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Guild Blog: A Walk in the Park – Homes near Pretty Parks

Are you thinking of moving to another part of the country? Why not pop into Joplings in Ripon or Thirsk and tell us about the new dream home you are searching for and we will pass this onto the Guild agent who will be able to help you with your search. As a member of The Guild of Property Professionals we are part of a network of over 800 independent Estate agents in England and Northern Ireland. Have a look at these stunning properties which are situated near scenic parks, from some of our network agents. Homes near … Continued

Guild Blog: Why are people not viewing my property

Putting your property on the market is an exciting time. The photos are taken, the floorplans completed, and the home is perfectly presented, so it’s time to start the viewings. But how many should you expect? What if viewings are not as regular as you hoped? We asked Guild agents to share their tips and advice.  Check the price One of the biggest deterrents for a viewing is the price. “How does your home compare to competing homes on the market?” asks Ian Southall from Chess Moves of Tewkesbury. “Query your … Continued

Guild Blog: How to get more from a Property Viewing

Are you getting all you should from your viewings? Most property viewings happen in the first month of marketing a property. What can you do if your home isn’t attracting much attention?  Here are five tips to make sure your property has more viewings in 24 hours.  1. Run a social media campaign  Ask your agent to boost your property on Facebook. They will be able to target people who live in your local area to generate attention. Make sure people can easily book a viewing from the post.  2. … 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: 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

Guild Blog: The Top 10 Ways to Add Value to your Garden

It is difficult for a garden to look beautiful in Winter however it can look tidy and have a little colour. Ideas of jobs you could be doing –  Generally tidy your garden –                                                                                    Get rid of the dead Christmas tree. Rake/sweep up any leaves left from Autumn. Cut back anything … Continued

SOLD STC – Property of the Week – 4 Doublegates Court

VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A well presented two bedroom semi detached property with single garage and ample parking, in the very popular Doublegates development. A Garden Room has been upgraded by the current owner leading to an enclosed rear garden, perfect for those with children. There is also a children’s park and playing field nearby and the property is within walking distance of Ripon Grammar School. Phone our Ripon Office on 01765 694800 to arrange a viewing of our Doublegates property.

Guild Blog: How Stamp Duty Changes will Impact the Market?

In his third Budget as chancellor, Phillip Hammond announced that he will extend the cancellation of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers on properties up to £300,000 to first-time buyers of shared ownership properties valued up to £500,000.  He also stated that the measure would be retrospective so that any first-buyer who has bought a home since the last Budget will benefit.   The government has done much to enable first-time buyers the opportunity to get into the market and removing stamp duty on all shared equity purchases up to £500,000 is another … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Avoid Over Home-Staging your Property

Are you thinking of selling your home?  Are you wondering whether to decorate or de-clutter your space?     Have you ever seen a property that just seemed to be trying a bit too hard? Over home-staging, or trying too hard when decorating a property in order to sell it, is a surprisingly easy thing to do. Our agents share their stories of homes they’ve see that have been over home-staged, and what you can do to prevent this problem.   1. Be genuine  According to Steve Barron of Drivers … Continued

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