11th September 2019
At David Phillip Estate Agents we can understand why Leeds has been voted the happiest City in the UK with Birmingham in second place and Edinburgh not too far behind.
9th September 2019
You have seen the property of your dreams and put in an offer, but the person buying your home is not ready to proceed as quickly as your seller requires, and you are likely to hold up the chain, what do you do?
4th September 2019
Recently we have listed a few properties that either already have dressing rooms or have the potential for adding or converting a room to a dressing room. If you are a clothes enthusiast but are short on storage space, then a dressing room could be just the thing for you. Adding a dressing room adds to your clothing space considerably whilst also giving you the freedom to organise your clothing, accessories and shoes in a way that is easily accessible, this can make getting ready for work or a night out stress free and also much easier, it can also make your clothes look nicer and last longer too. Having a dressing room eliminates clutter in your sleeping area and storing your clothes elsewhere will contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment – you will also get a better night’s sleep. Having a dressing room is your own private sanctuary where you can enjoy privacy and comfort, put on your make-up or unwind after a busy day.
The property Portal on the Market has found that if you live on a street with a name that is regal or titled, such as Royal, Place, Lord and Bishop it can boost the value of their homes lining their pavements.
16th August 2019
Do you know the price your property is currently being marketed at on the main portals of Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market, and by that I mean the exact price? – one that hopefully ends in three zeros rather than 950.
When it comes to moving home, you may already have decided the type of property you would like, your price range, the quality of the schools in the area if you have children and the commute to work, these are all key factors. People often overlook though the culture of an area, what the community really stands for, what the local shopping and entertainment is like, in other words, home is where the heart is but what if your heart doesn’t quite know where that place should be? Lesa Brown, a Director at David Phillip Estate Agents commented “The UK housing market is highly localised and only by thoroughly researching individual areas, communities and streets can you be confident you are making the right decision to put an offer on a house – fail to do the research and you may have bought something you may want to move on from pretty quickly, which will be costly both financially but also in terms of emotional investment too”.
12th July 2019
Buying and selling a home can be a stressful process, so it's important you are aware of the pitfalls that can cause a sale (or rental) to fall though. If you address these early in the process your chances of the deal going through is much greater. According to the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) Propertymark, these are the factors that most commonly cause issues..
We love to visit the Cinema in Harrogate, it feels like home from home with the comfy sofas, soft carpets and lots of seating space, however a Sunday visit can be quite costly when you add the cinema tickets, the bottle of shared wine, the taxi’s and lunch afterwards. If that was for up to 8 people, the spend would end up being quite costly, so … imagine if you had your own home cinema/theatre, with luxury seating, and the best possible sound and lighting money could buy – take a look at the Old Barn in Adel, Leeds.
I read with interest the article on Property Eye today, written by Zoopla Managing Director Charlie Bryant who writes ‘the way agents operate has changed significantly over the last five years, you are no longer reliant on the portals for marketing homes – that is as it should be. Digital Marketing has empowered agents to take matters into their own hands to a far greater extent. Different audiences will also respond in varying ways to the myriad of communications channels now out there and often a message needs to be seen or heard across multiple platforms to resonate.’ He also writes, ‘In May, Zoopla surveyed 2,000 people who have either sold their property in the last 18 months or who were currently looking to move or sell over the next year and a half. An over whelming proportion of these house-hunters (70%) told us that they use a combination of estate agency websites and property portals when searching for their next home. This reflects the savviness of the general consumer in the digital age The research demonstrates that a hybrid strategy when marketing a home is key to maximising eyeballs to ensure it is sold or let out as quickly as possible and for the best possible price.’ Great words from Charlie Bryant, and at David Phillip Estate Agents we total agree:- One Size doesn’t fit all
In today’s busy working world, the distance from home to work can often be a long and difficult commute. The impact of driving to work can also eat into your working day, whilst also impacting on the environment – home working can reduce your carbon footprint with car emissions as well as saving travelling expenses. Today you do not necessarily need to physically go to work, you just work regardless of the location, and as long as you have the right environment in which to work, supported by the best technology and it works well for you as well as for the company you are employed by then this can be a viable alternative If you are a small business then, working from home can also provide the advantage of not paying hefty business charges too. So how do you make this transition from travelling to work to arriving straight to your ‘desk’ which can be a bit jarring first thing on a morning! - go straight to your ‘ to-do’ list and by starting first thing, this can be much more effective than starting with breakfast and allowing the morning sluggishness to set in – have your breakfast mid-morning when you are ready for a break