily tick the must-haves boxes. Make sure that the property meets your main objectives otherwise it can’t be the right home for you. 2. Find the right solicitor for you It is imperative … Continued

Guild Blog: Top tips to sell your home faster

Moving home is a complicated process, and so getting it right is crucial. Whether you are a first-time buyer, or an experienced home owner, here are our top five tips to help you sell and move in as quickly as possible:   1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail Preparation is pivotal to selling your property. Make sure your photos are done, have all your paperwork in order and be prepared to accept viewings.   2. Make sure the price is right This may seem obvious, but ensuring your property … 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 … 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are some of the most common property weaknesses and how you can turn them into strengths …   Weakness: The windows are outdated.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 … 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 below, to get ideas and tips to help sell your home this summer, as well as make your garden a more enjoyable place to be.   We would love to see some photographs of your outside space.  Please email them to vicky@joplings.com or Direct message them via our Facebook or Twitter page.  Please let us know if you are happy for us to share these on Social Media. … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Renovate on a Shoestring Budget

Wanting to make a good impression and make your home stand out in the crowd doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are numerous budget-friendly ways that you can use to make your property more appealing to potential buyers and increase your chances of selling for the highest possible price. Wanting to make a good impression and make your home stand out in the crowd doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are numerous budget-friendly ways that you can use to make your property more appealing to potential buyers and … 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: Golden Principles for Buying Property

Not all property purchases are equal. While one property investment could be the foundation to building wealth, another could be a monetary black hole. What is the difference between the two?  To ensure that you are making the most out of your property purchase, it is vital to be well-informed, savvy and make the right buying decisions from the outset. The choices you make during the property buying process will have a significant impact on the potential return on your investment in the long term.   Simply purchasing a home at … Continued

Guild Blog: Up-andcoming areas in 2019

It seems everyone is searching for the next up-and-coming areas to move to but how do you find the next budding hot spot?   Is it the development of transport links, good schools or just an expansion of the city?  We asked Guild Members to identify key areas around the country that are rising in popularity.  From Croydon to Cardiff, here are the up-and-coming areas in the UK for 2019:    1. Jeff Dowton, Managing Director at Smart Property Online St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings: “This seaside resort may seem an unusual … Continued

Guild Blog: How do you know when it’s time to sell your home?

Have you decided that it is time to sell your home?     Are you thinking about putting your property on the market, but aren’t sure when or how? It can be difficult to know exactly when you should sell your home. However, there are times and seasons when selling your home is almost certainly the right thing for you. Whether your reasons are personal or market-driven, we’ve identified some of the best times to think seriously about selling your property. 1. Your family needs more space Your family may not be … Continued

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