HMRC has reported that in January there were 101,170 housing transactions in the UK, on a seasonally adjusted basis, this was up by 0.8% on the previous month and by 1.3% on January last year.
Selling your home can be overwhelming, to make things run smoothly, you need to choose an agent that will provide you with a transparent 24/7 service.
With Spring around the corner, many people will be thinking of moving somewhere new, and will no doubt receive lots of good luck cards from and friends and relatives –even if you are a person who believes in making your own luck there are still a few superstitions and traditions that will help bring you good fortune.
Moving into a new home can be exhausting, especially if you have had to pack, clean and sort everything at your previous property and now you have to do exactly the same with your new home – although hopefully the previous owners have left it clean for you! So here are a few handy tips to make your new day in your new home much easier:-

Moving house and cleaning tips

8th February 2019
Moving home can be quite stressful, although at David Phillip Estate Agents we try to make it as stress free as possible. Completion day has arrived, boxes have been packed and on the removal van so all that’s left to do is hand in your keys and do that final bit of cleaning to ensure your house is left in a pristine state for the new owners. People often think ‘why should I bother cleaning the house before I move’ but another way to think about it is to leave your home in the condition that you would want to be greeted with when stepping into the home you’ve just purchased! - There is nothing worse than having to clean a house around boxes / furniture / appliances, and absolutely nothing worse than having to clean other people’s mess and dirt!
David Phillip Question and Answer - How we can help you with selling your house and your mortgage, all under one roof!
Using outstanding photography in your property listing can make all the difference when making an impression on home hunters, but it is often an area that is overlooked by sellers and Estate Agents
It's long been understood that colour has the power to transform behaviour and shape the way that we perceive a wide variety of goods and services. Businesses spend millions in branding and marketing to encourage us to chose their brand above others. In our homes, we also use colour to affect the mood and ambience of each room. With brands such as Dulux investing heavily in the branding of colours to reflect the style, heritage and personality that we want to portray.
For lots of gardeners it is the spring and summer months that bring the most reward after hours of caring and preening result in beautiful flowers, bountiful shrubs and immaculate lawns. For many people though, winter is a time when we try to make plants just stay alive and leave them until spring. All it takes though is a little investment to capitalise on your outside space all year long.
Research by Zoopla shows that transparency is the single most important factor when sellers are choosing an agent. They also rate the ability to negotiate the best price and 'value for money' as important followed by the amount of marketing and getting the valuation right.
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